UPCOMING EVENTS

Whilst the main season is over there are still plenty of club activities to look forward to including the annual dinner, our popular winter training squads and some great courses to brush up your knowledge…. 

Laying Up Training Fleet

Please meet at the club 2pm this Sunday  (20th November) if you can spare an hour or so. The plan is to lay-up the training boats for the winter period, many hands will make light work!

Annual Dinner and Prize Giving

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Our main social event of the year and definitely an evening mechanical bull for sale not to be missed. Once again we’ll be celebrating in style another fantastic year at St Catherine’s! Here is a link to the Poster with details.  We look forward to seeing you on the 26th at the Hampshire Hotel.

There’s a great value adult-menu and kids-menu. Please print and complete your menu-choices which you should return asap with a cheque enclosed.  E-mail sarah@jerseysailing.com

Numbers are limited so don’t delay!

AGM Notice

The AGM will be at 3 p.m on Sunday 27th November at the club House, its open to club members.  The agenda and proposed general committee will be posted on our club notice board on or before Saturday 19th November. If there is any business that you would like included you must notify Nicky Westwood, Honorary Secretary, by Sunday 6th November as at least 21 days notice is required.

Your committee very much looks forward to welcoming as many members as possible on the day, tea and cakes will be provided!

Winter Training

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Once again we are running winter race training sessions for those keen to hone their skills & keep active during the winter months. This year the Laser, Optimist & Topper training will all take place on the same day commencing Sunday 6th November at 09:30.

Martin & Jamie will lead the Laser coaching & we are looking for volunteers to help with race coaching the Optimist & Topper fleets plus we need plenty of volunteers to man safety boats & shore cover. As the saying goes “many hands make light work” so the more volunteers we have the more we can spread the load so if you can spare some time on a Sunday morning please send an email to Martin spells706@gmail.com, James.mullholand@careyolsen.com & David cadins@me.com  with the help you can provide so we can get a rota set up.

For your diary the training dates are as follows:

Sunday 6th November
Sunday 20th November
Sunday 4th December
Sunday 18th December

Sunday 8th January
Sunday 22nd January
Sunday 5th February
Sunday 19th February
Sunday 5th March
Sunday 19th March
The format will be a briefing at 09:30 in the clubhouse then straight out on the water for some exercises followed by a couple of races counting towards a winter ladder for each class. To speed up the launching process all sailors must be changed & boats ready to be taken down slip prior to the briefing. We aim to finish up at about 13:00.The cost is £5.00 per session to cover fuel & light refreshments.To help with the organisation we would like to members to sign up now for the winter training & then let us know one week in advance of the training date if you can’t make it. For the Laser fleet please advise Martin Speller & Jamie Mulholland  email addresses:- spells706@gmail.com / james.mulholland@careyolsen.com respectively & for Topper / Optimist Fleet please advise David Cadin email address:-  cadins@me.com.Finally if there are members who do not sail a Laser, Optimist or Topper but want to take part in race training please contact Martin or David.winter training

Learn How Protests Work

At St. Helier Yacht Club on Friday 4th November at 6pm
A group of adult volunteers will act out a protest scenario in the prescribed RYA format. All are welcome to attend what promises to  be an interesting session.  Especially valuable for those racing regularly or anyone perhaps uncertain about the protest process that would like to know more. Its free to members .
Please e-mail justindavidhorton@gmail.com if you would like to attend, junior members are especially encouraged to do so.

Race Officer Training

Also at St. Helier Yacht Club on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th November the Regional Race Officer course still has some sponsored places available to club members.

Please e-mail justindavidhorton@gmail.com if you would like to participate in this RYA course which we are promoting to any aspiring race officer or helper as it benefits the club and sailing.