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Sailing Committee Meeting - January 2018

  • SC Minutes

    Minutes - Sailing Committee Meeting

    Date: January 31 2018
    Time: 1930
    Location: Clubhouse

    Attending: Gareth Griffith (chair), Simon Bean, Uta Griesenbach, Mike Jones, Alexis Villier, Dave Simpson, Dave Baldwin, Nick Marley
    Chris Smith, Colin Bristow
    Paul Playle, Mike Storey, CJ Cavallari

    Minutes prepared by Uta Griesenbach




    Boat maintenance

    Visions : Mike Storey agreed to take on Visions and to arrange Vision crewing for interested TrySailors/other inexperienced club members

    Mike S


    Laser: training session

    Aero has email group and may set up face book group. Other fleets to consider similar

    If aero open is big, go to aero only open in 2019

    RS200: all good series going well

    Consider doing rs200 series all year. Put effort into further growing RS200 fleet through targeted advertising

    Simon B to organise

    Fleet captains to think about

    Gareth G to assess

    Nick M to action

    Sailing School

    Strong leadership for all boat types in place

    No further action required


    Summer and winter prize; overall prize and most improved prize

    Laser prize

    Gareth to organise

    Simon to speak to Rob P


    RYA is running dedicated sessions to advise clubs on increasing memberships. Several club members attending meetings with Steve Mitchell and Ben Kimbell.


    Friendly Fridays; monthly May – August (Social sailing with friends and family+food)

    May open day

    Film nights and quiz night in spring and autumn

    Mike J to organise

    Uta and Nick M to organise. Ben R to design flier for advertising. All member help to distribute fliers

    Mike J to organise

    Membership fees

    According to RYA and club members monthly direct debit may be a more attractive option than annual membership fee. Dave B confirmed that this should, in theory, be possible.

    Switch may have implication for Clubs cash flow that need to be carefully considered.

    Tessa (Treasurer), Uta and Dave to discuss in more detail for possible implementation in 2019

    Moving boats

    Repair of reservoir has been completed. Many thanks to John O for liaising with TW throughout the process. New scaffolding poles to anchor boats will be put into position during the Spring working party. Many thanks to Tony S for getting us a good deal on poles. Boats will be repositioned asap. Dave B is master minding plans for re-positioning boats. Unused boats may be moved down.

    All members to help with anchoring poles

    Dave B to prepare plans for positioning boats

    Boat shelters

    Would be useful to have a video on website.

    NM and DB to make video, when weather a bit warmer

    Wooden prize winners board

    Need updating

    Uta to find out from Glen Cole where and how this was done in the past

    Bird faeces

    Spiders work, but are expensive. Dave B working on alternative design

    Dave B to make prototype

    RYA training

    Ben Kimbell (RYA) visited club to talk about re-instating RTC in 2019. An initial potential SI assessment day is planned for March 19. Potentially interested club members: Gareth G, Nick Marley, Mike J, Jonathan L maybe Dave S

    Ben K is also visiting on March 5 to talk about club developments

    Jonathan Leake has organised VHF radio training

    Nigel T organising and liaising with interested club members.

    Nigel T organising

    Organisation of upcoming Opens and Events

    Mike J generated a spreadsheet listing all events and responsible people, which will be accessible to all committee members via dropbox

    Discussion about numbers of volunteers required to run Opens and concerns were raised that this may lead to “understaffing” of club racing. A compromise was reached: Assign a core team to Opens via duty manager and “stock up further” by putting out calls for volunteers

    Uta to add to dropbox

    No further action required

    Draft Programme

    Gareth is putting final touches on 2018 programme

    Feva open: new event for 2018

    Feva training: requested by RYA March 17 28018

    School regatta. Proposed date June 9th

    Spring 2019 Aero open date is not yet available

    MJ organising

    MJ organising

    MJ organising

    Gareth G organising


    Next meeting

    March 2018

    UG to arrange date