Weekly News from the RBYC

It's been a busy week at the club the it will be another busy one in the coming week. Here's a summary of what's happened during a very successful Hooper cup.

A glorious Autumn day heralded the annual Hooper Cup on Sunday 8 October, kindly supported by Allen Bros.  Good wind and glorious sunshine brought 22 junior sailors on to the River Crouch for a great morning’s racing, with three races held back to back.  The handicap fleet was won by Ben Hutton-Penman and Dylan McPherson in an RS200, with Arthur Brown and Amelia Kilgour second in an RS Feva and Dylan Collingbourne third in a Laser Radial.  Racing in the Optimist fleet was fiercely fought, but the girls prevailed and the trophy was won by Lucie Prior with Harriet George in second place and Arthur Sturmer third.  Lily Root placed fourth, took home the coached fleet trophy.

The Halloween Party is fast approaching – please book in asap for fearsome frolics and ghoulish grub! (poster below) to guarantee your place.

RBOD News...
Amazingly the end of the 85th season is upon us and the RBOD fleet will sail the final race on Sunday 15 October, starting at 1100. You may recall that this race was switched from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning some years ago to allow the hoards of participants and supporters to enjoy an exceptionally jolly end of season apres-race lunch. This has proven to be extremely successful; yet another pioneering initiative from the fleet that never underestimates the importance of the social calendar.

As if the prospect of lunch wasn't exciting enough, the Autumn Series has reached a breathtaking climax with 3 boats in contention for the small but perfectly formed Albert Inkstand trophy (reborn in the RBOD Class as a silver shot glass). AMANDA, RED JACKET and WHITE ROSE are within a point of each other after the one discard has been applied. The trophy will be presented at the post-race lunch and no doubt filled with a variety of liquids - none of them ink-based (we hope).

OMG I hear you gasp - what do I have to do to be part of this grand finale ??

Simple - just book in for the Sunday lunch by contacting the RBYC in the normal way. Booking is essential as demand will be very high. The Sunday Carvery will be Roast Sirloin of Beef - supplied by our local Secret Butchers.

See you there......

Upcoming Events

There's a few events happening in the club and around Burnham this weekend. Due to a number of members attending these events plus low bookings, the Bollywood Night (booked for Saturday, 14th October) is postponed until further notice. For those that have booked, thank you for your support, we will individually send you an email to inform you about the changes.

Christmas Day Lunch: Thank you very much to those that have filled in our survey. If you haven't already done so, the survery is still on. Follow the link to cast your vote. https://s.surveyplanet.com/HkGBbtAi-x 

Remember: Please only say “yes” if are certain of going. Otherwise, place your vote on “maybe”. Thank you.

This week's specials are:

  • Soup of the Day: Brocolli & Stilton
  • Hungarian beef goulash and tagliatelle
  • Mushroom Bourginion served with Mash and peas
  • 8oz Lamb and mint burgers with a cucumber relish served with onion rings and fries.

More bookings and more information, please call 01621 782044 or email: info@rbyc.org.uk

An Open Letter: 

Speaking of bookings, we'd like to stress the importance of booking for an event - whether it is just for Sunday Carvery or one of our bigger events. We have officially entered winter season and are now operating on minimum staffing. Any sudden increase in numbers could result in delays and breakdown in service. We understand that schedules change all the time but when you do know, can you keep us posted please? It is very important we get the club properly staffed (and stocked) to avoid delays or complaints on the day. For those taking the time to book, thank you very much. We appreciate all your support.

Coming this week...

12th October (Thursday) - Private Event - Library Dinner
13th October (Friday) - Steak & Grill Night - alternative options are available such as Grilled Dover Sole or a vegetarian dish
14th October (Saturday) - Private BBQ Evening- Billiard room
15th October (Sunday) - RBOD Last Race of the Season + Carvery - this is going to be a busy one. Make your Carvery bookings now!


Don't forget the Trafalgar Dinner on the 21st!