unfortunately it has been a bit stop, go, stop at the WYC this winter. Covid restrictions has made operating a bit of a challenge. We did get a very successful FINN Masters and 3.7 Invitational over the line, great numbers and happy to report the cash inject into the coffers has helped considerably to meet annual bills. Thanks to all that made it possible, especially Dawsy for doing the hard yards, Dave for his time and of course Kieth and Pam for cleaning up after wards. Your service is allways appreciated. Justin has been busy planning a number of have a go days with the local schools in lieu of YNZ organised events. Our two learn to sail programs are in the calendar as well. Appreciate all the assistant coaches and helpers that are all ready putting their hand up to assist. We are investigating options on a new shed roof, the current one is showing daylight. Any one have a good (cheap) option please get in touch. We are exploring several sponsership options as well as a RHIB replacement to provide a better coach boat.
The AGM and openday is in doubt for the 6th of Sep, even at level two for Auckland there is likely gathering restrictions of no more than 10. Standby for an update on this. The format at this stage is sailing midday, AGM 1500, Pot luck/prizegiving 1600 – 1800.
Unfortunately we have decided to increase subs by $10 this season to cover the increased YNZ fee.
Gary is organizing a BIC Open day early in the season possibly 28th Nov or 5th Dec. There is increasing interest in this emerging fleet. Certainly mixing in the Starlings and P Class with this group is not a problem.
We have added 6 plastic Optis to the fleet from Murrays Bay. This will give us plenty of spares to support LTS and Have a go. We will have a working bee morning of Oct 17th to make sure everything is ship shape.
Finally, we are still looking to have a 420 group of teens this summer. Stay in touch on this front if interested and or find a friend to bring along. Happy to start from scratch.