Further discussion on number of toilets and showers needed – committee believes we need at least three showers and two toilets in the men’s and the shower needs to be divided into cubicles. Action continues for Tony /Mike to rework the plans.
Tony updated on the cold Water tank – will be removed and water placed onto a pressured system at the same time as the work on the changing rooms take place. Action continues.
New Action: There is an identified need for a Health and Safety audit of the club; this might need a new committee post to own. This will be considered later on in the year in the meantime the action is to Tony S and Dave S to compile a list of club items and processes that need to be checked for consideration by the committee. Once the data has been compiled it was agreed that it will be held on the club website (member’s area) for regular audit. (Agenda item on committee meeting). Action also to Dave B to see if any member reports to be in the Health and safety business and can advise.
Mike has discovered that carpet tiles are cheaper and nicer than Lino so the decision is that carpet will be laid - carpet tiles cost approx. £400 with £600 extra to fit. Decision is that members will fit the tiles. There will be a job at the working party to lift up the old carpet and prepare floor for fitting new carpet tiles.
New Action: Tony informed the committee that the patio doors by the bar are in a poor state and also the main clubhouse door needed looking at. Action raised for Tony to get quote for both upstairs patio doors. Slugs and snails have also been getting through the patio doors. Mike suggested – salt – as a possible deterrent (from a recent article in gardeners’ question time – Tony and mike to experiment on the slugs) but all agreed that the best permanent solution was to replace doors (pending on cost).
New action John McGrath and John Smiths widow wish to donate boats (Lasers) to club for training use. Action to Gareth to review.
This matter was discussed at the Sailing committee ( See sailing committee meeting minutes for full information) It was decided that payment applies only to summer camp type activities or specialist external instructors with specific skill sets. (E.g. First aid / Radio courses). There is a need to set rate (e.g. RYA instructor rate is £150 per day)
New Action to Tessa (Treasurer) to check the payment proposal for Brendan’s course fees so we can fix course price.
Discussion regarding the Bosun (Alexis) the difficultly of the role and the work he does for the club all agreed that the Bosun will receive a free membership whilst doing the role as recompense. Action to Dave B to instate this.
Cash balance graph (from the new system)
Cash balance as of 3rd March 2019:
Agreed and ongoing:
Not agreed (pending)
Tessa asked if there was any income from Topper training (RYA or ITCA) events. Most recent event invoiced is March 2018? Answer – no further income yet available.
Money received in advance for this year’s various types of club training
Topper Winter Open entry fees received
Fundraising for ladies changing room:
Total membership stands at 215 this is inflated as it includes people who have joined from 1st April, but not technically members today.
To date we have 149 members renewed or joined for start of new membership year compared to 160 on 1st April 2018, but we still have nearly one 1 month to go.
Any changes or additions to the programme? It will be printing it in two weeks time so any more training or socials to be added?
Added yearly account line summary for accounts to easily show how the value of a line item is varying year to year.
Added json feed of fees so club website can find what they are so will always be up to date.
7 people are making use of direct debit payments.
Dave has a new cover for the committee boat shelter which hopefully will stop the capsising. Waiting on being around on a light wind day to replace!
Dave has one cover for the safety boat shelters but will get some more as some of the covers will need replacing due to wind and/or UV damage. Probably a job for the working party.
Uta's Training Aid
Finished and delivered.
Dave has made a prototype rubber nose bumper for a laser - the idea being to help protect the club lasers from damage in this most susceptible area. He has some stiffer rubber to use now and is just waiting on getting a degassing chamber connected up.
Preparing list of jobs for the working party e.g. / – floor tile preparation work / grass cutting – anything extra to Dave ASAP
TALENT SHOW - Saturday 16th March
Dinner, wine, and a fun evening of showing off our diverse collection of individual and group talents off the water, by our members and families of all ages.
FRIENDLY FRIDAYS - 26thApril, 31stMay, 21stJune, 27thJuly, 16thAugust
Social evenings, both on and off the water. No racing but all other types of sailing activity is encouraged, including Oppie Water Hockey.
Friendly Fridays became famed in 2019 for the excellent food and this will continue
OPEN DAY – Saturday 11th July
Club is Open all day to the public and we take out people sailing and show them our social side too.
