March/April Newsletter 2019

Firstly, may I thank all members who supported the Soup Night and for making it a lovely evening. I would also like to thank Sandra and Peter for all their hard work in making the evening a success. Also, a big thank you to all the members for their kind donations on the night. What a day Sunday 10th March gave us; “HIGH WINDS” comes to mind. It was just like a light bulb moment. As the race started so did the strong winds. We should all thank David Britton, Barry, Danny, and Gordon for all t...
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January/February Newsletter 2019

Here goes with my first newsletter for the Club. I would first of all like to thank all of you who voted for me at the last AGM and have to say how pleased I am to have taken over from Paul and hope I can do as much for the club as he did for many years. It’s going to be a hard act to follow but I’ve given it a lot of thought and I intend to do my utmost I can for the club. I have had a meeting this week with the Town Council and also Barry from the Scouts next door, he has told me that he an...
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Yule Newsletter 2018

Well, this is my last newsletter, so I'll ease up on the moans and let the new Commodore bend your ears in the new year. Having said that, the tea pot takings have suffered greatly this year and are well down. I realise paying is easy to forget if you start talking as soon as you arrive, but if things continue as they are the Committee will have to consider an alternative way of funding this facility, so please make an effort and ensure you pay. Likewise, putting 20p in and telling other that t...
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September/October Newsletter 2018

Despite the brief period of weed invasion, I think we've had a decent year of sailing and as usual Terry Hamilton has done us proud by keeping the pond as full as possible throughout the year. I have decided to step down this coming AGM (I can hear you all cheer). I do feel that my dictatorship has gone on for long enough and a new, less bossy, less gobby and more TEAM minded commodore would do the club good. Gary the builder would very much like take over and as he works well with Peter and ...
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August Newsletter 2018

The battle to take control of the lake was hard fought and the final result is Terry 3, the weed 0. How he did it I don't know, but his dedication and working whilst the rest of us were fast asleep has saved our sailing season. The recent hot spell has been quite draining, so I was interested to hear Danny D telling Bob that back home up in the North East, the dockyard and foundry workers most favoured brew is Lager and lime shandy’s. The Tendring show was, as usual, very successful and th...
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July News Update 2018

WEED, now I can see why the government want to outlaw it. Although the growth of weed has really spoilt our early sailing events, it was refreshing to hear very little negativity about the sailing restriction the dreaded stuff has placed upon us. I would like to mention that Terry the council's grounds manager had the dye in the pond replaced within days of me bringing the presence of weed to his attention and when that failed, he got up in the middle of the night (when the tides were high...
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Spring Newsletter 2018

Greetings all. As in past, news in spring is always a bit sparse as the weather has restricted a lot of sailing, however the monthly races have gone ahead and looking at the results, Brian C is on track to win the barge cup, no surprise there I hear you say, but we as a club, have to find ways of beating Basher Bob as he is romping ahead in the 1 metre and super yacht class, in the last race he was 12 minutes ahead of the rest of us, so come on boys, get building, tweaking or buying a boat to...
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