Welcome to the latest edition of ‘Commodores Waffle’. I hope your all well and making the most of the warmer weather as the summer quickly draws to an end.
This is not yet to say it is the end of our season here at Ely Sailing Club. Although the Thursday night sessions have finished due to lack of light we are still up and running with Saturday afternoons for social sailing and Sunday afternoons for racing. – Hope to see you there!
We will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November and now is the time that we take nominations for new committee members. We meet once a month and use the meetings to receive updates from other committee members and discuss the developments of the club. If you would be interested in helping run and develop you club please e-mail me at email@example.com or come and have a chat to me when you see me at the club. As well as committee members, this year we will also be electing a new Social Sailing Secretary. After many years Andrew Moore has decided to stand down, I wish to publicly thank Andrew for all his work championing Social Sailing at ESC. If Social Sailing is your thing and you would like to be the voice of social sailing, this role would be perfect for you. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Date for your diary:
The Largest Sailing Race in the World
Sunday 21st September 2014
Bart’s Bash is a global sailing race and fundraising event that Ely Sailing Club will be participating in being held on Sunday 21st September 2014. Bart’s Bash will be joining together thousands of worldwide sailors in a race to set a new Guinness World Record, raise money for charity, inspire the next generation and remember Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, Gold and Silver Olympic medallist and Americas Cup sailor.
The entry fee will be £5, which will all go to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.
More details will follow on how we will be taking part so please keep this date in your diary free and come along to help support this very worthy cause.
In the mean time please register your interest on the website above, we need a minimum of 20 boats to qualify.
That’s all for now, hope to see you soon.
Commodore Ely SC