programme 2017

COMMODORE - IAN PURKIS - Email: - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VICE COMMODORE - VACANT

REAR COMMODORE - VACANT

CRUISING SECRETARY - NIGEL CHRISTIAN - Email: - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HON. SECRETARY - JOHN SPROAT - Email: - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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WEB MASTER - JIM HOLLAND - Email: - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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SYC AGM held at the clubhouse at 2.00pm on Saturday 14th of November 15.

Meet our new Honorary Life Member - congratulations Dierdre.

Solway Yacht Club, AGM Highlights 14th November 2015
A total of 43 members, including the Committee, enjoyed a great round-up presentation of the Club's activities during 2015 from the Commodore. Jim Holland's slide show highlighted the positives but, like the proverbial "Curate's Egg" it was good in parts but this was offset by bad weather causing loss of several events and two days of Kippford Week.

You can see Jim's annual round up presentation here

Strong positives included
New pontoons.

First Aiders: now have team of 11 fully qualified.

Cruiser Craning in: perfect day; followed by Curry Brothers great evening, all curries prepared from scratch and evening raised £250 for local Marie Curie.

5 Castles (Schools) Regatta; founded by Willie Patterson, team racing between local Schools in at Galloway Activity Centre, won by team including SYC's Zak Holland.

Stewartry Sports Council's "Dragon's Den"! awarded £750 to SYC Sailing Scholarships.

Cadet Week; best for many years with the innovation of "Les Kepis Blancs". Arrival of Tall Ship, "La Malouine" Cadet Dinner and Ceilidh were "a blast"!

RNLI Regatta: Excellent event with the "Hunca Hunnies" winning the cruiser race & in the media and making Yachts & Yachting as well as local press.

Kippford Week: started with 2 days lost due to high winds.

Sadness at passing of Rona Cropper, longstanding member.

Looking ahead to 2016, highlights will be 60th Anniversary of Cadet Fleet, Scottish Flying Fifteen Championships (4th & 5th June).

Finally Commodore thanked the Committee for their support & work over the year.

Then followed discussion on agenda items: -
Treasurer's Report: Year of major capital investment totalling £32,000. Much on pier & pontoon but also new timbers to front of Clubhouse and strengthening of balcony floor (garage roof). Report on Pier & Pontoon electrics shows more expenditure needed.

Subscriptions & Fees: No increase in subs for 2016 and 2% on storage fees, latter approved after discussion on over-complicated structure of charges. Proposed to set up a Working Group from membership to make recommendations to be put to 2016 AGM.

Election of Officers: 2016 Committee duly elected with Jim Holland in his second year as Commodore.

Rule Change: introduction of Group Membership category approved.

One year trial of Reciprocal Membership with Annandale SC approved but also to be approved by their AGM before can be implemented.

Honorary Membership bestowed by Committee on Deirdre Harding for her outstanding service.

Sailing Secretary announced that Duncan Blandford has won SYC Championship.

SYC presented with Otley SC pennant in recognition of close links with SYC.

Submitted by Hon Sec Ian Purkis (now Vice Commodore)

Members Beware - we have had thieves on the SYC Pier

An outboard engine has been stolen from fishing boat Uhuru, a white power boat parked on the SYC Pier during the past 6 weeks.

The stolen engine was 30hp and a 2 stroke, its weight would have needed a pair of thieves to move it, possible with a trolley.

The thieves had cut through the security padlocks holding the fastening bolts in place, and had also cut through the electrical and steering cables near the engine.

The pier barrier makes the pier more secure, if it is closed and locked, please ensure this is so.

Please report any suspicious activities to the local police. They are investigating the above theft.

Please report any developments to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can publicise for the benefit/re-assurance of other members.

Charles Elliot our pier master and others have reported that all is in order as far as they can tell.

Details of stolen motor

30hp Yamaha 2 stroke, the traditional blue colour. It stands about 4 feet tall and is very heavy. Model Yamaha 6J8 and its serial number is 455308 on the ID plate.

