TO ALL CLUB MEMBERS
I would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" to all the Sailing Club members who came down on Sundays over the past six weeks and helped to get the Club shipshape for the forthcoming sailing season.
A great deal was achieved during these working parties as is partly illustrated in the pictures already on the Club website. Apart from the routine annual jobs, such as weeding, painting, and cleaning, we succeeded in completing two large projects.
Firstly the new Disability Parking Bays were created and surfaced ready for use with new signage on the area between the car park entrance barriers.
Secondly the repairs to the two concrete slipways have been completed with the installation of a base for the second winch. As is shown in the photographs (click here), this proved to be quite a lengthy and complex task and should now ensure that getting heavier boats and patrol craft up and down these slipways is more efficient.
Thank you all for your contributions without which the Club could not function.
May I wish you Happy Sailing in 2020.
Sunday dawned damp and very windy as Storm Ciara swept through the UK with severe weather warnings in place for the south east of England. Four brave souls arrived at Chipstead to contest the Chipstead IOM Unicorn Trophy and the first round of the 2020 Met & Southern Championship. Trevor Binks and Colin Hatton from Eastbourne joined Chipstead members, Vernon Appleton and Barrie Martin. They were clearly outnumbered by the nine Chipstead race crew who turned out to manage the event. Days with a good rig 3 breeze are quite infrequent, but Storm Ciara was offering just a little on the top.
RYA Youth Award winner 2020
We are delighted to announce that Hugo Valentine has been selected as this year’s winner of the London & South East RYA Regional Youth Award 2020. Hugo was selected by a regional panel after being nominated by Ian Cobb.
The RYA has invited Hugo, along with 2 guests, to the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace on Sunday 1st March at 1.15pm, for a presentation on the main stage. After the presentation Hugo will be invited to meet a member of the British Sailing Team.
The day started bright but very cold as the competitors arrived at Chipstead Sailing Club. The briefing undertaken at 09:45 by Dave Allinson the Race Officer. He then presented the 2019 Marblehead Games prize for 1st Junior & 3rd overall improver to Oliver Stollery.
The Chipstead SC Radio Sailing members performed all the duties needed to run an efficient meeting from race officials to observers.
It was great to see more than 100 enthusiastic members turn up for our first winter working party last Sunday morning. There is plenty more to do, so let’s hope for a similar turnout over the next five weeks.
Saturday 11 January 19.30 We have our annual prize giving evening. All are welcome, so do come along and cheer on your prize winners. This was great fun last year, the bar will be open and there will be a complementary buffet.
Sunday 19 January 12.00 Not sure how to use the radios? Come along to a specific session at the winter working party for a hands on radio demonstration.
to confirm your place
Wednesday 12 February 19.30 Hold the date for an evening as we learn about the Racing Rules of Sailing. We welcome two experienced RYA judges to Chipstead. Further details to follow.
Click on the Read more link below to see Working Party photos.