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)
You must be joking! Just in case anyone hasn’t noticed the water level, and is still thinking of coming to the club tomorrow to help with jetty repair – don’t bother!
Sailing on Sunday also looks out of the question. Keep an eye on the Environment Agency website (the “Viking Recorder” in York city centre is here), but unless it drops to something like 2.5 metres, forget it…
Visit the YRISC Facebook page for recent photographs.
Hugh and Steve P
YRISC members and friends –
So the regatta has come and gone, and some of us survived intact. The weather was beautiful, the breeze was remarkably steady, the start line was crowded, and, as is traditional when YOSC host the event, one of their boats won it. But congratulations to James, Neville and Peter H for podium finishes. What’s next?
Plenty of sailing still to be done. The Wednesday evening series is finished (it’s too dark!), but we’re still sailing every Sunday until the end of October. We’re surely due an Indian summer … perfect weather for sailing … Come along every Sunday and join in!
Saturday 29 September - working party to repair a jetty, cut some grass, tidy up this and that around the grounds. Starting at 10.00 a.m. Please come and help if you can – and perhaps fill in the form below to let us know you intend to be there.
Annual Dinner - not quite yet, but soon. Some fine evening in November. To be arranged. Details to follow in due course.
Hugh (on behalf of the committee)
Next Sunday (2 September) is the first Sunday in September, and that can only mean one thing: the YRISC/YOSC joint ANNUAL REGATTA! This year it’s the turn of our friends at Yorkshire Ouse SC to host the event, so we want to ensure a good turnout from York RI SC. Please come along if you can – for a good day’s sailing plus some of YOSC’s legendary lunch and famous cake. We’ll need to set out from the club at about 10.30, so come early – and please fill in the form below if you plan to come, so the information can be passed on to YOSC and they know how many cakes to bake.
On the 22nd of July York RI Sailing Club are holding a special “Try Sailing for Free!” event.
It’s like a less formal version of the Open Day… but like the Open Day, just turn up between 11am and 4pm. If you want us to, we’ll get you out on the water sailing… but you’ll also be welcome to come down just to take a look if you prefer.
If you want to sail please do bring a change of clothes and some soft soled shoes (we don’t think you’ll need the change of clothes – but just in case).
We’ll provide a boat, a buoyancy aid and an experienced sailor to help you.
Hope to see you there.