If you hear or see any motors like this in suspicious circumstances please contact the Police at Dumfries Tel 101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Similar motor

Published 3 Jan 15


Boat Parking and Storage

Due to a growing demand for the use of the Club's hard standing areas your committee are having to introduce some regulation to the issue, these briefly are: -

Trailer Identification:
To assist the committee in identifying trailers and launching trolleys (including dinghies and tenders) please have your boat name clearly marked on them.

Summer Trailer Parking:
Cruiser owners should ensure that all trailers are removed from the pier head to the rear of the Yacht Club and parked in a tidy and considerate manner for the duration of the sailing season.

Trailer-Day-Sailors & Motorboats without permanent parking on the pier head should store their trailers neatly on the hard standing behind the small car park whilst the boats are in use.

Craning Out and Winter Boat Parking:
Applications must be made in writing to the club secretary for 09/10 boat craning and winter boat parking regardless of whether or not you already use this facility - consideration will be given to existing users.

Application forms will be sent by e-mail or postage to existing users in good time and are available on the download page of the club web site. Payment will continue to be made with membership renewal - in arrears.

The committee will allocate the winter parking to make best use of the hard standing areas. Please note that once laid-up for the winter you may be blocked in by other boats.

Third Party Insurance:
Owners who intend to park their boats on any club premises are required to provide their up to date insurance for inspection, prior to winter parking.

A copy will be retained for our records by the club secretary.

A minimum of three million pounds third party insurance is required. (This is normally the standard third party cover on small boat/marine insurance's).


Solway Lass

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Contender 530 For sale

Great Boat to get into the class. Still competitive!!!. Stored dry and very little use.

    Details:
  • Clean hull
  • 2 sails - 1 ok-good 1 training, In process of attaining a new sail through insurance so this will be included once it comes through as no use to me.
  • 2 tillers - 1 carbon
  • Trolley and combi road trailor new bearings etc.
  • Top Cover
  • Foils in good condition

Please ask for more pictures as have lots and looks great
Boat will be in Kippford until the week after Kippford.

Overall in great condition for age, always gets comments, odd mark and small bow repair. Boat is being sailed Kippford week.

£950
Contact Matt 07772454782
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Honda 2.3HP 4-Stroke Long Shaft Outboard

Purchased as a back-up engine July 2014 but never needed and run for <10 hours – as good as new. £540 ono.

Contact Julian Stanning 01556 630244


****Hartley Byte (CI small rig) for sale****
Ideal 'next' boat for progression from a Pico or Topper, or for adult mid-weight sailors.
Bought brand new April 2016, hardly been used.
Super self de-powering rig, Mylar fully battened sail, high boom, controls lines side mounted, self draining cockpit.
2 part hybrid mast, stiff carbon lower/ flexi glass upper, easy to right.
Lightweight, GRP foam sandwich construction.
The bottom section of the mast can be upgraded to take the CII bigger sail later!
Comes with launching trolley.
£3500. Lying at Otley Sailing Club, Yorkshire, but can be brought to Kippford.
Please contact me if you are interested (07811 945436 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Hartley Byte For Sale


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For Sale - Hunter Horizon 21 - Sail Number 38 - Offers invited.

New circa 1993. Needs a new roller-reefing self-tacking foresail.

Includes a road/launching trailer in need of maintenance but still capable of transporting the boat for a road journey (illegally because the weight requires the trailer to be braked) but tyres and wheel bearings are excellent (nearly new).

Winner of the cruiser handicap racing in Kippford Week on two occasions.

Offers invited. Contact Dr. John Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Members' Sales and Wants

Various chandlery items.

For Sale - Hunter Horizon 21 - Sail Number 38 - Offers invited.

Yacht Tender £100

Mirror £250

For Sale - see more details


Enterprise with two sets of sail and other equipment.
In fair condition. Last sailed 5 years ago at Kippford.
Free to a good home. Needs to be collected.
Stored in Colvend where it can be inspected without obligation.
Please contact 01556 630 255 for further details.


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2017 membership renewal is now available. You can renew online at http://webcollect.org.uk/syc or by post if you prefer. Download the renewal formand storage charge schedule and return to John Clark at his home address (details on the form).