A big thank you to all who attended the Annual Prizegiving, held on Saturday 10 November. Thanks to everyone who prepared for the event, brought food, manned the bar, lit the fire, washed up and cleared up afterwards. It was a great success, and a thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all.
Congratulations to our trophy winners:
The Pilkington Cup, awarded to the winners of the Sizewell Race: Ollie Brown and Nell Caseman
The Barnard Bowl, awarded to the winner of the Barnard Race: Mike Gower
Town Race, awarded for the best transfer to a new boat: Hugh Fielden and Richard Symes
Summer Series, awarded to the most keen veteran: Michael Bougard
Autumn Series, awarded for the fastest boat on the water during Town Cup: Greg Brown
Miniver Challenge Cup, for the cruiser sailor who turned out most often: Gary Broughton
Allcomers Cup, for the dinghy sailor who turned out most often: Dirk Bougard
Hilarious Cup, for the most spectacular capsize: Pete Lock
Francis Gould Enterprise Cup, for services to the club boats and pontoons: Greg Brown,Mike Pickles, John Buckley and Steve Buckell
Golden Rowlock, for services to the club: Mike Carter
Commodore’s Cup, for travelling, promoting and being ambassadors for Southwold Sailing Club at the Javelin European Championships in France and for becoming the National Javelin Champions at Carsington: Mike Pickles and Dick Fisher
If you have won a prize please return it to the club by the beginning of October 2013, before the next prizegiving, so that we can issue them to a new set of winners.
First aid course
28 Oct : 11:04
Southwold Sailing Club is running a one-day first aid course on Saturday 10th November from 9am to 5.30pm at the sailing club.
There will be no charge to members. This course is being laid on for the instructors but all members are welcome to attend. We already have some places filled and the maximum is 12.
Please let Robin Watkins know if you wish to be included. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Robin on 01502 478874.
Please make your own arrangements for lunch.
Training Programme 2013
10 Oct : 14:41
As you may be aware, Southwold Sailing Club has been awarded a Lottery Funded, Sport England Grant of £10,000. This grant is part of the ‘Olympic Legacy’ and is intended to offer opportunities and initiatives to people to get afloat and learn to sail.
The money will be used to buy six Laser Picos, a small, two handed, fairly indestructible sailing dinghy, buoyancy aids, safety helmets and to train up volunteers to become RYA-qualified instructors. Once we have set this up we will begin our programme, probably in April 2013.
The idea is that we will take the boats to the west side of the Bailey Bridge. There, they will be rigged and we will be able to teach sailing to anyone who is interested, an hour either side of high tide, usually on a Saturday.
We will have the requisite number of instructors and safety boat personnel to carry out proper RYA programmes.
The cost is yet to be decided but will be kept as low as possible, to give access to all, but enough to cover costs and keep the Picos in good condition. If you are interested in becoming involved, keep an eye on this website and closer to the time contact Robin Watkins on 01502 478874 or email him on email@example.com
Summer fete success
19 Jul : 15:14
Many thanks to all the stallholders and volunteers who helped at last weekend's summer fete. The event was a great success.
The Club raised approximately £700 with a few bills outstanding. Also many thanks to those who donated some of their profits to the Club. We were overwhelmed by the support and generosity of people who helped.
Special thanks go to Cath Pickles and David Worthington for organising the event.