As you may be aware, a typo in the website "Dinghy Sailing Schedule" caused chaos in the Summer 1 race on Saturday.
Be warned therefore that whilst I've (again) checked the website is accurate, the handbook and the "LSC Programme and Rotas 2017" spreadsheet are the definitive source for race times and order of starting.
Note that In the hand book and as agreed with the EYC the Slow/Medium classes will always start first. If in doubt look for the start flags.
The cadets section is going from strength to strength and are attracting a new generation of sailing enthusiasts.
They are now active on the water but are desperately short of suitable clothing.
We are therefore appealing to members to see if they have sailing gear (probably small-medium sizes) that they could contribute to our currently limited stock. Our Cadets would be very grateful for anything you can spare.
Our thanks in advance.
High Water Southend 06-18 Ht. 5.1 mts.
07-30 Start between the committee boat and the Leigh Bouy.
‘Eostre’ will be the committee boat and Captain Ted will be the race officer. The committee boat will use VHF Ch 72
Start Course. Shoebury Boom Outer Beacon (P). Blacktail Spit (P). Maplin (P). Maplin Approach(P). Swin Spitway (P). Wallet Spitway (P). Knoll (P). Eagle (S). Colne Bar (S). Finish. (Approx 36 miles)
Dinner at the Colne Yacht Club on Saturday - If you haven't already booked then contact Ian Burtonshaw asap.
Our near neighbours had a visit from the local walk in thief over the bank holiday weekend and members are reminded not to leave any valuables in the changing rooms and to be alert for any strangers on the club premises.
Please ensure that doors close behind them at all times. The main front door, two white doors at either end of the platform and the changing room doors should be retained by their latch (not deadlocked) at all times. If you are the last person to leave it is your responsibility to make sure all the doors (including the balcony door), birdcage gates and the prom gate is locked.
The Club does not assume responsibility for any lost or stolen personal property so please keep all personal property under observation or secured in a locked locker. If you do become the victim of a theft, immediately report it to a member of the committee.
Thieves are again targeting credit cards, cash, phones, cameras, and other electronic equipment in particular. Please pass the word around and make it your business to keep the club safe and secure.
The club is running a Solo Open Meeting and Eastern Area Championship on Saturday 24th June 2017.
Entries before the 24th June would be very welcome to help us with planning for the event.
Club members are requested that they DO NOT park their cars on the Prom on Saturday 24th June to allow maximum space for visiting boats attending the Championship.
Thank You for you Co-operation
Steve Corbet (Sailing Secretary)
I have a lot of past copies of Cockleshell Magazines and was wondering if there is anyone in the club who would be interested in having them.
There is one solitary one dated 1967!
Then there is a run of them starting in 1973 through to 2007 with one or two missing such as 1976, 1998 and 2002. I have no idea why they are missing and it maybe that they will turn up at some stage.
I am trying to have a bit of a sort out and just cannot bring myself to just throw them away if there is someone who would like to look at them.
CCS Harty Ferry Race 6th May 2017
Cruise to Chatham Marina 20th -21st May 2017
Cruise to Ramsgate 27th-29th May 2017
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