The Winter seems to have dragged on and on with very little Sun and plenty of cold
weather, the thought of capsizing makes me turn to another dram of antifreeze, at
present the thought of sailing seems distant but I am looking forward to getting
on the water, weather and temperature permitting! I think watching the Winter Olympics
also makes the sailing season seem far away.
The club has been active and seen the “Ladies Day Lunch” which was well attended
and the club panto was very well attended (oh no it wasn’t). There are other social
events on the calendar so please do keep abreast of what’s going on! And it will
soon be time to spruce up the club and the reach with the working party so please
make sure that 24 April is in your diary!
There is a large old dead willow tree close to the upstream end of the reach which
is in a dangerous condition, it has been cordoned off, please make sure that you
keep yourselves and especially children from going too close, we are looking into
it being removed.
This sailing season could be a very busy one, we are hosting the Mid-Thames Trophy
and a Signet open event. There are the usual visits to Bewl Valley and Hampton regatta
plus the club regatta and the Bosun open with the Royal Navy at Whale Island Portsmouth.
We also intend to enter the Paxton Lakes SC 40th anniversary 24 hour RNLI race, yes