As some of you may be aware, the Commodore of EYC and I have been working along with the Interclub Committee to highlight the problem of PWC’s speeding close to the beach where swimmers, kayakers and paddle boarders are all using the water.  

So far we have had a positive response from SBC, our Local MP, and Leigh Town Council but we still need to keep the pressure up to make sure the bit of water that we use is safe for everyone.
I have copied a response that we have received from Paul Gilson.

"I am pleased to say my meeting with the Essex Police commissioner and Chief inspector Hughs went very well yesterday.
Good news today they will be commissioning another police PWC, that will make it two. They hope to work together at the various hot spots around the county and there are many.
What they have requested from us is information, many claim they have reported the incidents they have witnessed. In fact it appears that many do not report and they do not have the levels of information that we think they have. The police act on the level of incident figures and we need to report every time. Even if its multiple times of the same incident, when its report you will get an incident number.
They have asked me to be the hub for those reported incident numbers.(This is to insure that the incidents are reported).
You as a club or the individual/members pass the details of the incident and the incident number provided by the police to my council email address. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
So life at risk, 999, dangerous and anti social acts 101 and you can also report it on line but its the incident numbers is what we need to see. This is not a Coastguard matter, it is a police matter."

To this end, there will be a blank proforma letter on the web site to allow members to report any incidents to Councillor Gilson.
Many thanks

In a change to the published programme, the Harry Feltham Trophy Races will start together with the EYC @ 13:25

There will be separate starts for the Solos and handicap fleets in each of the 6 races for the Bank Holiday Series.

Solos first followed by handicap 2 races each day.

The EODs and Cadet fleets will race one race each day.

Overall results will be best 4 of 6 for Solo and handicap fleets.

Have a good weekend on the water

Steve Corbet #SailingSecretary

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As the COVID restrictions are being lifted and the incidence of COVID infections are reducing rapidly in joint agreement with the Essex YC Sailing Committee the following section of the Sailing Risk Assessment will be deleted this week to allow the Turnidge River Race and the EYC River Race to be sailed around marks which are south of the Ray. The actual course to be sailed will be decided on Saturday morning to suit the actual wind direction and strength.


Steve Corbet #SailingSecretary

Deleted text:

Race Management Regular LSC courses around fixed marks shall be used as these require the least intervention on race days. The Race Officer shall set courses that are north of the Ray and appropriate for the wind speed (max 14 knots) and wind direction. In addition, take into consideration the temperature, wind chill, sea temperature and any other boating activity in the area. As a guide the maximum race time shall be approximately 2.5 hours and the support boat cover ratio 1:20 approx. If possible, the course should be set to avoid crowding at turning marks. Courses should be set to avoid boats crossing each other or approaching the same mark from a different direction. The RO shall operate alone in the race hut or with members of their family group. If non-family group assistance is used, they shall remain outside the hut and maintain government social distancing requirements.

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Dear Member,

I am happy to report that the day has finally come when we can reopen the Bar.

The bar will be open from Friday 21st May.

The Shlott booking system that we were using will have to be used again to book a table, at least until the current Government guidance is in place.

Look forward to seeing you down there.


Steve Hill #Commodore

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