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Friday, 30 November 2012

More Squad Success !

Following on from the recent good news that Harriet and Will P were selected for the RYA Topper Zone Squad we have had further good news this week as Matt and Ben have been selected for the RYA Volvo 420 UK Youth Squad !
This is a major acheivement for the boys not least because of the injury affected season they have had this year, but as was reported in the newsletter they acheived some good results in the end of season events which obviously impressed the selectors.

Heather reported that ;

"They will by far the youngest pair and Ben is 2 school years younger than anyone else in the Squad !"

Plus she also noted,
"It will be tough on us all...not least because suddenly having to travel to Weymouth this weekend when you had planned to sail local and having already commited to training at Poole in Dorset the following weekend.
The credit card is already cowering in the corner!
Be warned that Christmas will be running late in the L-R household.
xH  "

Best of luck to them all !!
And reading below it sounds like they are all in for a busy year !

Details of the RYA Youth Squad are included below

The RYA Volvo UK Youth Squad Programme is designed to enable the best British sailors to develop their racing skills so that they can achieve on the international stage. It is aimed at sailors with the potential for world-class performance. Sailors are invited to join the RYA Volvo UK Youth Squad if the selectors feel they may have the potential to achieve one of the following criteria:

To win a medal at World or European Championships
To qualify for Team GBR for the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships
To successfully follow an Olympic pathway

The RYA employs a specific National Class Coach and contracts a series of performance specialists to oversee the development of the sailors under the direction of the RYA Youth Racing and Pathway Managers.

As part of the RYA Volvo UK Youth Squad programme sailors will normally:
Attend all of the RYA Volvo UK Youth Squad camps.
Receive assistance from the RYA National Coach as required in preparing training and competition plans
Attend fitness and sports science support sessions
Follow a needs based training and coaching programme
Have access to remote support from the RYA National Coach
Receive support and guidance from an RYA Youth Squad sports psychologist
Receive sports science support including information and advice on nutrition, strength and conditioning and hydration
Compete in a number of mandatory domestic competitions
Compete in a number of international competitions

Powered up and coming off the star line fast at the Inland Champs in September


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Sailing to resume this Sunday

Dear Member,

Following the recent colder weather and rain fall there has been a visible improvement in the quality of the water on the tarn. The committee have therefore taken the decision to resume sailing as of Sunday.

This does come with caution as no formal tests have been conducted on the water quality. The council will not be in the position to conduct tests for some weeks. Therefore I would strongly recommend not sailing if Blue Green Algae would have a serious impact on your health. The biggest risk is from ingestion, therefore can I ask all members to sail within their comfort zone and rig according to the conditions. If you are unsure about reducing the power of your boat then please ask for guidance.

It is also possible for Blue Green Algae to irritate the skin, therefore please wear appropriate clothing such as a dry suit (but this is not compulsory). It is cold, therefore I won’t expect to see anyone in shorts and t-shirts.

The plan is for a short 2 race day series to be held this Sunday with the frostbite running from the 2nd December until 23rd December.

Sailing on Sunday will start at 12noon, David Hinks will be the OOD.

There will be a notice regarding the declaration to sail, and by signing on you will be agreeing with this declaration. Further information from the RYA can be found here: http://alturl.com/mhdfb


Many thanks


Tim Burnett


Saturday, 10 November 2012

Fish and Chip supper social

We are arranging a fish and chip supper at the Wetherby Whaler in Guiseley on Tuesday 27th November at 7.00pm.
All club members and their families are very welcome.
£8.25pp inc bread and butter, tea or coffee.
Please let us know if you will be coming by email to secretary@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk with the number of places you require.  Please reply by 20th November.

Annual General Meeting

The 2012 AGM will be held on Thursday 6th December at 8.00pm in the clubhouse.

All club members are encouraged to attend and have a say in the running of your club.

The agenda and last year’s minutes have been circulated to members.