Rollo’s last journey

On Saturday, 4th August at 11:00hrs Rollo’s family will be leaving Buck Shore (SSC) to sail to the center of Swanage Bay to lay Rollo’s ashes to rest in the sea after which returning to the Swanage Sailing Club where the bar will be open from approx 12:00 to 13:00hrs to toast Rollo crossing the bar (see attached)

Three RIBs have been arranged, each manned by Social Sailors who often sailed in the company of Rollo.

The family are hopefully that many of those who knew and sailed with Rollo will form a flotilla with their own dinghies and accompany Rollo on his last journey and gather in the bar afterwards.

Please move boats and kayaks on rack B by 5pm 17th July.

As many Sailing Club members will know, our neighbours Swanage Pier have been refurbishing Marine Villas.

As part of the process they are updating their power supplies and as part of that job they need to dig 2 holes in our boat park. These will be 1m square and are under Rack B at the back of the club. In order for this to be done we need to remove all boats and kayaks and move the rack away from the wall behind.

So what I’m asking is

A – if you have any kayaks locked to the rack please remove the lock by 5 pm Tuesday 17th.

B – if you are unhappy about others moving your kayaks or dinghies move them before 5 pm on Tuesday, store in the car park.

C – if you can make it to the club at 5 pm Tuesday, to help move the rack and boats, we would be most grateful.

If all goes to plan the work will be completed in 2 or 3 days, when we can put everything back where it is now.

Any questions get in touch with Graham Bobbit Vice Commodore email: gkbobbit@icloud.com

Graham Bobbit

Swaribbean Party June 16th from 4pm

Your new Commodore invites all club members to a new club experience!

Come along and meet all our activity groups – junior and adult trainees, social sailors, cruisers, racers and instructors both on and off the water. Mini competitions involving dinghies, kayaks and paddle boards followed by a BBQ and music.

Sat, June 16, 2018
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM BST

Water sport fun for all members on and off the water followed by a summer party

Jerk Chicken supper from 7pm

Try different boats

  • Kayaking
  • Games on the water
  • Sailing joyrides or try any of the club boats
  • Dress code – tropical prints (optional)

£7.50 adults
£2.50 under 16’s

Please log in to see the registration link and contact details, or go to the Facebook group

 

 

 

National Success x 2

Congratulations to Crispin Read-Wilson on winning the French Flying Fifteen National Championships (He also won in 2016)
also
Congratulations on Sam Whaley who won the RS Aero 7 National Championships thus successfully defending the title that he held last year.

Chris (Christine) Rabson

Very sad to say that Chris passed away peacefully at home on 5th June after a long and courageous fight. A very few years ago Chris almost lived at the club helping out with catering, beach mastering and race recording and much more. Her other contributions to the wider Swanage community – the Arts Club, Carnival, choral singing and the RNLI will all be missed.
 
A private cremation is planned to take place on Tuesday 26th June followed by a service at St Mary’s Church Swanage at 12.30 and then a wake at the Sailng Club.  All Chris’s friends and family are warmly invited to the church and the club.
 
Howard Potter, Commodore