- Summer Social Evening
Sailors, come and join your fellow club members for
a summer social evening with good food, music and laughter at
Reading Sailing Clubhouse, on the 29th June 2013, 7.30 pm – 11.30pm.
Food is provided, please bring your own drinks and glasses.
For tickets at this adult’s only event. please contact sally newlove
(must be bought in advance, first come first served, and numbers
are strictly limited)
- Learn to Sail at Reading Sailing Club
Last year RSC trained 36 Adults and 17 young people to RYA levels
1 and 2. The Optimist group trained six under 10's.
Power boat training and advanced sailing courses ran throughout
2013 courses and coaching dates to be announced soon.
See the Training page for details of typical courses and skill
Details and bookings to Phil at email@example.com
Download Details and bookings
- Oppie training night - Every monday during the summer
Structured training for children. Two sessions: Beginners 5pm,
Series continues until September. (Children must be in school
year 3 or above)
For information about Oppies 2013 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wednesday night is Gillette night
The series started on Wednesday April 24th. This is a 1 hour handicap
race, 19:00 start.
- Why not start racing
Those who have learnt the basics of dinghy sailing recently but
have never had the confidence to start racing, the Pursuit series
is the perfect introduction to start competing and thus enhance
and build on your hard won skills, you will find it's seriously
exiting, slightly scary but ultimately well worth a try, the experience
you gain will quickly bring your ability to the next level.
Don't worry, you won't be "in the way", the more
seasoned hands tend to make allowances. Just remember to observe
basic safety rules, port boats to give way to starboard and
windward boats to give way to leeward, also rights of way when
rounding the marker buoys, perhaps initially give other boats
plenty of room to allow them to go round the marks cleanly.
No one is going to worry if you get it wrong. Discuss the progress
of the race afterwards over a well deserved cup of tea.
Water levels at Sonning Lock:
- A key to the club house is available from Dave Portus
if you would like one. £15 deposit. See him at the club
or contact via email
- Wanderer for sale
See 'For sale' page
- Next Work Party - 1st of June:
- Next Pink day & Pirates. - Saturday
8th of June.
- Also on the 8th - Team Duration Race.
5 hour continuous team race.
- Reading Sailing Club OPEN DAY took place on Saturday 11th
It was an early start for some with Mark setting up the signs
at the roundabout and the signs along the road, inviting people
to come and check us out and hopefully join us. A few people dropped
in during the course of the day, including a reporter from the
Reading Post - thanks for that Anne - with a huge camera. The
commodore was duly on hand to show him around and explain that
the mayhem on the water was in fact a race in progress!! Sales
of the Reading Post are set to soar over the next week or so...??
Members came and went, lending helping hands, here and there
- keeping the dishwasher loaded etc - thanks, Sally, Anne, Barbara
and many others.
- Reading Sailing Club AGM.
Held at Berkshire County Sports Club, Sonning Lane, Sonning, RG4
The RSC committee hosted the club’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday
Members were invited to join the committee for drinks and a finger
buffet from 7.00pm, followed by the formal AGM proceedings and prize
Download AGM Minutes
SERIES WINNERS .
|SERIES, CUP, PENNANT
|New Years Day Pennant
|May Day Pennant
|Helm of the Year
Bit busy on Buoy 6, First lap - Sunday 24th February.
PIRATES. - Every Thursday from 18th of April
Pirates Afternoon. - May
Plenty of youngsters arrived to
swell the soggy masses of people in the club house having lunch.
Numbers were also increased by a group of youngsters brought along
by Chris and Carole for a taste of sailing.
Carole and Gary, our fantastic
Pirate leaders, went out in their Rabbit, aka, Wanderer, for a
final sail - they take delivery of a new boat very soon.
Due to the strong winds, by now
gusting 40 mph, no club boats were allowed on the water, much
to the disappointment of some keen youngsters. Only those willing
to risk damage to their own boats took to the water plus a couple
of old Topper hulls , with paddles instead of sails.
Haidy was having fun in her well
reefed Pico, until a hook broke...what a shame. Colm and his mate
Ben had fun in their Topper, while Alice, Robert and Craig were
just sailing back and forwards at great speed, hanging on for
dear life, for all to see - amazing spectator sport - their energy
Kea went out for a 'spin' with
Robert in the Comet, but got a swim as well, but he was heard
to say it was 'great.' Even little Tane had a sail with Robert
and was also thrilled and very wet!!
Hot chocolate was awaiting everyone,
and they all pitched in with the clearing up - Chris and Carole
did sterling work in the changing rooms, while seeing Gary mopping
the club house floor is ...well...quite something....
Well done and many thanks to all
the boys and girls Mums, Dads and Grannies for making all day
such fun. (Jolly Sailor)