Workshop day – 18 November 2017

Your committee had a day in mid-November to develop ideas for where the Club can go in the year or so ahead.

Key decisions were:

  • To proceed with the evaluation of a new membership and events payments system (this will allow members to update their membership details directly and to book events and pay for them on-line)
  • The need to identify potential nominees to fill vacant posts in the committee structure at the next AGM in April 2018
  • Events for next year (the draft was distrubuted at the Laying Up Supper on 25 November and is now on here (subject to confirmation nearer the event dates)
  • Meeting with RNLI to discuss further co-operation between the parties.



Results of the 2017 Awards

At the very successful Laying Up Supper at the Gun in Docklands, these were the awards given:

Captain’s Hat (for getting people out onto the water)
Pink Sou’wester (bravery in the face of a Force 4 or above)
Best new/improved crew (someone who has shown real improvement over the season )
Etruscan Bowl (for unstinting attention to financial and regulatory details for the club)
Homes & Gardens (for a beautifully restored yacht)
Golden Trowel (for running aground and drying out on the approach to Bembridge)

For non members, join and find out who won!


Is this a record? Nope, it’s a S&CA Rally

Twelve boats and an estimated forty members got together at the Folly Inn on Saturday 23 September for this year’s best attended S&CA rally. Our new South Coast organisers ensured a successful event, which culminated in dancing on the tables, no mean feat after all that food and drink.

The weekend also marked the first voyage (after an extensive restoration) of a 1963 classic racing yawl belonging to one of our members.


S&CA shows its colours at London Pride 2017

Fourteen of us started the day early, with brunch and Prosecco, just what we needed to prepare us for a two hour wait in the sun outside the BBC HQ in Portland Place before the parade eventually moved off. The party atmosphere was terrific and we loved the sound of the cheers as we passed by the huge crowds lining the streets. Er… it’s only fair to say that the cheers were mostly directed at the “Recon” group directly behind us, sweltering in their pvc fetish gear and dog masks. We were better dressed for the occasion, some with remarkably short shorts and all with rainbow face paint. Afterwards we gathered on board the Tattershall Castle for copious amounts of Pimms before going our various ways, either to seek food or to continue the party elsewhere. A great time was had by all.


New Constitution and Committee

Thank you to all who voted in the poll on the adoption of the new Rules of the Club and revision of the Byelaws. We had 53 positive responses with none against the proposals. As a result of this vote, the new Rules and the Byelaws of the Club have been adopted.
This means that we will run the AGM in Limehouse on 9 April 2017 using the new Rules and new voting methods. As part of the AGM process, nominations for the Officers, Rear Commodores and Assistants of the Club need to be received by 26 February.
The list of positions and the names of those current role holders putting themselves forward for re-election has been e-mailed to all Members and is also available to logged-in Members on this website.


Voting opens for new Constitution and Rules

All members should have received an e-mail with details of the proposed changes to the Constitution and the adoption of Byelaws. The full details may also be seen in the Members’ area of this site.

Members who have forgotten the Members’ area log-in details may request them by e-mailing  the Website Editor at:  webitor (at) gaysailing (dot) org (dot) uk   The full clickable link has not been provided here as a spambot deterrent.

All members are requested to cast their vote, which may be done by e-mail, Survey Monkey or post.