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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

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Commodore’s Weekend - This Saturday and Sunday !

Commodore’s Weekend 7th and 8th July
 Activities kick off Saturday morning with bacon sandwiches with sailing stating at 12.00. Cake and Fizz to celebrate the Club's 90th from 5.00pm folowed by the traditional Commodores Weekend Barbecue, and later the Midnight Race.
Things to bring on Saturday :
Cake or buns to share
£1 for a bacon sandwich while we get things ready in the morning
Your lunch
Sun cream
Change of clothes
At least 10 plastic bottles
Some sides and drink to go with your B-B-Q
Warmer clothes and boat lights for the Midnight Race

On Sunday the Club will be open for coffee and cake from 10.30 with raft building and racing starting at 12.00, followed by lunch, the Commodore's Race, more fun and finishing off with the Bottle Race late afternoon !
Things to bring on Sunday :
Water gun – if you have one (preferably a super soaker)
£4.00 for lunch
Sun cream
Change of clothes
At least 10 plastic bottles

Plus a Chair (for Saturday's Barbecue) and a Smile or two 😊 

Looking forward to seeing everybody there 

Monday, 2 July 2018

End of June Update

This weeks Hello..........Tuesday was really buzzing this week with 22 boats out on the water. It was a lovely warm and balmy evening and everyone was really patient sharing the boats.
A reminder that Commodore Weekend kicks off with rigging from 10.00 and then bacon sandwiches from 11.00.
There will be racing for everyone all weekend and we celebrate the Club's 90th year with as many of you as possible.
A little reminder about the Bottle Race, this will be at 3.00pm on Sunday, please bring down any empty plastic bottles you may have so we can put them to good use (before re-cycling them afterwards) !
We have to send final barbecue numbers to Andy by Tuesday and a few people who have mentioned they are coming have not booked in. I don't want anyone to go hungry so please if you have either not filled in the Commodore weekend ticket on WebCollect, or put your name down on the list last week in the club house or let Neil know - can you please let me know so we can cater for everyone. We have about 59 booked in so it should be a lively evening !
Looking forward to a great weekend of fun. - Sarah
A selection of Photos from this week 


Thursday, 21 June 2018

Please can you help with Social Sailing this Saturday !

Hi !
Sarah has been doing a magnificent job coordinating the Saturday Social Sailing sessions after racing finishes at 5,00pm. Unfortunately this Saturday Sarah is not around so please can somebody take over the reins for this week ??????
The Social Sailing sessions are a wonderful opportunity to have relaxed sail in conpany of other members and some practice time. For the session to run we just need a member to take a lead and co-ordinate things and then at the end make sure every thing get put away and the Club and the Dinghy compound gets locked up !
If you are able to help out this week please get in contact so we can let other members know if Social Sailing is on or off this week !   
email : info@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk

Many thanks !

June Catch Up

Hello everyone....
Another catch up of the past couple of weeks.
June 10th was our second Day Trophy race. It was a great day and well done to Phil, Dennis and Jo. The next one is on July 15th and we'd love to see some more of the less experienced racers, as we are hoping to run an Endurance race which needs teams of sailors. We will pair up experienced and less experienced racers giving a really great opportunity for learning top tips from seasoned sailors. Be at the club at 11.30 and on the water from 1.00pm.
Last Saturday saw some wild weather at 5pm (see photo) so social sailing didn't go ahead....and I am away this Saturday (June 23rd) so can't guarantee anyone will be available to run it.
Tuesday evening was busy...well Richard kept having a rest in the gusty moments! Lots of come and tries and some enthusiastic members. The wind was a challenge so well done everyone for being intrepid and giving it a go.
Commodores weekend is almost here and I have prepared a loose itinerary of events which I will post seperately.
Just to confirm the Club is supplying all the meat or a veggie option for the barbecue. To be able to know how many to cater for it would be great if you could please sign up ...for free at Webcollect events (the same as we use for membership subscriptions). We'd love to see as many as possible and I have had some great offers of help.
If you have a favourite race at a time and day that suits you to run it please let me know so I can start allocating races.
We plan on keeping the juniors busy with fun races to keep them occupied and enjoying sailing. I do hope you can all come along at some point over the weekend.
The committee met on this Monday evening
  • Paul gave us an update about the roof - which is going well and we agreed on an upgrade to the windows.
  • We have had 17 new members...welcome to the Club everyone.
  • We discussed the up keep of the boat park including the tarmac path.  I am going to take this forward.
  • We think the grass is looking worn due to the roofers pulling their van in and we will mark it off once they have finished the work to help the grass repair itself. 
  • The committee thanks all those who have offered help in whatever way.
This week I'd like to say thank you to Tim and Andrew who keep the training running....we couldn't do it without you.
I hope the exams went well Harriet and Felix and Jo that your head is healing and welcome you back when you get a moment.
Do make the most of the long days....happy sailing

Commodore 2018

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

A Coterie of Commodores !

As part of the build up to the 90th Birthday Celebrations we have been looking in the archives. The photo is of a Coterie of Commodores at the Club's last big Birthday Celebration, the 75th in 2003, some sadly are no longer with us.
That year we had a more formal dinner at the Peasehill House Hotel in Rawdon.For this year's 90th Celebrations we are going to be more relaxed and we will be celebrating on the Commodores Weekend 7th & 8th July. We would love all members, ex-members and friends of the Club to join us particularly on the Saturday evening.
For more information on the various celebratory activities please get in contact with us via the Website, Messenger or Facebook,  or pop into the Club on a sailing day

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Jumping June - Busy week ahead

After Half Term last week with people away it is back to normal at the Club this week with lots going on !

Tuesday evening was glorious with lots of boats out on the water – we were actually featured on the Yeadon – Our Community Facebook Page when someone uploaded photos of the training session in the evening sunshine !

The Wednesday Evening race has just finished with Richard notching up another win in his Laser.

This weekend there is lots going on with another Intermediate Training session on Saturday morning with Andrew and the team. The session starts at 10.30 so you can rig and get changed with a briefing at 11.30 and on the water for 12.00. These are open to anybody to improve their sailing and racing skills. Please sign up on our webcollect system at  YSC home on WebCollect if you would like to come to a session.

Then sailing continues with normal Club series races at 2.30pm and 4.00pm, then we finish off with a Social Sailing Session at 5.00pm.

On Sunday is the second One Day Trophy with 3 races on the day. These Trophy Days are for everyone, and we hope all our racers and Intermediate Trainees take part. It will be organised to take account of everyone's experience and adjusted accordingly. Please arrive 11.30 and racing starts at 1.00pm and we encourage all members to come along.
This new venture is in response to some of our newer members being less confident racing and others with family commitments preventing series racing.

Trophies and prizes will be presented on the day.
 If you use Facebook please follow and like the Yeadon Sailing Club Facebook Page, there is lots of current things posted on there and we are raiding our archive of historic and recent photos and information trying to put up lots to interest people

Looking forward to a great weekend on the water.