SWAN 4 FOR SALE

Swan 4 is being replaced by a new version in January 2019 and therefore is about to be put on the open market. In case any members are interested here is the option for ‘first dibs.’

As you will know the boat has been well used and has some patches on the tubes and the hull is scruffy but sound. The patches are in the bow area where the anchor has been recovered and scraped the tubes. The outboard is a Suzuki DF50ATL which was bought new in 2015 (but is a 2014 model). It has been annually serviced by South Coast Engineering – they hold the online service record and we have the paper invoices. New bearings and the ball hitch are being put onto the trailer. With some tidying to be done as a winter project this is good value at £4500. Contact timhughes150@gmail.com if interested

SAILING SECRETARY NEEDED

Tim Hughes has been Sailing Secretary for 5 years now and is relinquishing the post, as from the ASM on 25 November. We are therefore looking for a volunteer to take his place. Tim is happy to provide an extended handover for anyone coming into the position ‘cold’ and initially will provide assistance with the more time consuming tasks (if required), while the new person is familiarizing themselves with the position.
If you are thinking of taking up the challenge then call Tim on 07730 445465 to discuss the role of the Sailing Secretary and the tasks that are included.

Howard

Ken Versluys – Arrangements for Wake

Members are very sad to hear about the passing of Ken Versluys. Ken was a keen cat sailor and always an entertaining conversationalist after racing.

Arrangements to mark Ken’s passing are;

1.30pm, Monday 15th October at Harbour View Crematorium, Poole.

No flowers but contributions welcomed to the Dorset and Mid Somerset Air Ambulance via Harbour View.

Please e-mail Ken’s widow Francis on efffvee@gmail.com if you plan to attend as she is keen to have an idea of numbers.

Howard

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.

WINCH TRAINING

Mike Mombrun will be providing winch training for those who want it at 1730 on Thursday 14 June. Call or message him on 07748 754243 if you will be there …. or if you cannot make that date but would like to be trained later