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The Commodore's Newsletter May 2018

A rather lengthy newsletter as it includes an additional report from Sailing and House Bar and Catering. Yard and Haven have recently published their newsletter. As Commodore and Flag Officers we do hope that you enjoy the flow of information. I was going to stop emailing the news and use the website and Club noticeboard but I received so many requests for the news to continue to be emailed that we shall continue that practice.

Our sailing season is well underway with both the racing and cruising sections getting into full swing. As for my racing, my back is now much better and I have been racing on J24 Cacoon on Mondays at Parkstone and our own cruiser racing on Tuesdays. We have represented Poole Yacht Club at the Dartmouth Spring Regatta where we won! And last weekend at Fowey where we came 3rd overall. It is very exciting racing and we are looking forward to the Nationals in Poole in two weeks’ time during the IP Regatta. Regatta reports for those with insomnia are posted on the J24 website.

Enough of myself, so many members are doing so much that I would like to report on. The fashion show was a huge success and raised over £1,300 towards my Commodore’s charity. Amanda and her team did an amazing job and I cannot thank her and her team enough for raising so much for Julia’s House and for making the evening such a success. Amanda has posted some great photos on the Club Facebook site, very glamorous.

We are now within striking distance of the £5,000 target I set as a goal in March last year. Thank you all so much, just £600 more to raise.
I hope to hit our target at the Big Summer Madness Event on Saturday 30th June. For those who went last year, and there were many the Club was packed, it was described as one of the best social events that they had been to at the Club and it is FREE. I promise that the raffle will be much briefer and more efficient this year! There will be Gourmet Burgers on sale again. Last year we raised just under £700 for Julia’s House. So, if everyone brings a note or a few coins we will bust the target!

Lucy Macgregor and Team Mac finished up 4th at the Argo Gold Cup in Bermuda and were the first female team in the events 68 years history. Well done Lucy, Annie, Hannah, Bethan and Kate. In fact, for someone who is a Facebook ignoramus, I am finding some great stuff. Even the SCOWS are posting photos!

Sue and Richard are still delving into the history of our Club and unearthing some surprising artefacts, most recently a silver salver as a Poole Regatta prize from 1862! As promised I posted the audited accounts for the haven refurbishment on the Club notice board. If any member who cannot visit the Club wishes to see the accounts then please contact Mark and he will email a copy.

Please put these in your diary:
Friendly Fridays, family sailing and burgers, great way to spend Friday evening.
Friday Gourmet Dinner Night
SCOWS on Wednesday mornings at the Club.
International Paints Regatta 26th – 28th May
Poole Yacht Club Regatta 16th – 17th June
Summer Big Band Madness 30th June

As I write this the weather is glorious, long may it continue. Enjoy your sailing and make the most of our wonderful facilities.

Best Regards
Nye Davies

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