TONIGHT – 8pm Talk – Mervyn Wheatley ‘Atlantic Rescue’ Suppers from 6.30pm
Wednesday 7 March, 9.30am Gardening working party
Wednesday 7 March, 7.15pm RINA Talk – ‘Waves’
Friday 9 March 7 for 7.30pm Men’s Dinner – Black Tie
Saturday 10 March, 10am RIB forum
Saturday 10 March 7 for 7.30pm Ladies Dinner – Formal
Sunday 11 March, 12-2pm Carvery Lunch
Wednesday 14 March, 7pm Quiz Night
Friday 16 March, 7pm Pudding Night
Friday 23 March Sailing talk – racing basics
Sunday 25 March Walk & Carvery Lunch
Thursday 29 March, 12 for 12.30 Meanderers’ Lunch
Friday 30 March, 7pm Skippers briefing followed by
‘racing rules’ talk
Ladies Keep Fit – every Wednesday 10.30 am – Upper Deck
Bridge – every Thursday at 2pm
We hope you are keeping warm and safe from the ‘beast form the east’! Just to let you know that our speaker tonight, Mervyn Wheatley, has managed to travel down to Cornwall and therefore the talk will go ahead as planned at 8pm with suppers available from 6.30pm.
Dinghy park disarray
A combination of the spring tides and gale force winds from the east have rearranged the dinghy park. We would appreciate assistance in the form of a working party to re-establish the racking after the gales have died down on Monday morning. Please contact David Stewart – 01326 210397 – firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help.
Club’s steps go walkabouts
Last night’s storm resulted in the Club’s wooden steps that lead down to the slip going for a walk, or rather a swim. They were spotted at first light by early riser Hugh Kellett, floating belly up in a foaming torrent off the Greenbank quay (see circled area on pic). A line was thrown and after several attempts, watched by a few early breakfasters in the hotel, the steps were snagged and brought alongside. With the help of Keith Hancock and Benson they were then gingerly led around the end of the quay to the leeward side and are now tucked up on the pontoon ready to be brought back to the Club and told not to be so naughty in the future.
Men’s Dinner and Ladies Dinner
The lists are filling up for our Men’s Dinner (black tie) on Friday 9th March and Ladies Dinner (formal) – on Saturday 10th March, so if you are thinking of booking don’t delay! Click the links for the menu – Men’s Dinner menuLadies Dinner menu
The guest speaker at the Men’s Dinner is Lieutenant Colonel Ewen Southby-Tailyour OBE, FRGS, FRN, who is an author, sailor, and retired Royal Marine. He served for 32 years in the Royal Marines and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After retiring from the Royal Marines he concentrated on his sailing and writing careers and has written a number of books on military history and the Royal Marines.
Meanwhile the Ladies are destined for a trip down memory lane. Their guest speaker, Lesley Robinson, will be giving “extracts from the diary of a 19th century Cornish lady”. The diary is that of Katherine Trefern, who lived with her family near Flushing, and recorded her day to day life in 1836. The extracts are brought to life with artefacts Katherine encountered and she also records her travels to the city of Bath, and its very particular social scene. However, the diary may, for some members, contain surprising details. One in particular may be guessed!
FUNCTION BOOKINGS We are trialling a new booking system – please click here to book for our functions – this will send an email direct to admin.
Lists are still in the bar for those who prefer to call in to the Club! Or you can telephone 01326 312126 or 311105 to book.
Spring is just around the corner!
Gardening Working Party – Wednesday 7 March 9.30am
A reminder that the next gardening working party is on Wednesday 7th March. We hope the weather will have improved by then as there is lots of tidying on the bank and the beds to be done. Please come along and give a hand even if you can only spare an hour. Dress of the day is sensible footwear and gloves and some hand tools if you have them. Coffee will be provided to warm you up. Any questions in the meantime please contact Rachel 01326 212185 or Eleanor 01326 318351.
RCYC Rib Forum – Saturday 10 March, 10am
All RCYC members trained or RYA qualified patrol boat (aka rescue/safety boat/power boat level 2)
Those wanting to helm/crew RCYC patrol boats
Topics to be covered:
Location of keys & kit, log in/out
Liaison with RO
Casualty landing and liaison with coastguard
Safety kit carried by patrol boat – what’s in the boxes?
Race organisation kit – what’s in the boxes?
RINA Talk – ‘Waves’
Wednesday 7th March at 7.15pm
We regularly host talks on behalf of RINA and IMarEST – the next one is on Wednesday 7th March at 7.15pm entitled ‘Waves’. Our Members are welcome to attend – there is no charge. Please click here for more details.