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I think Gareth really enjoyed himself!!!
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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
Check/repair flag ropes
- Sort flags and re-letter flag pockets
Overhaul horn and check pump
- Clean and tidy generally
Land pontoon and fix walkway
Cutting back the undergrowth
Water edge of car park (start box around to mark 3)
Around start box and garages
- Behind club boats
Racing Marks and shallow water bouys
- Check numbers
Check anchors and ropes
Club boats and trolleys
- Check for faults – record damage or even better make repairs
- Sort/check kit for single handers
Club boat garage
- Allocate spaces for rudders and centre boards
- Number kit and spaces
Sort and tidy/clean
- Fill potholes
- Trim bushes
- Clean/check signs
- Tidy – remove discarded items check notice boards
Check food dates
- Remove fittings and move to bonfire or prepare for sale
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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).
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The club is holding a quiz night on Saturday 30th November 2013 at Little Paxton village hall. This event is not just open to sailing club members and we encourage you to invite friends and family too. We are asking for teams of between 6 and 8 people. For any not already in a team, we can organise on the night. Please arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Included in the cost of the ticket is a cold buffet such as meat and fish platters, pastries, salads etc, followed by a selection of cold sweets too.
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!
Add yourself to the Facebook event here
Many thanks and I look forward to seeing you there