Wednesday, 25 November 2009
If you haven't yet ordered your tickets please contact me or any committee member
This will be a fabulous evening with great food by Cranberries of Adel and entertainment from professional magician Peter Greenwood and a superb disco by DJBZ Entertainment - naturally we will be celebrating the success stories of 2009 too.
Tim Hattersley - 07770 554498
Monday, 16 November 2009
Despite the passage of time 'Start to Win' has undoubtedly retained its position as the book on simple racing principles, written as it was specifically for the benefit of the ordinary dinghy sailor. As such it manages to remove much of the mystique of racing sailing and assists helmsmen to improve their skills and tactical ability. There is arguably nothing else that sets out the techniques of sailing in such a clear, understandable and straightforward manner. 'Start to Win' has been welcomed back by its many followers, and will no doubt be read for the first time by many more. This classic, which complements 'The Rules Book' also written by Eric Twiname and revised by Bryan Willis for the 2009-2012 rules, is set to help sailors achieve their racing best for many years to come.
Royalties from 'Start to Win' go to the Eric Twiname Memorial Trust, which was set up in 1980 in order to perpetuate Eric’s memory and to enable his many and diverse sailing interests to continue. It became a registered charity in 1991 with the primary objective of providing funding or equipment that will assist those in full-time education at schools and universities in the United Kingdom to sail or yacht race, with the emphasis being directed towards youth. Purchase of this book will therefore assist the Trust with its invaluable support for youth racing sailing, which includes bursaries for juniors on starter courses, the on-going provision of support RIBS for all eight national youth classes, the funding of dinghies for training purposes for sailing associations and clubs, and the financing of national championship events. For further information please visit http://www.erictwinametrust.org/.
'Start to Win' is available from Adlard Coles Nautical (discount price £15.29) and through most nautical booksellers.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
The Frostbite Series runs with 2 races every Sunday until 13th December, one race at 12.00 and the other at 14.00, and generally a social lunch break between the races. Even if you don’t sail in the races themselves come down and join in with the social spectating.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
(With thanks to www.fotoboat.com for the Mirror pictures, YDSC and Andrew Cowling for the Topper pictures)
Friday, 6 November 2009
Ripon's Frostbite series, which is open to all, got off to a fine start last weekend - why not come and join in - for a day or for longer? Small entry fee for non-members, first race 11am with 3 races per day during November and 2 per day during December. The series finishes on Sunday 13 December but on Sunday 20 December we have a one off 'Icicle' event which is once again open to visitors.
Ripon Sailing Club
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
TO BE HELD AT 8.00PM ON THURSDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2009 AT THE CLUBHOUSE
- To approve the minutes of the 79th AGM held on 27th November 2008.
- To receive the Hon Sailing Secretary’s Report.
- To receive a report on training activity.
- To receive and approve the Accounts and Hon Treasurers Report for the year ending Oct 31st 2009.
- To receive the Secretary’s Report.
- To receive the Commodore’s Report.
- To elect a Commodore.
- Hand over to the New Commodore.
- To elect the other Officers.
- To elect 3 Members of the Committee.
- To appoint an Auditor for the financial year 2008-2009.
- To determine the fees for the year 2010.
- Close of formal AGM and presentation of discussion document regarding the future options for the club building and opening of informal discussion period.
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Officers for the day, David and Peter dutifully prepared the Club for the day’s racing but, unfortunately, with the wind gusting 30 knots (and more!) with torrential rain any sailing was looking very unlikely. The baked potatoes went in the oven for lunch so people were committed to stay with the hope that things would improve !
Well the rain stopped, the sun came out but the wind continued to increase in the gusts, this time blowing spray off the wave tops ! The tarn was at it’s fullest for a long time with a good flow going out over the spillway and the tarnside path was flooded in places with all the water running off the land.
The baked potatoes were good, but there wasn’t any sailing !
Hopefully next week will be better !!!
The Frostbite Series on every Sunday until 13th December, with 2 races each Sunday, one at 12.00 and the other at 14.00, and generally a social lunch between the races. Even if you don’t sail in the races themselves come down and join in with the social spectating.