We are holding our annual Open Day on Saturday 29th April from 11am to 4pm and extend a warm invitation to anyone who would like to come and visit our marvellous facilities and discover more about the opportunities we offer our members. Admission is free and we will be providing tours of the club and taster sails on our training lake throughout the day. Refreshments will be available and our bar will be open. After lunch, you can watch the club dinghy and cruiser racers in action or experience a sailing taster on the river Blackwater. We will also be running river trips in the club launch and one of our Ribs. No booking is required and lifejackets will be provided. If hoping to undertake a sailing taster, wear warm clothes and bring a towel and change of clothing. The exact programme for the day is dependent on weather conditions and subject to alteration. If you need any more information about the day, please visit our club Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BlackwaterSC/ and go to Events/Open Day or contact our Rear Commodore Nigel Butler: email@example.com
Nick Evans has been selected in a national competition to sail the Allen Academy Optimist in 2017.
He receives a complete top class racing package comprising an Ovington built Optimist dinghy along with North Sails and full Allen hardware fit-out. Nick will be using this to compete in major regattas in the UK, Ireland and Holland.
This year's edition has now been printed - another great job by Kate Stewart! There are now copies available in the Clubhouse Lobby for members to collect. Please leave your name on the sheet provided to avoid duplication. Members who are unable to collect their copy will receive it with the AGM mailing which will be going out very soon. Every copy which is collected rather than mailed saves significant postage costs for the club so your help will be appreciated.
Behind the RIB store you will find all the tenders that have been left unclaimed for a long time.
Can members please look to see if there are any there that belong to them and if so mark them up acordingly and then talk to Julie Nelson about a place to keep them.
Those that are unclaimed will shortly be put up for sale.
The club was a hive of activity over the weekend 11-12th March. The first race of the season was sailed on Saturday in light airs and in the evening 84 members enjoyed the Fitting Out Supper. They were entertained by a fascinating talk from our archivists, Peter & Sue Collins with tales from the club's archives with old original documents and artefacts on display. There was an RYA level 2 Coach course and an RYA Powerboat level 2 course through the weekend. On Sunday during the workparty members completed many different tasks but in particular the upper galley was stripped out in preparation for the planned refurbishment. Many thanks to all those who gave up their Sunday to help with the work party.