Commodore’s News – May 2018

The weather has warmed to normal temperatures and there is more daylight in the evenings. It is great to see more members at the club and more sailing both during the day and in the evenings.

Sail & Sizzle on Friday Evenings has started and runs until 31st August. It is particularly liked by new sailors as they can borrow club boats free of the hire charge and get help from experienced sailors. The DIY BBQ is very friendly and a good opportunity to meet other members.

Push The Boat Out runs from 12th May – 27th May and is supported by advertising by the RYA. Push The Boat Out at Carsington consists of Taster Sessions offered to the public and many who experience a taster take up Carsington Sail Training. A high percentage of these trainees go on the become members.

40 people had tasters over the first weekend and a similar number are booked for the coming weekend. Thank you to Ceri , Tom and the team of instructors.

Water Levels: Severn Trent has pumped more water into Carsington which is just under 95% full. This is 15% higher than at this time last year. A few days ago the reservoir had reached 92.9%. All Slipways are operational. It has been good to see more boats on the water.

Mobile Disabled Changing Room: The unit is on loan from DCC to Sailability and has been temporarily parked on the veranda between the Club House and The Training Room. Shortly it will be moved to the foreshore, just north of the central slipway. This allow Sailability sailors easier access to the unit and releases the area on the veranda.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force this month. The Club will shortly be sending out an email/letter explaining the position.

Looking forward to warmer summer sailing,

Gerry Fisher

Commodore