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The social sailing season is approaching fast!
The first Ardleigh Sailing Club Family and Social Sailing event of 2017 takes place on Sunday May the 7th from 1pm until 5pm. If you fancy a play on the water on your own boat or one of the club boats, this is the perfect opportunity! There will be a safety boat on the water at all times and use of the club boats is FREE to members, providing you help rig and/or put them away.
Family and Social Sailing events take place on the first Sunday of each month from May to September. If there is enough demand, more of these events will be scheduled...
Many members, young and old, arrive around midday and have a picnic before getting ready to sail. This is the perfect opportunity to meet other social sailors and a lovely way to start the session. By the way, there are generally enough club boats to go around, but please do let someone else have a go if anyone is waiting.
A word about safety, please sail to your ability and let someone with a radio know if you have any special requirements or concerns. If you expect to be rescued in the event of capsizing, then please stay within sight of the safety boat!
Each session requires a safety boat helm, crew and shore person. Even better if a volunteer can run the canteen and provide hot food at the end of the day. The safety boat crew and shore person roles require no previous experience, so do not let this put you off!
So, if you’re interested, please sign up for a social sailing volunteer duty on DutyMan. We can only run the sessions with these crucial roles covered.
DutyMan is to be found here: https://dutyman.biz/dmmain.aspx?id=A0001669
Any enquiries or suggestions about family and social sailing events? Please email the Social Sailing Secretary using email@example.com.
See you on the water very soon!
It will not escape the attention of members that the club website has recently been overhauled! There are many changes that have been made including:
Some things have moved and some less essential items may not have made it into the first version of the update. But hopefully all the important items can be found easily. Most important is the login button which is to be found in the top right hand corner of every page and looks like this:
When viewed on a mobile or other small screen it may change to this:
Please take a little while to familiarise yourself with the new layout and navigation. If you do find critical items missing or have any feedback please email this to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopefully we can pick up on ommissions and additions in a series of minor updates over the coming weeks.
We are currently in the process of updating the club website so that it works better across all screen sizes and devices.
The Ardleigh Sailing Club Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place at the clubhouse on Sunday 26th February 2017 - 2.30 pm, refreshments from 2.00pm.
The laying up supper on Saturday the 22nd was a great success. Our thanks to our members Fergus O Sullivan, Rob Turvil and Ben Constable, as well as our guest vocalist John, for providing the music before and after our meal. It was enjoyed by all, and even the audience managed to sing along! Lastly, our thanks to Andy Mumford for providing such excellent pies – brilliant!!
The Main Prizes for Racing were award to:
Adrian and Heather Godson
Commodores Cup, Warren Trophy, William Wyatt Trophy, Ladies Cup, Crews Cup, and Goosewing Trophy
Fergus O Sullivan
Early Spring Trophy (The Clock), Greene King Trophy, Richard McFarlane Trophy, Mirror Trophy
Beaver Endeavour Trophy, One Up Trophy
New Tankard Trophy, Adrian Lee Memorial Trophy
Sundown Trophy, Pursuit Race Trophy
I believe that Ardleigh is a not a Racing Club, but a Sailing Club., and all its members are encouraged to become involved with activities that promote, maintain, and make more enjoyable the Ardleigh experience.
Although committee members continue to work hard for the club, this year I wanted to give recognition to ordinary members who have gone the extra mile on several occasions. So, the following were thanked with a small token: Richard Askew, Mike Harden, Nick Staunton, Fergus, Paul Barnes – for carrying such tasks as grass cutting, building the pontoon and organising the Goose Scaring, & extra duties etc..
However, Mick Balaam was award the Member of the year Trophy for 2016 for being involved in virtually all the activities mentioned, but especially for clearing and cleaning out the race hut extension and then rebuilding it.
Andy Mumford was awarded the 2016 Ardleigh SC Bake -off winner for providing us with such a fantastic meal.
John. Thompson - Vice Commodore
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