Weekly News from the RBYC

Podium Place for Roy .... Yet more good news from the waterfront!  Travelling abroad is becoming the big thing, and we have heard that Roy Hart also made the wet and windy crossing of the Thames estuary to compete in the Swale Barge Match in his 19ft gaffer 'Greensleeves', again securing a place on the podium. Well done!

Update on Red Diesel .... Looking further afield, it would seem that the Belgian government has decided that there will be no further fines levied on British flagged vessels carrying red diesel until a planned meeting of the EU Committee on Excise Duty on the 18th September. For the next 6 weeks it appears that Ostende can be back on the itinerary for the cruising fraternity.

This week's specials ... As already reported, it is a quiet week in the Club, with no formal functions planned for this weekend.

Our specials this week have a distinct Asian flavour:-

  • Lamb Rogan Josh, and
  • Vegetable Curry (Butternut Squash, Spinach and Chickpea)

both served with rice and the usual curry accompaniments of Poppadoms, Chutney and home made Onion Bhaji. Just the thing for this wonderful summer weather we are enjoying!

Then, it's onwards and upwards towards Cadet Week!

Cadet Week programme on the webiste ... the full Cadet Week programme is available on the website. Paper copies will be available in the club and at registration for all competitors, but if you want a preview, please link to RBYC Cadet Week full programme 2017

The Dinghy Park Project

There are 12 tenders in the Dinghy Park, and we have no idea who they belong to. Clicking here will take you to a larger  picture of these tenders. If any member recognises one of these as belonging to them, we would be grateful if he or she would contact the office and let us know.

Dinghies, Tenders and Trailers that have paid will have a 2017 Dinghy Park sticker, so no need to worry.

Boats and trailers that don't have a 2017 sticker by the 7th August will, in accordance with the RYA Abandoned Boat Policy, be removed to a safe storage area off the Club site. A collection fee may be required for their return.

Our aim is to keep the Dinghy Park presentable and serviceable for our members.

To arrange payment and obtain your sticker for 2017, please contact Beccy Haley at accounts2@rbyc.org.uk

Weekly News from the RBYC

Dear Members,

More news this week of our intrepid travellers. Trevor Greenway has posted a harrowing account of the Elite fleet's escapades in Lymington on the web site. Not quite what you expect from Summer sailing!

Link here to:

RS ELITE NATIONALS 2017 REPORT

And elsewhere ... better news from the Medway area, where David Smith, Will Dallimore and Charlie Renwick campaigned David's Old Gaffer in the Swale Barge Match, and achieved a podium finish in their class.

This week it is all back to normal, not that there is anything normal about the weather at the moment. There are no formal functions this weekend, so casual dining is the order of the day.  Specials this week are:

  • Supreme of Chicken, with a Tomato, Olive and Chorizo sauce, and
  • Herb Crusted Cod Fillet, with a Creamy Leek sauce

both served with New Potatoes and a selection of Vegetables.

There is then another quiet week before the run up to Cadet Week. Maybe just the time to organise that quiet Library dinner you had always promised yourself?

The Commodore’s Ball

The Commodore’s Ball

Viewed at any level, the 2017 Commodore’s Ball can only be described as an outstanding success. Over 150 members and guests dined and danced the night away, slowed only by the Ball 2amazing sight of 2000 balloons cascading down into the Courtyard at midnight, with a hardy number tucking into breakfast in the early hours.

I am pleased to be able to report that we were able to achieve our stated aims of replacing the Courtyard awning and providing the hardwood decking on the River Room balcony. However, this would not have been possible without some very generous donations which we received in addition to the donations from the attendees. I have written to those involved privately to thank them for their support and generosity.

By this email can I also thank all who attended and supported the Ball, and all those who worked so hard, both staff and member volunteers, to make the whole thing happen. It was a superhuman effort, and showed the Club off at its best.
Ball 1
Whilst, as mentioned, the Club has the benefit of the main aims of the Ball, we have also achieved a surplus of around £1,500 for the refurbishment fund, which will enable us to address some of the other pressing maintenance issues in the Club.  Indeed, we have already made a start on this, by replacing the external lighting of the building with modern energy saving LED lighting, and will shortly be re-sealing the balcony floor surfaces, hopefully to prevent further water ingress.

Martin Smith
Commodore