Beer Sailing Club Newsletter
There's been plenty going on in the build-up to the festive period. Be sure to check out the 'Forthcoming events' section at the bottom as there is a social 'Ideas get together' evening tomorrow (Wednesday) night.
Winter Work Party
The Beer Sailing Club Work Party definitely proved that many shovels make light work. Who needs a digger? The decking that is laid towards the shore from the dinghy winch has been stacked away. The east-west matting close to the shore was buried deep within the beach after the last gale. However, it yielded to the overpowering might of the shovellers. Once retrieved, it was all rolled up and moved clear of the shore.
The ribs and some of the other boats were then pulled north of the main decking ready for winter. A good mornings work with much achieved. However, if you have a boat on the beach, don't assume your boat has been looked after. There are still boats to the south of the decking that need to be attended to.
The Presentation Lunch was a success. A few sailors braved the challenging shore conditions to get afloat and enjoy some southwesterly sleigh rides. Once ashore, a hearty lunch was enjoyed with the trophy presentations to follow. Pictured below are some of the prize winners. Left to right at the back, Michael Taylor and Stewart Aplin. Left to right at the front, Harvey Green and Henry Jaggers.
Annual General Meeting
The Sailing Club AGM was held on Monday the 19th of November in the clubhouse. The turnout was sufficient to approve the various motions proposed. We're delighted to announce the Sailing Club now has a Commodore in Alistair Green (pictured below). Alistair has stepped into the role for a second time. He brings a wealth of experience to the position having served the club for many years. He is a keen sailor who is looking forward to injecting fresh impetus into all aspects of club life.
There have also been changes on the committee with long-standing members Geoff Pook and Geoff Adkin both stepping down. On behalf of the Sailing Club, we would all like to extend a big thank you for your contributions.
The shuffle in the committee did leave some vacancies. We're excited to announce the committee has been bolstered by the appointment of 3 new members. Chris Pickles, Andy Weston-Webb and Kit Mundy complete the team for the coming year. Full Minutes of the meeting are now available in the clubhouse, pinned to the noticeboard.
Sailing Club Skittles
The Beer village skittles competition has been running for nearly two months now, with seven village teams taking part including one from Beer Sailing Club. This is a mixed event, and it's also a mixed team from the Club - there's no "for men only" in BSC.
After three games so far, the highest scorer from the Club is Matt Taylor with 56 points, closely followed by Maureen Lawrence and Barry Follett, both with 54 points.
It only takes six players to make a skittles team, but fourteen different BSC members have played for our team in one game or another, so if you'd like to have a go, please just get in touch with Chris Pickles at firstname.lastname@example.org
. The next game is on Wednesday 5 December starting at 8pm at the Dolphin Hotel, and the team that we're competing against is the Sunshine Girls.
The last coffee morning is Wednesday 5th December 10.00 am till noon (with some Christmas bits and bobs on sale)
Looking ahead to Next year
Angie is hoping to get some ideas back from members for social events next year. Interested parties are welcome at the Clubhouse on Wednesday 5th December at 7.00 p.m. please email ideas to Angie in advance of the meeting - email@example.com
Saturday the 8th of December for those swift enough to get the tickets. There will be a limited number of bottles champagne available to buy at the Christmas dinner for £20 per bottle - which will be sold on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. There will also be a charity raffle.
To wrap things up......
Once again, it's been an excellent year. It's a testament to all the members that we have finished another year in such a healthy position. The club is only as good as the members who keep it going so a massive vote of thanks to all of you. Beer Sailing Club wishes you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Sent on Behalf of the Sailing Club Committee