We have revamped the way we send out club emails, and have reinstated the monthly newsletter. We are using an online emailing system for these, and will also be using it for occasional ad-hoc emails about news and events so hopefully the style will be more consistent and the content will be clear and understandable.
After a postponement on Easter Saturday, 6 boats braved the blustery conditions on Easter Monday for a thrash around the Bay, according to sailing captain, Steve Gorst, conditions were a gentle force 8 on the Cemaes scale! The wind direction precluded a sail around Puffin Island, so no seal pictures this year. However, see below for a good video of Bob from Comrades helming Myfanwy that Steve took which gives some idea of the conditions.
The Fitting Out party took place on the Saturday evening in the Clubhouse with an Italian themed supper of lasagne and Italian trifle well laced with Amaretto. 12 members enjoyed the supper with many more joining for the music night organised by Mike Harrison. Seemingly bangers and mash would be a more popular choice for supper in the future – noted by the chefs 🙂
The next sailing event is the Shakedown Cruise on May Bank holiday weekend. The details of the event are on the website under sailing events.
We have had the following email form the Harbour Master regarding the new position of the buoys for the North Deeps new route.
We have now moved the North Deep marks to the co-ordinates listed below to mark the new channel. We have also rigged two ‘race marks’ with yellow beach marker buoys:
NDI 53 18′.370 N 03 50′.920 W
NDM 53 18′.662 N 03 51′.659 W
NDO 53 18′.864 N 03 52′.208 W
53 19′.180 N 03 55′.845 W
53 18′.626 N 03 53′.012 W
We will issue a local notice to mariners.
I would be grateful for any feedback on the positioning of the marks.
This is not official yet and should be used with caution as the North Deep was used. Initial feedback indicates that there is more water in this channel than the old North Deep. If you could feedback any of your own comments to me I will summarise them as a club and pass them on to the harbour master.
Despite the low turnout, the New Year bash in the club house was a great success. The theme this year was the Wild West and a good number came in fancy dress which included a horse and a slightly misinterpreted “Native American” who came wearing a turban and set up a corner shop on the end of the bar. The newly installed Video Projector came into its own with an animated welcoming graphic, the Fist Full of Dollars fastest gun in the club competition and Big Ben, which was a bit late due to the web link to the cameras at the Houses of Parliament being in high demand. As we had catered for about thirty there was loads of food to go round. Music was provided by “Big John” with laser effects, moving lights and colour changes to set the atmosphere. Dancing and singing went on till the wee small hours with the customary Champagne toast as sixteen bells were rung to mark the end watch of 2014 and the start of the new watch for 2015. My thanks to Big John and to all those who came to support the event, especially to those who helped make it yet another successful social evening at the Club. Good luck and best wishes for a prosperous year to come.