What happened, what’s going on, what’s coming up? Things you should know about …
Ullswater – Ten days ago. Possibly the wettest ever, but we had a good time. Anyone fancy writing an article about it for the Newsletter? If so, see next item!
Newsletter – Angela is planning to put together another issue of YRISC News very soon. And she could do with some contributions. Anyone who feels inspired to write something (anything), or to contribute a photo or two, don’t be shy, please go ahead! Send contributions to Angela as soon as possible.
Regatta – The annual YRISC/YOSC regatta takes place on Sunday 1 September, and this year it’s our turn to host it. So we need lots of boats on the water, and lots of people around. Please put the date in your diary now, and sign up on the notice in the clubhouse to indicate your intention to attend.
Capsize, anyone? A number of members have expressed an interest in progressing from RYA Level 1 to Level 2. The chief requirement is time on the water, but there are also a few specific things that you need to be able to do – including dealing with a capsize. So (before the weather starts getting cold again) we are proposing to organise some capsize practice some evening, or maybe on a Sunday. If you’d like to join in, please let Mike know, and a date will be arranged.
Lockers – There are lots of lockers in the clubhouse, and many of them are unused. Every club member is welcome to use one, so if you don’t already have a locker, please claim one and put your name on it. But we also need some locker space for various bits of the club’s equipment. If you intend to continue using your locker, please make sure it’s clearly labelled within the next two weeks. Unlabelled lockers will be emptied and reused!
Hugh (on behalf of the committee)
This Sunday is the Alex Smith Memorial Race, traditionally held in the Fulford area, so please come ready to spend the whole day away from the club.
The Level 1 course starts on Tuesday of next week with sessions on Friday and the following Tuesday/Friday before the final day on Saturday 25 May. Sessions start at 1900 evenings and 1000 on Saturday. The course is fully subscribed this year so if you can help out on any or all of the days and haven’t already done so please sign up in the clubhouse.
As you will have seen from Phil’s email earlier in the week YOSC are celebrating their 75th anniversary this year with a pursuit race on the evening of the 1 June. If you wish to sail or attend the evening barbeque (or both) please let Phil Green know as soon as possible.
The following Saturday is our ‘City Center’ Races with sailing in the Rowntree’s Park area. Numbers are limited for this as everyone will need towing to the sailing area. Please let me know if you wish to be involved. If you don’t wish to sail we will be promoting the club on the riverbank so assistance here is welcome.
Finally as the Ullswater weekend is just around the corner, being slightly earlier than normal on the 22/23rd June, a list will shortly be appearing on the club notice board. Whilst there is no pre booking required we do try and let the site know how many are coming so please do sign up if you are planning to come along.
Would you like to try sailing? York RI Sailing Club is having an open day this Sunday, April 28th 2013 at 11am until 4pm.
Bring a change of clothes and some soft soled shoes if you’d like to sail.
Members: please don’t forget the YRISC Open Day on Sunday. That’s this Sunday, 28 April, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We need as many members as possible to turn up and act as happy smiling faces to greet visitors! Please come along if you possibly can. See you there!
If you’d like a copy of the Open Day poster, grab it here.
The 2013 sailing programme is now available here. Printed copies to follow soon.
A few items to bring to your attention:
Please do not overlook the AGM which is taking place this Friday, 8 February at 7.30pm at the RI Building in Queens Street. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.
We shall have a BONFIRE at the Club on Saturday 16 February from 10.00am to get rid of as much of the remains of the former rear hut as possible. Gardening gloves and wrecking bars would be useful. Please come and lend a hand if you can.
Is the QUIZ NIGHT safely booked in your diary? Do not forget: Thursday 21 February at 7.30pm at The Tap and Spile in Monkgate. It will be an evening not to be missed. Food is provided at £5 per head. Please let Steve Hogg have numbers (click ) as soon as you can.
CLEANING DAY is set for Sunday 3 March from 10.30am. Please come down to the Club and help to get the place ready for the start of the sailing season. Many hands will make light work, yard brooms and shovels would be welcomed.
The new Sailing Programme will be published next week. Come to the AGM to see an advance copy!
Here’s to a great new sailing season!
We need as many members as possible to help out with some essential maintenance on Sunday 13 January, starting at 10.30. We expect to need several hours of work, so please stay if you can and bring a bite to eat.
Please bring tools that can help in tackling one or more of the following tasks:
- Taking out and rebuilding the floor in the gents toilet
- Fixing chicken wire on the rear verandah
- Replacing unsafe boards on the front verandah
- Rebuilding the timber decking on the upstream jetty
- Digging soil and turf away from the field gate to allow the gate to open fully
- Mud clearance on one slipway to allow a boat to be launched to assist in the jetty repairs
- Muscle power to recover the Club GP14 from its post-flood perch (do not ask me to explain, but we need all hands on this one!)
Saturday winter sailing series – every Saturday from now until Christmas / we’re flooded again / the river freezes over. With no leaves on the trees the breezes are steadier, and with fewer motorboats weaving their up and down the river we have a clear expanse of water to sail on … So come and join in! If you fancy a sail, come to the club by 12:00 noon any Saturday.
YRISC annual dinner – Friday 30 November, 7:30 for 8:00 pm, Lady Anne Middleton’s Hotel. If you’ve booked your place, please send your money (£22 a head) to Paul McLean as soon as you can. And if you haven’t booked a place, you might still be in time – send a message straight away.
End-of-season meeting – Tuesday 18 December, 7:30 pm, at Steve and Liz Parry’s house. Mulled wine, various bits of tasty food to nibble, the usual stuff. If you have any old photographs of activities at YRISC, bring them along. All welcome.
Hope to see you at some or all of these events
Hugh (on behalf of the committee)