Footballs Coming Home – Lets Celebrate.

Dear Members,
Football might be coming home – Wednesday sailing cancelled!
In view of England’s unexpected progress in the World Cup it has been decided to cancel sailing this coming Wednesday evening.
The general consensus was that this was a good idea so that those who want to watch the match can do so. I know there’ll be some who don’t approve but this is a very rare occasion and we’re not likely to see a repeat of this for another 30 years or so.
Although there may not be any sailing the Club will still be open and Karen will, as usual, be serving up some fantastic food, and Dave will supply us with the usual excellent beverage and you’ll be able to watch the match on the big screen and shout as loudly as you like. Friends and family are welcome.

Peter Finney

Annual Barbeque and Duck Race – Saturday 14th July

Hello All,

ANNUAL BBQ AND DUCK RACE – SATURDAY 14TH JULY.

It’s that time of year again – yes it’s our Annual BBQ and Duck Race . All members and friends are invited to this fun event to celebrate our quacking Sailing friendships.

Tickets now on sale both on WEB-collect, which is preferable, and from the bar.  Prices are:
Adults: £5pp, (under 10 yrs – £2.50)
Start is 2.00pm, with the BBQ at 4.00pm and the Duck Race 5.00pm.

You can pick your favourite Duck by signing up on the List of Ducks on the bar. Each duck costs £2. Please put your money in the jar next to the list. Monetary Prizes will be presented to the first three ducks over the line.

Many thanks
Your Social Committee

Club Clean Up and De-Weed

Clear Those Weeds – Help Urgently Needed.

Saturday 30th June 10:00 Hours

You may have noticed that weeds are pushing up fast all around the club so it is proposed to have a good effort to get these under control and generally tidy the areas around the carpark, club buildings and berths.
If you can spare a couple of hours we can make light work of the job and get your club looking shipshape again! Full training will be given so you don’t need any prior experience, just get your gardening gloves on and down to the club around 10:00 on the 30th June. The club has only a limited number of tools so if you can bring some basic gardening stuff it would be helpful.
Refreshments will be provided and you might even get a sandwich if you work particularly hard.
In hope and expectation,
Peter Finney

Junior and Beginners Friday Evening Sailing Starts Friday 1st June

Just a reminder that this years Friday Night Junior & Beginner series will commence this Friday, June 1st and will run for 8 weeks until July 20th. There will be one race per evening starting at 7pm with a quick briefing at 6.30. You don’t need to sign up in advance, just turn up on the day.

This year we have extended the series to include beginners ie; those members who started sailing on or after January 1st 2017.

We will need at least 4 volunteers for safety duty, one of whom must hold their PB license. If you are able to offer assistance, please make yourself known at the club from about 6pm onwards. Thank you in advance to those who can turn up.

Any questions, please email me at stephaniecfuller@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Steph Fuller.

RYA Club Members Satisfaction Survey – 2018

Dear Member,
Your club has enrolled in the national RYA Club Members’ Satisfaction Survey 2018 to help us understand how you feel about your club and what you like and dislike. The web based survey link will be sent to you by email and it will be easy to take part. The questions cover a range of topics so that we can get a full understanding of how you feel about Elton.

It will be going live from 1st June so you may receive an email around that time. All data will be treated according to relevant regulations by the club, the RYA and TLF and any information gathered will be treated in the strictest confidence and only used for the purposes of the survey.  All responses will be treated as anonymous and will not identify individuals so you can be completely honest with your answers and comments.

The survey is fully funded by the RYA and is being offered to all affiliated clubs. It will be of great benefit to Elton if you can complete the survey since it will enable us to identify ways of improving your club. The more members that take part the more representative the results will be so please find the time to respond. When the results are complete a summary will be shared with all members.

You can find out more about the survey by following the link in the Broadcast e mail.

You can expect the survey email to come from the following address so check you spam folder  :RYAclubmembersurvey@leadershipfactor.com

Many Thanks,
Peter Finney

Push The Boat Out Open Day 2018

TRY SAILING IN MAY WITH RYA PUSH THE BOAT OUT, AT ELTON SC

Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, Elton SC  in Bury is inviting you and your family to come and try sailing FOR FREE on 12th May 2018.

Whether you’re completely new to the sport or looking to get back on the water, RYA Push the Boat Out is the perfect time to give it a go.

The nationwide event will see thousands of people taking part in the sailing or windsurfing, with open days and taster sessions taking place at sailing clubs and centres across the country.

“We’re inviting the local community to come down to have a go at sailing, see what Elton SC  has to offer and get involved. Who knows, you might just get hooked!” commented Dave Smith (PTBO Co-ordiantor).

