The New Normal. An update and request from your Rear Commodore.

I am sure Covid has had an impact on all of you and how you go about your daily lives. It has also had an impact on many aspects of how your Committees run the Sailing Club in a way that tries to get back to a new normal but recognises the importance of providing you all with a safe place to enjoy your leisure time.

As Rear Commodore I have responsibility for the clubhouse including bar and galley as well as the outside spaces excluding the beach. It is in these areas I need your support please.

Volunteers. Many of you will be aware we have now reopened the bar and the galley. New Covid procedures have been put in place to allow this and to keep both volunteers and members as safe as possible. They are both open Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as Sunday lunchtime. This has been so far possible as a small group of you have kindly have provided your assistance in running the bar and galley. We have now reached the stage where we need more than just those few to help so I am putting out this request for volunteers.

SSC Organised Sailing 2020 Spreadsheet

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News

The Webshop is Open

The webshop for taking member payments is now open, please go here.

There are two payment methods available, Cheque and BACS which are free, we are not using credit/debit card payment as this would incur a fee.

This website and the webshop mark a step towards a more modern centralised member management system.

Important: if you pay by BACs, you must include a reference number when you make the payment. The reference ID is either your membership ID which is on your membership form, or if you use the webshop, it’s the order ID which you’ll be given automatically.

Important: you can’t pay for boat hire, or resolve under/overpayments with the shop yet. This is coming. Send a cheque for now.

Important: You can’t join Swanage Sailing Club without having received a membership form from the Hon. Membership Secretary.

How do I join Swanage Sailing Club?

Please see the page becoming a member.

Sad News

We have just heard the very sad news that Jorg Anneheim died suddenly at Christmas following a short illness. A keen Dart 15 sailor, Jorg was happily running the club bar at the Christmas musical evening. Our thoughts go to Sue and family at this time.

Howard

January 2018 News

1. Membership Renewals

Membership renewal forms will be sent out soon.  We have to comply with the new data protection act that comes into force in May, and it is vital that all members make their data protection choices, sign  and return the form to the Hon Membership Secretary.  It remains a requirement to sign & return the terms and conditions form – and to pay the bill as well, of course!

Please contact the membership secretary about known or intended resignation – and changes of address: swanagesailingclubmembership@gmail.com.

2. House Duties

There are two types of house duty which involve either helping in the galley (kitchen) or bar and all members are required to do two per year. The club is open for lunch on Sunday throughout the whole year.

The first duties for 2018 are now set to volunteer wanted, and during February we will be publishing house duties up till the end of the sailing season. You will be able to choose duties during the self allocation period after which time the Dutyman system will auto allocate duties to members.

Need help?

N.B.

  • Dutyman and the SSC website have different logins.
  • Also please read the FAQ if you need to recover your Dutyman password.
  • Any duties you volunteer for do count towards your two per year.

 

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Sad News

We are much saddened by the news that Rosie Warren has recently passed away after a very long illness. Some of our members will remember Terry and Rosie zipping round the bay at an impressive speed in their Dart 18.

Rosie’s funeral is at 2pm on Monday 8th January 2018. The venue is Harbour View, Woodland Burial Ground, Poole BH16 6AN

Howard

Christmas Evening – 16th December 7pm

On Saturday 16th December there will be a Christmas celebration at the club. Mike Etherington is organising the entertainment, which will be of its usual high standard, with assorted musical and humorous contributions from many members of the club and their families.

This is always a great evening and you should put it in your diary now. Newer members who attend Tuesday training – if you haven’t experienced a Sailing Club Christmas entertainment before, you should make sure to fill that gap in your experience this year. And if you have a talent for any kind of entertaining, musical or otherwise, please get in touch with Mike and offer your services. 

The Facebook discussion is here, or please email webmaster@swanagesailingclub.org.uk and I’ll forward mails to Mike.

The food will be on a ‘Bring and Share’ basis. Please bring something interesting and preferably seasonal to eat. Quiche, pate, cheese, sausages, mince pies and cake all come to mind, but the choice is yours. Just remember to bring at least as much as you intend to eat!

Helpers will be needed earlier in the day to arrange the chairs in the club room and set out a big table in the training room for the food. As I will be away, I would be grateful if someone can volunteer to supervise the practical aspects of the evening, leaving Mike free to sort out the performers.

Important Notice to All Our Sorts of Sailors!

Please note that the club is about to host its annual meeting for sailors. This has traditionally been named the “Active Sailors’ Meeting”. This meeting is your golden opportunity to have your say about the kind of sailing you want to enjoy and how to make it even better. It’s a great opportunity for sailors of any experience to come together – whether you are just beginning training, are an experienced series racer or prefer social sailing and cruising.

The meeting will be at the club at 11am on Sunday 26th November, just 24 hours after the AGM.

So please come along and get involved.

Howard Potter, SSC Vice Commodore

More amazing feats by Sam and Ben Whaley

Results from this weekend.

Sam- laser standard inland champion 2017. Ben – laser radial inland champion 2017 (Ben was already defending his title, having won the title in 2016.He is also the only youth (u19) sailor to ever win it twice. Ben is now triple champion in the laser radial – holding the laser inland title, the laser national title, and the rya youth national championship title).

Huge congratulations both.