There's rather a lot to get through this week, with lots of good stuff happening at our club, so here goes
The updated guidelines still allow us to contine sailing, SUPing and training. We may end up closing the clubhouse (indoors) depending on the rule changes coming into effect, but as of Tuesday 22nd @ 22:49 the situation remains unchanged.
We do have to start mandatory "checking in" at the club, preferably using the new NHS app if possible. Posters will be put on all entrances and the galley and bar. Just point the app at the QR code and that's it!
Every sailor dreads the long haul up the slipway of a heavy boat, especially in the summer months when the water level is at its lowest. With the help of Mark Bayliss we have identified a heavy duty boat mover that will assist members to launch and recovery their boats. The multi-mover does not come cheap at nearly £5,000, but the gradient of the club’s slipway preclude all other candidates. Covid-19 has both increased the need for a boat mover but severely restricted the club's ability to purchase one out of club funds. However, Sports England are currently offering to match any funding a club raised by crowdfunding. Therefore, in reality we only need to raise £2,500 over a minimum of 25 supporters.
So please go to our crowd funding page https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/boat-mover, read the appeal, watch the video of the boat mover in action and please dig deep into your pockets and donate.
We have four weeks, so lets get donating.
One note. The crowdfunding website do not take a cut but automatically fill in a 15% donation on the right hand side of the donation screens. You can remove this if you like.
Mea Culpa (Duties)
I have a confessions to make and an apology. I missed my bar duty on Sunday!. Luckily, Janey was there to rescue the situation, but it was inexcusable on my part. I let members down, I let the club down, and most of all I let myself down. Thank you Janey for coming to the rescue of the thirsty!
It just goes to show that it can happen to anyone, BUT without people doing their assigned duties the club cannot function. We do have some unallocated duties in the coming week that I would normally cover but I am on holiday in sunny (hopefully) Anglesey. They are cox and HRO, so they do need a level of training. If you can help, please do so:
Southport Virtual 24hr race
Last weekend the elite e-sailing team put together by Mark Jacot competed in the inaugural (and hopefully last) virtual Southport 24hr race. The elite team consisted of:
- Mark Jacot
- Chris Else
- Kirsten Else
- Janet Shields
The full info can be found on our Facebook page but suffice to say we cames a VERY good 6th place overall. Well done to the team. Hopefully I can pursuade Mark to put a complete report on here very soon, but in the meantime here's the finish order
Our newest cohort are continuing to grow and continue to go SUPing at various ungodly hours of the morning!! Some came down to SUP on a club Sunday and we're all welcomed with open arms. The conversations that ensued between sailors and SUPers was great to hear. They also have a Facebook group, but if you want access to this closed group you'll just need to drop John Harrison a line.
The club is laid out for its first social distanced yoga session tonight (fully booked).
Yoga will happen every Tuesday 7-8pm at the club. Spaces limited to 10 due to Cover-19 restrictions.
Book your mat space now on line for next weeks class 29th September 2020 at https://www.yuliyahighamyoga.com
All I can say is I will hurt in the morning, but it was good for me....apparently :-)
As well as being the governing body for sailing across the UK, the RYA have been instrumental in getting RLSC back on the water during the Covid pandemic. Their help and resources have been a real help to me during 2020. You are already a member of an affiliated club but you can join the RYA as a member in your own right.
Here are our top 5 reasons to join…
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If you wish to join the RYA you can join online by visiting:
You will need to select ‘Joining Point’ as the reason for joining and input the Joining Point code for RLSC, which is 008111167. The club will aslo receive a commission for anyone joining using this code.
Alternatively new members can also sign up by calling 023 80 60 4159 and quoting 008111167.