Brief news

  1. Great News - Our application for a £10,000 grant from Sport England to buy two new double handed dinghies to facilitate training adults has been approved.  Pat will be going shopping very soon!
  2. The new membership card/programme has been finalised.  Watch out for your copy in the post.
  3. The new racing season is almost upon us.  First race is the Wheel Barrow Race on Sunday 8th March.
  4. There is a working party on Sunday 1st March to tidy the boat park.  We want to move the boats and cut the vegetation.  Please come and assist.  10 o’clock start.
  5. Our new Commodore, Roger Churchill, is making some progress with the new lease.  Hopefully there will be some concrete news very soon.


For more details and further updates watch out for the next edition of Waters Edge

Paxton Lakes Sailing Club invites you, along with friends and family, to an evening for all the family.


After the success of last year's event, the club is once again hosting a general quiz night at the village hall. The food included in the ticket price, will be buffet style such as; meat and fish platters, pastries, salads, crispy bread, snacks and crisps, followed by a selection of cold sweets.

We will also use the evening to award prizes for this year's sailing successes. Or you might be lucky enough to win a raffle prize!

And this is all for the bargain price of £12 a ticket for adults and £9 for children 12 and under. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for tickets.

So come along and have a laugh. I'm sure people won't get too competitive will they...?!

 

Eleven juniors came to Paxton Lakes today to take part in day one of the 2014 Youth Trophy.  There was training this morning, a quick break for lunch and then four races with coaching this afternoon.  There was very tight racing all the way through the fleet this afternoon with everyone improving their sailing and racing.  Biggest credit has to go to a number of the competitors that have never raced before and some having only completed their stage 2 a few weeks ago.

Racing starts again tomorrow with the first race at 11:00.  If you couldn't make today you can still join in tomorrow.  There will be three main prizes awarded tomorrow 1st Overall, 1st 13 and under and 1st new to racing.  Bobby Martin despite a drop in form for the first 2 races today will be trying hard to retain his title of the last two years, but William Russell and Andy Martin are nipping at his heals.  Charlotte Sharp and Aimee Russell have taken an early lead in the 13 and under category.  Lucy and Helen are tied on points at the head of the new to racing but it is all to play for tomorrow.  Results from day one are here

The weekend of 30th and 31st August sees the annual Paxton Lakes Sailing Club Youth Trophy.


The format of the weekend will be race training on the Saturday morning (please be rigged and ready for sailing by 10:30am) with 4 short races on Saturday afternoon.  Sunday will start at 11:00 and we will have up to 6 short races. The final race will be a double points medal race. However during the races there will be on the water coaching, so a great event for under 18s to take part in to get further coaching and confidence. Club boats will be available on a first come first served basis.

From 5pm onwards on the Saturday, after the sailing, there will be a BBQ, open to all members and friends of members. Levitation Events will provide some background music. We have a couple garden games, but feel free to bring games along too.  You don’t need to pay in advance, but please let me know in advance if you are thinking of coming, so we get an idea of numbers. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and when you do, please say about any dietary requirements. Looking forward to seeing many of you there. 
This Wednesday, 6th August is our next sail and supper.  After the usual Wednesday evening series racing, we would love our members to join us for some supper. (Or just have the supper if you don't want to sail!) This time it will be Indian. The order will be placed at 18:45. Please be at the club in advance of that to choose your food and bring some cash. If you fancy a drink, feel free to bring your own with you. 
Wednesday 4th June is the first of the club's Sailing and Supper nights. After the usual Wednesday evening series racing, we're encouraging members to join us for some supper. (Or just have the supper if you don't want to sail!) This time it will be Dominoes pizza. The order will be placed at 18:45. Please be at the club in advance of that to choose your food and bring some cash. If you fancy a drink, feel free to bring your own with you.  Next Sail and Supper is 2nd July and this time it's Fish and Chips.  Same times as before.
Working Party Jobs 2014

Set out below is the list of jobs intednded to be sorted during the 3 three winter working parties.  Partly due to inclement weather but also due to poor attendance from members there are still several items needing attention.  If you have a bit of spare time please see if you can have a go.  Let's try and get them done before the summer or we may have to abandon sailing have another working party. Thanks.  Paul

Start Box
  1. Check/repair flag ropes
  2. Sort flags and re-letter flag pockets
  3. Overhaul horn and check pump
  4. Clean and tidy generally
  5.  Land pontoon and fix walkway

Cutting back the undergrowth
  1. Water edge of car park (start box around to mark 3)
  2. Around start box and garages
  3.  Behind club boats
  4. Driveway
  5. Southwest shore

Racing Marks and shallow water bouys
  1. Clean
  2. Check numbers
  3. Check anchors and ropes

Club boats and trolleys
  1.  Check for faults – record damage or even better make repairs
  2.  Sort/check kit for single handers
  3. Clean

Club boat garage
  1.  Sort kit
  2. Allocate spaces for rudders and centre boards
  3. Number kit and spaces

RTC Containers
  1. Sort and tidy/clean

Driveway
  1. Fill potholes
  2. Trim bushes
  3. Clean/check signs

Clubhouse
  1. Tidy – remove discarded items check notice boards
  2. Check food dates

Discarded/unclaimed Boats
  1. Remove fittings and move to bonfire or prepare for sale
The 2014 dates are now on the website!!!

Click here to see them all.