Invitations have now gone out to all our Members who joined in the past year (inport, outport and juniors) for the new Members’ evening on 25 February. Invitations have also been sent to proposers, seconders, and committee members.
This is a special evening for the Club to welcome our New Members, to help them find out what goes on and how they can become more part of it. It is also a good meeting place for present Members to get to know the new Members and explain what they do behind the scenes. If you know anyone who is considering becoming a Member of the RCYC, they would be most welcome to join the evening.
This year the evening will start at 6.30 pm with a complimentary drink followed by a Club Supper at 7.30 pm with supper priced from Â£8.50. We hope to see lots of faces – please let us know if you are coming – there is a list in the bar or you can telephone the office (01326 312126) or bar and catering (01326 311105).
Don’t forget to sign up on the list if you want to come to the next Quiz Night which is on Wednesday 15th February. Peter Hackett as our Quiz Master. There is a charge of Â£1 per person to enter the quiz, which forms the prize money at the end of the evening. Suppers available to order, free nibbles during the first round. Everyone welcome!
YOUR SOCIAL COMMITTEE NEEDS YOU!
The AGM is just around the corner and with it comes the annual changeover of Committee Members. This year we wave goodbye to 4 of our 10 strong Committee and we urgently need some â€œreplacementsâ€. It would be really great to have some new faces on the Committee with different ideas for the coming years. The Committee is a friendly group who meet just once a month on a Wednesday evening at the Club. Itâ€™s not all about baking cakes and buttering sandwiches but an opportunity to thrash around new ideas that will hopefully encourage members to come along and enjoy the social side of the club.
Unfortunately Rachel, our current Social Secretary is also standing down because of family commitments and this means there is also her job up for grabs too! If you fancy a bit of organising and booking events this could well be the job you have been waiting for. If you would like to know more about the Social Secretary position or being a Committee Member please contact Rachel on firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle on email@example.com Alternatively catch us when we are out and about in the Club. We would both be delighted to hear from you.
New Â£10 Sunday Carvery: Booking appreciated (and advised) for this Sunday, 12 February.
Following the excellent turn-out for our first Carvery two weeks ago Brian our Chef is choosing his roasts for the next one, which takes place this Sunday. It would be greatly appreciated if Members wanting to come could book by calling the Club on 01236 311105 or via the social functions book in the bar. Remember, it’s sociable, friendly and fun…and totally unmissable at Â£10!
RYA Introduction to RADAR Course at Mylor Yacht Club
Mylor Yacht Club is holding the above course at their clubhouse starting at 0900 on Saturday 18 February. There are spaces available if any of our members would like to attend. The course finishes at around 1600 and includes the RYA RADAR booklet, and an RYA certificate on completion. There is a fee of Â£65 payable on the day by cash or cheque to Mylor Yacht Club.
This is a one-day course giving you an understanding of RADAR as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance at sea. Cruising boats increasingly have RADAR on board. The International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea state that, if you have a RADAR on board, you must know how to use it.
RADAR is probably the most versatile of all electronic navigation aids, but the best results are only obtained when you know how to use all the functions correctly. It is not an all-seeing eye, and can easily mislead those who do not understand its controls, allow for its limitations, or cannot fully interpret its picture.
how the RADAR set works
how its adjustments and features affect the way it works
types of RADAR display
the use of RADAR in navigation and collision avoidance.
These courses are run in the MYC Clubhouse by their RYA qualified instructor.
RADAR simulated images will be projected on to a screen from the main laptop. The course requires at least one laptop per 3 candidates and the club can provide two. However, we recommend candidates to bring their own laptops if they have one. The RADAR simulator software programme can quickly and easily be downloaded for personal use both during the course and afterwards.
If any RCYC member is interested they should contact Viv Rose, MYC Training Coordinator by email – firstname.lastname@example.org – or by phone – 07742108854.