Christmas Letter from the Commodore

Dear Locks

The Committee have met to discuss the current Covid situation and how it affects our Club. Following advice from the RYA, sailing from the club will be permitted but competitive and organised sailing will need to stop in line with Government guidelines. Therefore, you can access your boat and take it out for a sail providing you follow the latest Covid guidelines and ensure that you sail in a conservative and considerate way.

The club house will be closed for use, so you should make other arrangements for changing.

The only way to deal with this situation is to keep planning for better days ahead and be ready for them when they happen. Our new sailing Secretary Ollie GT has planned a winter series running from January till March. We don’t know how many of these we will be able to race but they are prime tide days so if racing isn’t an option, we hope some social sailing will be possible. Winter sailing is safer in a small group and we can use the Whatsapp group to make informal plans.

This clearly is not the Christmas we had hoped for and we probably face a few difficult months but be assured that the sun will be out, the days get longer, the rain stop, and this pandemic will fade allowing us to get back to better times. In the meantime, on behalf of the committee I would like to wish you the best Christmas you can have and looking forward to a much better 2021.

Kind regards
Chris Flewitt, Commodore


Quiz at the clubhouse

Why not come along to a quiz at the sailing club this year - it's friendly, and the questions aren't too hard (well, most of them!). Bring a team, or come and join one of the teams on the night.

We start at 19:30 in the clubhouse. £1 for members, £2 for non-members, 4 rounds, and the winner of each round wins a bottle of wine. Plus the bar is open!

Hope to see you there!

Volunteers to help operate the Bar

In an effort to be ready for a great season and fun year at the Locks in 2020, the Committee would like to ask for volunteers to help operate the bar.

We'd love to see more people in the club, not just the racers who most weekends do pop into the bar for a catch up after sailing.

One of the things we would like to do is have people available to open the bar while the sailors are on the water, so that members start to know that the "Bar is Open".

Anyone who would like to be bar trained and join in the fun, please contact Chris Reynolds and he can help organise this for you.

Members please remember to Book in Here to reserve a club boat.


The Club Development Plan - Shown at the 2017 January QGM, is available online by clicking here

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