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PHASE 1 PHASE 2 UPDATE

December 4, 2013 No Comments

Good evening to all our members. I guess like me, you have been waiting to see further progress, especially in relation to the incorrectly hung changing room doors and an improved door entry system.

We have now submitted the final snagging info to the builders and are awaiting their response. Here I would like to say thanks to those members who have taken the trouble to email me wiht their observations on issues that need addressing. Very helpful thanks.

We were unable to rehang the changing room doors ourselves as this would have invalidated the builders responsibilities. I can confirm we now have detailed plans available for the fire escapes, and have met with a door entry card system installer this week. Tim will inform the committee of the outcome asap.

Following on from an unfortunate incidence of a lack of privacy in the ladies showers recently, there is now a privacy screen inside the entrance door and David Gumb has ordered shower rails and curtains which should be delivered in the next week. I have been informed by several male colleagues that they do not feel we need to do the same for the male changing rooms, however if we get representations to the contrary, we can do the same.

‘In house’ work on phase two can begin once we have building regs approval for the fire escapes. Hopefully this will be soon. In the meantime Dave Gambell has been busy advising us of the improvements we can make re water supply / control and is busy drawing up the schematics for the electrical system required.

Gay Watt and I will be meeting with Jemma Curtis at the Borough Council in January to put together a joint funding bid to the Big Lottery.

Stuart Moore and I have been planning the 40th Anniversary weeks meeting for the Mirror Miracles next August and we need as many volunteers as possible to sign up cos a weeks activity is a heavy commitment and cannot be done by a few members. We need at least 30 people helping so don’t be shy and let me know your availability asap.

Interestingly, the Chairman of the OK class of sailing dinghy saw Carol Cliftons photo of the club on the website and have also asked if we can accommodate them for their National Championship. Just shows the power of good advertising eh? Should be even better once Phase two is complete.

Tim is busy planning the Youth Fun Week next year and also working toward us having a Youth Sailing Section. He has been on RYA courses looking at ways we can improve our position as a future centre of sailing excellence.

It’s been good to see so many of our kitesurf and windsurf members enjoying the high winds of late. For my part I prefer keeping dry and warm in winter as I get older!!! Though I have been attending auctions seeking and finding Shabby Chic furniture for the first floor once it’s complete.

Finally, we have been asked to host Cllr Richard Bird’s fun run on New Years Day once again. This means we will be providing bacon rolls for anyone who turns up at minimal cost. If you wish to join us about 10am on New Years Day, please let me know so we can cater accordingly.

I hope you can see although it is supposed to be the quiet part of the clubs year, we are still beavering away and will see further improvements very soon.

Regards

Mick

Commodore


Freestyle champ!

November 6, 2013 No Comments

BIG congratulations to club member Kieren Roan on winning the UKWA amateur freestyle title at the weekend

Check out Kieren’s report on the event here

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Clubhouse

November 6, 2013 No Comments

Thanks to Carol Clifton for this shot of the club

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Mirror Miracles Nationals next August 16th to 22nd

October 15, 2013 No Comments

Hi there folks!

This is a very prestigious event, the 40th Anniversary of the Mirror Miracles Association.

We expect between 50 to 60 boats to compete. Children as well as adults. We as a club have committed to supply full support throughout the week. We need definite offers of help for the safety boats x 4, beach masters, various social events etc.

My purpose in sending this missive now is therefore to forewarn members of the event and its impact upon the clubs future vis a vis National events – and to ask whether or not you are able to commit to supporting this event and in what capacity.

We need to be able to plan ahead, SO if you haven’t committed to next years holidays yet, how about booking these dates in your diary and sending me confirmation or otherwise of your ability to assist?

Please, please don’t wait till a week before the event to offer your support WE NEED IT NOW !!!

Many thanks,

Mick Ford

Commodore


Laser Open Meeting

September 17, 2013 No Comments

Hunts Sailing Club, near St Ives in Cambridgeshire, are holding an annual Laser Open Meeting for standard, radial and 4.7 rigs on Saturday 19th October.

Hunts SC is a family club with about 200 members on a deep gravel pit about half a kilometre square.

They offer keen racing, good food, good beer and plenty of prizes. The details are shown on the poster below.

Hunts SC is near the A14 and not far from the A1, A11 and M11, so driving times might be shorter than people think.

 

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AT HOME

September 10, 2013 No Comments

Hello to all our members and especially to all those new families who have joined in the past two to three months. It’s good to see so many young people joining us and wanting to experience the clubs facilities and the various watersports equipment we currently have.

My main purpose in writing is to invite any members who wish to join us at an AT HOME session on SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER between 4pm and 7pm.

This will be an opportunity for those of you who wish to access the first floor. See what it’s like now, its potential in the near future, what needs to be done ‘in house’ and of course to soak up the view!!!

We shall be inviting a few of those local people who have supported the clubs development including our Borough and Town Mayors, together with local councillors and business people.

Since access will be via the loft stairs, do remember to wear suitable clothing and shoes folks!

Do come along for a chat, to support your committee, and of course a view of the first floor.

The bar will be open too!!!

Kind regards,

Mick

Commodore


more pics

August 14, 2013 No Comments

A couple of more snaps from Youth Fun Week – lots more pics on the club Facebook page here

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First Day of Youth Fun Week is a success

August 13, 2013 No Comments
Mick wishes to thank all those volunteers who made today so successful. We had 21 Young People on the water despite high winds and a short nasty choppy sea which made sailing impossible even though we did attempt to get the Wayfarer and Micks cat on the water. A short broad reach back n forth convinced Mick it was too risky to take the youngsters out sailing, however we had mastless toppers, SUP Boards and Windsurfers on the water for 3hrs and the kids just loved it. They especially loved joining Tim n Dave on the Safety boat screaming up n down the coastline. Well done to everyone.
A short rest tonight and then we have the Kayaks and possibly sailing tomorrow. We expect another 14 young peeps in the morning !!!
A very tired, but smiley   Commodore Mick
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Cool donation!

August 13, 2013 No Comments

I am again delighted to inform members that Ian and Thelma Holland, have in addition to donating new matting for entrance doors,have today presented the club with a brand new much needed Freezer . On behalf of our members, Thanks Ian and Thelma, much appreciated.

Commodore Mick


Club keys

July 30, 2013 No Comments

YIPPEE we finally took possession of the new club keys today. We are meeting for a Snagging meeting 4pm tomorrow. Wednesday, and will be busy setting up the bar , furniture etc on Thursday and Friday.. Its the North West Norfolk Sailing Association weekends racing this weekend, so the place will be buzzing . No space for parking I am afraid unless you are a volunteer helper . However as a thank you for your patience and support over these past few Months, I shall be providing one of my’ special’ Full English Breakfasts on Sunday 11th August!! When I will Christen the lovely new oven so kindly donated by Life Member, Dave Smith. If you would like to join us , please let me know by mid week at the latest so I can arrange sufficient food for all.

Looking forward to seeing you all in our lovely new clubhouse. Yippeee again !!!

Commodore , Mick