The 2018 Club Championships will be held this Sunday 26th August.
Three handicap races will be held with the first one starting at 12.30. Two races to count.
This is an event for all levels of experience from keen racers to those new to sailing. There will be prizes throughout the fleet and we encourage all new members to take part in this fun day. The winds look good so please come down and join in.
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
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,
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
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