Welcome to 2019 !

The Annual New Year’s Race was held in glorious sunshine and from a spectator’s point of view a reasonable breeze (the racers found it a bit variable in places but that is the nature of sailing at Yeadon !).Sarah and Bryan officiated the day’s proceedi…

The Annual New Year's Race was held in glorious sunshine and from a spectator's point of view a reasonable breeze (the racers found it a bit variable in places but that is the nature of sailing at Yeadon !).
Sarah and Bryan officiated the day's proceedings and a good number of members took to the water for the Race. Tony showed everyone the way in his Solo with Tim sailing a Club Heron led the slow handicap boats. Meanwhile as the race went on many Club members gathered to spectate and to partake in the post race Fuddle.
Unfortunately I left before the Commodore's Bottle was presented to the winner but the view was that Tony had done enough to win the Race but we shall see when the results are published !







Topper Training at Ripon Sailing Club

Dear Topper SailorsWe have had an invite from Ripon SC, see below, for any Topper Sailors to join in their Topper Training Day on the 26th January. If you want to know more please speak to Andrew or any Committee member or just sign up via the links be…

Dear Topper Sailors
We have had an invite from Ripon SC, see below, for any Topper Sailors to join in their Topper Training Day on the 26th January. If you want to know more please speak to Andrew or any Committee member or just sign up via the links below.
These Sessions are very, very good, you will learn lots and it gives you the chance to test out any new sailing gear you got for Christmas !  (well maybe not that shorty wetsuit !)

 
Ripon SC is hosting some Topper Training on Saturday 26 January. This training is aimed at beginner / early racers and will focus on improving basic racing skills, Topper set up and key Topper racing info. It is being run by the Topper Class Association and will be coached by Lucy Mearns.

I will be grateful if you can please circulate this email to any Topper sailors at your club. I look forward to seeing them at Ripon in January.

It will start at 9.30am and run until about 4pm.

The session is £22 per person and you need your own Topper.

The galley will be operating and will have a selection of hot meals at lunchtime plus the usual teas, coffee and cake.

For those of you who haven’t been to Ripon SC before, our water is excellent for winter training as the training area is minutes from the launch area, you can stay dry whilst launching & recovering boats and we have excellent changing facilities and a warm club room for parents and supporters.

I hope sailors from your club will be able to attend. This session is a great way to get some top tips and encouragement during the winter season so you are all ready to go when the racing circuits and club racing start up again in Spring.


Please sign up using this link, you don’t need to be a Topper Association member to participate. https://gbrtopper.ourclubadmin.com/event.php?event=589


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

For Sale – Trolley Wheel

For Sale – Trolley WheelThis is a new pneumatic trolley wheel, still as bought, 360 mm diameter, fits 13 or 25mm axle, cost £18  new, not needed, to a good home only £14.  I will have it at Yeadon Sailing Club on New Years day when we…


For Sale - Trolley Wheel
This is a new pneumatic trolley wheel, still as bought, 360 mm diameter, fits 13 or 25mm axle, cost £18  new, not needed, to a good home only £14.  
I will have it at Yeadon Sailing Club on New Years day when we have the New Years Day Sail, and Fuddle after..  If you are interested please contact Mary Dawson or e-mail via 
info@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk

Happy New year if you don't make it up to the Tarn on New Year's Day.
Thanks, Mary




New Year’s Day Race and Social Fuddle

Dear All,Happy New Year ! Just to remind you that the 2019 Season kicks off with the New Yerar’s Day Race and Club Fuddle on (not unsurprisingley) the 1st January. The race attracts the keen and hardy, whereas the Fuddle gets a better turnout of member…

Dear All,
Happy New Year !
Just to remind you that the 2019 Season kicks off with the New Yerar's Day Race and Club Fuddle on (not unsurprisingley) the 1st January. The race attracts the keen and hardy, whereas the Fuddle gets a better turnout of members down to welcome the New Year in !
The race starts at 12.00 so please be down in plently of time to get lots of warm sailing gear on if you plan to sail. The Fuddle generally starts once the sailors have come off the water, sometime between 12.30 and 13.00 depending on how cold it is !
It will be great to see lots of people down either sailing or supporting and spectating, and if you can bring some food with you to contribute to the Fuddle that would be good too. The weather forecast for Tuesday is currently looking reasonable for this time of year so fingers crossed for a good day !

Looking forward to lots of you on New Year's Day

Sarah and the Committee

 

Simon being awarded the Commodore's Bottle as the New Year's Day Winner 2018
 

Frostbite Series 2018 Concludes

The 2018 YSC racing season coincluded on Sunday with the completion of the Frostbite Series. This year the Forstbite Series has been closely contested this year with lots of people sailing and a number of boats in the running to take the overall Trophy…

The 2018 YSC racing season coincluded on Sunday with the completion of the Frostbite Series. This year the Forstbite Series has been closely contested this year with lots of people sailing and a number of boats in the running to take the overall Trophy.
Unfortunately it went out in a bit bit of a whimper ! The day before we had strong winds followed by freezing rain which was horrid and only the really keen turned up for the race and were met by millpond conditions. A race was held but the reduced field struggled to finish a lap and John the OOD finished the race on the water rather than at the Club line.

