The club would formally like to acknowledge the recent generous support provided by Ards and North Down Borough Council, through their Sports Development Fund 2021. This has assisted with the much needed refurbishment of the club's changing rooms, which will reopen imminently, and be of great benefit to our members.
Please note, that whist the Clubhouse essentially remains closed due to restrictions, the toilets are of course available for use. However, to maintain compliance with regulations, a one way system has been implemented. Entry to the building will be by the front door only, with the exit though the respective male/female changing room doors that open onto the dinghy park. The changing rooms themselves are still only allowed to be used in an emergency. Signage has been erected to remind members of the route they should take through the building. Thanks for your cooperation in this.
Following the latest Coronavirus restrictions announced by the Northern Ireland Executive, the RYA NI have today issued their interpretation of what these mean for its affiliated clubs. The guidance from the RYA NI can be found here. Essentially, from 26th December onwards the club, like all other outdoors sports facilities, will have to close, with the only exception being for any essential boat maintenance. This period of closure is currently planned for 6 weeks, with a review after 4 weeks. The Commodore kindly requests that all members observe these current and any future restrictions. Let us hope that will the on going roll out of the vaccine, that by the time the season starts we will be in a position to resume normal levels of activity.
The AGM of the club will be held on Friday 11th December at 7.30 pm.
Due to COVID19 restrictions we are limited to gatherings of 15 people and therefore this AGM will be a combination of a physical meeting and a Zoom conference. The Commodore, the Honorary Treasurer and Andrew Corkill (acting as Secretary) along with up to 12 others will be in attendance in a socially distanced environment in the clubhouse. If you wish to attend in person you must notify the committee in advance in order that we can adhere to this restriction.
The Zoom meeting ID is 752 844 9668, and the line will open around 7:20 pm, so please join early so we can get started promptly at half past
2. Commodore’s Report on the business of the Executive Committee.
3. Hon Treasurer’s Report on Club’s finance.
Following the Hon Treasurer’s Report, the Commodore will vacate the chair and a representative of the Trustees will chair the meeting for the next two items
4. Election of Club Officers.
5. Election of members of the Executive Committee.
6. Approval of proposed subscriptions for next year.
7. Consider proposals received
8..Any other business competent to the Annual General Meeting.
The proposals received for Committee can be viewed here.
In accordance with the club rules the accounts have been posted on the club noticeboard. These accounts will also be circulated by email in advance of the meeting
The following proposals have been received prior to 31 October.
To amend wording of the Rules and Constitution, section 6i - Women’s Officer to:
i. Women’s Officer
Proposed: Stephanie Corkill
Seconded: Andrew Corkill
Rule 8 to be amended to include the following category of membership:
m. Corporate Members. May be admitted to the Club and operate commercial activities on such terms or conditions as shall be acceptable to both parties. Corporate Members do not carry any voting rights.
Proposed: Brian Andrews
Seconded: Andrew Corkill
Dear Club Member,
With further signs of normality appearing across society and at your club its appropriate to get back on the water in a responsible manner.
Our annual 12th July “Sail to the Islands”’ is this coming Sunday. The forecast is good and I’d urge you to take this opportunity to get out on the water for what should be, for most of you, your first sail of the season.
We aim to set sail about 2.00pm. Club boats will be available on a first come first served basis, so please submit any request to email@example.com and do remember to observe current guidelines on social distancing.
Thursday of this week was glorious, and the conditions were just perfect for the launch of our new club boat. Since receiving it a few months back, and as COVID restrictions have allowed, our members have been busy getting it ready for the water again. So it's great to finally get it moored out in front of the clubhouse, and we think it looks tremendous. Hopefully it won't be too long before we can make use of it as the committee boat for some racing!