September 2016 – lots of events!

YRISC GP14 open poster 2016Sunday 4 September: Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss (and approve, we hope) changes to our constitution to take account of the recent change in status of the York R.I. The meeting starts at 12 noon. Official notice was sent out in mid August.

Saturday 10 / Sunday 11 September: Classic & Vintage GP14 Open Meeting. First gun 11.57 on the Saturday. All welcome! Click on the image (right) for further details.

Sunday 18 September: Annual Regatta, hosted this year by Yorkshire Ouse Sailing Club. Be at the club (our club) for 10.00 am.

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Grand Opening of club-house extension, 4 June 2016

We were honoured with a visit from Helen and Frances of Yorkshire Rows, who came to cut the ribbon, and who were delivered to the club by the York Rescue Boat. There were crowds, there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony, cake (from Compass Cakes), and on-water rescue demonstrations by the Rescue Boat. Here are some photos (courtesy of Mike and Angela Craggs) …

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YRISC News, May 2016

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YRISC e-news, April 2016

open day 2016OPEN DAY, Sunday 24 April. As ever, we are hoping for bright sunshine and steady breezes – even though experience suggests that we are more likely to get a good turnout if it’s pouring with rain all day. Either way, we need volunteers to help with meet & greet, sailing, rescue boat, galley. Please come if you can. Official opening hours are 11.00–15.00, so please be there at 10.00 if you possibly can.

RESCUE BOAT TRAINING: Wednesday 27 April. 7.00 pm. There are still two places free on this short evening course. Really useful skills! Let Peter Craggs know if you’d like to join in.

RYA LEVEL 1 COURSE, Tuesday 10 May, Friday 13 May, Tuesday 17 May, Friday 20 May (evenings); Saturday 21 May (all day). Volunteers will be needed to help with rescue boat etc. A sign-on sheet will appear in the club house soon. But please keep those dates free!

FIRST AID COURSE, date to be arranged. Mike is happy to run another sailing-related first aid course. There would be a small charge, to cover the cost of the handbook, etc. If you are interested, please let him know.

NEWSLETTER. Do you really want the next issue to be totally devoted to tales from Barbados? Please do your best to stop the Barbadian take-over. Send your contribution to Angela now. Anything at all – a short article, no matter how (ir)relevant to sailing on the Ouse, a photo, a drawing, a joke … Perhaps take a leaf out of Jens’s book and tell us something about where and what and how you sailed before you joined YRISC?

Finally, you have no doubt all renewed your membership already … But, just in case: Remember that you can download a form from the club website (here) or PAY YOUR SUB ELECTRONICALLY to York RI Sailing Club, sort code 20-99-56, a/c 83096025, and send a note to to let the treasurer know you’ve paid.


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YRISC News, March 2016

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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 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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YRISC News, January 2016


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