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Fitting Out Supper - Saturday 2nd April at 19:30hrs in the Clubhouse

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The Committee

Newsletter 3 - The Digging Continues

Thanks for all your work over the last weekend and good to see a great community building. Work to date, was inspected on Monday by the Building Control Officer and he was very impressed with quality of work. He will do a final inspection once all the trenches have been dug. Last week, utilities were also re-connected to the old start box with the toilets.

For the next three weekends we will only need people on Saturdays but good if we could have a few more in the afternoon. So for the next three weekends (30/1, 6/2 and 13/2) we will be digging the rest of the foundation trenches and installing drainage. This means the really big weekend, with a very early start maybe 06:30hrs, will be 20th February when we will have three hours to pour up to 6m3 of concrete in to the foundations.

On Saturday Ben Price and Dave Bexson did further height measurements and looks like clubhouse will now be slightly more elevated. I also met with Dave Bexson, Paul Cater and Rob Corner on Monday for our weekly review of progress. We expect to have the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) in place in a week and confirmation of these together with three quotes will be sent to Sport England for final sign-off. We will then place the order for the new clubhouse building which will take about six weeks to deliver, so early April. Prior to that and after concrete is lain the foundation brick work and cross beams will be installed during March.

If you are working at the club please ensure you sign in for the hours you have worked. Also do remember that work area will be classed as a construction site and rules and signage will be in place to ensure safe working so please ensure you follow these. Roping off has already started and hi-vis vests will be available on Saturday.

Any questions or comments please contact us via New Club House

Mike Pritchard, Commodore

2nd January until early March - Saturday working parties

The aim is to start clearing the ground area for the new clubhouse over the first two working parties - on 2nd preparation and on 9th aim is to move usable cabins adjacent to the existing male changing rooms. Beyond that work will start on the foundations and more detail on this schedule will follow.

A number of smaller jobs have been identified and the Bosun's are preparing worksheets which will show what is to be done and the materials required. We shall then purchase the materials before the work starts and we welcome members to come along and help achieve the winter maintenance programme.

End of season social - 21st November

Over 60 members attended a successful end of year social at the Village Hotel in Chilwell. Thanks to Don Bishop for organising. Apart from some excelelnt entertainment from Alex the Magician and Dom Stockbridge band, trophies were also handed out to over 30 members. Special awards went to Louis Mok (Most Improved), Don Bishop (Flying Centreboard) for most sophisticated capsizing through the year and Rich Chaney (Endeavour Trophy) for his major contribution to developing the new clubhouse design and gaining planning approval, a major achievement.

AGM Report

Overview of report from AGM can be found clicking here.

Mike Pritchard - 29th November.

AGM - 12th November

41 members attended the clubs AGM on 12th November. Over a two hour meeting, members were updated on club activities in 2015 and given an overview of 2016. All but one of the motions were carried with the only one rejected was to offer a discount on membership to those who had completed an RYA course. It was felt that removing the joining fee was sufficient incentive.

The new committee consists of Dr. Michael Pritchard (Commodore), Roger Day (Rear Commodore Sailing), Jeff Marshall (Treasurer), Dennis King (Honary Secretary), Roger Chilvers (Membership Secretary), Don Bishop (Social Secretary, Bob Ceurstemont and Michael Leach (Bosuns), Gary Cawthorn (Sailing and Finance Support), Duncan Adams (Communication) and Keith Brereton (Training Principal). Dave Bexson is Project Manager for the new clubhouse and will report to the committee, whilst Jill Reid is Junior Officer and will also attend some committee meetings as well as being a key member of the Sailing Committee

A large section was on the new clubhouse and a copy of Mike Pritchard's presentation can be found in the Members Section.clicking here. If need log-in details please contact Mike.

End of season social - 21st November
To celebrate the end of the season a evening of music and food is being planned for 21st November.

Unfortunately to avoid a significant financial loss on the event Alex the Magician will not be appearing. To start the evening off as we gather in a private room of the Village Hotel the Dom Stockbridge Band will provide music before the buffet and a short prize giving

Tickets are now available from Don Bishop or any other member of the Committee and are essential for this event. Ticket prices are £15 for adults and £10 for junior members.

New Club House Update (17/10/15)
I am pleased to announce that this week we have received Planning Permission from Broxtowe Borough Council for our new clubhouse. We have had to jump over a few hurdles but we can now finally move forward to an exciting new era for the club.

Over the next month we will be putting in a Building Regulations application whilst also finalising quotes for all items - we need three to satisfy Sport England. At the moment the figures we have indicate the clubhouse can still be built within the original budget. In addition a project plan is being finalised and the aim is to present this at the AGM in November. Much of the construction work will need your support and in November we will be circulating the skills we require for each phase. I hope as many of you as possible are able to assist in this project. Start date has not been agreed but I would expect the winter work parties will be focused on the new clubhouse this year.

Finally, thanks to the small group who have worked very hard over the last 12 months to complete the design and gain planning permission; Dave Bexson, Rich Chaney, Rob Corner, Roger Day and Mike Pritchard.

Mike Pritchard

Charity Handicap Race 20th September 14:00
19 boats took to the water for this event and donated a combined sum of £145. An addition £18.10 was given in donations for cake cooked by Jill and Iona Reid

The following thanks has been sent on behalf of the Eric Twiname Trust; "This is wonderful news! On behalf of the trustees our thanks to all the club members who have so generously contributed to the Trust by participating in the Charity Handicap race last Sunday. A further thank you, too, to Jill and Iona Reid for also encouraging further donations to be made via their cake making.

We really do appreciate your efforts, Roger (Ed - this should read "to all who donated"), and are most grateful to you personally for arranging to support the Trust in this way.

Kind regards, Bruce, Bruce Aitken, Secretary, The Eric Twiname Trust

New Club House Update (7/9/15)
Conditional planning permission has been granted and the club has responded to these issues. We should have a response and hopefully unconditional permission granted by the middle of October.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the land clearance, foundation preparation and then erection and internal finishing of the building. If you have the time, skill and willingness to help please speak to Dave Bexson who is Project Manager. We shall also put a sign up sheet in the clubhouse if this is more convienient to you.

RS300 Open Meeting Saturday 12 September
A report about the RS300 Open can be found by clicking here. Photographs in gallery.

Northern Tripartite at Swarkestone Sunday 28 June
There will be no racing at Attenborough on 28 June as we are competing in the Northern Tripartite whhich is being held at Swarkestone SC this year. First race 11:00 a.m. Three races two to count with the best five boats from each club counting points towards best overall club.

Trent Tripartite 25 April
Full report is in the racing section

Scout and Guide Regatta 13 June
A great event organised by Jill Reid saw 12 boats take to the water for the first Junior Regatta. Report to follow.