it is that time of year where we are looking for nominations for next year's committee. The deadline for receipt of nominations to be received is 31 October 2021.
If you would like to volunteer or if you know of someone else who may be interested can you please arrange for a nomination together with names of a proposer and seconder to be sent to me by email on or before 30th October 2021.
Some positions have received nominations already however ALL posts are up for election at the AGM and new nominations would be welcomed. Without the work of the Volunteers on the Committee the Club would not function so we would encourage any interested parties to put their name forward.
If you are interested but are not sure what is involved, reply to the email and I or one of the other volunteers will get in touch to give you an overview.
The positions available on the committee are listed below.
Hon Membership Secretary
Assistant Bar Captain
Hon. Sailing Secretary
GP14 Class Secretary
Safety Boats Officer
In addition to the Committee positions the club are also looking for a volunteer Safe Guarding Officer, if you can assist in this role or finding out more we would love to hear from you.
The club was delighted to host this year's Ulster GP14 Championships over the weekend. The event had to take account of the current restrictions of course, but the the weather was favourable in this regard, enabling briefings, presentations and hospitality to be held comfortably outdoors. There were 28 boats taking part, from many of the GP14 Ireland affiliated clubs, and we had 2 great days of competitive, enjoyable racing. The Gold fleet winners were Ger Owens and Melanie Morris, of Royal St. George Yacht Club. It was excellent to see so many of our own members and boats taking part with good results across the Gold, Silver, and Bronze fleets. Special mention has to go to Steven and Daniel Nelson who took one of our club boats to 2nd place in the Silver fleet, and a very respectable 6th overall. Thanks to everyone who took part, both on and off the water!
Full results are available here.
Video footage from David Corkill can be viewed here
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.