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Poop Deck 16 04 2018

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Poop Deck 16 04 2018

  1. 1. ****Poop Deck**** 16.04. 2018 01206 302594 waterside@colneyachtclub.org.uk Dear Members Firstly, an important message for: ALL CRUISER RACING SKIPPERS/OWNERS Please ensure that you have signed the CYC Cruiser Race Declaration for 2018 and that your completed Declaration is either posted to the CYC office, or directly handed to Robin Impey, CYC Sailing Secretary, prior to your first race. When, as a skipper/owner, you sign the Declaration, you agree to abide by and implement the CYC Cruiser Race Sailing Instructions, IN FULL and in every respect, including listed safety equipment and insurance. If you do not submit a completed Declaration prior to racing you will deemed ineligible to race, and not placed. Please ensure that your 2018 paperwork is up to date as the completed and signed CYC Cruiser Race Declaration, is a legal document held for the year by CYC. Bruce Long, Rear Commodore Sailing. ‘Thank you’ from me to you all, regarding various CYC hiccups whilst Emma is away. I am afraid I am rusty on the Club’s PC these days, but am happy, along with Oonie, to try to keep at least some of the ‘balls in the air’. There’s lots in poop deck this week, including some information for mariners, so please do take the time to read it. Almost 30 people enjoyed a delicious Friday the 13th Steak Night last weekend. It was a great evening. We also started a Sweepstake for Saturday’s Grand National Horse Race. Andrea, (Mike H ). claimed the Winner at £20. Rick Wick chose the horse that came in 2nd, winning £10, and Colin Willett and Jackie Wick, won 3rd. & 4th at £5 each. Saturday evening saw a successful Cheese and Wine evening hosted by Smack Preservation Society with 56 people enjoying old films. The Regatta is looming, on the 2nd & 3rd June. Details are further down the page, but we are looking for your unwanted ‘boat bits’ for our stall this year. So please, in your Spring Clean or Fitting Out this year, take the opportunity to make a little more space for yourself, by donating any bits and pieces that you may no longer need. Volunteers Needed Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June, if you can spare us a couple of hours, we would be most grateful for your support. If you have a special talent, we will try to fit your job to that skill. We need: Marshalls, jetty and land based. People to set up the area, erecting marquees, putting out cones, First Aiders. People to man various stands, Membership and Boat Trip Bookings, Boat Bits, Tea and Coffee making. BBQ, Pimms tent. Cash Office duties, Radio operators. Cadet helpers, resuce boat crews and Sonata Skippers. The all important Beer shed will be manned by staff this year. But we need people to help keep litter down and clean down tables. Friends and family welcome too! Please send us an email if you can help: waterside@colneyachtclub.org.uk
  2. 2. THIS WEEKEND: T SATURDAY 21ST APRIL: Cock of the River Race. Start time 14.30 Opening Times this week; • Thursday, 19th April – Club Open 12noon – 3:00 pm for lunch. • Friday- 20 th April -Club Open 12noon-3:00pm and 7:00-11:00pm Lunch + Evening meals • Saturday-21st April -Club open 12noon –6:00pm Food available. Evening Meal • Sunday 22nd April- Club Open 12noon -6:00pm. Sunday Lunch available. Please book for any meal wherever you can, by using any of the contact details below: Emma on 01206 302594 or waterside@colneyachtclub.org.uk or Jacqui on 07568757215 PLEASE NOTE THAT EMMA WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE UNTIL TUESDAY 23 RD APRIL. Please see below, information for mariners sent to the club this week. Barge Terra Marique - tug Valour Brightlingsea - float on SB Gladys 'Terra Marique' under tow by Tug ‘Valour’ inwards from Ramsgate. ETA number 9 buoy Thursday 19th April HW 1520 hours prediction 5.00 m. Inwards draught max 2.30 m - ‘Terra Marique’ to berth Port side on quay. Tug Valour can lay by on visitors or commercial pontoon, close to Olivers Wharf, to be confirmed by Harbour office. 