Beer SC July Newsletter

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Beer SC July Newsletter
We really have been blessed with some superb weather over the last month or so. It's been hot hot hot! The beach has been packed with people looking to soak it all up and also take a dip to cool off. It's been a busy few weeks at the sailing club too. Sailing, socialising and eating, so much to report!

The second instalment of our Sunday Sailing Lunch on the 24th of June was a huge success. Initially, we had 9 sailing boats and 18 members afloat making the most of the sea breeze in Bahias, Picos, Lasers and a Versa. Numbers were then boosted by 2 lasers to make an impressive total of 11 boats and 20 members actively sailing. The post sailing curry went down a treat to round off the perfect day. A big thank you to all involved.

Club Racing continues to tick along with attendances ranging from 3 to 6 boats. The new rib is proving very popular with rescue crews. A silky piece of kit that is a real pleasure to drive. Just ask the volunteers! If the success of the sailing lunch continues then we can say that the outlook looks pretty good for sailing at the club. All this activity prompted the committee to evaluate the beach facilities. A timetable was set to improve things in time for the forthcoming RS800/Scorpion Open Meeting this weekend.

With a little help from the fisherman's beach tractor and a fair few shovels and rakes, the sailing club beach site has been levelled and a further 200m of decking and matting has been laid. A quick look at the picture in the email header and a comparison with the new set-up in the picture below shows just how much the beach has grown in recent years. The club owes a big thank you to the work party which spent several days working on it in the heat. It really has made a big difference to the sailing experience.

The social section has also been as busy as ever. The Steak Night and Pie 'n Pud Night were both a sell-out. Monday nights at the club have also been going very well. What better way to enjoy the evening sun than to find a perch on the club balcony and enjoy the view. Don't forget that the club is also open on a Wednesday morning from 10 am until Midday for Coffee Club. We're very lucky to have such great volunteers who continue to organise such events. All in all, the club is proving to be both vibrant and prosperous. New members are always welcome so spread the word and encourage people to come along and join in with the fun.

Finally, there will be a boat check over the next two weeks so please make sure your boat is displaying the correct sticker for this year. Boats without stickers will be removed from the site so that all members boats can benefit from easy access to matting/decking and winches. 

Forthcoming Events 
RS800/SCORPION WEEKEND - Saturday 14th/Sunday 15th July
Thanks to everyone who has offered help for this coming weekend. Keith and his team will be serving Hot Drinks and Bacon Baps on both Saturday and Sunday morning. There will also be a supper served on Saturday night for the sailors and helpers to which all members are very welcome. On Sunday afternoon after sailing there will be sandwiches and cake on offer for the sailors and any members who may wish to come along. Please see the itinerary below for all the volunteers. Remember, many hands make light work so if you can spare a bit of time over the weekend, the more the merrier!

Saturday 14th July 
  • On the hill from 8.30am. Directing those arriving. keeping the hill clear. Helping get boats on the beach. Assisting deliveries to beach traders. 
  • Launching of boats from around 12.00 noon. 
  • Retrieving/winching of boats from around 4.00pm.
 Sunday 15th July 
  • Launching of boats from around 9.30am.
  • Retrieving/winching of boats from around 2.00pm.
  • The departure of boats from 3.00pm onwards
THURSDAY 26TH JULY - PAELLA AND PUD - details have gone out for this popular event, please get your booking form back to Sarah as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
SUNDAY 29TH JULY - another of our Simple Sunday Sail and Lunch (Burgers and Hot Dogs with Ice Cream Sundae) from 1.30 p.m. till 3.00 p.m. for just £6. Lets beat the 11 boats and 20 sailors we had out last time around!
REGATTA WEEK IN THE CLUB kicks off with our annual Steak BBQ on Saturday 11th August. Cream Tea with Prosecco in the clubhouse on Wednesday 15th. Regatta a Day, Thursday 16th - Bacon Baps and Drinks served from am with tea, cakes and filled rolls throughout the day (Bar Open).  There is no food offered for the evening but the Bar will remain open and members are welcome to bring along their own snacks/picnic. It's a great place to watch the fireworks later from the terrace!!
The THREE COURSE DINNER planned for the 22nd of September has been cancelled because Grant is no longer available. 
However, we are hoping to arrange a Live Jazz Evening with the fantastic Maggie Readay in the Clubhouse on FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER - full details later
And finally, for those who have come to our Ladies Who Lunch at the club and were lucky enough to be entertained by the fabulous VAL BUDGEN-CAWSAY may have heard on Spotlight and on Facebook recently that sadly Val has been diagnosed with Advanced Malignant Melanoma and true to form, Val is taking a positive attitude to this devastating news and is raising funds for research into this awful type of cancer in the time she has left.  

To this end, we are arranging a very special high tea in the clubhouse on FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST. Tickets for what will be a scrumptious tea are £10 and will be available by the end of next week.  Why not get a table together and come along and support Val.
We are also asking if anyone has any really good clothes/shoes/jewellery they would like to donate to Val's charity we are hoping to have a few rails available on 3rd August to boost our
sent on behalf of Beer Sailing Club Committee

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