Commodore’s Update – 20th May

Dear all, we are now well into our best sailing months and people are bursting with enthusiasm.Last Tuesday saw 11 new Come and Tries, 11 beginners and 6 intermediates. It was quite a challenge and Tim was fantastic. Everyone got out on the water and…

Dear all, we are now well into our best sailing months and people are bursting with enthusiasm.
Last Tuesday saw 11 new Come and Tries, 11 beginners and 6 intermediates. It was quite a challenge and Tim was fantastic. Everyone got out on the water and a really big thanks to everyone who turned up to help. Tony Dufton was a welcome addition to the team of helpers. 
I did not get a chance to take any photos but the 5 young girls Dilys, Millie, Maggie, Hanna and Helena showed a that girls can sail brilliantly.
We have issues with our Pico rudders. We have managed to have 1 Pico rudder fixed but still have 2 Picos that have broken rudders. If anyone has a spare one they no longer need the club would be pleased to hear from you and we could come to some arrangement.
Great to see the series racing continuing and the regular sailors out on the water.
Saturdays social sailing this week saw Gail take Emmet for his first sail and he took the helm confidently.
Maggie and Peter came along to practise and weren't put off by a little capsize at the end of the session! Thank you Harry for being calm in the safety boat. If anyone with experience is free on a Saturday evening to support I would be pleased for the company.
Sailing on a sunny evening - nothing better !

Calling any juniors who are creative we'd love pictures, paintings, films, cartoons for inclusion in the Autumn newsletter.
To keep you up to speed - the roof repairs are scheduled to be done this summer we are just waiting for the go ahead from the council. We'll keep you posted but the scaffolding may go up soon. 
Thinking ahead - Andy Baines has offered to do the Barbecue for Commodores weekend and we are asking for members to book in via webcollect so we can catered for everyone. I would welcome any help with games on or off the water and in the kitchen(help not games!). Looking forward to celebrating 90 years in style.
Looking forward to another week of fair weather.
Regards
Sarah

As a post script to Saturday's Social Sailing, the sailing featured on Facebook when a picture of the wonderful sunny evening was posted on the Yeadon - Our Community Page. In addition we saw Harry supporting the sailors from the safety boat when we drove past on our way out for the evening, he looked to be well in control !  
Thank you to Helen Barker for the photo