RYA First Aid Course – Elton SC on Saturday 1st Dec. 2018

News from the North West Training Forum
A 1 Day RYA 1st aid course will be running at Elton SC on Saturday 1st December 2018. We currently have 6 places remaining should anyone be looking for first aid training in the area. Course fee will be £60 inclusive of all materials needed.

Should you wish to book or have any questions please email savage84@sky.com.

Our mailing address is:
RYA North West Training Forum
8 Rutland Ave
Lowton
Warrington, Liv WA3 2RQ
United Kingdom

Marine Radios in OD Office – Update Oct. 2018

Dear Member – Marine Radios
Those of you lucky enough to have been selected for future race duties may be happy to find out that our radio system has reverted back to using the marine band. Although expensive to operate and license compared to the ‘free’ PMR system it does give better performance especially during poor conditions when it is likely to be most needed.
Operation of the base station unit is pretty self explanatory with only 3 functional button; Power and Channel M1 or Channel M2 selection.
Channel M1 is the preferred channel to use so ensure that this is selected on the base unit and that the handheld radios are locked to channel M1 before use. It is wise to carry out a radio check before venturing onto the water. Do not attempt to use the handheld radios on any channels other than M1 or M2 since this would be in contravention of our operating license and could leave the club or unlicensed individuals liable to a very heavy fine if OFCOM decide to come sailing.
Thanks to Paul Savage for his help organising the base station.
Peter Finney

November Social Events – Annual Dinner and Halloween Night.

Halloween Night – Saturday 3rd November.

We start with our Halloween Night on Saturday 3rd November 2018.  A night of fun and scary games. £2 entry gets you Tatty Ash and black peas. There will be no Fire or Fireworks but lots of other activities including : pumpkin carving; dress the mummy; bob the apple; best fancy dress etc. 6.30 pm start.

Annual Dinner Dance and Prize-Giving – Sat. 24th November.

Cost of tickets has been reduced to £20 per person. Please book early on web Collect, or via cash over the bar to Dave, as sales will stop on 3rd Nov. We are offering a fixed 3 course menu, courtesy of our new award winning chef, with vegetarian options and the usual celebration of a great years sailing at our exciting club.