Friday Is New Members Night
The last Friday of the month is now established as the New Members Night and is dedicated to our recent enlistees to provide an opportunity to meet established members who frequent the LSC on a regular basis. This will be a special night where the committee can meet new members and welcome them to the club. Any questions/queries can be addressed and introductions to key people in the club can be made.Be there from 8pm!
Message from your Assistant Secretary Liz Noblet.
Don't forget that Darts Nights start again on Thursday 27th October 2016.
Much discussion is had by all (mainly talk about sailing and the weather!) and occasionally we actually play darts - you may have noticed the holes in the wall above, below and either side of the dart board.
These evenings will continue through to the start of the new season so if you feel like a midweek break from the kids, work or other half, then come on down to the club (8-11pm).
All welcome and a far from serious competition.
The 2016 season has seen some mixed turn outs, the Solo fleet has generally made up the biggest single class although the mixed handicap with Enterprises, RS200's and a GP14 along with the Lasers from the Essex has seen some good numbers.The open meetings held at Leigh included for the first time ever races for the Enterprise class, racing with the GP14s saw some keen racing within the mixed fleets. The Solo open attracted 27 boats with excellent racing conditions, visitors filled the first seven places, Matt Tothill was the first Leigh helm in eighth place.
The Interclub Team race was well supported by the Leigh members, but although racing on own water with the race run by Benfleet YC we were unable to win any of the trophies, there's always next year! Old Leigh Regatta was one breezy day with only a few boats keen enough to race and one day with light winds and a good turn out with 29 boats. The first race on Sunday was our Barts Bash charity race won by Matt Tothill and we raised £134 for the Andrew "Bart" Simpson charity.
The Autumn series runs till the end of October to be followed by the Winter Series through November to 17th December. The annual end of the season race The Brass Monkey Race is to be sailed on Sunday 18th December, a great way to prepare for Christmas Day a week later, so get your Christmas shopping done early and come sailing on the 18th!.
The list for the Cruiser Supper has now been taken down. If there is anyone else who wants to attend then please phone Lesley direct on 07947 116891 and leave a message indicating the numbers and any special dietary requirements.
Don't forget that it's the Interclub prize-giving (incorporating the Town Cup) on Friday at the Essex Yacht Club. Members are invited to attend the ceremonies and show their appreciation to both the organisers, the participants and of course this years winners. Free buffet is included.
Members are reminded to ensure that doors close behind them at all times. The main front door, two white doors at either end of the platform and the changing room doors should be retained by their latch (not deadlocked) at all times. If you are the last person to leave it is your responsibility to make sure all the doors (including the balcony door), birdcage gates and the prom gate is locked.
The Club does not assume responsibility for any lost or stolen personal property so please keep all personal property under observation or secured in a locked locker. If you do become the victim of a theft, immediately report it to a member of the committee.
Thieves are targeting credit cards, cash, phones, cameras, and other electronic equipment in particular. Please pass the word around and make it your business to keep the club safe and secure.
The Cruiser Lift Out scheduled to take place Thursday 13th and Friday 14th October. Would anyone who is interested or who would be happy to help out, please contact David by email on davidgiles55 @tiscali.co. uk asap.