May 2018 Sailability News

 

Winter is well behind us with the new sailing season starting. Our events calendar is looking quite healthy with only a few Wednesday bookings available. All ready we have had a visit from Nottingham University Sports Science students who spent a day working with our volunteers and members of a client group.  We have also taken part in this years “Push the boat out" event.

 Looking forward we have the Hansa TT Open Meeting arranged for Wednesday 25 July, if you have time to help during this event please contact the club office. Kids from Chernobyl  will visit us again this year. A few weeks spent in the UK improvers their health a great deal and we are always very happy to help them.

We are grateful to Bakewell Rotary for their ongoing support and help in the recent purchase of a replacement hoist also to Dolphin Mobility for providing the hoist at a very, very good price making a considerable saving for us.

We have received a brand new Hansa 303 dinghy, donated to our group in memory of a very dear Sailability colleague. You will not miss it! it's Orange.

The relocation of the Mobile Changing Room unit is underway. Many thanks to Pieter ten Have for his hard work in preparing the ground work for the concrete slab. Special thanks to Pieter's wife for her help also.

Sailability members have again this year enjoyed a few days sailing on the south coast working as a team passage planning and crewing a charter yacht. We will no doubt hear more about this over the next few weeks!

We have submitted a funding application to the Carsington Reservoir Fund for our planned Power Operated Door project and have heard that our application is to be considered for funding. If successful our project will provide easier access to the entrance hall, club room and changing rooms.