YRISC e-news, March 2016

The sailing season is just around the corner, so here goes!

Sailing programme. You will find a copy of the 2016 sailing programme HERE. Take a look right away, make sure you come sailing on as many days as possible, and take careful note of when you are on duty as race officer. And please remember – if you cannot do your allotted duty, find someone to swap with.

Sunday 6 March: Cleaning Day. 10.30 onwards. Please come and help if you possibly can, as there is lots of cleaning to be done. On this occasion we will concentrate on cleaning OUTSIDE the clubhouse, to get rid of the mud. Internal cleaning and tidying is also needed – but we will defer that until the following Thursday (10 March), in order to reduce the quantity of mud that gets carried on boots into the clubhouse. So…

Thursday 10 March, 10.30 onwards: Supplementary cleaning day, INSIDE the clubhouse. We have a group of old codgers (sorry, retired gentlemen) who are available. If you can come and join us, please do so, whatever your age or employment status.

Sunday 13 March: Start of the SAILING SEASON.

IMPORTANT NEW ARRANGEMENTS for 2016. One of the conditions of the Sport England grant is that we need to record the number of people using the club facilities day by day. There will be a calendar prominently displayed on the wall in the clubhouse. For regular Sunday and Wednesday sailing it will be the job of the race officer to record numbers. But any other time you visit, whether to sail, to deliver/collect you boat, to repair your boat, to dig a ditch, patch up a jetty, or just enjoy the sunshine on the balcony, please MARK YOUR PRESENCE on the calendar. No names, just a tick for each person who has been present.

New changing rooms. Thanks to a generous grant from Sport England, sterling work by various members (especially Steve, Steve and Dorothea), and the world’s most obliging, dedicated and flood-proof builders, we now have some sparkling new changing rooms. We need to keep it that way. So please do your best not to bring mud into them, and please clean them after you’ve used them. We’ll have some new mops and buckets (not to be used anywhere except in the changing rooms). Use them! And beware … the changing rooms have undergone gender reassignment surgery – so to save embarrassment, make sure not to turn left when you should be turning right, or vice versa.

Membership renewals will be due very soon (technically, on 1 April). You can download a form HERE if you want to do it the old-fashioned way … But why not make it easy for yourself, and for the club – PAY YOUR SUB ELECTRONICALLY to York RI Sailing Club, sort code 20-99-56, a/c 83096025, and send a note to yrisc@hotmail.com to let the treasurer know you’ve paid.

For the record, your committee now consists of:

  • Hugh Brazier (Commodore)
  • Steve Hogg (Hon Secretary)
  • Phil Green (Hon Treasurer)
  • Phil Nelson (Sailing Secretary)
  • Mike Craggs (Training Officer)
  • Steve Parry (Bosun)
  • Peter Craggs
  • Jens Kuhn
  • Peter Cowling
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