COMMODORES DAY – Sunday 14th July
We use the popular racing format of 6 back to back races with a short half time lunch break. Oppies do just 3 races. We have a great barbecue, music, a little dancing and the afternoon is rounded off with our annual pirate ship water fight.
QUIZ NIGHT – Saturday 19th October
This has now became an established, popular event where we dine, have great fun and raise money for worthy cub projects
FIREWORK NIGHT - Saturday 2nd November
This has also become a well-established and very popular social and family event and will be repeated in 2019
CEILIDH & SUPPER – Saturday 23rd November
Jim Champs band, conjured up by Uta, was the star of this evening. It was a great event and we think should be repeated.
CHRISTMAS PARTIES – last Sunday in December before Christmas
Our regular format of mulled wine and mince pies, Father Christmas Party (the attendance was ell down again this year – not sure why), Ten Pin Bowling at Kingston, Sailing School Curry in East Molesey. This formula works, but suggestions on variations would be gladly accepted.
All Junior Sailing School Classes start on April 28 and is now on line
Last Sunday before August break is July 28.
July 14 is Commodores Day with junior racing, barbecue party, and pirate ship water battle.
Junior Sailing School restarts on September 1
Junior Sailing School Final Day is September 29, when there will be a mixed class racing regatta
Please note September 13, 14, 15 is also East Head Camping and Sailing. See also below.
The sailing school has been restructured a little this year, for Topper Intermediates, Fevas and Lasers
Led by Ray Lambe.
Will have 14 beginners in 7 club Oppies. 2 Courses per Sunday
Led by Chris Balding
Will have 16 Oppie sailors in their second year sailing their own Oppie or Optimist. (Query Nick)
Run by Nick Marley and Mike Jones plus 2 more
Will have 16 Topper sailors in their first year in a Topper. Most will have learnt to sail in an Oppie.
Will use club Toppers unless they have their own
THE RACING GROUP AND CRUISING / SEAMANSHIP GROUP
Run by Gareth Griffiths, Jonathan Leake, CJ Cavallari and Brendan O’Leary
Will have 8 Toppers, 6 Fevas, 8 Lasers
These 3 types will train and race together.
Swapping from boat type to boat type often did not work as a policy
Will have their own Toppers.
Will use club Fevas and privately owned Fevas.
Will use club Laser 4.7s, and Laser Radials and Full rig Lasers and privately owned Lasers
Additional Junior Training 2019
Week Long Camps
This year, following a very successful summer school established by Brendan O’Leary and run by Harry Phelps in July 2018, we plan to run a number of almost week long courses for junior sailors of all ability groups.
These will run at Easter, from May 27th to May 31st, (subject to demand) and two consecutive weeks from 29th July to 2nd August, and 5th August to 9th August.
It is planned to run a winter half term course and an Easter course as well in 2020 if there is demand.
Winter Sunday Morning Training
On Winter Sunday mornings, thanks to a popular initiative set up by Jonathan Leake and Nigel Thomson, junior training is being offered to Topper sailors on many Sundays Sunday morning from January 13th to 24th March, with an hour of coaching followed by participation in the two back to back club races. This is a great way of bridging the gap between Sailing School and Club racing. Thank you, Jonathan and Nigel, junior sailors, and all helping parents
Other Junior Sailing events at Island Barn - 2019
Sat 11 May
Taking children guests out
Sat 22 June
Open regatta for all junior types
Sun 14 July
Racing for Oppies, Toppers, Fevas and Lasers
Sat August 3
Match racing for Fevas
EAST HEAD CAMPING AND SAILING
Fri Sat Sun
At East Head in Chichester Harbour
TOPPER TRAVELLER OPEN
TOPPER OPEN TRAINING
Sat 21 September
Sun 22 September
Large Topper Open
Topper training open to all
Sat 5 October
Sun 6 October
Cruise organised by club members for junior sailors and parents
To be confirmed
Agreed to charge a little for try race – Action Gareth to consider price.
Nothing received – If there is something that needs discussion please bring it to the attention of the Chair at the beginning of the meeting so it can be scheduled in.