Bulletin 9/11/2018

Carpet Yacht Race Family Social Event

On Saturday 17th November 1900 – 2200 the RNLI have agreed to run another Carpet Yacht Race which was so successful and fun last year.

The object of the game is to buy a boat by auction of a particular colour, six boats available in total, then it`s a race to the finish line. The boats are moved by the throw of two dice, one dice has six colours on relating to the boat colours and one dice is numbered. The young members of the club rolled the two dice and the race to the finish began. Those who did not purchase a boat for the race can place bets for 50p per bet and if the boat of their choice wins they get a percentage of the pot. Half of the takings go to the winning boats team and a percentage donated to the RNLI.

This is a great fun family evening and we hope you can join us with the whole family you’re your guests!


Sunday 18th of November at 1500 is the club AGM. Please join us at the club to vote on new committee members and rule changes as notified by the club secretary.  The rules have been checked and unfortunately the AGM is a closed meeting to members that can vote only as per rules.  The general committee will be reviewing this in the near future.  If you have some participatory hours still to complete please attend the club at 1400 to help set up the function room.

Club Launch Winter Maintenance

The club launch is now ashore.  There is a winter checklist for maintenance of the launch which you can volunteer to assist with to complete participatory hours.  To sign up please see the participatory hours sign up board to the right of the coffee and tea making area.  It is requested that if you can assist that all maintenance tasks are completed before Christmas.

Quiz Night

The next quiz night is taking place on the 23rd November 1930 – 2300.  Congratulations to the winning team of the last quiz.

I am proposing to have a pound clean up on the above dates. This will allow members who wish to accumulate work party hours if they have not yet reached their required contracted  total for this year to do so.

Pound Clean Up Days Saturday and Sunday

On Saturday 1st December between 10am and 1pm and also on Sunday if required there will be a pound clean up day.  Members whose pound spaces contain items of rubbish ie wood , metal, concrete blocks, bricks and general rubble should turn up wherever possible to clear their spaces.  If not the club may have to employ outside contractors to do this work and members could be charged for this service which is something the club would like to avoid if possible.  There have been numerous requests in the past for rubbish to be removed from pound spaces but it appears that a few are not attending the club to carry this out.

It is arranged that on the day any wood will be stored at area H, and members who would like to remove it from site for log burners or other reasons may do so.

Any items of concrete, blocks or general rubble can be collected by the work party and used to stabilise the sea wall.  All metal can be placed in the scrap bin at the club.

To volunteer to assist with these clean up days please email malcolmrumsey@btinternet.com.

Club Launch Helm Training and Club Authorisation to use.

On the main notice board in the foyer at the club is a sign up sheet for those that wish to be shown over the workings of the club launch. Please note that this is not training on how to drive the launch but a guide on its use plus mooring and coming alongside a cruiser.  It is advised that if you have no training in the past or never driven a boat/cruiser/safety boat that you first complete a course that covers the subject for safety reasons.

The person showing members over the launch has the authority to approve members to drive the launch.  If that person believes that the member is not competent in the use of the launch then authority will not be granted.  If this happens please contact commodore@hythesailingclub.co.uk so that some guidance can be given as to how this can be remedied.  This could be as simple as accompanying an authorised club member when the launch is in use to have a further chance to get used to the boat and how she handles.

Please note that the launch is always booked as unavailable whenever a cruiser race is to take place.

What you can sign the club launch out for is below as long as it is not booked for club organised activities:

  1. Local Saunters
  2. Taking members to their boats for a rally or to go sailing
  3. Cruiser Racing
  4. Accompanying juniors on sailaways as arranged by the RYA Principal and Sailing Sub Committee
  5. Other tasks and events as approved by the Sailing Sub Committee

Club Christmas party with DJ Saturday 8th December 1930-2300

The Christmas Party has now been arranged and the food and DJ will be subsidised by the Social Fund.  This means that the cost for the buffet is very reasonable this year at £3 for adults and £2 for children per head.  Guests are welcome to join us as well.  A signup sheet is now available on the main notice board in the foyer payment can be made on the night however due to the cost of supplying the DJ and food if you have signed up payment will still be expected even if you cannot make it.  We hope you will join us with family, children and guests for a fun evening of music, entertainment and good food.

Participatory hours

Please see the list of participatory tasks below or see the participatory whiteboard at the club just inside the back door on the right.

*Volunteer sought to organise and plan the clubs cruiser race calendar for 2019. Please contact rcsailing@hythesailingclub.co.uk to help with this important task.  This task would start as soon as possible.  Training can be provided if required.

*Cruiser race organiser and SWSA representative sought for 2019. Unfortunately if no volunteer is found the HSC Race calendar there will be a much reduced race itinerary for next year.  Training for this role and its requirements is available if required.

*Marketing lead to run the clubs marketing for 2019 this includes arranging and attending events where a stand is put up at local Boat Jumbles and Fun Days to promote the club and find new members. Also includes updating the club calendar with events and monitoring Facebook and Twitter accounts as an admin, designing posters for putting up and advertising club events using an online software called LUCIDPRESS or POSTERMYWALL.  This role could be shared making the work load easier.

*All co-opted roles. Please speak to the current Flag Officer leading the committee you wish to assist and advise on which co-opted position you would like to cover. Co-opted roles are the decision of the Flag Officer who chairs that committee.

*All General Committee roles including Commodore

*House Events Coordinator please contact the Rear Commodore House (John Rushmer) regarding this role or the current House Events Coordinator Rachel Wright.