Dutyman is up and running

Dear Club Member,The club’s duty roster has now been published and is open for members to choose their duty slots. This is run on a system called Dutyman. You should have had an email on the 17th January which gave you instructions about logging on to…

Dear Club Member,
The club’s duty roster has now been published and is open for members to choose their duty slots. This is run on a system called Dutyman. You should have had an email on the 17th January which gave you instructions about logging on to it and more recently Sarah sent out a guide to it as well. It is good to see people volunteering for various duties already and the duty slots are filling up ! So if you want to choose a particular day to do your duty you need to get in and "book early !"


One of the commitments of being a member of the club is that you help with the running of the club by volunteering as Race Officer / Assistant. The job of the Race Officer is to provide safety cover for race entrants, as well as to set the course and to run the races. It is also an opportunity to spend some quality time with other club members, learn some new skills that may not be covered in Tuesday night training, and to pick up good racing tips!

If you don’t have much experience of racing, please volunteer for Assistant Officer of the Day (AOOD) and you will be paired with an experienced Officer of the Day (OOD). Junior members are not expected to do any duties, but any juniors who want to help are very welcome to get involved.

If you are an experienced member, please don’t volunteer to do a duty with another experienced Member, instead leave the AOOD duty available for someone with less experience who can learn from you. This does not apply to Open Days and Trophy races where it is preferable to have a more experienced team in charge.

If you do a lot of racing you should volunteer for at least four duties. If you don’t race much (or at all) please at least volunteer for two duties.

You will be able to volunteer for duty slots until the end of March, then any remaining slots will be filled in automatically with those who have not volunteered.

If the dates you want have gone you can always ask to swap using Dutyman or in person. (if you arrange a swap in person please also update dutyman, or email me and I will change it)

If you are unable to do your duty, and you are unable to swap, please get in touch as soon as possible and I will try to organize a replacement.

HAPPY SAILING
Martin Ashby (Sailing Secretary (Acting))
info@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk

Laying Up Supper – 26th Jan Otley Court House 7pm

Dear AllI am just finalising arrangements for our annual Laying up Supper at Otley Court House this Saturday 26th January.It promises to be a great round up of the sailing year and I hope as many of you can join us as possible.There will be a…

Dear All
I am just finalising arrangements for our annual Laying up Supper at Otley Court House this Saturday 26th January.
It promises to be a great round up of the sailing year and I hope as many of you can join us as possible.
There will be a prize giving, fish and chip/veggie option supper, a bit of fun entertainment and a raffle.....add to that laughter and some lively chat. There is a bar to buy drinks also.
If you have not got your tickets yet, please book as soon as possible (before Wednesday)
https://webcollect.org.uk/ysc/event/laying-up-supper-2019
And don't forget to bring a cake for the Bake Off competition if you can - Sailing themed or otherwise !
Looking forward to a catch up with you all
Sarah

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 ???