As we weather the elements through the month of November, I am delighted to bring you the latest updates on the exciting developments at our Yacht Club. We have been working tirelessly to enhance our facilities, plan extraordinary events for our centenary celebration, and establish a new and meaningful affiliation that will further elevate our club's racing credentials, particularly within dinghy fleets.
Yacht Club Refurbishment
Our club refurbishment project is well underway, and I'm pleased to report significant progress. The renovations include improvements to the clubhouse bar, upgraded ladies toilet facilities, and enhanced electrical wiring (to comply with our electrical safety certification). These enhancements aim to provide our members with a more comfortable and enjoyable experience both on and off the water.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this period of transformation. Our goal is to create a modern, inviting space that reflects the rich history and spirit of our yacht club.
Centenary Celebration Events
As we approach the momentous occasion of our yacht club's centenary, we are planning a series of memorable events to celebrate this incredible milestone. The festivities will include regattas, a club Centenary race, with a special trophy kindly donated by the Williams family, plus numerous social gatherings and a gala dinner. The Edinburgh Cup will also be a highlight of the year as our only planned championship in 2024, with the Dragon fleet being synonymous with the club and its history.
Stay tuned for detailed announcements and invitations as we unveil the full schedule of events. Your participation and enthusiasm will play a vital role in making our centenary celebration a truly unforgettable experience for everyone.
I am thrilled to share that our yacht club has entered into a new affiliation with Abersoch Sailing Club. This partnership opens up exciting opportunities for collaboration and joint events. The affiliation aligns with our commitment to providing all members with access to diverse sailing experiences and fostering a greater sense of community within Abersoch.
We believe that this affiliation will enrich our members' experiences and contribute to the continued growth and success of our yacht club. More details about the affiliation will be shared in the coming weeks.
Save the Date
• Centenary Pursuit Race: 9th June 2024
• Shoot Out Trophy (Open Team Racing Event): 3/4th August 2024
• W&G Williams SCYC Centenary Fun Race for all classes: 11th August 2024
• SCYC Champion of Champions: 31st August
• Centenary Open Events: throughout the year
• New Year’s Eve Party: 31st December 2023
• New Year’s Day BBQ: 1st January 2024
• Bar closed for refurbishment during the month of January
• Bar Re-opening & 6 Nations: 2nd February 2024
• Tribute Evening Party: 17th February 2024
• Fitting Out Supper: 2nd March 2024
• Easter Egg Hunt: 30th March 2024
• Assorted quiz nights, supper nights & comedy evenings: March/April TBC
These dates reflect the plans for the 1st four months of next year, more detailed information with regards to each event will be communicated shortly. There are many more events scheduled throughout the year, which will be communicated nearer the time.
We look forward to your active participation and support as we embark on this remarkable journey of celebration, growth, and affiliation.
Thank you for being an integral part of SCYC. Here's to a fantastic centenary year.
See you in the New Year,