The Pirates’ Revenge

Time:  10.00 to approximately 15.30.

A day of fun including picnic lunch, capturing some spies and treasure hunt.  There will be a pirate-themed “bring and share” table at the end for all those taking part.

Prizes for:  Best Homemade Pirate Hat, Best Pirate Ship (Decorated Dinghy), the Most Gold Coins Collected in Kings Manor Garden.

For more details and to sign up:  contact Veronica (veronicaworkman@btinternet.com).

If weather is unsuitable, there will be a pirate-themed family quiz in the clubhouse.

NB There is also a Top of the River race on this day starting at 13.15.

 

Solent Sail West

We will be sailing west towards Colwell, Totland Bay or possibly Keyhaven/Hurst Castle, depending on the weather.  We will be accompanied by patrol boats and any cruisers who would like to join us.  We will have a picnic lunch at our destination and maybe a swim and start on the return journey at about 14.00 hours when the tide starts to flood.  These excursions are always good fun and we stay together in a group so that no-one feels isolated.  It’s a good way for anyone to experience sailing in the Solent for the first time.   Anyone who would like to come along but does not have a boat is welcome to get in touch with Melinda (01983 760462, n.measor@btinternet.com) who will try to match them up with a sailor who would like a passenger.

Simply Sailing Recreational Sailing

Our new non-competitive sailing group, Simply Sailing, is organising a morning sail up the river on Thursday 21st September or, if weather bad, then on Friday 22nd September.   The group will be kept up to date with arrangements by email or on Facebook.

A similar group from Hurst Castle SC/Keyhaven YC are planning a trip to the river Yar on the Thursday and, if they come, we will all eat our picnic lunches together at YSC.

You can find out more about the group by going to the Simply Sailing page on this website.

If you would like to join in, please contact Viv Collins (01983 754975, vivcollins1@gmail.com).

Adult RYA Level 2 “Basic Skills” course

Dates:  Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 September

Cost: £80 per person
This is a 2-day course which covers: rigging, launching, sailing in all directions, capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge.   After this course you will be able to sail and make decisions in good conditions.
More information from Ronni Usborne (ronniusborne@gmail.com).

Book Club

September’s Book of the Month is The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.    Meet at 12.30.  Bring lunch to share.   Hot drinks available and the bar will be open.

For more information contact Shirley Peters – 01983 755392.

RYA First Aid Course

Date:  Saturday 4th November 2017.

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).