READING SAILING CLUB AGM 11th December
Venue: Berkshire County Sports Club, Sonning Lane, Sonning,
The RSC committee is delighted to invite you to attend
the club's Annual General Meeting on 11th December. Members are invited to join
the committee for drinks and a finger buffet from 7.00pm, followed by the formal
AGM proceedings and prize giving at 7.30pm.
The current committee
has been in place for 1 year with some members having served for several years
and is offering to stand again for election this year. Nominations from individuals
wishing to take on committee roles are welcome for any of the posts. In particular
the committee is looking for a volunteer to take on the role as club secretary,
since Simon Bray is stepping down from his role as membership secretary after
8 years and Sylvia Bohnenstengel has offered to take over from him as membership
secretary leaving the position of club secretary vacant. Please speak to any members
of the committee to find out what is involved in the role. Our sailing club strongly
depends on every single member to run the club so please consider joining us and
help us running the club.
Any members wishing to propose a resolution
should send this in advance to the club's Commodore Alistair Johnson or again
by returning this email by 4th December 2014.
At the AGM the committee
will propose changes to the club constitution, a development plan for the club,
and changes to the membership fees at the AGM.. A link to the current club constitution
can be found here:
As per current constitution
only full single members and adult members covered by a family subscription (i.e.
categories 1 and 2) are eligible to hold office and vote at meetings.
full agenda and detail on the proposals will be published shortly.
you are coming to the meeting or can't make it and would like to send your apologies,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Reading Sailing Club AGM
was held on Thursday 5th of December 2013.
- Frostbite Series
Sunday 23rd November is the start of
the Frost Bite Series. The race starts at 11.00 and is a handicap race. (all start
Following the review of the scoring system at the end of last year
the sailing instructions have been amended to reflect the consensus of opinion.
The changes can be found with the following link. Sailing
The handicaps have also been changed to reflect this and the
2014 numbers from the RYA. These can be found with the link below. New
- Pink Fleet Saturday
The day dawned
grey but that did not deter 20 boats from rigging and taking to the water. After
a hearty breakfast and a briefing in the clubhouse, a motley selection of boats
with youngsters and oldies, sailed down the lake for a Tektona start. Amy and
Tracey, closely followed by Richard and Alice were right on the line at the start.
Alice, despite doing some penalties or not...??one the race by mile, but was disqualified
of course!! It was good to see Lily in an Oppie, Alistair and Laura in their Laser,
Sally going well in Newton's Laser and lots of youngsters in Toppers, including
William and Patrick having so much fun in the water, instead of on it!! The ladies
made a great showing - by way of an excuse for being behind them, Richard was
heard to say ...... "he would rather not have a lot of ladies looking at him...!!"
There was a bit of crowding, bumping and shouting at 8.....but a very high standard
of sailing overall. The Pink Fleet cup went to Steve for sailing his First ever
race....well done Steve, who had to settle with a kiss from Monica in lieu of
the cup which had not been returned.... I wonder who that was...??? Thanks were
given to James, Pat, Brian and Monica for manning the safety boats.
Christmas Party - 13th December.
- Next Work Party
- 6th of December.
- A key to the club house is available
from Don Dow if you would like one. £15 deposit. See him at the club or
contact via e-mail
- OPPIES Report - 2013
For report and link to Pictures,
see Youth Sailing.
- The upstream gauge at Sonning lock
Please check water levels
procedures for Pirates
Last Pirates Sept 4th.
Pirates of the year saw some 26 youngsters on the water with little wind. After
the safety briefing, the boats launched in pairs, aided by the parents, and proceeded
under Gary's guidance to 'hunt for treasure!' They made a 'raft', did a lot of
capsizing and had a lot of fun as ever!! The stunning sunset was a perfect back
drop for the boats - see Face Book for pictures. Everyone enjoyed hot chocolate
amid the thanks and cheers for Gary and Monica - bottles of wine were gratefully
received and vouchers for Haweli. A great end to another fantastic season of Pirates.
Pirates Halloween / Fireworks celebrations is likely to be Nov 8th....watch this
space for more details.