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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

Club Clean Up and De-Weed

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,
Peter Finney

RYA Club Members Satisfaction Survey – 2018

Dear Member,
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

Many Thanks,
Peter Finney

Push The Boat Out Open Day 2018

TRY SAILING IN MAY WITH RYA PUSH THE BOAT OUT, AT ELTON SC

Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, Elton SC  in Bury is inviting you and your family to come and try sailing FOR FREE on 12th May 2018.

Whether you’re completely new to the sport or looking to get back on the water, RYA Push the Boat Out is the perfect time to give it a go.

The nationwide event will see thousands of people taking part in the sailing or windsurfing, with open days and taster sessions taking place at sailing clubs and centres across the country.

“We’re inviting the local community to come down to have a go at sailing, see what Elton SC  has to offer and get involved. Who knows, you might just get hooked!” commented Dave Smith (PTBO Co-ordiantor).

Starting is 10.00, on the 12th May, there will be a whole host of activities taking place including taster sessions for all ages

Sailing can be as physical or as relaxing as you want to make it, you can sail with others or on your own, do it competitively or potter about and just enjoy the gentle escape of being outside in the elements.

Follow the club on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest events and news

For more information on RYA Push the Boat Out visit www.rya.org.uk/ptbo

To book a taster session please contact us and someone will be in touch to arrange the best time for you.

Let Sailing Begin for 2018

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

Welcome Back to sailing – Afternoon Tea – Cakes by Elton Juniors

Welcome back to sailing – Afternoon tea
24th March 2018 4pm
Dear Member

We are holding a welcome back to sailing afternoon tea on Saturday 24th March at 4pm.
There will be sandwiches, cakes, scones and of course tea and coffee. There will be tickets on sale this Wednesday evening in the foyer. There will also be a sign up sheet up on the notice board over the weekend.
Hope to see many people there and support our club. If you can’t make it why not buy a ticket for a family member or a loved one.
Many thanks
Stacey

2018 Berthing Allocations

The berthing list attached is the most recent and differs from the one currently displayed in the club, which will be replaced this week. Can members please pay particular attention to the following;
 
  • It is now a requirement that all boats display a label on their launching trolley to indicate that payment for berth/s has been made. These labels, along with a cable tie for attachment, will be available from the Berthing Officer from Sunday March 18th onwards.
 
  • From April 1st in any given year, any boat NOT displaying this label and/or stored on the incorrect berth will be removed to another part of the dinghy park, without notice and at the owner’s risk. 
 
  • From April 1st in any given year, any member storing a boat on a berth with outstanding membership fees and/or outstanding berthing fee’s will be removed to another part of the dinghy park, without notice and at the owner’s risk, and issued with an ‘Abandoned Boat’ notification in accordance with paragraph 18 of the Club Constitution. If these outstanding fees remain unpaid, the boat in question will become the property of Elton Sailing Club on June 1st of that year, to dispose of in any manner deemed appropriate by the club.
 
  • The dinghy park is in the process of being re-numbered and a number of new berths have been created; new plans have been drawn up detailing these along with berths that are no longer available for use and this will be available to view shortly. Can members with a berth in the dinghy park please pay particular attention to these changes, as indicated on the berthing list.
 
Many Thanks
 
Stephanie Fuller
Berthing Officer

Wednesday Evening Talks 21st March 2018

Its the last talk tonight a joint effort from our Commodore Peter Finney and our Rope and Training expert Adam Savage. Get down for a fun informative night  and a chat about the forthcoming new season.

7,30 pm start and finish by 8.30 so plenty of time for a drink and chat afterwards. Hope to see you all  there.

WINTER BOAT STORAGE ENDS – 24TH MARCH 18

On Saturday 24th March starting at 11.00am all the boats stored in the Boat Shed will be taken out of the Shed. Can all owners please attend on that day and if they cant make it please can they nominate a substitute  to take their boat out of the shed and put it back on its berth. Dave Moore and Peter Glynn usually oversee this “event” and help all as required.

The following Tuesday repair begins on the back wall of the shed so it must be cleared of all boats by then.