December Newsletter

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Welcome to December’s Mailchimp.  Here’s what’s coming up this month:

Annual General Meeting
The Club’s AGM was attended by 42 members of the Club who heard about the previous financial year, the current financial year and plans for the future.  The slides shown to members can be found on our website here.
 
At the AGM, Gill Pearson stood down from the Committee after 9 years sterling service.  Gill was thanked by all present and awarded the Commodore’s Cup.

The other members of the Committee were all re-elected, along with new committee members: Louise Craig and Andy Haslam.  The Committee is now:
President:  Harry Sayers
Commodore:  Jeremy Atkins
Vice Commodore:  Ian MacWhinnie
Rear Commodore Sail: Will Whittaker
Rear Commodore House:  Christine Silver
Treasurer:  Rodger Webb
Committee members:  Neil Murray, Louise Craig, Andy Haslam.

Club Christmas Party
All the preparations are taking place for our annual Club Christmas Party.  It’s set to be lots of fun for the grown ups as well as the children.  To get you in the festive spirit we will have ‘Minnie Mishaps’ here providing us all with plenty of entertainment including her magic show and balloon making, and there will be a very special visit from Father Christmas.  We will also have mince pies and mulled wine available with the bar open too.

 

Please collect your tickets from the Waterside Reception /shop and provide us with what food you would like to bring on a plate for the children.   This will help us make sure we have enough food for all the children on the day to eat.

Also, don’t forget to bring a present worth up to £10 on the day, all wrapped and clearly labelled for Father Christmas.  
 

We look forward to seeing you.

What’s been happening
Draycote Dash
:  96 boats entered the Draycote Dash this year, 20 of them from Draycote.  The event was held in generally light winds, expertly run by Dave Barker and his team.  Andy Couch in a Phantom became the first person ever to win the Draycote Dash twice.  He previously won it crewing a 505 in the windiest ever Dash and this year won the lightest ever Dash as a helm – an impressive record!  Club interest was focused on the lightweight Chris Brown who won the Pursuit Race and finished 5th overall.


 
BUSA event:  A record 136 boats entered this year which proved to be a successful event again.  On the Sunday morning with Oppy training and Club racing taking place too there were over 170 boats on the water which hasn’t been seen for many a year.  We hope to host this event again next year.

Forthcoming events:
It’s Christmas!   Our programme is as follows:

Sun 10th Dec             Sunday racing as normal
                                    Christmas party after racing with a visit from Father Christmas
Sun 24th Dec            No club racing.  Water open 10am-4pm 
Mon 25th Dec          Christmas Day: Site & water closed
Tues 26th Dec          Brass Monkey Pursuit Race: datum 11.30am.  Water closes at 2pm.
Sun 31st Dec            No club racing.  Water open 10am-4pm 
Mon 1st Jan              RNLI Salver Pursuit Race: datum: 1.30pm 
                                 

 
DATE WATER TIMES WET BAR LOUNGE BAR SHOP
11th December NORMAL NORMAL XMAS PARTY  FROM 2:45PM OPEN
17th December NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL OPEN
24th December  NORMAL CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
25th December CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
26th December CLOSES AT 2PM CLOSED 12 NOON – 3PM CLOSED
27th December NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL CLOSED
28th December NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL CLOSED
29th December NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL CLOSED
30th December NORMAL CLOSED CLOSED OPEN
31st December NORMAL CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
1st January CLOSES AT 4PM CLOSED 1 – 5PM OPEN
2nd January NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL OPEN

We look forward to welcoming you at the Club over the festive period!

If you have any items you would like to include in our monthly newsletters then please send details to office@draycotewater.co.uk.
 

and a very Happy and Healthy New Year
from all the staff and Committee at
Draycote Water Sailing Club