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Dec 2010 iss1

Class Captain Mike Moore


The Commodore provided an update on the negotiations re dinghy/ car park with WDDC & LRTC and reported that a Sub Committee are doing their best to provide the same area as at present for Cruiser winter storage, The end of season lift-out arrangements were reviewed, with some observations to be passed to the Harbour Master in order to assist all concerned for next season. 20 March 2011 is the date by which we vacate the car park to enable the dinghies back and we are in the water for the start of 2011.

Lift Keel racing to continue much as previous years, with the intention of fitting in as many races as tides permit. Separate racing for Cruisers, where no fixed keels competed last season will be omitted. Therefore all non-dinghy racing would be Cruiser events to include Lift Keel, Fixed Keel & Day boats. Cruising: Although many of the usual (& some unusual) ports for LR sailors were visited during the season, this was

often individual boats only. 2011 Programme to include allocation of provisional dates to the usual destinations with one member nominated to be the point of contact for each event, who would review the destination prior to departure to suit weather.

Due to our small numbers that go on cruises, we will be looking to joining-in with AXE YC on some of their events and those new to Cruising would appreciate being able to sail in company .

Beer Regatta is always a good day for the Cruisers to compete with the other Lyme Bay Clubs, with two races and then go ashore for lunch & a beer. A Club Rib can be taken down to provide support.


The Cruiser Sub-Committee are arranging for international yachtsman Dan Jaffe to give a presentation in March on his trip to Sweden and by popular request Met Scientist Joss Kent has kindly agreed to brief us on weather chart interpretation.

There is a range of technical & nautical expertise available from which other events will be arranged, to possibly include ‘email & texting update’ by Berry Pealing?

Fitting out Supper: this is open to all Club members - provisionally Sat 13th March 2011

It is anticipated that the Cruiser members will continue moves to integrate more fully with other sections of the Club at social events, enjoying the buzz of the Nationals and the enthusiasm of the youth section.

With this special time for the Club, it’s going to be a good year all round.

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