Starts Saturday 1st June at 9.30am . Every Saturday until the end of August to sign up please follow this link to web collect
Ops ‘n’ Tops is a parent supervised kids group that is facilitated by some of our finest sailors. These sessions are specifically aimed at helping the kids to gain confidence and also to have fun whilst sailing, this helps bring the club together as well as teaching the kids to sail. The children are a variety of ages, the younger kids go in small stable boats called Optimists until their confidence and their ability grows, the older children sail in Toppers, Topaz’s and RS Quba’s. for older youths we also have two Firefly (2 person) racing dinghys which are favoured in many university boat clubs . These sessions have been proved a success as we have had some of the children joining in with our Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon race series’. Others have progressed to sailing at a National level within the NSSA.
A quick guide and a few basics to get kids going, useful to print out, and refer too –
If you have enjoyed the buzz around the place during our winter sailing events, then it is essential to get the Super Sunday race series in your sailing diary. The series runs over 12 ’rounds’, starting in April and running every three weeks until the end of November. Hopefully there will be a few social events after sailing as well, particularly in summer!
Three races per day, giving 36 races in total. You need to sail 20 races to qualify for the overall series.
It is hoped to run a junior race at lunchtime – a short 20 to 30 minute race on a simple course. This will be ideal for those who sail at Ops and Tops to get an introduction into club racing. Sailors will be categorised into gold, silver and bronze fleet based on their experience and previous race results. So whilst all boats will race together at the same time, there will be smaller races happening within the race between people in the three fleets. So all abilities stand a chance of bagging points.
First race at each round starts at 11:30am
Super Sunday round 1 – Sun 7th April Super Sunday round 2 – Sun 28th April Super Sunday round 3 – Sun 19th May Super Sunday round 4 – Sun 9th June Super Sunday round 5 – Sun 30th June Super Sunday round 6 – Sun 21st July Super Sunday round 7 – Sun 11th August Super Sunday round 8 – Sun 1st September Super Sunday round 9 – Sun 22nd September Super Sunday round 10 – Sun 13th October Super Sunday round 11 – Sun 3rd November Super Sunday round 12 – Sun 24th November
Volunteers required at each round for Race Officer, safety boat driver and crew. Also volunteers for galley would be nice. Each sailor will be awarded average points for each duty they do (eg do a duty for a full day… 3 races per day, so you are awarded 3 average results which count towards your qualifying races). You must sail more races than you do duties for!
**Important** To ensure the success of the series and to encourage as many new comers to race as possible, no racing will go ahead unless we have a crewed safety boat on the water which is separate to the race officer boat. To spread the load between members, all sailors over the age of 15 must do a duty to qualify for the series.
In accordance with the constitution i am writing to inform you that the Annual General Meeting of Rossendale Valley Sailing Club will take place on the 4th November 2018 (2PM) at the Clubhouse, Clowbridge Reservoir. Notice of this meeting has been placed in the clubhouse since 13th September and has also been emailed out previously to all members on the club database.
The Agenda for the AGM 4th November will be as follows:
Apologies for Absence
Minutes of the last AGM
Hon. Treasurer’s Report
Membership Secretary’s Report
Election of Flag Officers
Mark Girven – Commodore
David Hudson – Vice Commodore
Gill Garner – Secretary
Steve Booth – Treasurer
Election of Council Members
N.Girven, D.Forbes, M.Green, R.Glowa, S.Booth, M. Ashby-Smith, M.Morgan, G.Stones, J. Blackburn, E.Davis
Proposal of Council – to offer, based on continued and past support to the club, the category of Life Membership to Doug Forbes. Also based on past support to the club the category of Honorary membership to Joan Forbes.
Proposal of Council – adoption of working document on Increased Participation by Club Members. With agreement on recommended proposals.
Closure of meeting, followed by Race Prize Giving and refreshments.