Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Henry Hollis R.I.P.

Sad news again I'm afraid!, I was informed last night that Henry Hollis one of our oldest members and a true gentleman had passed away.
Though most people didn't realise it Henry had been fighting cancer for quite a while but didn't let many people know.
In his eighties he was until recently still sailing at the lake and also a keen model helicopter pilot.
Will be sadly missed!.
The arrangements are as follows,
Have been advised by Henry's family of funeral details:
Date: Monday 28th April
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Church: Norbury Parish church (on A6 on the left hand side just down from the Rising Sun public house towards Stockport).

Thanks a lot
Andy Wagstaff.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Spring Steering at the lake

I thought I'd got it wrong at first, steering on the second Sunday of the month?. but Geoff the organiser reminded me that its Easter Sunday on the Third Sunday so he had had it moved forward.
It was quite breezy and most of the sailors were struggling to keep to the course so it was off with the superstructures for most of them.

Gives a whole new meaning to "Topless" doesn't it 

As you can see from the way some of the members are wrapped up it was quite cool on the landing stage, but warmed up when you got walking round.

The new docking facility being put to good use

A new member there with his grandad was young Ben. 

With two of his builds, which are coming on well!.

Here is Ben having a go at the steering course with one of our experts Terry 

Terry's boat "Topless" 

The Canada Geese are back nesting on the garden and when I left the wardens were trying to discourage them by putting some rubble on the spot. 
Won't do the plants much good but there again the prickly conifers that Velda put in didn't put them off either 

The Coots are all nesting round the lakes as well, spring is really in the air!.
Not seen many of these tufted ducks around Etherow, perhaps they are finding the food in plentiful supply too.
Thats it for now folks.
 Next event.

1900hrs 16th April       Wednesday   Club 500 Racing      Landing stage

Saturday, 12 April 2014

For Sale Section

Spring is almost here, time to check up on your boats after a winter rest or if you are just starting out why not check out our "For Sale" section in the tabs above, there are some good bargains in there.
Happy sailing and will see you on the landing stage!.


Peter (Duckie) Teal.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Help for Hero's

One of our members Andy Quick has ask me to include this appeal on the website, as we already wholeheartedly support this charity at most of our shows and events I don't see why not!.

Andy Quick8 April 18:40
Don't know if this is appropriate but I am asking anyway.
I am acting as a support driver for three RAF pilots who are running 17 marathons in 17 days in honor of the 448 lads who lost their lives in Afghanistan. Do you think you could put a link to their charity on the blog and anywhere else you have access to.
This is the link to site.
                                                           Click here!.

Andy Quick
Having read the link I think the three pilots doing the challenge are just as much Heros as the people they are doing it for!.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Fiesta Report, 6.4.14.

Fiesta report 6/4/14

Hi to all

  We had good day, with wind for a change?, the weather was OK. Eleven turned up too sail, with new sailor Andy  Spencer and Jim Metcalf.
Three dropped out with technical problems and Andy Spencer had to go home to fix his fiesta, but did get back for the last four races.

The results are :-

TREVOR REDFORD 1st,  Terry Miles 2nd, David Lee 3rd, Andy Glen 4th,   Harry Tootell 5th, Richard Hemingway 6th, Bob Dunkerley 7th, Rob Gibb 8th,
Andy Spencer 9th, 622 10th.

Thanks to all for coming to sail, it was a very good turn out, keep um coming.

See you all next month.
 David Lee.

2000hrs 9th April       Wednesday     Club night              Clubhouse.
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