IBRSC COMMITTEE MEETING ON Monday 9th October 2017: 19:30hrs @ Club house
Attendance: John Smith, David Simpson, Mike Storey (Chair), John Oldham (minutes), Alexis Villiers, Mike Jones, Tessa Groves, Tony Sproat, Colin Bristow
Apologies: Chris Smith, Gareth Griffiths, Dave Baldwin, Nick Marley, Anthony Tahourdin
Actions from previous meeting.
Commodore Mike Storey
The repair work being undertaken by TW is progressing to schedule. The bank to the east of the club has been restored and awaits use. ACTION to John O to check how TW will restore the grass. It is expected that it will be some time before boats can be moved back.
Vice Commodore Uta Griesenbach
No specific matters of concern
Rear Commodore-Works David Simpson
Rear Commodore-House- Tony Sproat
As per the above previous minutes section Tony was asked to instruct the builders to start on the roof ASAP once Mike has confirmed with the structural engineer that no weight calcs would be needed.
Hon Secretary - John Oldham
It was agreed outside committee meeting for Gareth Moss - Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development (part of council) to use our water on Fri 20 Oct 1/2 day (morning only) to run a canoe assessment (BCU). The water they usually use is too small for this assessment. They would provide all their equipment appropriately 'clean and dry etc'.
Hon Treasurer Tessa Groves
We said in July that we can afford to spend on other projects this year.
Revamped Decisions from this meeting:
· Engine replacement for Alexis’ engine – yes
· Ramp from carpark and winch – TW compensation
· Soft chair in club house – next year
· Outdoor tap – awaits TW potentially building boat washing facilities.
· Carpet – agreed and now changed to Lino.
· Ladies changing room – not agreed but mike J to cost and draw up
· Floor down stairs - not agreed mike J to cost
· Roof agreed
· More boat shelters tentatively agreed for 2 but awaits costing
· I will try to finish the accounts for year ended 30/09/2017 by end of November.
· I need to reconcile bank account with online payments.
· Tax return – HMRC login? Any info?
· Compensation received – Can anyone advice on the tax position re this compensation – presume treat as income.
· Consider redesign accounts for tax purposes – Need to think about this
Hon Sailing Secretary - Gareth Griffiths
Not a lot to report. The new slow handicap start seems to be working smoothly. Having the same start sequence for Anniversary and regular Sundays I think has helped
My usual please for race sheets to be properly completed. (No I do not know every sailor’s name just from a sail number).
Nick and I are managing to do the results (with Jim as a resource if we find something odd in sail wave). I have now merged in the results where people sailed multiple classes in the handicap fleets. (Not done anniversary yet because it is more complex with the dual results).
We have a sailing committee meeting coming up later this month when we will confirm the format of the winter series and start to plan next year’s program. If anyone has ideas for new events or thinks one of the existing has run its course please let me know.
Membership secretary – Dave Baldwin
Non Boat Owner
Cadet Boat Owner
Cadet Non Boat Owner
Winter Boat Owner Single
Winter Boat Owner Double
Winter Crew for IBRSC Member
Winter Cadet Boat Owner Single
Winter Cadet Boat Owner Double
Winter Cadet Crew for IBRSC Member
Winter Windsurfing Only
Wednesday Boat Owner
RYA course refunds
These have all been done.
‘Daddy Long Legs’ bird scarers
I can now attach the wires securely to the hub so will be making a couple to try out soon.
The ripped cover has been replaced. The cover was originally ripped when used on an earlier prototype that capsized (same design as now but with shorter floats). It was also the oldest cover so had probably suffered more UV damage as well. All the other boat shelters inspected and a few other issues fixed. Thanks to Dave S for his help.
The new cover is unfortunately larger than the original (even though the same tarpaulin was ordered from the same supplier) so looks baggy. Time will tell if this helps or hinders its longevity.
The duty reminders: emails, on the web dashboard and printed renewal/joining letters now show the end times for the duties. This takes into account junior sailing, spring/summer and autumn/winter times.
