We pleased to announce that we’re close to completing a project to update the sailing support radios.The ‘Radio Project’ represents a significant financial investment in on-the-water safety at the club and from today the system is available for use.
Key features of the system include:
- A fixed radio base-station in the Race Hut.
- Fixed radios in each of the support boats (Orange Aid & Avon RIB available soon)
- Portable sets for Committee Boat & OOD
- A marine radio system with better performance in all weathers.
The club has been awarded a ‘marina’ licence under which the system will operate and that requires all users to use a simple, easy to learn, radio procedure featuring call signs in place of of proper names. No formal training is required but we may put on a practice session if there is enough demand Please read the whole article for more details.
Thanks goes to Chris Janes for his work on the licence and sourcing the radio equipment. Installation was by Chris Janes, Karl Pountney & Steve Ivory.
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The 2013 membership renewal period has gone quite well. Many members have renewed in time and we’ve on-boarded a good number of new members which you’ll read about our new members in the next Windshift.
We still have a little work to do and are two really important points we would like all members [...]
This year’s duty list allocation has been delayed for a number of reasons, some technical and some logistical. You can view the duty list by following this link: 2013 Duty List.
You can apply for your duty in 2 ways:
Complete the 2013 Duty Request form that will be included in your copy of [...]
It is with regret that we have learned of the death recently of Graham Bullock. Graham was one of those fantastic members of Stewartby who built the club during the 70s and 80s. He gave his time readily, no job was too much for him, he attacked them all with gusto. In addition he [...]
The AGM is fast approaching and we would like this year’s nominations for the key committee roles. Could we ask please that any member who would like to propose someone forward their nomination to Steve Ivory in writing. Proposals do need to be seconded, so please include this detail in your communication along with [...]
The results of this year’s Kestrel Winter Nationals held at the club on Sunday 28th 2012 are now available.
We have scheduled an extra working party for this coming weekend Saturday 27th. There are a few jobs that need doing around the site before the ice and snow come back! Lunch will be provided as usual. Start time 10 am
The club championship results have been updated to include a correction that addresses a scoring problem highlighted by a number of members.
The problem related to the way Did Not Compete (DNC) scores were scored and their affect on helms that didn’t sail 9 races in the series. In making this correction a number of places [...]
Could any members who know the whereabouts of a ladies back wetsuit with blue trim which was left in the Clubhouse Lobby on Saturday 29th September, please get in touch with Ruth Ivory as soon as possible.
The wetsuit was left by Ruth there for a member to collect this morning and we’re very [...]
Finally, pictures from the recent Topper open have been uploaded to our web album and can be viewed here:
Topper Library 1 Topper Library 2 Topper Library 3
If you would like a copy of one or two of the original (larger) files then please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographer – S.Ivory. Photoboat – K.Pountney.