Safety Teams – 2019

The safety teams have now been published to the web site.

Please can you check the lists to see which teams you are on, and also the sailing calendar to check the dates your team is doing duties.

You will need to acknowledge your ability to do the duty by confirming it using Dutyman.

This is important as we need to ensure we have sufficient safety cover for each race.

We are still looking for more people to fill the teams so if your name is not on one of the safety teams

and you are a regular sailor or would like to help on a team then please let me know ASAP, so that I can add you to a team.

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House Duties self allocation period – now till end March 2019

I’ve started the self allocation period for house duties for 2019, so please look out for the mail from Dutyman.

What’s the self allocation period? Help!

All members must do two house duties per year e.g. a Bar or Galley (kitchen) Duty. Duties are managed from Dutyman for which you will have a login, (note this is a separate login to the membership portal).

Self allocation is where you can self assign duties during a window of the next three weeks. After that time Dutyman will auto assign duties to you, people usually find it better to choose their own dates. Dutyman has sent all members an email inviting them to self assign duties.

Action: Please look out for the Dutyman mail, visit the self allocation form and sign up.

Note: this is for all duties through till the end of December and any duties already signed up for in Jan-March will count to your two duties.

Also, if you’re good with Dutyman: There are also some duties looking for volunteers in March not on the self allocation form, which you can volunteer for from the Dutyman website, and these need picking up first. Please help with that.

Need help? see the FAQ, contact: dutyman@swanagesailingclub.org.uk

Membership renewals due 1st Feb

The new online membership system has now been rolled out and lead members should all have letters from the membership secretary.

The new system will have sent an email with some help on how to renew and another one with the log on details. 

If you haven’t received emails, please look in your junk mail / spam folders in case your filters have rejected the message.  It will be from  swanagesailingclubmembership@gmail.com

If you need a paper copy instead, please email membership secretary Alan Stephen at swanagesailingclubmembership@gmail.com or write to him at the club.  

This is a new system, and we expect there will be unexpected issues, so please be patient as they are resolved. Duty management will be moved to this system too over the next months.

Please note that the membership management system has a different URL to this website.

https://shop.swanagesailingclub.org.uk/

You will have a personal different login for that site.

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