Firstly, the signing up sheet for the double hander trophy day on Saturday, August 11th is now displayed on the notice board. If you plan on attending can you please sign up as soon as possible in order for the pairings to be organised. Many Thanks.
Secondly, the labels with your berth number and name, along with cable ties to attach to your trolley are now in a box on the coffee table in the foyer. Please pick them up as soon as you can. In addition, the new plan for the dinghy park, kindly draughted by Nigel Greaves is displayed on the notice board if you’d like to take a look. This new plan includes a number of berths that can now be used again, thanks to the hard work of the Tuesday Gang.
Finally, the last race of the Friday Night Junior and Beginners series will go ahead as planned this Friday, July 27th at 7pm. However, the current forecast is for thunder and lightening for most of the day and well into the evening, so please be aware that we may have to abandon the racing.
Elton SC is holding its annual Streaker Open day on Saturday 4th August. Lets get all the 13 or so Home Streakers out on the water and as always we offer a warm welcome to fellow streaker sailors from around the area.
First of three races starts at 11.00. Briefing on the lawn at 10.30.
Our galley will be open all day and our well stocked bar for any post sail celebrations.
We are organising a Trophy day on Saturday 11th August which we propose to run for double handed boats only. The aim is to give less experienced members the chance to race with a more experienced helm and so introduce them to or increase their confidence in racing.
Please put your name on the list on the clubhouse noticeboard or email me before Monday 6th August if you wish to take part so that I can make up suitable pairings or possibly threes. The club double handed boats will be available free of charge for the day and the first race of 3 will be at 12.30 with 2 races to count.
Let’s try to get a big turn out from those with little or no experience of racing as well as the more experienced.
Dave Read on behalf of Sailing Committee
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.
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.
Your Social Committee