Miracle End of Season Championship at Shustoke

Wow, what a weekend to host the Miracle End of Season Championships! Storm Brian definitely provided the spectators with some thrilling entertainment on the water! After the news spread that many other open events had been cancelled due to the imminent arrival of Storm Brian, there was some doubt on whether there would be any sailing…

Commodore’s Report November 2017

Yesterday, Saturday 4th November, saw the Annual Commodore’s Cup Event.  Twenty three boats started Race One, with a really useful wind and it was particularly good to have an Optimist helmed by Harry Marlow sailing for the title.  Harry sailed a great race and it took quite a while for the adult boats to catch him, with Stuart…

Commodore’s Comments August 2017

Our Club is currently enjoying a new lease of life with a few more sailors sailing regularly, venturing out to try their hand at improving their Racing / Boat Handling skills.  We have had a number of new members who seem to have been “infected” by the Sailing Bug, it’s great to have such keen and…

August Update

Thursday Night Sailing Those of you competing in this series will know that the series completes at the end of August 2017.  The early lead of the series taken by Cole Briscoe has changed quite considerably, but there remains a tight scramble for the top 3.   The current positions are as follows:   2017…

Commodore’s Comments May 2017

Well, it’s been 43 days since I became Commodore of Shustoke Sailing Club and I suppose your question is, what’s new and what’s different.  What’s changing?   Well let’s look at what’s new:   We have a new Committee with a great new Rear Commodore Sailing in Stuart Hydon.  Stuart and his team of Fleet…

AGM 2017 Report

The 42nd AGM of Shustoke Sailing Club got underway at 19:30 hours on Friday 24thMarch 2017.   The Commodore, Peter Dunn, welcomed the assembled members and convened the meeting, then continued by working through the normal procedures of  Apologies for Absence, Appointment of Auditor, Adoption of the 2016 AGM minutes etc.  Then followed reports from…

Comet Trio & GP14 Open Meeting 2017 Report

A steady and plentiful easterly wind met club members and visitors alike for the joint Comet Trio and GP14 Open Meeting on Saturday 25 March 2017. OOD for the day was Jim Hopton ably assisted by Richard Charles, the rescue crews and the important Galley and Bar Teams.   Thanks go to all the support from…

Notice Of AGM 2017

Notice of AGM – Friday 24th March at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse   Dear Member The 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held at the Club on Friday 24th  March 2017 commencing at 7.30 pm prompt. Nominations for club committee posts should be added to the nomination sheet in the club house or advised in…

Sailing In The Bloody Mary

  I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to sail with Stuart Hydon in his Lark in the 44th Bloody Mary Race held at Queen Mary Sailing Club on Saturday 7th January.  Queen Mary Sailing Club has over 700 acres of water and this event is the largest inland dinghy race held in the UK.  It…

Autumn Coaching – What Happened?

Sorry, I have been a little slow feeding back on the last 2 training sessions that went on in November, better late than never as they say! We had two great training sessions in November, led by Cole Briscoe on the 5th November and by Jim Hopton on the 12th November. For those that couldn’t make…

Oscar Cawthorne Is A Winner!

A Shustoke Sailing Club youngster has had a huge boost in his ambitions to become a top class sailor after being awarded his own boat – donated by the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST), the official charity partner of RYA OnBoard – as part of a national scheme helping young talent progress in the sport.…

Commodores Comments August 2016

Great news we have a new Honda 40hp engine on Jumbo the Yellow rib.  You may have noticed Jumbo in the compound waiting for the engine to be either repaired or replaced. The repair would have cost about £2,000 and we would still have an old engine. As part of my contract with the RYA…

Rear Commodores Ramblings June 2016

Here we are, well into June and our club is busy and the sailing is great.  It’s especially nice to see the youngsters coming through in the Oppie Fleet, the standard of their sailing is improving in leaps and bounds. We have lost a few members on renewal, no more than is the norm, and…

Commodores Comments June 2016

Membership – It looks like we will have lost about 20 members when the late payers are all rounded up. This means that the Club will be able to financial run, but without the normal amount of contingency money. I will be writing personally to all old member from the past few year encouraging them…

Commodores Comments May 2016

I’ve been sailing!  That’s right, thanks to Pete Smith I was able to be part of the GP & Comet Open meeting.  What a good day – good turnout, good weather, good wind, good food, good company and a good race result? (Well you can’t win them all.)  Thanks to all involved on the day.…

Commodores Comments April 2016

I would like to thank all the club members that came along to the AGM in March, it was an excellent turn out. Open Days We are holding two Open Days at the club this year, which are vital for the growth of the club.  The first has just happened on the 9th April and…

AGM 2016 Report

Commodores 2015/6 Report In putting together this report I have looked back over the past years Commodore Comments. It’s fair to say that two words dominated them ‘Dreaded Weed’. But more of this later. My first role as Commodore was to preside over the opening of the club extension and possible more importantly the agreement…

Commodores Comments February 2016

Just a quick reminder that the AGM is on the 18th March at the club house starting at 7:30. The agenda is – Apologies of absence – Treasurers report – Commodores report – Proposed amendments to constitution – Election of officers – Subscriptions 2016-17 – AOB. After the AGM there will be another presentation/update from…

Commodores Comments January 2016

First of all, can I wish you a Happy New Year It is going to be an interesting year with our battle to keep the dreaded pond weed at bay. The weed subcommittee have been working hard over the winter to look in great detail – how we can ensure sailing can continue unaffected throughout…