Welcome to the latest Commodores Waffle, I hope everyone is keeping well. As the new season gets under way its good to see so much interest in the club so early on. As you know we have got an action packed year ahead so please keep an eye on the website and like our Facebook page to keep updated.
Firstly as few house keeping points:
Is anyone has seen or has borrowed some gardening loppers from the club, Frank kindly lends these to the club over the winter whilst we are working on the islands, if you have them or know of their whereabouts, please get in contact with me.
For all you snipers out there, you might have noticed the committee has all got new e-mail addresses. Please check the website.
Secondly, a few dates for your diary:
Sunday 27th April – We are holding a stall on Ely Market Place to promote the Club and some of the up and coming events. Please come along and say hello and if you fancy hanging out for an hour or so, any help handing out flyers would be much appreciated. Please let me know if you’re available, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 5th May – A new event for 2014! We will be holding a Team Racing event followed by a BBQ. Don’t worry if you’ve never had a go at team racing, we’ll guide you though, it’s a fun event for all abilities and something new.
Saturday 10th May – Social Sailing and “Meet and Greet” – Come along to social sailing followed by a BBQ aimed at introducing new members to the club and lets everyone get to know each other. The BBQ is FREE and the bar will be open! (Unfortunately you will have to buy the beer!) All welcome, see you there!
Saturday 17th May – Open Day and Push the Boat Out. This is our annual Open Day which we are holding the same day as the RYA’s Push the Boat Out weekend. Last year was a huge success, so bring your friends and family along for a fun day finding out about what Ely Sailing Club has on offer.
We have also signed up for ‘Bart’s Bash’. If you watched the sailing during the London Olympics you may have heard of Andrew Simpson who campaigned the Star with Ian Percy. Sadly he was tragically killed while crewing an America’s Cup boat after it capsized at high speed. In his remembrance the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation was set up, they have since started to organise ‘Bart’s Bash’. This fundraiser has grown in size and stature and has become a global event. We will be forwarding on details as they come in to us so please keep your eye out and come and take part if you can.
To finish on a high, I am pleased to announce that thanks to the hard work of Clare Christan, Kevin Levett and Hannah Wilcox we have secured a £10,000 grant from Sport England.
As always if anyone has questions or a problem please contact either myself or a member of the committee.