Spinnaker Sailing Club Weekly News - 30th November 2021
Published 09:51 on 30 Nov 2021
Covid-19 Omicron Variant
Over the last week the news has been dominated by the discovery of the Omicron variant, and the new measures being brought in by the government. At this time there are no new legal restrictions affecting how we operate at Spinnaker Sailing Club, and we have no plans to bring in any further mitigations as a club. This is of course dependant upon the current guidance, and the local situation not changing.
We continue to ask all members to be considerate to others, and take appropriate steps in line with government guidance to help keep everyone safe. As throughout the pandemic the Main Committee will continue to monitor the situation and guidance and take appropriate action where necessary to keep the club operating in a safe and legal manner.
Following the recent high winds, we have had a large amount of leaves blow down into the boat park! One of the peculiarities of oak leaves is that they do not decompose as easily as just about any other leaf due to the high quantity of tanin found in oak. This means we currently have huge amounts of leaves sat in the boat park and around the club house.
Any help in raking up the leaves and getting them disposed of would be hugely appreciated if anyone fancies an hour in the fresh air at the club!
It's just 5 days until our AGM! The AGM is once again on Zoom video conferencing this year, and will start at 3pm on Sunday 5th December. We have now uploaded the signed annual accounts, and director's reports to the club website. These can be downloaded from the 2021 AGM Information page, which is where you can also find the link to join us on Zoom.
Should you have any technical difficulties on the day please call James on 07880517110 for assistance.
Help the Environment!
As many of us know Spinnaker Sailing Club sits within a Site of Special Scientific Interest, on the boundary of the New Forest National Park. Over the years the club has engaged with various organisations such as Natural England, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, and our landlords Wessex Water to help maintain the ecology of our lake.
We have noticed an increasing number of members using the disposable cups from the coffee machine to have drinks of water. Can we please ask all members to consider bringing a re-usable bottle to the club for drinking water. This will help us reduce our waste and carbon footprint, whilst also saving the club money!
2022 Programme Available to View
Over the past few months the Sailing Committee have been working hard to develop the 2022 programme, taking the lessons learnt from 2021, and hopefully building on our successes as a club!
A brief overview of the programme can be seen here, where there is also a handy download of all our training activities for easy reference. For the full programme please view it on the Calendar on the Club Website.
2021 Prize Giving and Dedication of Noble Spirit
Our 2021 prizegiving will be a physical event at the Club following racing on Sunday 12th December. We hope as many members as possible will come along to celebrate the success' of our sailors this year, with prizes being awarded to sailors from 8 to adult!
We can also confirm that John Noble (one of our longest members who over the years has been a Trustee of the Club, lead our training programme, fixed the boats of other members while also being a regular sailor himself) will be attending the club on Sunday 12th December the official dedication, naming and launch of our "new to us" Club Solo! "Noble Spirit" as the new boat has been named was recently purchased by the club and refurbished by a number of Solo sailors to help members try out this popular class. This is a great opportunity for the club to show it's appreciation to John for everything he has done over the years, and we encourage everyone to come along.
We plan to having the dedication at 12.45 after racing on the pontoons by the clubhouse, with prizegiving afterwards, with the bar open for refreshments!
We now have a date for the engineer to carry out the remedial work necessary on our boiler. The engineer will be working at the club on Wednesday 8th December. We apologise for the inconvenience of no showers over the past few weeks.
Last updated 09:51 on 30 November 2021