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After the success of last year, Hunstanton Sailing Club is once more hosting a Youth Fun Week from the 4th to the 8th August. Running from 10am to 4pm each day – youngsters (8yrs +) will be able to take part in a variety of watersports including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and more.
To book your place – please print off this form and return it with your payment by the end of July.
Once again the club will be holding our Youth Fun Week from the 4th to 8th August. This event resulted in no less than 80 sessions being requested last year. It’s a really heavy volunteer commitment especially coming just two weeks before the Mirror Miracles (for which I already have a good response for volunteers).
We need as many volunteers as we can get for this youth fun week, so if you are available please will you let me know asap.
On another tack, pun intended!!! I have had a meeting with Dave Morton the Resort Manager over the Bank Holiday weekend, re the state of the launch area which has resulted in a partial cleanup of the rocks with more to come this week. If you notice any old pier debris will you please let me know as this tends to be a priority for clearance by the Borough Council for reasons of safety for all beachgoers.
We have had a good turnout of young sailors these past 3 weeks on Sundays – and Wednesday evenings are once again proving popular, so why not join fellow members and have some fun!
Hunstanton Sailing Club will be hosting a BBQ this Sunday 25th to welcome home a team of firefighters kayaking across the wash.
The firefighters from Cambridge Airport are raising funds for a variety of charities including the RNLI and have received support, training and equipment from our very own Les Collinson at Hunstanton Kayaks.
All welcome – so come on down and cheer them home – the bar will be open, the barbie on – and collection tins on hand if you want to make a contribution to the chosen charities.
The team are setting off from Skegness at 0900 with a support team consisting of Rib’s / jet ski’s and hope to land at Hunstanton around 1600.
Many thanks to John and Pru Fox for a magnificent BBQ on Easter Sunday and for organising the raffle (results below):
1st Prize: £120 – S Bryant from Dersingham
2nd Prize: £60 – Becky Daniels from Rothwell
3rd Prize: £30 – Colin Mason from Nottingham
There was a great turnout on the veranda and JohnM and Will were kept busy all afternoon as members renewed or joined for the first time. (Remember there is still time to renew your membership at last year’s rate before the end of the month).
John Matthews was also handing out the new door entry swipe cards. If you were not there to pick yours up in person, don’t worry – they’ll be posted out to you in the next few days.
I look forward to seeing you all down the club over the next few weeks.
Hunstanton Sailing Club is hosting a club BBQ on Easter Sunday, 20th April.
There will be a free children’s Easter Egg Hunt at 2pm followed by BBQ at 4pm.
Weather-permitting we’ll have the various club sailing, windsurfing and stand-up paddle equipment out available for members to use.
Hopefully this will also be an opportunity to distribute the membership swipe-cards for the new entry system which is being installed shortly.
Hope to see you there!
Hello to all our members on this chilly February day.
I thought we should update you on club developments once again before I depart these shores on Friday for the warmth of the Adelaide hills and Great Ocean Road. 40 plus degrees lately!!!
Firstly, we now have a calendar on the website showing all those events booked so far for this coming year. There are some exciting events including one planned by our own club freestyle windsurf champion Kieren Roan. Jo Wilson, pro-kiter is also planning a youth weekend of kitesurf training. We will also have a paper calendar up in the clubhouse very soon provided by Nikki Durrant. If you are planning an event it is important you don’t double-book. So glance at the calendar and contact the club secretary Lesley Lees if you wish to book a time and date. A small task group of the committee is currently looking at various hire charges in particular for NON members. We have had a number of enquiries re hire of the club for special events lately.
You will see amongst other dates that the AGM is now booked for Sunday 10th August 2014. This delay is due to the fact the accounts don’t finish till year end April and they have to be presented at the AGM. You still need to renew annual membership by the end of April and bear in mind if you pay early you get next years membership at this years rates. So get your cheque books out soon eh? Stuart Moore and John Matthews are looking at an easier online renewal system but there is no guarantee it will be ready for this year.
The committee has two new members, Tracy Spearing and Ollie Arnold. Les Collinson has stood down recently. Our thanks to Les who has been a very helpful committee member. Ollie is already known to most members and Tracy brings much experience as a family member and in particular represents the West Norfolk Young Carers group.
I am delighted to inform you the committee has accepted a quote for the rear fire escape to be built asap, and we have the help of Geoff Carnell, who will prepare the ground for the base, and David Gumb has a cement mixer whilst Will Rockcliffe has some spare cement!!! So it will be very much an in-house piece of work for the base. We are still hoping some members will offer their services for some of the work upstairs. If you have any skill you wish to share or any equipment you can donate etc please contact Will Rockcliffe in the first place.
John Fox and others are working on a feasibility study on reconfiguring the bar / kitchen layout upstairs and will report back to the next committee meeting.
We have also placed an order for the new door entry system and are awaiting the final snagging to get underway this month. The new door entry will be done at the same time.
I hope this gives a flavour of how hard the committee are working in the ‘quiet season’ and as always we welcome any ideas or advice from interested members.