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.
Congratulations to Gareth and Tina on their marriage on Saturday 26th April


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I think Gareth really enjoyed himself!!!
Firstly a big thank you to a those who took part in the winter working parties.  They were few but worked hard to keep the club presentable and maintain the best sailing conditions.  However, we lost one day due to bad weather and there are still a number of jobs around the club that need attention.  If you have a bit of spare time why not spend a couple of hours at the club and see if you can cross another job off the list.

The list of outstanding items is on the News page of the webb site.  If you need more instructions drop me a line - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks

Paul
Commodore
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. 

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It is with great sadness that I must report the death of Nigel De Roeck who died suddenly on his way to work on Monday the 11th November.

Nigel was an active member of the club who raced most sundays. He believed there was no better class of dinghy than the Fireball and was happiest at the helm of his own especially when on open water in a good force 4 or more.  He was a fair and generous man always willing to offer help, advice or even a spare bit of boat when needed.

Nigel will be sorely missed by all at the club.  May he rest in peace.

The funeral has been arranged for  Wednesday 27th November, at 1.30pm at Walsworth Road Baptist Church, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9SP, followed by a private committal at Harwood Park Crematorium Chapel at 2.45pm. 
Family flowers only, and donations in memory are going both to RSPB (Rye Meads reserve) and RNLI (Stevenage branch).

Paul Carrington
Commodore