CHAMPAGNE PICTURE Welcome to our Staunton Herald July update of what's going on at the club Thank you to the Social Team for our putting on such a fabulous 40th anniversary celebration. Fancy dress, great bands, a generous helping of sunshine, BBQ, bouncy castle and assault course topped off a great weekend of serious and fun racing events, all of which made the 27/28th June a weekend to remember! Olympic sailor Start Childreley was kind enough to ‘break the ground’ for our new boathouse and this building is now well underway. We are also lengthening the training slipway for access to the water at low water and upgrading our training room. These projects have been funded by an Inspired Facilities grant from Sport England which focuses on improving sporting facilities at grass roots level. Members should be able to enjoy the benefits of these enhanced facilities in September. Elaine Penhaul Noted below are all the upcoming events, courses and news, for full details of any or all of the events please visit the Staunton Harold Website: http://www.shsc.org.uk/ Courses in July/ August Thursday night cruising and “Ladies who like to Launch” – Every Thursday evening through July/ August a special focus on our “ladies who like to launch”, contact Louise Craig for further details: [email protected] Friday night cruising and training for juniors – In addition to cruising for everyone, Poppy’s popular informal junior training sessions will run through July/ August. Sailing with Spinnakers The first two of these have now taken place with one more session to run, to book yourself onto the next course - contact Becky Priest :- [email protected] Powerboat and Safety Boat – Dates for these two courses are currently being scheduled, to register your interest in a place please email: [email protected] Upcoming Sailing Events Barts Bash Anniversary Cup – 20th September – Come and take part in the world’s largest sailing race, taking part at 284 venues in 40 different countries around the globe. To sign up in advance go to: http://my.bartsbash.com/registration Southport 24 Hour Race - 12th & 13th September - so far we have one boat and crew representing the club at this iconic event. If you would like to find out more, or would like to take part please contact Louise Craig: [email protected] Extreme 40 sailing experience –Take part in an amazing day at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy having a go on an Extreme 40, plus have a go at a range of dinghies based at the academy. We have 24 places to fill with either a 1 hour or 2 hour session on the extreme 40's for a fee of between £150-£300 per person depending on numbers interested and how long you want to spend on the extreme 40's. All money will be given to a great cause - the Andrew Simpson foundation to promote sailing for young people from 5-24 years old. If you are interested please contact Liz Simons: [email protected] with your name and whether you are interested in a 1 or 2 hour session on the extreme 40 Boat Hire Please note that Friday night club for children has free access to the Optibats, Toppers and a Feva. Children wishing to hire boats on these nights must ensure that they sign the ‘Boat Register’. Adults wishing to hire a dinghy, and children looking to hire a dinghy not noted above or not on Fridays should contact Lol Hayward at: [email protected] to avoid disappointment. For full details of how to hire and how to report any maintenance issues go to: http://www.shsc.org.uk/sailing/hiring-boats.aspx Race Series Wednesday pursuit series Late Summer Sunday series Early and Late Summer Saturday Duties - available July/August Thank you to all those members who have signed up for their three duties. If you have not yet picked all your duties, please consider these. 26th July - Galley 2nd August - Race Officer (OOD) Galley 8th August - Race Officer (OOD Visitors/ Guests Please can all members ensure that they sign their visitors/ guests in at the bar. As we are a members club we need to ensure that we abide by the rules, otherwise we are liable for additional costs. A guest sign in book is available at the bar. Past Events 40th Anniversary Summer Shinding – This celebration was a huge success - thank you to our amazing social team who put on a fabulous weekend! In the Press Burton Mail - To read all about our 40th Anniversary event go to: http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Olympic-sailor-breaks-new-ground-StauntonHarold/story-26761528-detail/story.html RYA website – More 40th Anniversary news: http://www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/news/Pages/olympian-breaks-ground-for-newinspired-facilities-at-shsc.aspx Yachts and Yachting – More 40th Anniversary news: www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/184115/Fabulous-40th-Anniversary Social Media For details of Staunton Harold Sailing Club on Facebook and Twitter please go to: https://www.facebook.com/StauntonHaroldSailingClub https://twitter.com/shscsailing COMMODORE'S QUIZ:- 2 questions in each update until the AGM. Please submit your answers to all questions after the November update. Prizes to be won! 1. The wind you feel on a boat whilst sailing is known as what? 2. In which year did Stuart Childerley win the Island Race on board Eagle? Look forward to seeing you out on the water!