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.
The Annual General Meeting for 2018 will be held on Sunday 4th November 2pm – 4pm.
Nominations are invited for Adult, Life, Honorary and Adult Family members to serve on the Council for the season 2018 – 2019. Nominations will close on Saturday 20th October. Please ensure that all nominations are willing to serve on the committee before entering their nominations. Proposers and seconders must be Adult / Life or Family Members.
There is a list in the club house (Membership board) where any interested parties can add their names together with Proposers and Seconders.
Election of Council Members – if the number of candidates duly proposed and seconded exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, election shall be by ballot, by members present at the AGM and entitled to vote.
As per constitution, David Hudson has served three years as Commodore, and is not eligible for re-election. This position is therefore open to any member who wishes to apply. In addition Derek Spedding wishes to stand down as Treasurer, again this position requires filling.
Any queries – please contact David Hudson via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.
It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. There will also be a very basic intro to passage planning.
For more information please contact principal(at)rvsc.co.uk