An alternative way of offering duties is being looked at to give people more choice on dates and to balance the duties between different periods of the year more evenly and to give catering higher priority.
We still have an imbalance between number of half day (normal Saturday) duties and full day duties (Sundays and Open meetings) simply because the same number of people are divided up on fewer half days than full days and there are less duty roles to fill on half days, hence the overmanning on Saturday duties we are seeing. The only way around this is to say everyone does three duties, one of which may be a half day one. At present everyone has a half day duty.
I have started looking at the RYA info sent around and will spend more time when I am back from holiday. So far the only concern I can see is the medical records collected for courses. These are retained at present but I can arrange for them to be deleted once a course has finished.
I will write a policy document describing what data we retain and how it is used and circulate it to the committee for approval. Once approved it will be available on a link when signing up.
Action to Dave with committee thanks.
Membership with boat hire
There has been some discussion about having a membership category that includes boat hire fees. I think this is a good idea but we need to decide if we are going to do this, what the increment over a normal non boat owner is and any other conditions (training use takes priority, open to anyone of just try sailors?, limited to one year or any duration?, etc.).
The committee discussed this and agreed that the fee for the member will be normal membership plus £90 maximum one year. Members will be excluded from using club boats during trysail. All agreements subject to alteration with committee consensus.
I have got the material to fix the race board posts on the committee boat now and will try and do it soon.
Try Sail update - Chris Smith
No specific updates for this meeting
Sailing school and junior sailing update - Colin Bristow / Mike Jones
Overall: junior sailing very healthy, with several areas requiring Improvement in 2018.
The strongest class at the moment, due to great leadership of Ray, with excellent back up
from Claire, Jeff, Dylan, Douglas, Nigel, Uta and a host of new parents, Baldings, Fabers,
Campagnolis, Townsins, Craigs, and others that age allows me to temporarily overlook.
Jonathan Leake has done a fantastic job this year running what I think is the hardest of the
groups, the Topper beginners. Hardest, because it is a big jump from Oppies to Topper.
He has a introduced several new directions and has had enjoyment and fun for all as a key
driver. I applaud this. He has also led some much needed maintenance.
I have done a number of sessions with the more experienced Topper sailors, concentrating
on speed and racing techniques.
We need a few sessions with a Topper specialist coach and will introduce these in 2018.
Getting into the 2018 / 2019 Zone Squad should be a target for several Topper sailors.
Equally, starting club racing should also be a target.
A number of Topper sailors have shown interest in getting into the Feva fleet next year.
This is great news.
Expansion of the Feva fleet in 2018, plus a good Open and Open Training weekend are
Congratulations to Ching Wong and Eleanor O’Leary for getting into Feva National Squad.
Well done CJ and Gareth for helping them get there, and of course parents Wongs and
Gareth gives fantastic coaching. What we need is more Laser 4.7 sailors coming up from
Toppers. This is another 2018 target.
Fun Day. Enjoyably wet, as usual.
Commodores Day. Good racing for all the junior classes went well. Pirate ships terrifying.
Fun Day 2. Oldies and Juniors Regatta to round off season is a great success. Will
continue with this.
Autumn Cruise. OK, I know I need to distance this from the club, but this was another
spectacularly good weekend, ending with a great Force 5 – 6 downwind sleigh ride back to
Portsmouth and Hamble from Bucklers Hard, to end the weekend. 5 yachts and 44 people,
with 18 juniors this year. The kids were amazingly enthusiastic and good, all the parents
were very supportive, and skippers Tony, Stuart, Jeff, Horsken and all skippered their vessels
like professionals, and mother hen Uta, as usual, kept the whole show on the road.
November 4th Regatta and Fireworks: being organised right now
Christmas parties: Father Christmas has been elf-mailed and is booked in for 17
December, after midday mince pies and punch for oldies and before bowling and curry for
juniors and parents.
AOB – Colin echoed Mikes report highlighting how well the Island barn juniors are doing on the open sailing circuit. He stated that the RYA inspection is soon