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Sail Chat - 01.04.2024

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As you will know the last two Sunday should have been sailing days but the conditions have conspired against us and, according to forecasts, this is to continue next week. No old timers can remember this happening before but memories fade.

Nevertheless the club faithful have come to the aid of the extended working parties and there is pictorial evidence of this on our Whats Ap site. The downstream end of the club has been completely re-newed under the supervision and efforts of Rob and Jo, other operatives also helping. Ben 1 has been hauled out completely by human power, scrubbed, rubbed, filled and is now being painted and anti-fouled with John Hollands leading by example. The aft ladder and platform expertly re-made by George.

The club has been thoroughly cleaned both outside, of the slimy sludge, and inside, of the dust and cobwebs, another Roland's presence being spotted but not yet seen! Even the clubs own Barbie ( not as attractive as Ms Robbie) has been cleaned to within an inch of its life. The windows - Wow! Mary gets a special mention, our club looks almost glass-less! Some woodwork has been done to the bar to improve the delivery of the amber ale which is essential.

Hywell's nest has not been consumed by fire but chopped by the Ladies into tiny pieces to be re-cycled and if anything our legendary teas have just got better, having been served on both Sundays to welcome attendees. Why go to Fortnums when you can have a boat ride with Ben to a clean island and enjoy succulent fare at a tiny fraction of the cost?

Even boats have started to arrive thanks to an initiative on the first day of (non) sailing - so if you have not been around you might be surprised - it might be there! One might think being in the race team it would be a doddle, not so, its even more demanding.

Along with all this our Commodore Ian, Susie and Ben have worked tirelessly for the club and Sophie has even supplied the paint from afar.

Finally we seem to have lost our friendly Seal. We trust it returns to join its many mates in the estuary.

Phill

Last updated 9:57am on 14 July 2024

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