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July 13, 2017 No Comments

HUGE thank you to everyone who came down and helped last night!

We had everything going on – from Geoff Carnell with his digger helped by ‘the machine’ Ivan Espley, Will Rockcliffe and Mantas Luinys digging the footings for the balcony. John Fox, Andy Holland, Les Collinson, Lisa Collinson boarding out the new bar cellar. Gemma Philp, Candy Game, Sue Gumb and Dave Gumb doing the weeding / gardening. Lee Torrice stripping down the rib engine – and me with my weedy alien-arm serving drinks  ;-)

What an amazing little community we’ve got – thank you so much! 

If you’re down the club in the next few days please watch your step and be aware there are some big holes to be concreted-in shortly.

If you’d like to come and help – the next session starts saturday morning 

Working party 18th Feb

February 8, 2016 No Comments


The first floor is starting to take shape with most of the plastering done, radiators going in, start of the painting – and the internal stairs and lift going in the immediate future! It’s been said before – but we’re sooo lucky to have such an amazing group of volunteers willing to freely give their time and expertise, not least the one-man plastering machine that is Joe Bates and the multi-talented and tireless Will Rockcliffe.

We always need more help though and the next working party is on Thursday evening Feb 18th. All offers of help gratefully received :-)

Onwards and upwards :-)

July 10, 2014 No Comments

Big thanks to Will Rockcliffe for hanging around all day to help sort out the first stage of the new first floor fire-escape today :-)

PLEASE don’t attempt to use it yet – only temporary legs at the moment until the footings are completed – handrails fitted etc.



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.




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

White Goods For New Club

July 25, 2013 No Comments
I am delighted to inform you that Dave Smith has donated and paid for, a new Electric cooker and Microwave for the new clubhouse. Carol Clifton has purchased a large Pine Table and we have 2 other pine tables  ready for the clubhouse.  There will be other items we shall identify as needed once we have opened up the garage and placed goods into the clubhouse on 1st and 2nd of August ready for NWNSA weekend and thereafter.
WE DO NEED NOW a small upright freezer if anyone is thinking of parting with one?
Once the builders have departed, we shall identify a host of items needed to complete phase 2 of the build. We are currently awaiting decisions re funding bids, However we believe that once the club is functioning once again, some of our members may be able to volunteer to either supply goods, or offer their expertise in building infrastructure work.
We intend to have a roll of honour dedicated to those who can supply goods and services as a lasting memorial to the help our members will/have given to the rebuild.
Don’t hesitate to contact me with any ideas and I look forward to seeing as many as possible of you in our new clubhouse from 1st August.

Sarah D

April 8, 2013 No Comments

Meet Sarah – our new committee boat – the pride and joy of Bosun Tim Starling and Richard Brown


where’s the bar?

April 8, 2013 No Comments

Internal work progresses rapidly



April 8, 2013 No Comments

Scaffolding in place ready for removing the roof tiles