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.
Our July Monthly Social is always at Dickens Inn, honouring those who founded S&CA in 1980. It’s a popular pub at St Katharine Dock; nearest tube station is Tower Hill. You may have to look around the various bars to find our group because this year we’ve not made a booking for a roped off area. Starts at 20:00
Please note that this event is now on 10 June and not 17 June. For further details, please await the e-mail, watch the listing or contact RC South Coast.
Don’t forget to book your tickets for the Fitting Out Lunch, which will follow on from the (free to attend) Annual General Meeting on Sunday 9 April. Details have been emailed to all members and further information is on the Events page here.
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.
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.
Members will have received an e-mail from RC Charters about the Club’s 2017 Mediterranean Charter; this year out of Dubrovnik in the beautiful Adriatic. To secure the boat of their choice, skippers are urged to book now before the start of the London Boat Show. Full details are in the e-mail.
Booking (by e-mail only) opened at 09:00 on Friday 21 October and with over two weeks remaining until the event all tickets have now sold. Our venue this year is the historic “The Gun” in Docklands.
Last updated by Webitor at 16:45 on Friday 11 November
Last year’s charter in Croatia was so successful that we decided to return there this year. Six boats were chartered from marinas near Split / Trogir and 39 Club members enjoyed one or two weeks exploring the islands of Hvar, Vis and Korcula. The rocky coastline was not without its challenges, having a few unmarked rocks and some inconsistent navigation marks. One of our yachts entered the estuary near Sibenik and thence to an overnight stop at the splendid marina at Skradin, for a boat trip up the Krka river to the freshwater falls . The weather was pleasant, with warm seas for swimming and (it has to be said) not much in the way of wind but the sailing conditions were perfect some of the time. The “Hawaiian Evening” was one of several evening gatherings and was a resounding success, aboard ‘Hakuna Matata’, the very roomy “flagship” catamaran.