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Poop Deck 12 02 2018

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Poop Deck 12 02 2018

  1. 1. ****Poop Deck**** 12.2.2018 01206 302594 waterside@colneyachtclub.org.uk Dear Members, What a cold week it has been here in Brightlingsea, luckily with only a sprinkling of snow. Friday Night saw a warm welcome in the Clubhouse though for Rupert White, with almost 40 people eating a superb curry and many more attending the talk, including many of our own cadets. Rupert gave a truly inspirational and down to earth talk, explaining exactly what it means to aim for a Gold Medal in the Olympics, how much commitment and hard work is involved and the biggest hurdle, money! We are hoping it inspired our current cadets to aim high. Please follow Team WhiteUrwin on Facebook, as this will go a way to help increase their sponsorship. Rupert was supported by past Olympians, John Osborn, who sailed to Gold with Rupert’s Grandfather, Reg White, as well as Dad, Rob White and Jeremy Newman. BAR OPENING TIMES THIS WEEK – DO COME DOWN AND ADMIRE THE VIEW! Thursday 12 noon – 3:00pm Ladies that Launch ( 10.30 am) Friday 12 noon -3:00pm + 7:00pm-11:00pm Valentines Steak Dinner Saturday 12 noon -3:00pm + 7:00pm-10:00pm Sunday 12noon-3:00pm Sunday Roast available Ladies that Launch –Thursday 15th February Jane Long is hosting a get together for women interested in the “Ladies that Launch” Programme on Thursday 15th February at 10.30 am. Whether you are a novice or an experienced sailor please come along and find out more. Jane is looking for ideas on what would make the mornings a great learning experience. Even if you are not planning on sailing why not come along and join in for lunch? We would love to see more of our lady members using the club in the week, so please do join us for coffee or a light bite. We will be serving homemade soup and a sandwich for £4.95. Steak Night – Friday 16th February Billed as an Après Valentines Supper, for those that were too busy /left it too late to book somewhere...or just plain forgot! A two course Steak Supper with a bottle of wine. £29.95 for two! Maybe even a small surprise All Members and their guests welcome. Final bookings to be made by midday on Thursday 15th February.
  2. 2. Charity Swim- Saturday 17th February Colchester Hospitals Charity are organising a BIG SEA DIP to take place at Batemans Tower Beach. Sponsorship forms are available on the COHOC web site and you can even set up your own sponsorship page there. There is no need to go for a full swim, even a paddle will do! Free t-shirts for those that enter. Why not pop down and see what it’s all about. Bateman’s Tower will be open for the event. You can also follow the event on Facebook. Membership Subscriptions 2018 A big thank you goes to those that have already paid their membership fees for 2018 and also to those that have made donations to the Reserve Fund. All members need to be fully paid to date before the AGM on March 3rd, in order to vote. EU Bid The CYC has made a bid to participate in a Project to reinvigorate the water front in Brightlingsea. More details will be provided at the AGM. Bateman’s Tower – Volunteers Needed Joss Wiggins is organising a small working party to undertake maintenance work at Bateman Tower. This will include sanding down and treating the window frames, the re -fitting of signal display boards after refurbishment and tidying up. It is planned this will take place on a few days during February and March when the weather is suitable. Volunteers to help with this work would be much appreciated. If you are available please leave your number with Emma or call / text message Joss on 07975657020. Joss will then contact you when work is planned to enquire whether you are available. Power Boat Captain Thanks to all those who have agreed to stand for election for the Main Committee this year. Details of those standing will be sent out with AGM papers. However, we have a noticeable gap in the Committee with regard to representation of those in the club who water ski, cruise in Power Boats or fish. As such we are looking for someone to represent this group and help organise activities. Please contact Emma directly if you are interested in the role. BOD Fleet AGM – Sunday 25th February 10 -12pm in the CYC Colne Yacht Club AGM – Saturday 3rd March at 4pm in the CYC Pioneer Trust Friday 23 rd February 8:00pm Robin Cole, Skipper and Felicity Lees, Sail Training Coordinator, with the Pioneer Trust will be giving a talk at 8:00pm at the Colne Yacht Club. There will be food available before the talk. Details TBC.
  3. 3. International Women’s Day – Thursday 8 th March One Hundred years ago, in 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave women aged over 30 the right to vote in England. This 100-year anniversary gives even more poignancy to International Women’s Day 2018. Men and Women welcome. We have representatives coming along from local businesses and associations, including Handicrafts, Fitness, a Choir whom will entertain us as well as telling us the benefits of a good singalong. Afternoon Tea and Prosecco. Flag Officer Reception - Sunday 4th March The Flag Officers of the Colne Yacht Club will be hosting a reception for Commodores of local clubs together with key dignitaries from the town, in order to promote the club as a destination for events and cruises Mother’s Day Carvery – Sunday 11th March A get a free glass of Prosecco with the meal (Dad’s, don’t worry, we will do something for Father’s Day too!). Fitting Out Supper – Saturday 24th March Live band, ‘Heaven on Earth’ will be performing from 9:00pm. Details to follow Easter Weekend Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April Fish Supper, after race Lunch and Sunday Roast all in the planning. More details to follow. Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Jennie and The Comms Team

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