Dates for the Work Parties this year are
28th January 10am
4th February 10am
11th February 10am
The lists will be on the wall at the club this weekend for you to choose the type of job thats right for you.
Any problems come and talk to our New Bosun Robin or myself.
The Laying Up Supper
will be on
21st January at 4pm. £7 per head
After the last race of this season
The Backbone Trophy
2/2 to count
Please let me know before the day if you would like to eat.
We are looking for up to 12 complete beginners or just started adults or young people (over 8 years old) for sailing sessons on 15th and 16th February to help with development of our next generation of instructors.
More details nearer the time
Please contact Brian for more information or to volunteer
Happy New Year xxx
All Club Members Are Invited To The
Broxbourne Sailing Club Christmas Party
Saturday 9th December
Please bring something for the buffet table
We have a list of ideas by the galley
The 11 to 25s reckon they can beat the rest of us at fun and games
BRING IT ON!
First Aid Course
£10 for club members
£50 for non members
Please contact Bev if you are interested in doing this course
The AGM will be held at the clubhouse on Wednesday 29th November starting at 7.30pm.
The outgoing committee has proposed some major changes to Subscription and membership rules.
Please try and make it to this years meeting as it is your club.
The Tommy Cooper 12 Hour Sponsored Sail
6th October 2017
Thanks to the efforts of our club members we have been able to send the R.N.L.I. a donation of 576.80
We have recieved a lovely letter of thanks from the R.N.L.I. which I've pinned to the notice board in the clubhouse.
Well done to everyone who helped
Invite our Members to our Club Fireworks and Bonfire Night
Friday 3rd November
Bonfire starts at @ 7pm
Free to club members...£3 for members guests
Performing for us are
Our very own ... Alysha and The Bobby Allen Swingtet
Bar Traditional Bonfire Night Food A Barrel of Real Ale
Members wishing for any other information e.mail Bev on
5 Lasers..... £2250 each
Lightly used...No major scratches or damage
Choice of (1) bottom section and sail. Extra rigs £150 each
Fullrig (2) Radial (6) 4.7 (6)
Foils have slight damage, subject to availability. Gorilla tiller, XD kicker, outhaul and downhaul
Top cover and launching trolly ( not combi)
What a busy weekend this turned out to be.
Starting with a change of plan from having a 24 hour sail to a 12 hour sail for a number of reasons we went straight in with a 'Band Night' staring the 'Bobby Allen Swingtet'
They were great! Fantastic music, candle light, our own light show all over the ceiling, loads of people up dancing and you've only got to hear Bobbys voice once to love it. We had a barrel of beer from our local brewery and plenty of food.
Stuart captured it all on film and will be putting it on u-tube as soon as possible.
I've booked the band for our firework night on Friday 3rd November
(Free to club members £3 for your guests)
Some of us stayed over and and 6am saw Steve and Angelo rigging up a Flying Fifteen in the pitch black with only the light of a torch!
These two were great and before 7am they were on the water to start the Tommy Cooper 12 hour sailing marathon. After a while I took them out bacon rolls on a silver platter to show them how special they were.
Over the day many club members took a shift on the water to cover all those hours. From young youth sailors to older youth sailors who took time out from practicing for their dingy instructors qualifications. We had windsurfers and people taking their turn whilst joining in with the club racing, a sailing lesson happening whilst also taking part. A number of club members just came to the club to do a shift to support the event.
Later on when most people had gone home and only a few of us were left, the rain started and a beautiful rainbow appeared over the lake. it looked as though it was coming straight from the middle of a pylon. There was a stunning sunset too, making parts of the lake look metalic red, and still the rain hammered down making the sailor in the boat very soggy, but it was ok, it was only Paula!
Near the end we got a very tired Steve back in the wayfarer with her to finish the sail that he'd started 12 hours before.
So far our club has raised over £500 for the RNLI with this event and I'll still be collecting for a couple more weeks if anybody else would like to donate.
Thank you to everyone who took part, supported and donated to this event. I couldn't make them happen without you help.
A very special 'Thank You to Steve' You've been my rock through all of this and I couldn't have done this without YOU!