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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.
BEACH CLEAN AND WINTER BERTHING BOAT MOVE 1100 – 1230 SUNDAY 4TH
Winter berthing is, as always, due on 1st November. Please remove all boats etc not being berthed over the winter before Saturday 3th November 2018.
Q. How much do you need to pay?
For any vessel still at the club on or after 1300 on Sunday 4th November 2018 then winter berthing is
payable per vessel. Winter berthing is payable at a rate of £40-00 per boat/kayak/canoe.
Q. When does a fine become payable?
For any vessel still at the club on or after Sunday 18th November 2018 then in addition to winter berthing
(see above) a fine of £40-00 per vessel is payable in addition.
Cheques payable to Swanage Sailing Club please.
Please send or hand your payment to:
Greg Vaughn at Swanage Sailing Club, Buck Shore, Swanage. BH19 2AW
Winter Sailing Berths are available for members intending to sail over the winter period.
Winter sailing berths will have best access to the slipway so please let the berthing officer know at least 2 weeks before the “berthing boat move” if you would like a winter sailing position.
Q- If I remove my boat after 4th November but before next season starts can I pay pro rata
A. No. Full rate applies for boats removed by 18th November and full rate plus fine thereafter
Q- I have several kayaks/canoes on one rack- do I pay per rack or per boat
A. You pay £40-00 per boat/vessel not per rack
Q- I have a ground berth but have sailed fewer than 10 times in 2018 can I still have a winter berth
A. This needs to be discussed with Berthing officer please read note A below. (rack berths 6 times
Q- I keep a boat under my catamaran- do I still have to pay for the small boat
A. Yes winter berthing is payable per boat/vessel
Q- How do I pay if I haven’t got a cheque
A. Contact Greg on to agree an alternative payment method
Download Berthing Notice.
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 email@example.com if you plan to attend as she is keen to have an idea of numbers.
The last planned cruise of the year ! Ah
Tides and weather ( at present ) look favourable for a pleasant cruise to South Beach and picnic lunch on Saturday 8th September.
High water Swanage 08.11 2.1m & 12.13 , 1.9m Low Water Swanage 15.17 0.7m so gentle assistance on the way out and more helpful on the way back.
Weather showing on the BBC at 13mph
This cruise is for competent sailors in suitable boats , safety boat cover will not be provided .
Suggested additional equipment if you have them : VHF radios , anchors and those who consider them useful outboard motors. Not forgetting the all important picnic – the most stylish we have seen this year has be presented by Wendy &
Graham Bobbit – current leaders in the plastic picnic plate trophy.
Meet at the sailing club for a 10.30 briefing with the view to set sail at 11.00 , returning around 3ish , hoping to have the bar open an opportunity to regale those stories and eventful moments of this cruises.
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.
New date TBD.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Owerdale Cup was postponed and will now be held on 22 July 2018 in conjunction with the Summer Series. All Summer Series Classes will have one start at 1100.
Free volunteer run training is offered to adult and child members of Swanage Sailing Club.