Our well attended Snowflake series reached its conclusion on 25th February 2018. The Series winner was Phil Worth from Delph SC, 2nd was Elton’s Dave Read and 3rd was Paul Salmon. 1st Lady was Tina Morris and first junior was Alex Lowery. Congratulations to all who took part in this great series. April sees the start of our busy Spring sailing programme.
All club members are invited to attend working parties in the first three weekends of March 2018. This is your chance to smarten up the club in readiness for the coming season.
Works parties will take place on Saturday and Sunday of the first three weekends in March namely Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th , and Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th .
Work will commence at 10.00am and finish at 4.00pm on each day.
A couple of hours from each club member on any day or days would be appreciated. It is great fun and ensures we are ready to go at Easter. Please click on the button below for the list of jobs to be done, and please sign upon the identical list on the Notice Board in the foyer. It will also be helpful if you can bring down tools and materials which suit a particular job.
Please note there will be no sailing on any of these days.
The club now has a multitude of boats available to members which have proved invaluable in training new members and beginners. It is however proving increasingly more onerous to keep these boats in working order and insure them.
In order to provide some funds to help with this, from 1st April 2018, a policy will come into effect for club owned boats, a summary of which is below.
Use of club boats will be free to new members during their first membership cycle i.e. any time between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019. Preference for their use will be given to organised courses run by the club. Members should pay a fee for the use of club boats after the 31st March following initial membership.
Club boats should not normally be used at venues other than Elton Sailing Club unless for an event that they are being used to specifically represent the club eg WLYC 24 hour race.
Fees will be set at £5 for two and a half hours or less (half day) and £10 for a full day. These fees should be placed in an envelope provided with the date, time and person’s name in the suggestion box in the foyer.
The objectives of this policy are to have boats available for new members and training, encourage existing members to purchase their own boat and provide some funds to help with running costs of club boats. The full policy will be found on the notice board and this will be reviewed before April 2019 to see if it these objectives are being met.
Please can all members who have road trailers in the dinghy park mark them up with names and boat numbers before the end of February. We plan to clear this area for additional berths or car parking. Unmarked trailers will be auctioned off.
It’s that time of year again! Berthing fees will soon be due for 2018/2019. It has therefore been decided by your Council that berthing fees, which have remained static for two years, will this year increase by a modest amount. Berthing Fees for the 2018/2019 sailing season will be as follow:
Adult Berth – due on 01/02/2018: £48
Junior Berth – due on 01/02/2018: £37
WebCollect is now available to take your payments. Please click on the Web Collect Button below to start payment. Payment by cash and cheque, although possible, incurs a large administrative overhead.
You will need to choose the number of berths you require and the complete the form for each boat. Note that we now require the boat number rather than the sail number. This will help in identifying boats in the boat park. (In 90% of cases these numbers will be the same).
You will need to choose the number of berths you require and then complete the form for each boat. Note that we now require the boat number rather than the sail number. This will help in identifying boats in the boat park. (In 90% of cases these numbers will be the same)
Junior Training commenced on Saturday 1st July 2017 – 10.00am till 4.00pm. This is open to all our new and existing Junior Members aged 8yrs and above who have recently joined and / or taken part in the recent weekly Taster Sessions.
The sessions, will be held each Saturday and will follow the syllabus of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Stages 1 and 2. All Juniors must have a parent or Guardian with them on the day.
New Date: Our President Carol Haines is sponsoring the “President’s Trophy Night” on Wednesday 19th July. Usual start time of 7.30pm. The final race of the Wednesday Summer handicap Series – sponsored by Moore and Moore windows, will now take place on Wednesday 26th July.
The Juniors and Beginners race has now commenced each Sunday and will run until the end of the Summer Handicap series, sponsored by Towergate Insurance. The race will start around 12.35pm, immediately after the first race. It is hoped that the separate start will encourage more juniors and those new to racing to join in.
The Trophy day on Saturday 22nd July will take the form of “match racing”. More details to follow.
Well done to Elton Juniors who took part in the NW Junior Travellers series at West Lancs. Yacht club on Saturday 1st July. More details to follow but they and the support team all did brilliantly.
On Saturday 5th August we are holding our Annual Club BBQ and Duck race (quackers). The Duck race is kindly sponsored by Elton Marine Services who run all sorts of sailing type courses at the club.
The BBQ commences at 4.00pm and the ducks will be released a little later once they have eaten some orange and a little pate.
Junior Training commenced Saturday 1st July 2017 – 10.00am till 4.00pm and has run successfully throughout July. The 14 juniors can now rig Oppies and Toppers and sail all around the res.
Two RYA Level 1 and 2 courses have been run for new adult members in July. If you have not already done so please contact Dave Read to sign up for a course. All new and existing members are welcome to join. If we are over subscribed then further courses will be run.
The Juniors and Beginners race has now commenced each Sunday and will run until the end of the Summer Handicap series, sponsored by Towergate Insurance, on 13th August. The race will start around 12.35pm, immediately after the first race. It is hoped that the separate start will encourage more juniors and those new to racing to join in.
The Wednesday Summer Handicap sponsored by Moore and Moore Windows, runs each Wednesday until 26th July, when the final series outcome will be decided.
Don’t miss our Mid-Summer Trophy Night on Wednesday 21st June
This event lets us celebrate Mid-Summer Eve in the middle of the Wednesday Summer Handicap Series sponsored by Moore and Moore Windows.
The event is closely followed by the Enterprise and Albacore Open on Saturday 24th June 2017.
Following the RYA Push the Boat Out day in May, we’ve been running taster sessions for prospective members, here are a few shots from the final day, great fun was had by all and we had some amazing weather