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LRSC LTD NEWSLETTER

Dec 2010 iss1

COMMODORE's News

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Those with internet please download the renewal form , fill in details and return to Membership Secretary Mike Pitt . Those registered for "post only" will be sent your renewal forms by post. If you did not receive the Commodore's Letter by email or post please make sure you advise Mike Pitt so he can update your records and contact details. Please note there is no increase in fees for Membership & Facilities except a 5% increase in launching fees. Membership is due on Dec 1st and if you renew after Feb 1st you will have to pay a re-joining fee!

GIG CLUB

The GIG Club have joined us as Corporate members and we expect to see them around making use of the club bar and galley while waiting for their turn to row, or after an exhausting session training. They will be very welcome. The GIG Club have asked to use the clubhouse as a venue on a Monday evening for their training, such as lectures on seamanship, radio use, first aid and nutrition. Sailing club members are very welcome to join in. The Clubs will review things as the season progresses to ensure arrangements are working well for both . You never know, we might end up with a few converts to sailing!

CATERING

Our caterer Annabelle is working hard to provide the food we like in the Club and if we want her to stay we need to support her. It is much is much easier to make a success of her trial period if she has bigger numbers.

SOCIAL

The Social programme is being worked on by Kaye Thompson and her team . The key early dates for your diary are on the front page and will be in the Club Programme in January.

WEB SITE

Barry Mc Gibbon and Keith Thompson are in the process of giving the web site a new look and we plan to launch by Easter.

JIM TURNER

I am pleased to have had contact with one of our past members, Jim Turner. Jim started sailing at Lyme in the youth section with his brother Chris and went on to become an internationally successful sailor. In the past few years Jim has been busy sailing all over the world in the Americas Cup, Audi Medcup, World Match Racing Tour, and for the past18 months he has been sailing for the Russian Synergy team in the Louis Vuitton Trophy events. Jim has now decided to get back into dinghy sailing again, and has purchased a new 505 from his brother Chris at Ovington Boats, for the next World Championships which will be on Hamilton Island, Australia, in March 2011.He will be representing us now he has re-joined LRSC Ltd. When he last sailed dinghies, Jim represented Lyme Regis Sailing Club to achieve many top international results,

including:

Twice Fireball World Champion Fireball European champion Twice Fireball National Champion International 14 European Champion Flying Fifteen National Champion Endeavour Trophy Runner Up Shortlisted for British Yachtsman of the Year

He has been living in New Zealand for the past 7 years (since the 2003 Americas Cup). He is married to Paula & they have an 18 month old daughter called Chloe.

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