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Sailing Committee Meeting - January 2018

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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