Commodore’s Note

Welcome to the Attenborough Sailing Club web site where you will find a calendar of Social, Sailing and Training events at Attenborough Sailing Club for 2019.

The members yearbook is currently in preparation (Jan 2019) but when received, particularly if you are a new member please familiarise yourself with the sections concerning the club’s Sailing Instructions,  Use of the Club Boats and Safety Code. The Diary section at the end of the yearbook also includes member’s  duties supporting the sailing events. Please check that you are available for these or, if not, request a swap via Dutyman. Finally please support the businesses advertising in the yearbook, most of which offer relevant services at a discount rate to fellow club members. Just ask! 

Sailing starts in March with the Snowdrop racing series and Cruising or Casual Sailing on Friday evening and Saturday afternoons. Seasoned sailors are usually on hand to support recently qualified new members or those wanting to practice their sailing skills. Alternatively enjoy the surrounding of the Nature Reserve from the balcony of the new clubhouse with special thanks to all who have worked so hard for so long to make this happen!

Interclub racing starts in April with the Trent Tripartite event and the Northern Tripartite in May. Supernova and Comet class open meetings take place at Attenborough on successive Saturdays in June. Please check the Sailing Programme section for details of these events.

The Training Programme starts in April with First Aid aimed at the club’s instructors, Powerboat Handling in May for newer members wanting to helm the rescue boats. Adult and Youth beginner’s sailing courses will be held in July and August respectively. Youth Improver Training starts in May and runs through until September ending with the usual party!

Sailing continues throughout the year with the final race being held on Boxing day, so there’s lots of opportunity to get on the water!

Social events will abound with the Fitting Out Supper starting the ball rolling in April in the new clubhouse. No doubt the club’s 60th anniversary this year will be another excuse to party.

Finally a big thank you to the outgoing Commodore Mike Pritchard, for 4 years at the helm, also thank you the outgoing and 2019 Committee members. The Committee looks after the club’s affairs, however, this cannot happen without your help, be it demolishing, building, weeding, grass cutting, tea making or simply turning up for your duty. It takes all of us to run the club!

One more thing ……. go sailing!!

Keith Brereton

Commodore