MARCH 2022 COMMODORE’S NEWSLETTER
Dear Members, 1st March 2022
It has been good to see Members starting to use the Club during February and Social Events and the Carvery were all well attended. During January and February Michele Kay started a RWYC Ladies Walking Group which is proving very popular. Her forthcoming walk is on Sunday, 6th March.
2022 Membership Subscription Invoices:
Your Membership and Boat Parking Invoices will be arriving during March. As mentioned in the February Newsletter, the 2021 Subscriptions covered us all until the 1st April 2022.
Access to RWYC Clubhouse:
Winter hours are still in operation. If the Bar is shut, access is gained by using your Gate Card. If you wish to have a coffee, remember to bring your change of money with you.
The Terrace Project is still ongoing and efforts are being made to reduce the costs. A small committee chaired by the Hon. Ops. Secretary met in February to evaluate ways in which the specification could be reduced whilst still maintaining the increase in storage space and the excellent amenity area that this would create.
The Contract Drawings both Architectural and Engineering are being amended and a new Tender List is being drawn up, with the target of re-tendering in May/June. Hopefully the market conditions may be more favourable this time.
For all Social Events, please book in with Zoe and support them.
You will be able to find them on the Website and/or on the Club Noticeboard, inside the Clubhouse. In all cases please contact Zoe to confirm attendance.
Dates of Social Events:
Sunday, 6th March – RWYC Ladies Walking Group
Wednesday, 9th March – a Talk by “Bay Search and Rescue”. Please note this is a Wednesday, as Bay Search and Rescue practise on Thursdays’.
Saturday, 12th March – Grounds tidy-up – “Many hands make light work”, please bring brushes and shovels. Bacon Butties – as usual, Bacon Butties will be provided.
Friday, 18th March – The Elderly Brothers will be playing in the Club. As there is limited space in the Club, this is a ticketed event of £10 per person. In particular this will help to raise Club Funds.
Saturday, 19th March – our 2022 Annual General Meeting at 12.00 pm.
Thursday, 24th March – Quiz and Games Night.
Sunday, 27th March – Mothers’ Day Carvery at 1.00 pm.
Saturday, 2nd April – Waking-Up Supper with Live Music.
Saturday, 9th April – Not to be missed, an early evening at 5.00 pm, with Gay Crossley, who will be reminiscing on Childhood Memories, and from where the RWYC came. This is a unique opportunity for Members to learn about the History of the RWYC. Questions will be most welcome at the end of the Talk. The most recent book about the History of the RWYC, is still available from Zoe.
2022 Provisional Sailing Programme – This is on the Website.
Duty Roster – Please volunteer for as many duties as you wish. If there are still duties vacant, they will be allocated to Members. The Club puts on a great Racing Season, but it can only hold these races, with YOUR support and help.
April 2022 – Dates to Note –
Sunday, 3rd April 2022 – Our Racing Season commences.
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2022 – Flying Fifteen Northern Championships & World Qualifier
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2022 – Cruiser Interclub Championships 1
May 2022 –
Friday 20th May 2022 – 17 Ft Dinner
Friday 3rd June 2022 – RWYC Sprint Event, all Fleets
Saturday 4th June 2022 – RNLI Regatta
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2022 – Cruiser Interclub Championships 2
Sunday 10th July 2022 – GP 14 Northern Bell Championships
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August 2022 – Cruiser Interclub Championships – RWYC Hosting Event
Saturday 25th September 2022 – Solo Open Meeting
Easter is a good time to meet up with Flag Officers and Fleet Captains and get your boats on the water. It is also an opportunity for families to come down to the RWYC to meet Members and sort out training opportunities with Zoe and our new Centre Manager, Matthew Daly.
Penny and myself are looking forward to seeing you at the RWYC. We are generally around on Friday evenings throughout the year and Saturdays’ during the Sailing Season.
With Best Wishes,
Nick Aubrey (Commodore, RWYC)