Summer 2009


Commodore's Writes


Club Improvements

Ever been had?

First Aid Course

Front Gate

George Bray Surprise

Great Idea

Indoor Mini Olympic

Launching Club Boats

Loads of Picos

Main Sheet Input

Mid Summer Cruise

Mid Thames Trophy

Newsletter Printing

Open Weekend

Out and About

Racing Ruler 2009-2012

Regatta and Hog Roast

Sailing Secretary Notes

Skittles Night

Social Calendar

Spring Issue Question

Start of Season Party


Weather Forecasts


Work Parties

Youth Sailing Program

Racing Rules of Sailing

Every 4 years, after the Olympics, there is a new issue of the Racing Rules of Sailing; Although there are a fair number of changes I think only one makes a significant change to the previous rules that will affect our racing; the 'zone' at a mark moves from two to three hull lengths.

Great Idea

I have to admit that every now and again Lyn comes up with a brilliant suggestion. I don't mean that in a sexist way it's just that Lyn often thinks outside the box.

I'm talking marine gasket material. Have you ever tried to buy a sheet of rubber to make a gasket? Well, thanks to Lyn's suggestion, try your local shoe repairer, they stock sheets of rubber based materials. Talk to them nicely, explaining what you're trying to do and, if they're like the bloke I spoke to in my local shop, they'll be happy to sell you some good size off-cuts. Nice one Lyn!

Mike (Over Easy) Baker