Category Archives: CLUB NEWS

Snowflake OPEN Series – Sun. 6th Jan. to Sun. 24th Feb 2019

Snowflake OPEN series Jan and Feb 2019.

All North West sailors are invited to take part in the popular and exciting  Snowflake OPEN series which runs at Elton SC on Sundays from 6th Jan to 24th Feb 2019.

Three races each Sunday, first starting at 12.00noon. Entry fee for the whole series is £25 which includes temporary berthing at the Club for the series.  We had some 28 boats out on the water for the “Elton Cauldron” event – the taster  for this series – on Sunday 30th Dec 2018, so lets see you North West sailors down on the water. As always you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome with kitchen and bar facilities to keep out the cold.

 

Xmas Festivities – December 2018

Tuesday 4th Dec. From 6.00pm – Tree Decoration – All help welcome.

Friday 7th Dec.  – Ladies Xmas party – 7.00pm start. 

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: : janetscott874@yahoo.com. MOB:  07935867719.

Wednesday 12th December – From 6.00pm – Present wrapping for the Kids Xmas party.

Saturday 15th December – Children’s (3-8yrs old) Xmas party  3.00pm to 6.00pm 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 :jandtina@tiscali.co.uk

Best wishes from Santa and his merry band of helpers.

Wednesday 19th December – Brass Band Night 7.00pm start. 

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.

Monday 31st December New Years Eve Party – 7.30pm onwards. Sit Down meal £20pp – at 9.00pm. Free Bar. Please order tickets early.

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

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 quicksail@btinternet.com Information and results available on the RYA North West Web Site

 

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:

E Mail: steve.restall@gmail.com

Final Race in the Summer Pursuit Series – Wed 5th Sept. 2018

All members are invited to the climax of the Wednesday Evening Summer Pursuit Series this coming Wednesday. Last week saw some 34 boats on the water. Lets try and beat this number for the final.  Prizes for the series winners and throughout the fleet will be presented on the night.

Optimist start 6.40pm. Be there early for a car park space.

As always Karen will provide excellent grub on the night and Dave excellent beverage to enable full analysis and discussion to take place post racing.

 

Club Championships – Sunday 26th August – First Race 12.30pm

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.

Dave Read

Trophy Day Saturday 11th August

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