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Sunday, 16 September 2018

Bart's Bash 2018

We had a great day at the Club today with Bart's Bash celebrating the life of Olympic sailor and generally all round good guy Andrew (Bart) Simpson. Lots of members came down to race, to watch and to eat the delightful cakes that seem to appear !
Andrew "Bart" Simpson passionately believed that everyone should have the chance to have access to sailing and enjoy the many benefits that it brings. The Andrew Simpson Foundation honours his legacy with its mission to increase participation in sailing and improve the lives of disadvantaged young people. Bart's Bash is a memorial to Bart, as well as a mass participation sailing event and a fundraiser to support the Foundation in achieving its charitable objectives
The money collected today will be donated to the Andrew Simpson Foundation.

Well done to Patrick who mastered the conditions best and won the race at Yeadon today showing everyone how fast a Topper can go ! We now have to wait to see how everybody did when the all the results from all the Bart's Bash events get combined together !
Thank you to Sarah for coordinating the day, Tony and Jon for running the race, Rachel for the photos  and Glenis and Barabra for making sure we ate the cakes.

Selection of photos from the the event.


Saturday, 15 September 2018

Barts Bash - Sunday 16th September

On Sunday 16th September it is the Annual Barts Bash race starting at 2.30.00pm followed by another series race at 4.00. Sarah is thinking we'll have tea and cakes so any donations are welcome.
It would be great to have as many boats on the water as possible....maybe a new record. It is a race but again we can team people up together to get you out on the water.

Come and join in !


Thursday, 30 August 2018

Barley straw treatment of the tarn - Can you help ?

Hi All, the regular barley straw treatment of the tarn is going to be done again on Wednesday 5th September.
This helps to keep the water blue green algae free and relies on volunteers from all tarn users (fishing club, model boat club and the sailing club) to help ouBt as well as the Leeds CC Parks Department and the local councillers.
This is carried out twice a year (September and March) and the work involves removing the old straw from the tarn and stuffing new straw in mesh 'sausages' to float back out on the tarn.
If you can help with the working party please come along on the 5th from 9.00am.
The more that help, the easier the job!! :-)

Photos from previous years treatment (probably March time looking at the warm clothing) kindly borrowed from the Lib Dem Councillor Ryk Downes Website. 

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Saturday Intermediate Training Sessions

Hi Everyone,
Just to let you know that we will be running Intermediate training on the following Saturdays in September and October:
1st September 11.00am
15th September 11.30am
29th September 11.30am
6th October 11.30am
20th October 11.30am
This training is for all those members who have attended Tuesday night training and can sail a triangular course. 
The training will introduce you to more advanced techniques and how to start getting involved in racing.
The start times for all sessions will be at 11.30am prompt with a briefing and then immediately on the water (i.e. you will need to get to the club by at least 10.30am to rig your boat and get changed and ready).
Please note however the first session (1st Sept) will start at 11.00am so that we can finish by 12.30pm as racing starts earlier that day.
Please visit the club's Webcollect page at https://webcollect.org.uk/ysc to book a place.
Photos from last year's sessions

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Commodore's Catch up

Hi everyone.
I seem to have been a little busy over the past couple of weeks ferrying boys up and down the country but it was lovely to get out on the water on Tuesday evening...Thank you Richard a lovely gesture.
Tuesdays are still buzzing with all the juniors being guided by Tim. They are all doing really well and gradually realising head to wind is not going to get them anywhere. The Intermediates stayed at the bottom of the tarn where the wind was.
Brian is helping out with Saturday social sailing this week so turn up before 4.30 to ensure an evening sail and to help with the safety boat.
He wonders if anyone is interested in going to the dinghy show on March 2nd-3rd. 2019 Its £10 each for associated clubs and I know members have gone together in previous years and have found it to be a great day out. Please let Brian know if you would be interesting in going.
I know Andrew suggested to those of you who have joined and learnt to sail this year that you consider getting your own boat next season. If you keep an eye on the notice board boats do come up for sale. Oscar has his Topper up for sale at the moment so if you are interested then leave a note on the board for him with your contact details and I am sure he'll get back to you....he is away for a couple of weeks.
The Committee met last week and we discussed the new roof.....that still requires a few tweeks but we're waiting for rain to see what they might be. Nice to have the shutters open again and the club house looks loved.
Training is still on next Tuesday as Tim is still with us before he jets off to Chicago. All helpers welcome.
Racing continues Weds, Sat and Sundays....come on have a go!
The next club event is Barts Bash - Sunday Sept 16th
First race at 2.30. Lunch will be provided at a small cost. This event is in memory of Andrew Simpson (Bart) an Olympic Gold Medal sailor who drowned whilst training for the America's Cup in San Francisco. The charity organises Bart's Bash as a worldwide event that encourages as many sailors to get out on the water over 24 hours.  Any funds raised will go to Barts Charity who supports getting people into sailing and racing. 
 Regards to everyone and enjoy your summer break if heading off.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Day Trophy Race - Sunday 15th

The final club 'Day Trophy' is on next Sunday (15th July).
This time we will be running an endurance race team event (4 hour race starting at 1pm).
The boats to be used would depend on entries, but ideally will all be double-handers and also the teams would ideally be two experienced and two inexperienced members.
Please let me know if you would like to take part.
I am also looking for some of our more experienced racers to volunteer to be team captains (how many we need would depend on numbers entering).  Could you let me know if you would be willing to do this?
Best wishes,

Commodores Weekend 2018 - A Big Thank You

A BIG thank you................ to everyone who made this weekend such a success.
Those who ran races, those who cooked, those who took part and those who visited - you were all brilliant. 
I think we all did the club proud and included as many as possible in celebrating the YSC at 90
To have over 80 people attend the Barbecue last night and over 44 have lunch with us today is a measure of the fondness and appreciation we all have for the club and the activities that are run.
Well done everyone and I feel very proud to have the Commodore batton this year and have been part of such an event at such a lovely place.
If you want a laugh take a look at YSC facebook page.  More photos to follow.
See you on the water