Commodore’s Newsletter June 2017

Dear Member,
Just a quick update to let you know how things are going.
The sailing season at the Club has got off to a good start. Junior sailing as per usual is sold out with over 50 youngsters receiving training each Saturday. Parents and helpers make life easier by providing an armada of safety boats to keep track of all dinghies out on the water. From 19th-23rd June the Club, thanks to the sponsorship of the new Royal Dart Youth Sailing Trust, will also be running five days of sailing experience for local schools, with over 50 children taking part.
Wednesday night racing has attracted many more yachts than in previous years. Classes 1 and 2 regularly turn out 25 boats as compared to 14 in the same period last year. The Squibs are down a little on last year’s numbers. We have had mixed weather but no cancellations. One race was held in the river to take advantage of very light winds. It was a magnificent sight to see the big yachts
tacking at close quarters through the moorings with no damage reported. The increased numbers racing has resulted in more members than ever enjoying Crew suppers

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