Category Archives: CLUB NEWS

Xmas Festivities – December 2018


It’s time to get out your Christmas jumpers and headgear. We are having a ladies’ Christmas party at the club on Friday 7th December at 7.00pm. Price £6.50 which includes a potato pie supper, (veggie option available).

Please let Janet Scott know if you wish to come and if you require the veggie option, before the end of November.

EMAIL: : MOB:  07935867719.

3pm – 6pm for children 3-8yrs. Price £10

It is always such fun and we look forward to seeing all the lovely children (and excited Parents) for a wonderful, magical start to Christmas. Please book/pay for places via web collect as last year. Any queries, please contact Tina (Mann) at

Best wishes from Santa and his merry band of helpers.


Our Annual Brass Band concert takes place on Wednesday 19th Dec. 7.00pm start. Come along for a good sing and excellent music. Cost is £5 pay on the door and includes mince pies and mulled wine.





NOTICE OF EGM – SUNDAY 18TH Nov. 2018 – 4.30p.m.

Dear Member,
Notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting.

You are hereby notified that an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of members will take place in the clubhouse on Sunday November 18th 2018 at around 4:30 pm.

Opening of the meeting
Apologies for absence
Approval of the agenda
Proposal to amend The Club’s Constitution
Closing of the meeting.

Proposal to amend the Club’s Constitution
Council would like to make some changes to The Club’s Constitution and seeks member’s approval to do so. Many of the changes relate to membership categories and other changes are designed to ensure that the Constitution is more in-line with the format suggested by the RYA. One major change is to remove the need for the club’s accounts to be ‘audited’ and instead to allow them to be ‘reviewed’ by a club member. All of the proposed changes (highlighted in italics) can be seen in the document attached below.  The present Constitution can be viewed on this website.


Honorary Secretary on behalf of Council.


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

Our mailing address is:
RYA North West Training Forum
8 Rutland Ave
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.


North West Senior Travellers Series – 2018

The climax of a hard fought series of seven events held over summer,  at various sailing clubs throughout the North West takes place at Elton SC in Bury on Tuesday 2nd October.

Briefing on the lawn at 10.30am, start time for first race 11.00 am.   3 races, 2 to count on the day.
For the Series: 21 races, 12 to count for the series.

Entry fee £5 per event, payable on the day.

Handicap racing, any class may compete. No catering, competitors to bring packed lunches, drinks available. Prizes for achievement and under achievement All sailors must be 50 or over. (Crews in a double hander may be allowed below age)

Overall series trophies for 1st Overall, 1st Double hander, 1st over 70 and top club. Series coordinator – Dave Woodhead email Information and results available on the RYA North West Web Site


Laser Open Meeting and LwL and Juniors Trophy Day

THE LASER OPEN – SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER – 11.00 AM. FIRST RACE – Briefing on the lawn 10.30am.
The strong Laser fleet at Elton SC welcomes all Laser sailors from throughout the North-West to a great days racing at Elton SC.

The climax of a very successful season for the Ladies Who Launch and our well travelled and successful Elton Junior team takes place on Saturday 6th October 2018 in the form of a full on Trophy day. First race of three will start at 12.30.

Boat Shed Clear out

Dear Member,
Winter boat storage will soon be upon us so it would be timely to start sorting out some of the junk and mess that seems to accumulate in the boatshed during the season.
Of particular concern are the numbers of abandoned masts and booms which bear no identification whatsoever and which seem to have been resident for some time.
A condition of most insurance policies is that such parts are clearly identified with boat number/name etc and doing this would also be a big help in managing the sheds. Therefore, could owners please ensure that their equipment is clearly marked before winter storage takes place in November.
Equipment which remains unidentified after this time may have to be disposed of or moved to the back of the boatshed so as to free up space for others.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Peter Finney & Stan Beswick

Adult RYA Level 2/3 sailing course – 22nd/23rd Sept. 2018

We are running an adult RYA level 2/3 course for 2 days on 22nd and 23rd September. This is for members who have completed the level 1 course or can sail to at least that standard. Depending on numbers and ability, it may be possible to run level 2 and 3 in parallel.
Cost is £20. Please enrol on webcollect and notify Steve Restall or contact him if you have any queries:

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