Spring 2007
Additional Patrol Boat
Annual Dinner
Appreciation of Banquet
Bosun's Store
Cheats Xmas Lunch
Dinghy Show
Dinghy Word Search
Extension Patio
Farewell to Leon
Going the extra mile
Ladies Night
Medieval Banquet
News of Members
Open Weekend
RYA Racing Charter
Sailing Crossword
Salcombe Sojourn
Site Clearance Division
Spar Storage
Start of Season Party
Sunday Winter Lunches
Surprise Party
Tom Field
Working Party
Commodore's Report
    The winter months are usually a quiet time at the Club, but this year seems to have been an exception. As I write this, the Clubroom has just been retrieved from its medieval format as Castle Aquarius after a fantastic Ladies Night. Each year, the event seems to get more lavish and even by their own amazing standards Rodger and Mike excelled themselves this year – thanks guys! (What will you dream up next?)
    The monthly Sunday lunches – enabled by the extra cooker in the partially refurbished kitchen – have also proved popular and it has been good to see a number of family groups making use of the games equipment and generally enjoying themselves. 
    Unfortunately the river has been running too fast to venture onto the water and the Frostbite Cruise and Commodore’s Cryptic Quiz has had to be postponed on two occasions.
    A new Management Committee was elected at the AGM (actually mostly the same old faces, refreshed with the welcome addition of Leo Bond, Simon Lunniss and Cath Bridger). We spent a good proportion of the first meeting considering this year’s programme and discussing how we can make the Club attractive to a wider membership. Accordingly the programme contains the old favourites but in addition we will be instituting some events which are intended to appeal to those who prefer a more “recreational” type of sailing.
     In recent weeks Bodgit and Co., having restored the Bosun’s store and replaced the spar rack, have made a start on the new patio extension. This is likely to take some weeks and the building works and associated equipment may at times impede access to the Club. Please take care – especially in the evenings when it is dark – and do not interfere with  anything. Offers of help are of course most welcome!
    I conclude with a reminder that those of you with boats at the Club are responsible for maintaining the area around your berth. There are a few gardening tools available in the newly restored Bosuns Store and now is sensible time to cut back the encroaching bushes before new growth starts.
    Good Sailing!
Nigel Knowles