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A new RMYC website is under construction and there will be a changeover in the next few weeks. It is intended that this should be seamless and it will not require any change of web address so you should just find it there one day when you look in. At the same time after six years in the Webmaster’s virtual seat I will handover to a new a new Webmaster, and I wish him well with the task ahead.
The three annual Xmas Dinners, presided over by the Commodore, were greatly enjoyed by all who attended. With grateful thanks to the Stewardess and other catering Staff for fabulous meals and service in festive surroundings.
Prize-Giving Night 2013
Saturday October 23rd saw a magnificent and glittering prize-giving night preceded by a splendid dinner attended by many members and guests. The prizes for the Menai Regattas were concentrated on a very few boats due to the paucity of entries, but nevertheless, they sailed hard to win them. Well deserved wins on the Mersey were also duly acknowledged. The prizes being graciously presented by the Commodore’s wife Mrs Eleanor Tansey.
Autumn General Meeting 2013
The 2013 autumn General Meeting, on 24th October, was attended as usual by a good cross-section of the membership. The Commodore Mr Trevor Tansey gave an Interim Report in which he acknowledged that the sailing this year has been the best for a long time, at both evening and weekends with exceptionally good sailing weather. On some occasions the numbers of boats sailing was disappointing and he stressed the need for new members to be attracted to the Club. Reference was made to the problem of the moorings and silting , which had proved problematic at the beginning of the season. He applauded the efforts of the Captain and the boatman in lifting as much chain as possible at the end of the season, to avoid a repeat of the silting problems and to enable an early start to what will be the 170th season in 2014.
The Captain, Mr Graham Knights, was unanimously re-elected to the approval of all. The Captain was quick to point out that whilst it might to be a one person job he couldn’t do it without his support team. He gave particular thanks to Mr Alistair Smith, Assistant Capt., Geoff Sheen, Ray Huntington, Dave Massey and those involved with the lift in & out teams. He also gave particular mention to the club’s good fortune is having Mr Huw Williams as the new Boatman, whose knowledge and seamanship has already been shown to be of the highest order.
The meeting approved the proposed new classes of membership for 2014, with some provisos.
Mr Cliff Renshaw gave a development report, which included an overview of the unsuccessful grant applications made this past 12 months and outlining the proposed refurbishment of the ground floor. The Commodore explained that funding would obviously now have to come from within the club, he referred to his recent letter to members, and he was proposing to form a small committee to address this matter
The Commodore reminded members, that next year is the club’s 170th anniversary, which it is intended will be celebrated with special social and sailing events. Mr Tansey closed the meeting by thanking the other Officers the General Committee members and sub-committees for their work and support throughout the year.
The 2013 Sailing Season Ends
Saturday 21st September saw the final lift-out and the end of the 2013 sailing season. The weather during the season was the best for some years, a really good summer, although August proved to be somewhat changeable. Enjoyable sailing was experienced throughout the season, despite the delayed start due to the lengthy 2012/13 winter and moorings problems. The Boatman, Huw Williams, was kept busy following all the races having to tow back on occasions when light winds were insufficient against the Mersey tides. There were also the inevitable, but not too frequent, refloating tows for him after inshore sailing to get out of the tide led to some becoming stuck aground. All part of the Mersey sailing challenge. The members have very much appreciated Huw’s assistance ashore and afloat during his first full season as RMYC Boatman.
RMYC Regatta Beaumaris 15th August 2013
On Thursday 15th August, with a strengthening SW wind, several classes of yachts were unable to contemplate starting the Regatta, but fortunately some were able to participate. Under the watchful eye of Race Officer, RMYC Commodore Trevor Tansey, Fifes, Hilbres, Mylnes and two intrepid dinghies gathered for the start.
The RMYC Line team had duly assembled at Beaumaris and with Bob on Guns, Brian and Alisdair Smith on flags, the Class spotters readied themselves and under the guidance of Nick Jedynakiewicz calling the flag times those that could go were duly started. The SW wind at the start was around 15 knots and frequently gusting somewhat more.
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