Starting is 10.00, on the 12th May, there will be a whole host of activities taking place including taster sessions for all ages

Sailing can be as physical or as relaxing as you want to make it, you can sail with others or on your own, do it competitively or potter about and just enjoy the gentle escape of being outside in the elements.

Follow the club on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest events and news

For more information on RYA Push the Boat Out visit www.rya.org.uk/ptbo

To book a taster session please contact us and someone will be in touch to arrange the best time for you.

Junior Training

Junior Training to RYA Youth Stage 1&2

2018/19 season .

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARENTS / GUARDIANS

WHO ARE CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF E.S.C.

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If you are currently Members of Elton Sailing Club and have children who you wish to enrol on the above Training Course commencing in May then you will need to register your intent no later than 14/04/2018.

The Course will last for 5 weeks taking place on consecutive Saturdays ( time and date tba )

Children must be 8 yrs of age minimum and Parents must be present during Training and also commit to assist with rigging and de-rigging the equipment.

Places will be limited so please register promptly by email to

mikeseger@hotmail.co.uk

Albacore Open Meeting Report 2018

12 teams  met for the first  Albacore Open Meeting of 2018, on the 31st March. The forecast promised breeze and the fleet was not disappointed. 

After bacon, coffee and the briefing everyone launched for race 1. The fleet got away cleanly for first start, with most of fleet deciding the pin end was favoured. Nearly all the  boats decided the left hand side was the way to go, Mike Hartley and Jemima Riley (7) soon got into their groove and powered away from the fleet with ease. 6922 (Biggs & Fowler), 8133 (Worth & Mullineux) and 8233 (Banner & Morris) found a big right hand shift to sneak at the woodwind mark ahead of 1749 (Savage & Moore)

The wind was now gusting force 6 with 3 downwind legs to get the boats on the planning and test the crews boat handling. By the end of the last leeward mark Savage/Moore managed to get into 3rd and on the heels of Biggs/ Fowler. An unfortunate breakage for Biggs/Fowler up the next beat meant they had to retire.

Hartley and Riley sailed the rest of the race relatively unchallenged,  apart from a fleeting effort by 1749 to try and close the gap. Worth and Mullineux held on to 3rd.

A slight drop in the wind strength for race 2 but still gusting up to force 5. A recall for Savage and Moore but the rest of the fleet was away cleanly. The course was now paying to find the right hand shift up the beat. Biggs/Fowler and Hartley/Riley had a very close battle until lap 2, when Hartley/Riley put some distance between them, taking the race 2 win and the event overall. The consistent Worth/Mullineux held on to 3rd from Savage/Moore.

The wind decreased to force 3 for race 3, with Hartley/Riley now enjoying an early shower and the warm clubhouse. It was over  to the fleet to battle for 2nd & 3rd overall. After a clean start it was Biggs/Fowler who quickly settled into an early lead and were never challenged, securing them 2nd overall. 1749, 8133 & 8233 enjoyed a very tactical race for 3 laps, with the advantage changing hands regularly. Savage/Moore found a shift and more pressure up the beat, to find a way through Worth/Mullineux. Taking 2nd and 3rd overall.

Family Quiz Night – April 2018

Social Committee will be hosting a Family Quiz Night on Saturday, April 21st from 7pm. With fun for all the family there will be rounds suitable for all you big and little kids, with prizes for the top 3 teams and random booby prizes throughout the evening!

Entry fee is £5 pp inclusive of homemade cottage pie and peas supper (vegetarian option of mushroom and lentil pie with peas). Kids under 16 are FREE inclusive of hotdogs in buns or just £2.50 for those preferring pie and peas.

Teams of around 5-6 members maximum.

There is a signing up sheet on the notice board for catering purposes. Can you please indicate how many adults/children there are in your party and preferred supper option.

Hope to see as many of you as possible for an evening of fun, laughter and mayhem!

Let Sailing Begin for 2018

Get those wet suits out and the covers off the dinghies. This coming Sunday – 25th March we launch the season with our Club Trophy Day – First Race 12.30. Three races in all. Blow the winter blues away and get back on the water.

On Wednesday 28th March we start our very popular Spring Pursuit Series with a 6.40pm start for the Optimists.

Then on Easter Saturday 31st March we are hosting a Joint Open meeting Albacores and Enterprises. Both these classes are popular at Elton and we are expecting lots of home boats on the water to welcome sailors from other clubs.  First race 11.00am.

This event is closely followed on Easter Sunday by the start of our Spring Handicap Series. Three races, first race 12.30pm

As always our galley and bar are open to keep up spirits

North West Sailing Club. Racing, Training, Cruising and Socials