January Book Club Rearranged date

January’s Book of the Month is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.    Meet at 12.30.  Bring lunch to share.   Hot drinks available and the bar will be open.

We are meeting to discuss this book on 1st February since there is to be a wake held at the club on 25th January.

For more information contact Shirley Peters – 01983 755392.

Uzima in Our Hands Fundraiser at RSYC

YSC’s Charity of the Year for 2018 is Uzima in Our Hands – a West Wight based charity founded by Joy Mowle, one of our Senior Instructors, which supports an orphan and day care centre in Western Kenya.

Uzima are holding a fundraising dinner and auction with added musical entertainment at the Royal Solent Yacht Club on 2nd February.

The cost is £30 per head, the dress code is “Dress to Impress” and tickets are available from PO41 coffee house in Yarmouth, West Wight Sports and Community Centre in Freshwater (the swimming pool), and the Uzima website where lots more details are available.

Joy and a group of friends go out to Kenya to see how Uzima is getting on every year and this year they are taking with them a new sweatshirt for each child in the centre.  This will be the first new item of clothing that most of the children have ever had.

Supper & West Wight Reminiscences

Date:  Saturday 3rd February

Time:  19.00 for 19.30

Supper will be followed by three local characters reminiscing about Yarmouth and the West Wight from the 1950s to the present day.

Lunch and railways talk

Date:  Friday 23rd February.

Time:  12.00 for 12.30

Speaker:  Roger Silsbury, Photographic Archivist I.W. Steam Railway, will talk on “50 years of railway preservation on the Isle of Wight”.

RYA First Aid Course

Date:  Saturday 24th March 2018.

Times:  0900 – 1700

Cost:  £45 (YSC members), £65 (non-members).  This includes a First Aid manual.

The course is valid for 3 years and satisfies the First Aid requirement for canoeists, canal boaters, dinghy sailors, windsurfers, powerboat and safety boat drivers and those who go up to 60 miles offshore in yachts and motor cruisers.

If you are interested and would like to apply to go on this course, please contact Liz Mead (liz@walnuttreecottage.info, 01983 760161).

RYA First Aid Course

Date:  Saturday 3rd November 2018.

Times:  0900 – 1700

Cost:  £45 (YSC members), £65 (non-members).  This includes a First Aid manual.

The course is valid for 3 years and satisfies the First Aid requirement for canoeists, canal boaters, dinghy sailors, windsurfers, powerboat and safety boat drivers and those who go up to 60 miles offshore in yachts and motor cruisers.

If you are interested and would like to apply to go on this course, please contact Liz Mead (liz@walnuttreecottage.info, 01983 760161).