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Friday, 25 March 2011

Slipway Update - Work complete

Access to the slipway should be fine as the work has now been completed. Please use with caution, there is reported to be a slight dip.

Tim B

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

May 7th Open Day - Non Members are invited to come along and give sailing a go!

Open Day 2011 May 7th.

YSC welcomes members of the public to come along and give sailing a go, for free at our annual Open Day on May 7th.

Come along between 11am and 4pm and our experienced sailing members will take you out for a spin on the tarn.

What to Bring
To save time on the day, please fill in and bring with you a consent form. You will also need a windproof and hat, sometimes it can get a little chilly, and a spare change of clothing (just in case).

No experience required!

If you can't make the Open Day, or can't wait, then come along for a taster session on a Tuesday evening from 7pm (April 19th to August 9th).

Monday, 21 March 2011

Slipway Upgrade

The slipway is currently under repair, we have been told that it should be ready for Saturday. We will update you later this week as to the progress, looking at it tonight it appears to be close to finishing. We have a contact number for the contractor and will be in touch for an update.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Olympics Update

This week tickets have gone on sale for the olympic games, you have until April 26th to apply for tickets which will be distributed on a ballot basis for events that are over subscribed. The maximum number of tickets you can apply for is 4, but see the website for further information: http://www.tickets.london2012.com/

Sail for Gold
The RYA have launched their 'Sail for Gold' in support of the GB Olympic and Paralympic teams. Leading up to the games and during there will be a number of national events designed to promote the sport of Sailing. Yeadon Sailing Club will be taking part in these events both in support of our national teams, but also to help promote our club locally and nationally.

Events include:
  • Sail for Gold Regatta medal race (June 11 2011 and 9 June 2012)
  • London 2012 Open Weekend (July 22 to 24 July 2011)
  • Push the Boat Out (21 July 2012)
  • Passage to Portland (2 to 5 June 2012)
  • Have a go sessions (throughout 2012)

Exactly how we participate in these events is to be decided, mainly as the the RYA launched this after we set our calendar, but your support will be requested, big and small.

The 2012 Olympics offers us a fantasic opportunity to promote the sport we know and love and enhance or club profile.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Course Information: Portsmouth Yardstick Course and a First Aid Course

Ripon Sailing Club are hosting the following events:

Puzzled by Portsmouth Yardsticks? The RYA have released updated PY listings for 2011. There are changes to some very well established classes and it's likely that all our clubs will be affected by these changes. On Weds 30th at 7:00pm Bas Edmonds (RYA Technical Committee) will give a Portsmouth Yardstick talk in the clubhouse. Using results from 2010 racing at Ripon he will describe how the RYA determine Portsmouth Yardsticks, the role of clubs in this activity, and explain why clubs should adjust PYs. I'm sure that he will also be prepared to answer questions on the recent changes so if you want an explanation come and hear it from the horse's mouth (so to speak).

First Aid Course
We are running an RYA First Aid course on 26 March 2011 and have spaces available - if anyone is interested please can you let me know?

Contact: Jennie Clark, Commodore, Ripon SC

Monday, 7 March 2011

Working Parties, 12th and 19th March

The new sailing season is here, and to help get ready for this we need as many members as possible to help get the club and the facilities ready for the new season.

All members are encouraged to come along and help out, all skills are required, we ask people to spare are much time as you can give.

Lunch will be served and equipment provided. The club bosun has complied a list of big and small jobs that are needed to get the club ready.

Please come and help.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

RYA Volve Dinghy Show, 5th and 6th of March

Just incase you have a spare weekend then why not pop down to your local RYA Volve Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace, London. http://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/dinghyshow/