Many of you who have completed your membership renewal and received your Year Book or have picked up an Events Calendar from the club may have already noticed that we are planning an Open Day for Saturday 29th June 2019.
The key drivers behind this event are to:
Increase membership by attracting existing sail boat owners to register and sail at our club
Increase membership by attracting individuals who wish to act as crew and thereby learn to sail
Engage existing members in supporting the above objectives
I am therefore contacting you with regard to point 3 above, an initial working group has already been convened, with Kate Davies, as the Group Leader and I will be there to support as Deputy.
There are many exciting ideas in plan for the day but there is much to do to turn these initial ideas into reality, this is where I hope I can ask for and rely on your help and support.
Whilst there is this central planning group, which will meet fortnightly on a Tuesday, next meeting 7.30pm 16th April, more members are needed, as to bring these aspirations to life will require smaller focused groups to link in e,g, Catering, Welcome Groups, Tour of Club & Facilities, Sailing Opportunities, Equipment & Merchandising Sales, Presentations on various topics etc etc
I hope some established members and particularly new members will want to support the open day. If so please come along to our next meeting 7:30pm Tuesday 16th April. A warm welcome will await you
The last Cruise in Company of the 2018 season was to Bristol at the end of September, which coincided with the Bristol Heritage Festival. Only two boats (Seawitch & & Splatz) made the trip but it was a good one.
Recently while clearing the filing cabinets in the office I came across a roll of Cine film with the label NUSC’s Regatta (1st) 1970. The film has degraded somewhat but I managed to get it transferred onto DVD. I have no idea the origin of this Cine film or how long the film has been at the bottom of the filing cabinet, or who owns and created it but felt that such an important part of our clubs past should not just stay gathering dust, so i have put the film (approx 5 minutes) on to the website below.
The first few minutes of the film have a horrible buzzing sound which goes around the 2’50 mark. i would suggest muting it. I will attempt in the future to over lay a sound track to get rid of the noise.
This film shows racing around our home waters of the Usk.
If anyone has any information about this film we would be interested to hear in the comments
For those who have been eagerly following the progress of Chris and Peter Roberts with their rebuilding of Callao. you will be happy to know that their hard work has finally paid off and the boat has now gone in the water, and sailed.
They did look a remarkable sight as they weaved up and down the Usk outside the club.