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Minutes - Sailing Committee Meeting 3/10/2018

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    Minutes - Sailing Committee Meeting

    Date: October 3 2018
    Time: 1930
    Location: Clubhouse

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

    Minutes prepared by Uta Griesenbach




    Boat maintenance

    Visions: Uta talked to Mike Storey and he agreed to look after maintenance of Visions in 2019

    Try to arrange sessions for TrySailors/other inexperienced club members to crew in Visions needs to be discussed at the sailing committee meeting in early 2019

    Mike Storey



    Laser: training session in 2018. Simon tried to organise, but there was limited interest

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

    Aero fleet is growing. We will have a stand alone aero open

    RS200: open wont be combined with another class

    RS200: Winter series was a success and will be repeated in 2018/19

    Put effort into further growing RS200 fleet through targeted advertising

    Solo/Streaker open

    RS400/Phantom Open: There was discussion to combine RS200 and RS400 open, but not many in favour.

    Phantom open was poorly attended. RS400 open is unlikely to attract large number of participants because local fleet is small

    Simon B to gather interest in 2019

    Fleet captains to consider

    Gareth G to organise

    Nick M to organise

    Nick M to action

    Nick M to give this some thought

    Peter Halliday has taken over from Paul P as Solo fleet captain. Peter has negotiated continuation of the Solo open and will liaise with Chris S to agree a date

    Uta to approach John O if Phantom open should be organised.

    Boat shelters

    Would be useful to have a video on website.

    Unclear if “Zero” into one of the existing shelters.

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

    Alexis to measure

    Wooden prize winners board

    Need updating. Glen has not responded to Uta’s inquiry.

    Uta to check with Rob P. Rob has kindly agreed to look into updating the boards

    Bird faeces

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

    Dave B to make prototype


    Giles was very supportive of push the boat out event. He also recommended to encourage Scout families to join Friendly Fridays

    Mike J to consider Scout families when advertising Friendly Fridays

    Organisation of upcoming Opens and Events

    Mike J and others to generate one spreadsheet

    All to discuss best way to disseminate and update

    Events in 2019

    (all provisional)

    Push the Boat out – May 11

    (lessons learnt from 2018 –sign up members on the day and offer fast training opportunities.

    Surrey Schools event should be replaced by South East Regional Regatta (or similar) and needs better and more timely advertising

    July 7 Commodores Day

    Aug 3 Round the Island

    Aug 4 No racing (cycling event)

    Working Party Oct 27 2019

    Working Party Mar 29 2020

    Uta and Nick to organise

    MJ organising


    Reminders to all race officers to contact team well before the duty

    Remind all members about last launch times in summer and winter

    Remind duty teams about last launch times in summer and winter

    Uta to send email

    Uta to send email

    Uta to send email

    Training courses and RTC

    Nigel and Jonathan are working hard on this and will update at the next meeting

    Jonathan and Nigel to update

    Next meeting

    February 12 1930 Club House