New Commodore’s welcome

Dear Members,

I am sat at home now fully recovered from the annual dinner and prize giving, now 2 days into my commodore ship. With storm Debbie slowly calming down, the electric has come back on, so I have no more excuses for not writing my first newsletter.
Firstly, I would like to thank the members for giving me this position, I feel very honored.
Our annual dinner last Saturday was fully booked with a waiting list, for the second year running. Those who managed to get a place, had a fantastic evening with great food, speeches and Richard Rigg’s prize giving was fast and efficient with fines a plenty!
Nick and Penny Aubrey enjoyed their last night at the helm, thanking the club, members, and staff for a wonderful two years as Commodore.
If you are a prize winner, you can collect your trophy or trophies when the bar is open from the club, all you must do is sign for them.
Sailing wise;
The autumn series is nearly over, there were 8 Flying Fifteens out on Sunday afternoon, it was a little damp but at least there was some wind! There are two Sundays left for racing, November 26th being the last one, it is Christmas fancy dress and prize giving with food.
It’s still not too late to sail your dinghies!
Please if you do not intend to use your boat over winter, could you either remove it for the winter or make sure it is stored neat and tidy with trailer/trolley wheels being in good order, so that it would be easy to tidy the boat park.
We now have a keen group of members who have started a radio-controlled model boat group, sailing on a Sunday morning. We all have the same boats, which are a one design class made by Joy Way called Dragon Force 65 and with Christmas looming, I am sure more are on Christmas lists! Pop down on a Sunday morning to find out more.
Social wise;
Ted Parker is giving a talk and showing his film “The River Tees on SATURDAY November 25th there is a one course supper available beforehand.
Please book in for the talk or food in the usual way, VIA Zoe; [email protected]
Every Friday night the bar and restaurant are open, the food is excellent, as is the venue and company. For those of you who have not tried it yet, please go ahead and make a reservation you will not be disappointed.

Forward planning;
December 9th              RWYC Christmas Quiz, where Christmas jumpers are necessary
December 22nd           RWYC members canape evening
December 26th            Zoe’s Boxing Day carvery
December 31st            New Years Eve
This is a fantastic event with great food, music, dancing and fireworks! This was fully booked last year so do not leave reserving your places too late!
Myself and Catharine are around the club regularly, and we will look forward to seeing you around the club soon.
Best Wishes

John Richardson
RWYC Commodore