Summer 2008

Contents 28Jul08

Chichester YC Visit

Committee Meetings

Commodore's Writes

Dinghy Show Feedback

Greek Night

Indoor Olympics

Just another Sailing Day

Mid Thames Trophy

News of Members


Open Weekend

Regatta and Greek eve

Remembrance of Bob

Renovation Update

Sailing Secretary

SigneTs at Grafham


Social Calendar

South in a Westerly

Start of Sailing Season

Swings Through Trees

Twilight Cruise

Working Party


12 April - Indoor Olympics

Last years event was so popular that a re-run was scheduled in this year's calendar. Beijing is watching with interest. These Olympics were to have been organised by Team Lunniss with many of the original events being repeated, however at the last minute they had to be postponed because of the ongoing window replacement work at the club. Apologies for that and hopefully they will be re-scheduled for sometime later in the year.


Windows being replaced


Windows being replaced

1st & 2nd March
Dinghy Show Feedback
from the RYA

The number of visitors on Saturday was reported as on par with the previous year. Apparently attendance dipped on Sunday, as a consequence of Mothers Day, the RYA said, resulting in an overall attendance figure of 9,053.

The show will continue at Alexandra Palace and next years dates will be 7 & 8 March. I have to admit I go to Alexandra Palace because I have to. If the SCOA didn't have a stand at the show I doubt I would bother unless I was seriously in the market for a new boat and wanted to take a close look at something.

From a futures point of view it's just not attracting enough new people. I don't believe the RYA has ever collected or released figures for new-comers attendance but my guess is it would be very low. In other words it's preaching to the converted and mainly relying on existing and borne-again sailors returning after the usual domestic interruptions and with any luck bringing their offspring with them.

Mike (SCOA Stand Manager) Baker