A quick update on the Club’s order for EU45 Antifoul paint. We have now reached our target order of 40+ tins! Thanks for all your orders...
Remember members of the club can still join in this order for this great product which has had outstanding reviews from those who used it last year. The price is now on the maximum discount of £59 per tin! (We will be asking each order to make a small donation to the club for admin).
If any of our members are interested in a free ticket for the London Boat Show then call Stuart from EU45 on 07738664038 today and he will book you in for tomorrow!
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Race 3 17th December
With a WSW wind 12kt gusting up to 18kt at the start of the race the 3 yachts were all out early for the 13:50 revised start time to avoid clashing with the ferry schedule. Lily got a bit out of place in the melee around the Porth Y Felin moorings and started behind the two J’s but got a reasonably good spinnaker hoist taking advantage of the dead downwind leg out of the harbour. The two J’s bore away to facilitate their asymmetrics but with the winds gusting as the racers approached the Aluminium Jetty they all suffered broaches with Lily heading horribly close to the jetty and still on starboard pole! At the very last minute Lily’s crew managed to release the pole and drop the spinnaker but, having just got back to within spitting distance of the other two yachts, lost a lot of time in the subsequent broach.
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For the second visit to the Holyhead Coastguard Station this year a small group from the club arrived and were welcomed by Paddy (Dave) Corcoran.
We were introduced to the inner workings of the building with the customary Safety Briefing so we all knew how to escape when the building catches fire!
It is a superb building with fabulous facilities which allow for the officers to join with other emergency services for disaster planning, to catch up on a bit of rest during their break periods and most importantly to manage their main areas of operation. Paddy explained that the area covered by the station here is huge, stretching from Mid Wales right up to past Blackpool with its western edge on the Irish/UK border.
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After the 2 week period of October Storms the racing started again with 4 yachts signed up. The winds from the north were colder than we were used but gave us the opportunity to set a long windward leg to Langdon Ridge. Prior to start there was a good deal of preparation to be done but all four yachts made it in time to have some practice with the new crew members signed up through the club’s website Crewing Opportunities page.
The course was set as Start,
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Sunday 26th November
Race results are ready! No report as yet as I was unable to take part...
Sunday 19th November
With winds gradually building from the mid morning flat calm the race start at 1400hrs saw 4 yachts mustering for position. Just Jay
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This is a quick artcle from notes by Mark to cover the important points of the meetings. We hope that the official minutes of the 2 meeting will be available for viewing shortly.
Introduction by The Commodore
Nigel Dennis the retiring Commodore Introduced the members to the proposed order of the meetings and was pleased to note that the turnout was more than sufficient, this time, to be quorate.
On arrival the full members had been given two different coloured tickets and Nigel explained how the members were to use these tickets to vote. He further explained that full members can vote but social members can’t and that at this point in time Proxy Votes were not allowed under the constitution.
Handing over the microphone to Sue James he thanked Sue for her work in getting to this point and asked her to explain why the change to an incorporated status of Community Interest Company is being proposed.
Explanation of why CIC and CASC by Sue James
With her excellent slides up on the big screen she explained the main reasons for the change. The RYA had been helpful in support of this change with a concern that should a major incident occur on an event hosted by HSC that substantial claims might be made against the club, and thus the individual members and this needs limiting.
The Community Interest Company is the closest fit to our values and principles with no opportunity for directors to sell off the assets without a unanimous decision of the members who therefore retain control. The CIC and CASC formation comes with favourable access to grants.
But does have some come additional paperwork although this is not beyond our capabilities as a fairly large organisation.
The existing constitution will get replaced by the new Articles of Association and the Bye Laws which will be deposited with Companies House. The current constitution is out of date whereas the boiler plate from RYA is more current and allows us to discuss in the AGM our proposed changes.
The following key points are:
- Liability to £10 per member
- Objectives stay the same
- Power of club managed by the members
- Number of directors - Not specified
- Flag officers - Not given specific roles but become directors who hold a minimum of 10 meetings per year with a quorum of 5 all clubs committees will include 1 director.
- Club membership must be open to anyone; a selection process is still valid
- Membership fees must not be too high for normal humans.
- Quorum to go down to 40.
- Comms can be electronic and Proxy.
Open Discussion and voting
There were no comments and the proposal was adopted unanimously.
The Articles of Association were also adopted unanimous
End of EGM
Nigel thanked the members for their attendance and their support for the proposals and handed over to the New Commodore Kim Argyle
Kim Welcomed all the members to the AGM and thanked Nigel for his efforts in pulling the Club back together.
As there was no requirement for a vote for individual directors due to the list only containing 9. All the proposed Directors were adopted.
Kim asked for volunteers for roles in a working committee for sharing work to setup the company.
Review of the Bye Laws
Full - [voting] and Associate - [non voting]
It was confirmed that there was no longer a need trustees.
Bye laws accepted unanimously
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