Hi everybody , we have been donated 2 I.O.M and 1 Radio Mablehead by somebody who is moving to Cambridge and for last 8 years has not ben able to find a local club to sail at , They live at the mo in Birchwood which is walking distance from the lake , They found us this time by goooogling and we came top of the list , and she called Jackie and then I went down and picked the stuff up , All boats are glass fibre and in good nick if not a bit old all have fins and old-fashioned short leads , the rigs are bitty but the Rm has two swing rigs but no sail winch , And I am sure if we got a new member with very little money we could get a boat set up for them at low-cost which we could pass on and make a bit of profit for club funds . Also re the hulls I.O.M if anybody has a grandson and wants a hull to play around with ,,, say £ 20.00 all for club funds let me know ,
HYKHAM MEETING AUGUST7 TH 2012. As you all know the main dingy fleet has been very disrespectful to us in recent weeks by sailing straight through our course despite the fact that we only use a third of the gap between the Island and our spit , I brought this fact up at the meeting and received some apologies and a promise that in future when we have our full day events the race officer for dingy’s would ensure all skippers exercise restraint from sailing into our area , I was also pleasantly surprised to find two or three members of the committee who came down on our side of things and are fully supportive of our activities .
As some of you also know we have been asked by the M.Y.A. if we would like to be considered to hold the R.M Nationals early in May 2013 , The general consensus was amongst members was ok, And the Mya would draft in whatever help we required Ie race officers and management etc , I felt we could quite easily put on this prestigious two-day event , and may even make a bit of money for club funds , But more importantly promote the racing to the local people and hopefully gain a new member or two , At the committee meeting we were given their full support and blessing and anything we need we only have to ask .
The tubes and the waterfront were also mentioned at the meeting , and although it is taking shape quite nicely , I did ask about the health and safety angle, which seemed to fall on deafish ears , But John Peter’s finally said that the club ( Hykham) would ultimately be responsible. I am still waiting for an answer from a friend re the scaffold but hope to make some progress this sunday . We do need to get together probably middle of September time to tidy up the groundwork and lay some grass seed that will be supplied by the main club . It was also suggested that we could use the rubber mats laid in the corner for any use we may have .
Finally I hope we have solved the starter box problem but I fear if it goes wrong again it may be false economy to keep spending on repairs , this last time has cost us £ 32.00 with postage and labour . The kitty has only around £ 30.00 left in it and I am hoping we can hold out to the A.G.M to rearrange how the club moves forward with a reasonable membership fee .
SUNDAY 12th The calendar say’s Match Racing but as you know we have a significant weed problem and we agreed amongst the members last week we would curtail the Match Racing days untill the weed had finally cleared , If any of you remember please bring a rake or something and we can at least get rid of the weed floating on our edges before the wind turns and it blows back into the middle of the lake. the racing on sunday will be fleet racing but no trophy is on offer ( free sailing ) I.O.M