Push The Boat Out Open Day 2018

TRY SAILING IN MAY WITH RYA PUSH THE BOAT OUT, AT ELTON SC

Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, Elton SC  in Bury is inviting you and your family to come and try sailing FOR FREE on 12th May 2018.

Whether you’re completely new to the sport or looking to get back on the water, RYA Push the Boat Out is the perfect time to give it a go.

The nationwide event will see thousands of people taking part in the sailing or windsurfing, with open days and taster sessions taking place at sailing clubs and centres across the country.

“We’re inviting the local community to come down to have a go at sailing, see what Elton SC  has to offer and get involved. Who knows, you might just get hooked!” commented Dave Smith (PTBO Co-ordiantor).

Starting is 10.00, on the 12th May, there will be a whole host of activities taking place including taster sessions for all ages

Sailing can be as physical or as relaxing as you want to make it, you can sail with others or on your own, do it competitively or potter about and just enjoy the gentle escape of being outside in the elements.

Follow the club on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest events and news

For more information on RYA Push the Boat Out visit www.rya.org.uk/ptbo

To book a taster session please contact us and someone will be in touch to arrange the best time for you.

Junior Training

Junior Training to RYA Youth Stage 1&2

2018/19 season .

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARENTS / GUARDIANS

WHO ARE CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF E.S.C.

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If you are currently Members of Elton Sailing Club and have children who you wish to enrol on the above Training Course commencing in May then you will need to register your intent no later than 14/04/2018.

The Course will last for 5 weeks taking place on consecutive Saturdays ( time and date tba )

Children must be 8 yrs of age minimum and Parents must be present during Training and also commit to assist with rigging and de-rigging the equipment.

Places will be limited so please register promptly by email to

mikeseger@hotmail.co.uk

Albacore Open Meeting Report 2018

12 teams  met for the first  Albacore Open Meeting of 2018, on the 31st March. The forecast promised breeze and the fleet was not disappointed. 

After bacon, coffee and the briefing everyone launched for race 1. The fleet got away cleanly for first start, with most of fleet deciding the pin end was favoured. Nearly all the  boats decided the left hand side was the way to go, Mike Hartley and Jemima Riley (7) soon got into their groove and powered away from the fleet with ease. 6922 (Biggs & Fowler), 8133 (Worth & Mullineux) and 8233 (Banner & Morris) found a big right hand shift to sneak at the woodwind mark ahead of 1749 (Savage & Moore)

The wind was now gusting force 6 with 3 downwind legs to get the boats on the planning and test the crews boat handling. By the end of the last leeward mark Savage/Moore managed to get into 3rd and on the heels of Biggs/ Fowler. An unfortunate breakage for Biggs/Fowler up the next beat meant they had to retire.

Hartley and Riley sailed the rest of the race relatively unchallenged,  apart from a fleeting effort by 1749 to try and close the gap. Worth and Mullineux held on to 3rd.

A slight drop in the wind strength for race 2 but still gusting up to force 5. A recall for Savage and Moore but the rest of the fleet was away cleanly. The course was now paying to find the right hand shift up the beat. Biggs/Fowler and Hartley/Riley had a very close battle until lap 2, when Hartley/Riley put some distance between them, taking the race 2 win and the event overall. The consistent Worth/Mullineux held on to 3rd from Savage/Moore.

The wind decreased to force 3 for race 3, with Hartley/Riley now enjoying an early shower and the warm clubhouse. It was over  to the fleet to battle for 2nd & 3rd overall. After a clean start it was Biggs/Fowler who quickly settled into an early lead and were never challenged, securing them 2nd overall. 1749, 8133 & 8233 enjoyed a very tactical race for 3 laps, with the advantage changing hands regularly. Savage/Moore found a shift and more pressure up the beat, to find a way through Worth/Mullineux. Taking 2nd and 3rd overall.

Family Quiz Night – April 2018

Social Committee will be hosting a Family Quiz Night on Saturday, April 21st from 7pm. With fun for all the family there will be rounds suitable for all you big and little kids, with prizes for the top 3 teams and random booby prizes throughout the evening!

Entry fee is £5 pp inclusive of homemade cottage pie and peas supper (vegetarian option of mushroom and lentil pie with peas). Kids under 16 are FREE inclusive of hotdogs in buns or just £2.50 for those preferring pie and peas.

