Important Notice re using the pond

The Club itself can not be fully open as restrictions have not been completely lifted. However, last Sunday I was at the pond and had a good talk with some committee members and club members who were using the pond at their own risk, but keeping their distances and some of whom have also been regularly boating at Dovercourt, and that some members of the Harwich Club were reportedly racing, but obviously at a distance. It was due to this and the easing of restrictions that we felt that starting ...
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Club Closure

It is with regret that in light of the worsening situation of the Covid 19 situation we have now closed the Club House. We will let you know when it will re open. Meanwhile please keep yourself safe and well. Thinking of you all Keith Hawes Club Secretary 23.03.20
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Update from another Club in respect of their current reactions to the Covid 19 situation

We have very kindly received, via one of our members, notification that the Harwich Model Boat Club has contacted their members and confirmed they are reacting to this Covid-19 situation in the same way we are by stopping all racing and asking their members that; Until such time as there is a total lock down, members may meet as and when they wish to casually sail, provided social distancing is observed. This means in practice that we should keep 2-3 metres apart, with no contact or touching ea...
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COVID-19 – Letter to all Members

Dear member We are hoping all of you are well and keeping yourselves safe and isolated where need be. I know what I am about to say is very controversial but I hope you will understand, We have many members who unfortunately fall in the category of being slightly of the older generation and also may have medical conditions that make them high risk to this virus. I have had members and Committee point out they are adults they know the risk and what measures they should take but still want to ...
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February 2020 – Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter Well here comes your second newsletter, a little long I am afraid. Firstly, an update on Bob's wife Maureen. From what I understand Maureen is on a very very slow recovery and is still extremely poorly. Paul does talk to Bob and when asked gives us an update which is very kind of him. Plus it prevents lots of phone calls to Bob. Our thoughts are with Bob and his family and I know we all hope Maureen has a full recovery and look forward to seeing Bob back sailing and up...
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December 2019 News letter

BRIGHTLINGSEA MODEL BOAT CLUB – NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2019 Well when I joined this Club it never came into my mind that I would end up being the Secretary for this great Club and its members, who over the years have given me the inspiration (hmm I think it was inspiration) and help with my sailing and boat building. As I said at the AGM it is a shock for a lot of our members in respect of the huge change but again I want to emphasis this new Committee has the future of our Club and you the memb...
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October 2019 Newsletter

Can I firstly thank all the members who have helped support the club in the last two months, especially with the boat auction and the soup and sail night. I can still now see the tables full of boats and materials waiting for auction on that Sunday morning and the good turn out of members with their bids. Thanking Ron Kelleher, Peter Breton and the late John Bines Family for their kind donation of boats etc which made a great sale and extra funds for club. Thank you also to Tony Brett an...
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Brightlingsea Model Boat Club News July/August 2019

  Dear Members, It’s been a busy couple of months starting with the Tendring Hundred Show. A big thank you to everyone that gave up their time to set up the boats, attend the show and help clear away after. It was a long day but a very enjoyable one and sparked a lot of interest from the public. They were very impressed with the variety of boats on display and keen to learn more about our club. It was particularly exciting this year as the BBC came and interviewed some of our c...
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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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