Working Party Cancelled

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

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September Bulletin

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)

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Regatta next Weekend!

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. 

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Try Sailing for Free! 22nd July

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.

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Alex Smith Photos

With the river level being what it is today I have at least got round to posting the Alex Smith photos – find them here or on our facebook page.

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All a bit wet…

It’s been a bit wet, and we haven’t done much sailing on the river lately – but let’s hope July and August will be better!

A couple of things to note:

Sunday 8 July - In an attempt to complete a bit more of the summer programme, we’re planning to sail four races instead of the usual three. Get there promptly at 10.30 if you can, and be prepared for some good competition on the water.

Sunday 22 July – Instead of the scheduled Sayers Pot, this has been changed into a “Try Sailing” day. A bit like the open day, but more informal. We’re hoping we’ll see a few interested visitors and passers-by eager to have a go. So let’s have a good crowd of club members. Who knows, the weather might even be good, and we might get some good sailing in …

Looking further ahead:
Sunday 2 September - Annual Regatta, hosted this year by Yorkshire Ouse Sailing Club. Details to follow.

Hugh (on behalf of the committee)

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Sail for Gold and First Aid Course

To all YRISC members and friends -

REMINDERS: Saturday 9 June (this Saturday) is SAIL FOR GOLD day. We are staging some racing in the centre of York, and need boats to take part. We already have a couple of two-person boats (GP14 and Wanderer), but we also hope to take some Toppers. For those on the water, it will mean being at the club house by 9.30, and probably not getting back until 4.30. Help also required on land (beside the Millennium Bridge).

If you would like to help out, please let Peter Craggs know by 10 p.m. on Wednesday 6 June at the latest via the contact us page!

Saturday 7 July. Mike Craggs is planning to run a first aid course for YRISC members. Specifically, the RYA Small Craft First Aid Course, which is tailored to the needs of dinghy sailors. If you want to attend, you need to Mike know by 4 p.m. on Sunday 10 June via the contact us page.

Oh, and another thing – Ullswater – weekend 30 June/1 July. Are you coming? If so, please let Mike know within the next two weeks, so we can let the campsite have approximate numbers.


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