Club News

END OF SEASON DINNER & AGM

Just a reminder about the end of season dinner taking place at the George Hotel, Montrose, 7:30 for 8:00 on Saturday 7th November.  Contact Kathy if you would like to come. The hotel need to know numbers by tonight Sat 31st October. All welcome.

AGM

The AGM for the sailing club will take place at the clubhouse on Saturday the 14th Nov. at 1 pm. We have three big matters to discuss as well as the usual committee housekeeping. The format will be the same as last year with a buffet and refreshments available. After the meeting we will put the boats into the clubhouse for the winter. Contact Craig if you haven’t had a copy of the Agenda yet.

Also, If you would like your boat stored inside please let the committee know.

ROWING AND SAILING ON THE BASIN

Some more photos of the afternoon:

Skiff 10 Skiff 6 Skiff 3 Skiff 1 Black Pearl Skiff 7

 

NEW LIFEBOAT

The Ian Grant Smith, a Shannon – class water-jet driven vessel officially on station  last Friday, to a cacophony of ships’ sirens and hooters.

All this attention was rewarded by a demonstration of its agility, wit a series of donuts worthy of Top Gear.

http:/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKF1K_0PzFE

JOINT CAPSIZE/ RECOVERY EXERCISE WITH RNLI

Joint exercise with RNLI, with information being exchanged on recovery of sailors from water, as well as advice to the lifeboat crew on best practice when righting capsized dinghies.

Paul in Pico probably spent more time in the water, while Kathy and Bryan came close second, with th e420 sail resembling a prop from “Pirates of the Caribbean’s “Black Pearl

Rory and Patrick rounded the fleet off with the Wayfarer.

Ewan calmly imparted knowledge and experience from a somewhat crowded Club RIB. However, when that engine started to play up, and was guided home, what followed looked like an attempt to break Guinness World record for overcrowding a “D” class inflatable.

PICTURES TAKEN EARLIER IN AFTERNOON BY ARLENE

EAGERLY AWAITED NEW GATES

The word is that Rory is back, refreshed from holiday, and eager to complete the work on the gates.

MSC Gates

Very Blue
Very Blue
Very New
Very New
Very You
Very You

OPEN DAY SATURDAY 16 MAY

Having scrutinised a selection of weather forecasts for several days before the Open Day, things certainly    did not bode well for Saturday.

The updated Sailing Programme  can now be viewed on Google Drive, at the following link.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QhDXA1kRWc4za2POAaibuFEn7PGPRMjoCAMU_KvtewM/edit?usp=docslist_api

29 – 30 August – OPEN REGATTA

Sailing programme final

Blank membership form for 2015-16

Cunningly, the new code for the compound padlocks will be released by Rory once the money is in the Club account.

THE HALF MOON

Big Lift 1

Big Lift 2

Well spotted Rory, for sighting this very rare vessel, berthed in Montrose harbour on Monday 20 April, before continuing its voyage from New York to Holland.Big Lift 1Big Lift 2

Check out Wikipedia for the full history.