Overall David in his Laser won the Series (8 pts), Graham was second (9 pts) and Phil was third (10 pts) so it was very close indeed ! It was especially pleasing to see a number people stepping up from the training sessions, getting involved in the racing and getting the necessary number of races in to qualify for the Series with Richard E in 5th, Dominic in 6th (and 1st Junior), Chris S in 8th and Richard B in 11th.

Well done to everybody who sailed !

The next race is the first race of the 2019 season on New Years Day, along with the fuddle.
Come and sail, or do like most members come watch the race and socialise !

See you then !

It doesn't look exciting !

The ducks enjoyed it

what wind ???

Warming up with lunch in the Clubhouse afterwards

Last Minute Christmas Present ideas

Stuck for that last Christmas present idea for a friend or relative ?  How about a ‘Come and Try’ Sailing Session at Yeadon Sailing Club on a Tuesday evening in the Spring when the evenings get lighter and hopefully a lot warmer ! See link to o…

Stuck for that last Christmas present idea for a friend or relative ?
 
How about a 'Come and Try' Sailing Session at Yeadon Sailing Club on a Tuesday evening in the Spring when the evenings get lighter and hopefully a lot warmer !
See link to our Eventbrite Site :-


https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/yeadon-sailing-club-7806631555?fbclid=IwAR10LfOp0mgmEdtOdIfNCI2w03_vok9VtAQO6Q1inwFrV-5btlwKoGxEFF8




 
































News from afar !

Past Commodore Rob Heath and Sue have spent the last couple of years putting their dinghy sailing experience from Yeadon to good use by sailing round the coast of Britain (twice) in their yacht Norman James.If that wasn’t enough they stepped it up a bi…

Past Commodore Rob Heath and Sue have spent the last couple of years putting their dinghy sailing experience from Yeadon to good use by sailing round the coast of Britain (twice) in their yacht Norman James.
If that wasn't enough they stepped it up a bit this year. They have a new yacht now, a Southerly 480 called Kered that was launched this year. Then after a period of sea trials on the South Coast they set off on an even bigger trip ! First they sailed down to Cascais in Portugal, then island hopped via Maderia, Lanzarote to Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands.
With a few days there to prepare themselves they set off with a couple of other yachts for 2100 nautical mile crossing of the Atlantic to Falmouth in Antigua.

14 days later they arrived in the Caribbean ! 

Well done to the pair of you !
Enjoying sailing around the Caribbean (after your brief return to Leeds for Christmas)

 

Photo of Kered off Cabo Verde 
 The photo was taken by Nick Gill from one of the other yachts making the Atlantic crossing with them

Easy Fund Raising for the Club

Please don’t forget the Club has setup an account with Easy Fund Raising, this means every penny you spend online with all the main online shops via Easy Fund Raising page, we get cash back for no extra cost to you !So please look at using this for a…


Please don't forget the Club has setup an account with Easy Fund Raising, this means every penny you spend online with all the main online shops via Easy Fund Raising page, we get cash back for no extra cost to you !
So please look at using this for all your remaining online Christmas Purchases.
http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/yeadonsailingclub/
Or even when you can't resist a bargin in the January sales ? 

It is very easy to do ! 
For those of you who already have done that firstly "Thank you !" and two it is worth checking that the automatic link you can set up to Easy Fundraising site still works as mine appears to have disappeared during recent computer updates ???

Winter is on it’s way !

A very relevant photo appeared on the old yeadon – memories Facebook page earlier in the week that I have borrowed. This is a photo from 1986 of the Dinghy Park covered in snow. Thank you to Carlo Harrison and John Denison for the photo.Winter in the …

A very relevant photo appeared on the old yeadon - memories Facebook page earlier in the week that I have borrowed. This is a photo from 1986 of the Dinghy Park covered in snow. Thank you to Carlo Harrison and John Denison for the photo.
Winter in the Dinghy Park - 1986
 
In this current wet and windy weather there are some sad looking boats in the boat park with poorly fitting covers, with water in the boats and the covers and generally looking unloved. Before the really cold weather hits, if your boat in still in the Dinghy Park, then please remember to pop down to the Club and make sure it is tied down securely, any water that gets in can drain out and it is winter ready as the damp, frost, frozen water can damage the hull, sails and the rudder and centreboard.
Over the last couple of weeks (apart from the keen Frostbite sailors) there has been a number of members around sorting their boats out for the winter which was good to see. If you cannot get up to the Club due to ill health to check on your boat please let us know and we shall see what we can do to help you.

Maintenance Day – Saturday 17th November

A reminder that the Maintenance Day is on this Saturday Nov 17th.Please come along anytime in the morning to help spruce up the club and tidy round ready for winter. Bacon sandwiches on offer from Tony !All welcome, many hands make light work and…


A reminder that the Maintenance Day is on this Saturday Nov 17th.
Please come along anytime in the morning to help spruce up the club and tidy round ready for winter. Bacon sandwiches on offer from Tony !

All welcome, many hands make light work and all that !
 
Hope to see you there
Regards,
Sarah


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