06 Nov Introducing our new Commodore
As the new commodore I would firstly like to thank all of you for your support and to say how honoured I am to be elected Commodore again. It is quite some time since I last held this office and whilst some things in the Club haven’t really changed there are quite a few things that have – the way we use the Club, the boats we own, how we like to spend our leisure time both on and off the water and what we want from our Club – and I want to make sure that SCYC is the place you want to be and provides you with what you want to enjoy your leisure time.
I would like to thank Anne Munro, the retiring Commodore, for all her hard work over the past two years and providing a steady helm. Under her watch the past year has been successful both on and off the water and has also seen an upturn in our membership.
Your elected members of the SCYC Council and their responsibilities
Paul Proctor – Commodore
Nick Ansell – Vice Commodore
Dave Shiel – Rear Commodore Finance
Janet Baker – Rear Commodore Bar and Cove and Lease renewal
Grant Edwards – Captain
Steve Colclough – Vice Captain
Anne Munro – Webcollect
Adam Collinson – Member and Community Relations
Steve Harral – Bar
Malcolm Blackburn – Premises
James Baldwin – General factotum (assist with Club appearance/waterside/club events/publicity)
Jonathan Green – Young Members & head Gardener!
Kate Allan – Marketing, social media & website
Pete Richards – Events co-ordinator
Over the weekend of 28th – 30th September the Abersoch Traders organised a ‘Taste’ weekend, designed for businesses to offer a taste of what they do. SCYC showed off its magnificent location and the facilities we can offer. The Cove provided a taste of their new Autumn menu, the Bar had Welsh beers and gin on offer and there was music outside on the top deck and in the bar in the evening. For the younger members there was face painting. This was a very successful weekend, with a busy club and a lot of people interested in what was on offer. We even signed up some new members!
A very popular event this year with 102 people getting together, firstly in the bar to catch up on all the news since they were last here in the summer and then into the Cove to sit down for an excellent meal, with Beef Wellington as the main course.
Winter in the club
The Laying-Up Supper no longer signals the end of the season in the Club. The Bar is still open every Saturday and Sunday lunchtime and the Cove is open every Friday and Saturday night and every Sunday for a traditional Sunday roast – booking is essential in the Cove!
New for 2019
Class M for motorboats/powerboats. We now have quite a fleet of RIB’s, leisure boats and sports cruisers and it was felt that these boats should be recognised in the Club in their own right. We’re now looking for a class captain and if anyone is interested in putting themselves forward please let us know.
Classic cars. It’s estimated that we have at least 30 members who own between them over 50 ‘old’ cars, that’s at least 20 years old. Suitable ‘gatherings’ are being arranged with an early start at SCYC with breakfast, before driving through the Welsh countryside on a prearranged route. Lunch at a suitable venue and a leisurely drive back to SCYC for an evening meal in the Cove. If you are interested, then please email David Blackburn on firstname.lastname@example.org and let him have the details of your vehicle.
Requests for help
At the Council meeting on Saturday issues regarding new/replacement equipment for racing and for safety boat operations were raised as well as a discussion about next year’s dinghy show.
New inflatable racing marks. These are used for all events and for dinghy racing and if anyone would like to sponsor a new mark or marks we would love to hear from you.
Handheld radios. We are in need of some new/ replacement radios and if anyone has a handheld that they no longer have a need for, all donations are greatly received. Handheld radios are necessary safety equipment items and unfortunately some do seem to go ‘walkabout’ during our racing season!
Dinghy Show. We are having a stand at next year’s dinghy show on 2nd and 3rd March 2019 at Alexandra Palace, London. If anyone would be willing to help to man the stand over the weekend, then please let me know.
Finally, if you have anything you can offer the Club or any ideas/suggestions about the Club, please let the Council know.
I look forward to seeing you all at some time in or around the Club.