CMYC... The Friendliest Dinghy Sailing Club in Sussex?
We like to think so
The Mariners have a well deserved reputation for being a very friendly club with a relaxed atmosphere, so if you're interested in sailing, do feel free to come and visit us for a chat. Organised events take place on most weekends from March to December, or take advantage of a free trial sail on one of our Open days. Sailing dinghies come in all shapes and sizes (over 100 different Classes at last count). No matter what your weight, shape, age or level of fitness, there will be a class of boat to suit your needs. For members that do not own a boat the Club has a number of boats that can be used.
Commodore's Blog - September 2017
I had a lovely time at our Regatta on 3 September and was delighted to see so many members, old and young, come along for the day. The weather was reasonably kind to us, with a steady breeze, and although there was a bit of rain at the end of the day, it did not seem to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm or affect the enjoyment of those taking part. A big thank you to all who helped organise the various events and to all who came along, joined in and made the day a great success.
Unfortunately our local MP, Sam Giymah, was unable to join us, but he sent his good wishes and has promised to visit us on another occasion. Even if you were unable to come to the Regatta, you may have noticed that the Quest Dinghies, that we purchased with the aid of a grant from Sport England, now have their names added their hulls. Thanks to Dale Nelson for the lovely paint job. They are Cygnet and Gosling, named by an anonymous member.
Our cruising season comes to an end this month with our final cruise in Porstmouth Harbour on 23 September, so our sailing focus moves back to Hedgecourt for our final series of the year, Autumn Saturdays and the ever popular Autumn Leaf, taking place on Sunday mornings. We also have three more Saturday Clubs on 30 September, 28 October and 25 November with the associated Start Racing events for novice racers. So, there are still plenty of organised events going on at Hedgecourt, and of course, all members may make use of the lake and all the club facilities at any time. There is always coffee, tea and hot chocolate available (bring your own milk) and hot showers to warm you up if the weather’s a bit chilly!
Speaking of the weather, Adrian is now busy planning the Mariner cruise in Greece next Spring, when it will be lovely and warm and sunny! You may know that for the past four years we have booked a flotilla of boats from SailingHolidays.com, and this event has been gaining in popularity over time. This year we took 10 yachts and cruised around Kefalonia. In previous years we have done delivery trips for SailingHolidays.com but we felt that most people enjoyed the more relaxed atmosphere of the flotilla holiday, and that is what we are planning for next year. We have yet to book, but we will probably be going over the late May Bank Holiday which is also half term week. If you think you might be interested in joining us, do let Adrian know: firstname.lastname@example.org. If we book an entire flotilla before the end of September we are charged this year’s prices and also get a discount. Later bookings are charged at 2018 prices.
Our Dry Meeting in September, on Wednesday 27 at 20.00 at the Haven Centre, Crawley Down, will be focusing on the future of Crawley Mariners. I am hoping that lots of members will come to this meeting and tell us what it is you would like from your club and give us a steer as to the direction we should be taking to ensure the future success of our club. If you have views that you would like to share, but are unable to come to the meeting, just drop me an email and I will be sure that your thoughts are included: email@example.com
Hope to see you one day soon at the lake or at the Dry Meeting on 27 September.
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