Hi All,

Please see below for details on upcoming events and the latest news from the club.

Work Party - Saturday 7th July 10:00

Jobs:

Dig out concrete top of West ramp reinstating the small ramp onto the beach and fill the end of safety boat compound - mixer borrowed, ballast and cement on order

Deep clean veranda - cob web remover!!

Clean Veranda roof - this needs to be done safely eg walking boards and long reach cleaning brushes. mops, squeegies etc...- Gary will manage this.

Move boats to make camping space for mbweek and rearrange to give greater space between the Sandhopper row and the cruisers. In the long term most of the dinghies in the west park will move to the east, swapping them with the Picos. Please make sure you boat is not locked

Cut weeds and grass at east end of dinghy park

Smaller jobs:

Make up a No.4 buoy - painting job

Make up some spare sinkers

Fix gas pipe to wall in safety boat compound - cordless drill, masonry bit and rawlplugs required

Fix shower pipe in mens - cordless drill, masonry bit and rawlplugs required

Change position of toilet roll holder in the ladies - cordless drill, masonry bit and rawlplugs required

Cut back the shrubs and grass

Fill holes in the wooden panelling  - ladders

Mark a space for free sailing  - blackboard paint

Clean galley area and kitchen

Change wheel bearing on MB3 trolley

Straighten and weld the jockey wheel bracket on MB1 trolley - has anyone a welder they can use?

Maylandsea Bay Week 2018 - 23rd - 27th July

It's not too late to sign up for some or all of Maylandsea Bay Week, details are on the club website.

Upcoming Races

Sunday 15th July - Challenge Cup.... start 13.30

Saturday 28th July - Evelyn Darby Ladies Race.... start 12.30

Commodores Shorts

New Members

Welcome to all our new members. Hopefully you have all had a chance to get out on the water. If you are wishing to crew for someone on a race day please put your availability on the Facebook page.

Push the Boat Out open day

Thanks to the members who made this a highly successful day - the conditions were perfect and we took 60 guests out, with a number of families and adults joining.

Training

We have now had 4 sessions this year, the first 3 in relatively calm conditions but session 4 was a bit breezy with some very challenging gusts. Looking at the grapshs on our new weather station the wind did exactly what is was forecast to do - gusting 27mph. Session 5 - Saturday 14th July.

Cruise to Mersea

Again perfect conditions - 6 dinghies, 2 cruisers and the rib went out on the morning tide and back on the evening tide. We went up the Strood this year in amongst the moored cruisers and then moored at the Kings Hard which meant a shorter walk to the Victory Pub for lunch. Always good to see the looks on people faces when we walked in in jackets and suit - life jacket and wet suits! Phil has posted a video of the day on the Facebook page.

Lights

We have changed the recall lights to make them more visible - same colour as before but they no longer flash.

Looking forward to the future events:

Maylandsea Bay week, Kestrel and Hornet nationals, Kestrel and Hornets at MBSC, Barts Bash, Training regatta....... Prize giving dinner (new date 1st December). Please see programme and website for more details.

Wooden Boats

The post war boom in sailing saw many designs of wooden boats produced - Mirrors, Enterprises, GP14's and such like. The club has had many wooden boats, but they did need regular maintenance and wouldn't withstand a blow from a plastic boat. I believe that we now only have one all wooden sailing dinghy left - Craig's solo.

Happy sailing

Wilks

Commodore