Thanks to the efforts of a large number of members (most of whom are not in the photographs) the slipway is laid and many jobs around the club have been completed. Herne Bay SC is now set up for a great season on and off the water.
To all those that use the jet washer, either around the club or for the slipway cleaning. We now have an extra long hose that can go all the way to the bottom of the slipway with the machine at the top of the slipway. The new hose is in two parts, the section with the jet lance on is fairly short and good for the jobs around the boats and club. For use on the slipway you need to attach the lance hose to the longer hose and off you go. Those that need any help please ask. This will make life easier but please after use separate the hoses, coil and tie up.
The 2017 racing season started with our first race on Sunday 2nd April, the races being already included in the Club’s Events Calendar on the Website to enable you to plan your personal calendars. As an ‘aide memoire’ to long term members and a guide to newer members, the races are also listed out on the attachment to this note.
The attachment also details the trophy for which you are competing, the award requirements, the type of race with numbers of discards, the helm/crew and boat eligibility, the trophy name, when it will be awarded and who won each trophy in the 2016 season.
The attachment also identifies other trophies which will be awarded for non-racing events such as the Commodores Cup, the 3 no. Championship Cups, the Top Laser Cup, Cadet of the Year trophy and the much sought after Disaster trophy and many more. Thus member of all abilities, experience and ages have something to go for (although we don’t seem to have a Men’s Cup to match the Ladies Cup!!)
The attachment also lists trophies which are not presently contested and advises for what they were previously awarded over the 97 years that the Club has been in existence. If you feel strongly that there are other categories for which there should be an award, please speak to a member of either the Sailing or General Committees.
Given the history of the Club and the number of trophies which have been donated to us over the years, it’s inevitable that there are some errors and oversights within the attachment. We would be pleased to receive any further information or corrections that some of the longer serving members might have that will enable us to improve on the contents.
The Sailing Committee
Herne Bay Sailing Club Trophies for the 2017 Season
A huge thank you to all those who gave up their time today in helping with the slipway, moving boats, cooking food and getting a plethora of other jobs done.
Well the last sail of the season and what a sail and turn out, for me one of the best sails this year. A lovely sight to see so many sailors braving the chilly conditions. One little point if you have a boat that needs rigging on the slipway best if you go down last or pull it onto the beach or launch a long way in front of the main fleet trying to launch. Which leads me (editor: James, in case you haven't guessed) nicely on to the matter in hand, the slipway upping. I've had a good response of job allocation. Richard De Lisle is organising the inventory and banging rust off the metal bits. Clare will be do what she does best and sorting many jobs at once with patience and good grace, but on one of the list for her is the sorting of the slipway materials in the boat shed. As usual lots of jobs for lots of different tasks from heavy lifting to counting bits and pieces. The time is 06.00 SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER. If that time is not doing it for you there is plenty to do as the day moves on. Looking forward to seeing at the upping and then the fun time in the evening at the upping supper. With the added bonus of some of this year's trophies being awarded during the evening.
Thank you all for making this a wonderful sailing season.
Well we only have 6 races of the season left!! All of which are part of the Freezer series over the course of the next 3 weekends.
As some of you may know we have been trying to use the new HAL online system this year and its taken some time to get results in. However the good news is we are all up to date so below you will find the results for the different series and cup races this year.
But first things first - the Club championship - in order to qualify for the club championship you need to have taken part in a minimum of 15 races this year. At present we have 15 sailors who are eligible for the championship with a host of others who will be eligible if they enter into the Freezer series.
The following people can all reach the 15 races by the end of the season.
Brian and Maria Golton - 13 races 31 pts
Richard DeLisle is on 11 races and 45 points
John Sinclair is on 11 races and 94 points
Clare Dunning is on 14 races and 134 points
Charlie Mount is on 10 races and 106 points
Luke Herlihy is on 10 races and 97 points
Gary Danilewicz is on 9 races and 50 points
David Condor is on 9 races and 105 points
With all the results, including the first 2 races of the Freezer Series last weekend, the club Championship standings are below with Allan McNeil leading the way and nothing in between 2nd place and 6th place.
ALLAN MCNEIL 34 points
Colin Smith 42 points
Olaf Throndsen 44 points
Ben Skull 45 points
GRAHAM HARBORD 48 points
Matt Bradfield 49 points
JAMES WOODWARD 53.5 points
Steve Owen 54 points
Michael & Sam Dyer 59 points
MAGDA GAWECKA 64.5 points
ANDY EKINS 65 points
HARVEY BURWIN 87 points
K ROYER 104 points
Sally Woodward 119 points
Glen Peploe 131.5 points
It can all change so take the last few opportunities to sail and see where you come out on the overall club championship.
