Whilst the rest of us were recovering from New Year, or getting back to work, John Ridley and his trusty band of over 20 volunteers (including our friends from the Coastal Rowing Club) have been hard at work getting the clubhouse spic and span for its reopening for quiz night on Friday 15th January.
Click on "read more" to see more details and photographs. Many thanks to everyone!
Jobs completed so far include pressure washing the balcony, more tie downs in the dinghy park, lots of deep cleaning inside, including the ducts and drapes in the Lookout Lounge roof space, inside painting, siphoning 60 litres of sludge and water out of the oil tank (the boilers didn't like it!), and so on. The carpets now all shampooed .
At least we got racing on 3 out of the 5 Sundays, unfortunately today was not one of them. Thanks to all who helped organise, and volunteer at, the Largs November Open Series which finished today. Congrats to winners Phil and Carol Alderson, and thanks to Barton, who sponsored the prizes for juniors. It was a popular series, with juniors and visitors swelling the numbers to a couple of dozen, very good entry for this time of year. Look forward to visiting again for New Year race, and March series.
A very wild day for getting the slip cleaned for the 88 - so far - entries for the RYAS Winter's. Hope the Winter's weekend will be kinder weather wise - http://enter.sailracer.org/events/entries-v2.asp?eventid=204548 Our new power washer worked a treat - big thanks to Bill and the 6 other hardy Volunteers, also Julia for the coffee and cakes which we did need to stay warm. We worked in teams around the washer, the other team warming up in the club as Team2 worked!
The annual prizegiving will be held after the annual general meeting, on Sunday 6th December, at approximately 3 p.m. (AGM starts at 2 p.m.) This year's prizegiving will feature the first award of the new David Caldwell Trophy, which will be presented to the young sailor who has improved most in 2015. This trophy has been donated by Jacqui Caldwell in memory of her husband David, a lifetime dinghy racer and longstanding member of the club. .
The first cruise in company of 2016 is this weekend - start the new season with a shake down weekend cruise; weather permitting to include an overnight stop somewhere on the Clyde. Meet in the clubhouse at 0900 on Saturday April 16th to plan route and destination. The full cruise in company programme for 2016 is now on the cruising page of the web site - see http://www.largssc.co.uk/cruising. For the extended summer cruise, options include visiting Ireland and the Isle of Man, or west via the Mull of Kintyre or Crinan Canal and beyond to the Western Isles, or the Caledonian Canal. To register an interest, please contact Marilyn Robertson, cruising section convenor.
David Frame, Cumbraes Chief Instructor, will talk about “Largs Channel Experience: the journey to Global Reputation” and Greg Beecroft, Friends of Wemyss Bay Station will talk about the station as “An Historic Gem”
On the water, a great finish to 2015, with top spots for LSC sailors Innes Stewart, and David and Ian Kent. Ashore, our social programme is now in full swing, with talks, dinner dance, Christmas quiz etc etc. Read all about this and more in the full newsletter!