'Terra Marique’ .. needs to be manned from shore, therefore 4 or 5 crew to be taken from hammer head by pilot launch ‘Dracula’ allowing sufficient time for crew once boarded about 45 mins to activate ‘Terra Marique’ Plus Duty Pilot of course. Load operation for SB Gladys floating onboard submerged ‘Terra Marique’ Friday 20th April HW 1600 hours 4.90 m. Expect to sail after swing, Saturday 21st April HW 1645 hours 4.60 m - max departure draught 2.30 m Olivers Wharf providing linesman in and out. LADIES WHO LAUNCH - INFORMATION SESSION 17.00 THIS FRIDAY, 20 APRIL Don't forget to pop down to the Club this Friday if you want to sign up to our Ladies Who Launch series this summer. We'll meet inside the Club then take our launch out to the Sonatas for a familiarisation session (but not going sailing). Then back to the Club to sign some paper and maybe have a glass of something. Allow 1-1/2 hours or so. Saturday 21st April Cock of the River after Race Supper The Motley Crew will be entertaining us and crews from visiting West Mersea Yacht Club are also joining us for Lasagne and Salad. We have 50 booked already, so please book asap to ensure your place. Chef Tim will be helping out. £11.95 FOR 2 COURSES
  3. 3. SONATA NEWS: RYA KEELBOAT INSTRUCTOR COURSE Our six new, very committed, trainee Keelboat Instructors spent last week on an intensive course learning the RYA Teaching Method and how to teach seamanship skills to new sailors. The course assumes good sailing skills and the trick is how to teach it! They all put in a huge effort, with personal feedback on their accomplishments. A follow-up session in May will further enhance their learning. So many thanks to everyone for huge dedication to our Sonata project that aims to introduce newcomers to sailing and increase our membership. The Main Committee has been very supportive, and we are also very pleased that the RYA's active support has been rekindled. Our Sonata Maintenance Crew have been magnificent in working through terrible winter weather to get our boats on the water, and thanks also to Ray Frost for the loan of Sibelius. Last but not least, thanks to those of you who were trainee students on the last two days of the training week. TUESDAY SONATA LEAGUE Watch this space for more details of a Tuesday evening Sonata League programme of racing. Two short races starting 18.00. Dates to be published. Members who are on the Competent Skipper list can take part. BOOK NOW Sunday 29 th April 11:00am start Cockleshell Race 1 Saturday May 5th 14:00 start Spring Race 4 Friday Night Pursuit races start on Friday May 11th at 18:30 Bradwell Rally Saturday 12th May 13:00 start if you plan to Race, those of us that just cruise, please remember to book in with Jackie. Posters are up in the club with full details, please contact Jackie Wick to book by 14th May, to reserve your place in the Marina and at the Green Man for dinner. jacqueline.wick@outlook.com BOD Annual Dinner 28th April Calling all BOD sailors, family and friends. The annual BOD dinner to kick of the 91 st Season on the water, will take place at the Colne Yacht Club. This delicious 3-course meal will be cooked by Jacqui and Chef Tim, who is coming in especially for the occasion. Please book online using the link provided. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYZ5cex5mtmeWoJl71Ha2WgVxZpD bmEelR-kPrQxW_ jodPcA/viewform
  4. 4. DATES FOR THE DIARY Brightlingsea Regatta The annual regatta will be held on the 2 nd & 3 rd June 2018. To date on Saturday we have Women In Harmony Choir singing and later in the day, Motley Crew and the Blackwater Jazz Band. The Regatta Website is now up and running and please follow the site on facebook, to receive the news first! brightlingsearegatta.com 45 TH ANNUAL CADET ACTIVITY WEEK IS 23-27 TH JULY 2018. Bookings now being taken. Please download a form from the website and send your money in to Emma in the office. CADET ANNUAL PARTY As this is the 45 th year of Cadet Activity Week, we will be trying to get in touch with all former Cadet Commodores, Flag Officers and members to encourage them to come along. Please reach out to your family and friends to let them know the party will be on Friday 27 th July. Hope to see you in the clubhouse soon. Jennie and The Comms. Team

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