Teams of around 5-6 members maximum.

There is a signing up sheet on the notice board for catering purposes. Can you please indicate how many adults/children there are in your party and preferred supper option.

Hope to see as many of you as possible for an evening of fun, laughter and mayhem!

Let Sailing Begin for 2018

Get those wet suits out and the covers off the dinghies. This coming Sunday – 25th March we launch the season with our Club Trophy Day – First Race 12.30. Three races in all. Blow the winter blues away and get back on the water.

On Wednesday 28th March we start our very popular Spring Pursuit Series with a 6.40pm start for the Optimists.

Then on Easter Saturday 31st March we are hosting a Joint Open meeting Albacores and Enterprises. Both these classes are popular at Elton and we are expecting lots of home boats on the water to welcome sailors from other clubs.  First race 11.00am.

This event is closely followed on Easter Sunday by the start of our Spring Handicap Series. Three races, first race 12.30pm

As always our galley and bar are open to keep up spirits

Welcome Back to sailing – Afternoon Tea – Cakes by Elton Juniors

Welcome back to sailing – Afternoon tea
24th March 2018 4pm
Dear Member

We are holding a welcome back to sailing afternoon tea on Saturday 24th March at 4pm.
There will be sandwiches, cakes, scones and of course tea and coffee. There will be tickets on sale this Wednesday evening in the foyer. There will also be a sign up sheet up on the notice board over the weekend.
Hope to see many people there and support our club. If you can’t make it why not buy a ticket for a family member or a loved one.
Many thanks
Stacey

2018 Berthing Allocations

The berthing list attached is the most recent and differs from the one currently displayed in the club, which will be replaced this week. Can members please pay particular attention to the following;
 
  • It is now a requirement that all boats display a label on their launching trolley to indicate that payment for berth/s has been made. These labels, along with a cable tie for attachment, will be available from the Berthing Officer from Sunday March 18th onwards.
 
  • From April 1st in any given year, any boat NOT displaying this label and/or stored on the incorrect berth will be removed to another part of the dinghy park, without notice and at the owner’s risk. 
 
  • From April 1st in any given year, any member storing a boat on a berth with outstanding membership fees and/or outstanding berthing fee’s will be removed to another part of the dinghy park, without notice and at the owner’s risk, and issued with an ‘Abandoned Boat’ notification in accordance with paragraph 18 of the Club Constitution. If these outstanding fees remain unpaid, the boat in question will become the property of Elton Sailing Club on June 1st of that year, to dispose of in any manner deemed appropriate by the club.
 
  • The dinghy park is in the process of being re-numbered and a number of new berths have been created; new plans have been drawn up detailing these along with berths that are no longer available for use and this will be available to view shortly. Can members with a berth in the dinghy park please pay particular attention to these changes, as indicated on the berthing list.
 
Many Thanks
 
Stephanie Fuller
Berthing Officer

Wednesday Evening Talks 21st March 2018

Its the last talk tonight a joint effort from our Commodore Peter Finney and our Rope and Training expert Adam Savage. Get down for a fun informative night  and a chat about the forthcoming new season.

7,30 pm start and finish by 8.30 so plenty of time for a drink and chat afterwards. Hope to see you all  there.

WINTER BOAT STORAGE ENDS – 24TH MARCH 18

On Saturday 24th March starting at 11.00am all the boats stored in the Boat Shed will be taken out of the Shed. Can all owners please attend on that day and if they cant make it please can they nominate a substitute  to take their boat out of the shed and put it back on its berth. Dave Moore and Peter Glynn usually oversee this “event” and help all as required.

The following Tuesday repair begins on the back wall of the shed so it must be cleared of all boats by then.

Welcome to our new online home

Within our Sailing Club, March is a very busy month getting the club prepared for another amazing season on and off the water. So we thought we’d carry out a bit of maintenance work on our website.
Welcome to our updated online home.
We would like to thank Dave Smith for his tireless work in keeping the previous site up to date with all of the things which happen across our club and hope the updated site meets everyone’s needs.

If you have any comments about the new site, please feel free to visit our comments page and send us a message … Contact Us

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