Commodore’s November Newsletter

Dear Members,



     To all those who have not yet returned the Trophies, this is now urgent!  Immediately, please return trophies you won in 2021, to the Club House at the R.W.Y.C.  This is in preparation for the Annual R.W.Y.C. Prize Giving Dinner on Saturday, 12th November 2022.



     As the Autumn Series finishes on the 27th November 2022, there are only four more Sundays’ before our Sailing Season finishes.  For those who have been to the Club recently, you will have noticed, our second Humber Rib in the Car Park. 


     A Memo has been sent out recently by our Operations Secretary saying, “All boats and tenders should be off the water and jetties by the 1st November, 2022.”  Please refer to the Operations Secretary’s Memo, regarding storage.  Many Insurance Policies, state that boats may not be left on the water after the end of October.    


     Richard Rigg (Riggy), our Sailing Secretary, is working hard preparing the Programme for the 2023 Season.  The Programme will see some changes from our traditional racing.  The Club is keen to involve more people and to that end, we have some exciting events and weekends, planned for next Season.  Exciting racing; a long distance race; and sprints, will be in the Programme and should provide fun for all.   On the Social Scene, we are planning Live Bands; interesting talks and a Great New Year’s Eve.


     In particular, on the 10th November 2022, there is to be a talk by the North West Air Ambulance.  Please book in for this event, as soon as possible.  The Club works hard to provide interesting talks.  Please support them.



     The last Training Weekend finished in early September and Matthew Daly and his Team are looking forward to the next Season.  In the meantime, Matthew will be cleaning and storing, away for Winter, all the training boats.  It has been a very successful year for Matthew, who has made many friends and earned the respect of those he has trained.  He is always willing “to go the extra half mile”, to help people to complete their courses successfully.  In the meantime, we will welcome any thoughts and comments on how to improve our offerings for 2023.  In March 2023, we are planning to major on Power Boat and Safety Boat Courses.  Anybody who is interested, should contact Zoe Broughton.  For all Members and those who attend courses, this is a reminder that the postponed Commodore’s Day Hog Roast, will now be early September 2023.


Social Events:

     We are looking forward to welcoming you to Social Events and Friday nights’.  These are good opportunities, to meet each other and have an enjoyable time in safe and comfortable surroundings.  The new Coffee Machine is easy to use and is always available. 





Thursday 10th November @ 7.30 pm –           North West Ambulance Talk – Supper from 6.30 pm. 


Saturday 12th November         –           RWYC Annual Prize Giving Dinner


Thursday 24th November @ 7.30 pm             –           Rope Night – Ian Turnbull


Saturday 26th November @ 1.00 pm  –           Carvery Lunch


Thursday 8th December           –           Games Night


Thursday 15th December         –           Traditional Christmas Jumper Quiz


Friday 23rd December             –           Members’ Canape Evening


Monday 26th December          –           Traditional RWYC – Club Boxing Day Carvery


Saturday 31st December          –           New Year’s Eve Event


Saturday 28th January              –           RWYC Burns Night Event



Penny and myself are looking forward to seeing you at the Royal Windermere Yacht Club.



With Best Wishes,

Nick Aubrey

(Commodore, R.W.Y.C.)