We are looking for a member to take over the position as sailing club secretary from Sylvia. If you are interested in joining the committee as sailing club secretary then please speak to or email Sylvia (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or any other committee member before the AGM.
Sunday is the start of the Frost Bite Series. No frost in sight so now is the time to get out there while it is still warm ! The race starts at 11.00 and is a handicap race (all start together).
READING SAILING CLUB AGM
11th December 2014
Venue: Berkshire County Sports Club, Sonning Lane, Sonning, RG4 6ST.
The RSC committee is delighted to invite you to attend the club’s Annual General Meeting on 11th December. Members are invited to join the committee for drinks and a finger buffet from 7.00pm, followed by the formal AGM proceedings and prize giving at 7.30pm.
The current committee has been in place for 1 year with some members having served for several years and is offering to stand again for election this year. Nominations from individuals wishing to take on committee roles are welcome for any of the posts. In particular the committee is looking for a volunteer to take on the role as club secretary, since Simon Bray is stepping down from his role as membership secretary after 8 years and Sylvia Bohnenstengel has offered to take over from him as membership secretary leaving the position of club secretary vacant. Please speak to any members of the committee to find out what is involved in the role. Our sailing club strongly depends on every single member to run the club so please consider joining us and help us running the club.
Any members wishing to propose a resolution should send this in advance to the club’s Commodore Alistair Johnson or again by returning this email by 4th December 2014.
At the AGM the committee will propose changes to the club constitution, a development plan for the club, and changes to the membership fees at the AGM. A link to the current club constitution can be found here: www.readingsc.org.uk/RSC_constitution_7_Jan_08.pdf
As per current constitution only full single members and adult members covered by a family subscription (i.e. categories 1 and 2) are eligible to hold office and vote at meetings.
A full agenda and detail on the proposals will be published shortly.
Saturday 8 November saw two junior teams from the club competing in a single handed, 2 boat team racing event hosted by Claires Court School at Maidenhead SC. Teams were randomly divided into 4 leagues and after each round promoted and demoted. Reading Girls – Hadey and Amy and Reading Boys – William and Joe all started in League C sailing Toppers, where the girls won their first two races one of which was against the boys. The less experienced boys did well in windy conditions but unfortunately lost both races.
Round two saw the girls promoted to League B where they again won both races this time in style with a 1,2 in both races. The boys now sailing in League D began to find their feet and won both of their races too.
By now the wind was increasing so much that the boats were all reefed before moving onto Round 3. The girls now in League A and sailing Fevas were now up against the better teams and unfortunately lost both races. The boys back in League C won one and lost one.
Round 4 saw both the girls and boys in League B where the girls lost their race and the boys wet, cold and tired decided they had had enough for the day and did not sail.
55 races were run in total, on a wet, cold windy day but both Teams enjoyed themselves, have asked when the next competition is, and did the club proud.
The event was won by Clifton College with Goring Thames Sailing Club as runners up. Reading Girls finished 6th and Reading boys finished 8th. Very good results for their first team racing event.
Well done, Hadey, Amy, William and Joe.
Sally is looking for volunteers for OOD duties on:
Boxing Day – 26 December
New Years Day – 1 January
If you are able to be a SOOD to run the race, Powerboat driver or a general helper then it would be much appreciated.
Please contact Sally directly by e-mail sallynewlove ‘at’ hotmail.com