Finally here are the top 3 winners of each series / cup race this year
Opening Splash -1st Place Ben Skull; 2nd Place James Woodward; 3rd place Graham Harbord
Spring Series - 1st Place Olaf Throndsen; 2nd Place Andy Ekins; 3rd Place Allan McNeil
Summer Series - 1st Place Allan McNeil; 2nd place Olaf Throndsen; 3rd place Matt Bradfield
Late Summer Series - 1st Place Steve Owen; 2nd Place Matt Bradfield; 3rd place Olaf Thronsden
Autumn Series - 1st Place James Woodward; 2nd Place Ben Skull; 3rd place Magda Gawecka
Morning Series - 1st Place Harvey Burwin; 2nd Place Graham Harbord; 3rd place Andy Ekins
Mayday Series - 1st Place Olaf Throndsen; 2nd place Graham Harbord; 3rd place Luke Herlihy
Long Distance Race - 1st Place
RNLI race - 1st place Brian and Maria Golton; 2nd place Colin Smith; 3rd Place Steve Owen
Challenge Trophy - 1st Place Samuel Dyer; 2nd place Brian and Maria Golton; 3rd place Steve Owen
Jubilee Series - 1st Place James Woodward; 2nd place Matt Bradfield; 3rd Place Allan McNeil
Master Challenge Trophy - 1st Place Matt Bradfield; 2nd place Club Vision; 3rd place Richard DeLisle
Bart Simpson race - 1st Place Colin Smith; 2nd place Allan McNeil; 3rd place Laurie Dengate
Laser Cup - 1st Place Ben Skull; 2nd place Olaf Throndsen; 3rd place James woodward
Ladies Race - 1st Place Magda Gawecka
Well done to everyone and remember its not over yet so get your wetsuits on and see you on the water soon!
Last Saturday the slipway went down and a lot of other club jobs were done as well. As I was concentrating on the slipway laying that is all I can comment on. There were 5 or 6 very kind people who I asked to get down to the club at silly O'clock in the morning to help set up and start the process of the laying, the idea being when the other club members turned up they could merge themselves into an on going system. This seemed to work. With a couple of new working systems people have developed. As this was the first time the slipway has been laid with the new concrete lower section in place we had to do a little jiggery pokery with the top section so they would all fit. Plus David and Allan 's new sections give us some spares if the worst should happen. A whole hearted thank you to all who helped on Saturday I must give special thanks to those people who turned up early to help me set up. Thanks to all the teas and coffee with free chocky bars and cake and a thank you to the understanding partners of those who came down to club to help. Please be aware we still have to re tighten the bolts on the slipway and there might be some uneven sections so take care going up and down. Look forward to seeing you down there over the coming months.
Thanks again all.
Well you do a lot of damage when you hit a dinghy amidships (ouch!) or you just run into the slipway(oops!). So Insurance is a must to protect you from picking up a big bill and to get your fellow sailors back on the water quickly if you have run into them in a moment of confusion.
My mast broke at the end of the season and I called my insurance company. I found a replica for a lot less than the Laser official version (thanks Allan) and they paid the whole bill and waived the excess. They even reimbursed the postage for sending them the damaged end piece! I was impressed especially as the mast was probably 25 years old.
So please remember to renew your insurance this year , it is inexpensive and good value for money.
There are incidents every year and it is good to know that we are all covered.
By the way I am with Newton Crum (£5 discount for online policies). Other policies are by Noble and Bishop Skinner (who offer 10% discount to RYA members). Other companies can be found online.
Hi cruisers. Do you enjoy throwing yourself into a boat and surreptitiously spend two hours trying not to look as though you are racing the fleet to the pub at Reculver or the Whitstable Chip shop?
Well perhaps its your turn to organise a day out for the rest of us
Richard De Lisle
Do it now!
Good day club members, I am writing a small piece about what has been going on with the sailing committee, more accurately what I've been doing. I'm hoping that other committee members will follow on from this theme.
The slipway laying has been volunteered to myself and with help from other members the project is well on the way. We have new tools as the old ones were cracking and starting to fail, the bolts and metal plates are on order and will be at the club well before the 12th March. Alan and David are making the new sections with the specialized wood they ordered. So as of today its all well in hand.
Other news which I will just glance over leaving the committee member in charge to elaborate on if necessary. The sailing rules are being updated this year and will be posted to the racing page of the web site shortly. I've never read the sailing rules and this year I was asked too, the club sailing rules are not a tome and only took me a few minutes to read through, so please if you race have a look. There will be a slipway etiquette to show people the best way to use the slipway in different winds etc.
Those of you whom very kindly do the safety boat throughout the year, again there are some small changes which will help all whom race, safety boat and race officer.
A big one to announced a little later by a separate sub committee will be a big one for the club and great fun so please keep the 16th July evening free.
That's it from me, there is a lot more happening at the club so keep an eye out on the website for more information. Its all looking good for another fabulous sailing season. Look forward to seeing at the club either on the water or at a social.