The sailing season is very close, boats are filling the river, it is time to fill your club, so please, put away your winter clothes, get your oilskins out and come to the Royal Burnham for Easter. The weekend will be packed with sailing and social events, the highlight of which will be the Williwaw series and dinner, which this year will be held in honour of the late Dick Pitcher.
Included with this Shortwave are details of sailing and social events, in fact everything you need to know.
Your Committee have had a very busy time since the last Shortwave.
Firstly, we are delighted to announce that Sid Livingston has agreed to accept the post of Rear Commodore (Social). He and Vice Commodore Martin Smith will work closely together to ensure that socialising continues to be at the forefront of what this club does best. Sid reports on progress so far, later in this mailing.
The website has been updated and now includes all the details for sailing and social events and much more. We would like to encourage members to make greater use of this facility. James Young reports on the detail and benefits.
Your Committee has decided to encourage much greater use of the club swipe cards. The benefits are numerous and Andy Wise reports on this.
Following the London Dinner Fund's agreement to release funds, your Committee has decided to proceed with the refurbishment of the north end of the accommodation block. Angus Bates reports on this. He also covers the repairs to the race box and pontoon.
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Frank Kemball. A past-Commodore and past-President, he was much loved and respected by many and will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time. A detailed obituary will appear in the next Shortwave, but members may wish to know that there will be aservice of thanksgiving at St. Mary's Church, Burnham-on-Crouch, on Tuesday 10th April at 1130hrs. The family will then be having a reception at the RBYC afterwards.