Over the weekend of 13th and 14th May we will be hosting members of the Regia Anglorum early mediaevel reenactment and living history society. They will be setting up camp around the clubhouse with both historical and modern tents and bringing their 36' warship/cargo ship 'The Bear' to sail.
This is an event for members of the society rather than a public event but club members, their guests and any of our 'Push the Boat Out' visitors are welcome to enjoy the spectacle and find out about life in Britain a thousand years ago.
We are delighted that we have at last been successful in our bid to the Small Grants Fund of the Sports Lottery for £10,000 of funding to contribute to the club's own funds to buy 6 Hartley 12 sailing dinghies to increase participation in sailing. Our very grateful thanks must go to Richard Hartley of Hartley Boats, not only for specifying and building such a versatile boat, but for loaning us 4 Hartley 12s last year to enable us to thoroghly test them at Kielder. In addition Richard stuck with us after our first application failed and allowed us to continue to borrow the boats for the rest of the season. What a fantastic chap he is and we are 'over the moon' that we can now, not only pay him for the 4, but order another 2!
Members of the training team will be on hand most weekends throughout the season to introduce members and potential members to these great boats. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned sailor, these great boats have something to offer you. Come along too and join in our Team Racing, it's great fun and everyone can join in whatever your age or level of sailing experience. Contact Julie for further details.
Hartley 12s in action at Kielder.
Coming up in May at KWSC
5th, 6th and 7th Dinghy Cruising Association Rally (DCA), everyone welcome.
7th am Round the Lake race pm Spring Series
14th PUSH THE BOAT OUT open day - visitors welcome. Trial sails available subject to weather. Racing - Kielder Collection one day race series.
21st am Stern Chase race pm Team Racing - everyone welcome. NEWS visiting.
28th All-comers windsurfing coaching. am Round the Cans race pm Summer Series
Coming up in April at KWSC
14th 10.30am Team Racing - everyone welcome, including beginners.
15th Young Sailors Training - must be booked in advance with Julie.
16th Racing - Easter Egg Series and guess what the prizes are!
22nd Team 15 Windsurfing - please let Brian know you are going.
23rd Free Windsurfing coaching - all welcome. Racing am Stern Chase, pm Spring Series.
29th North East Youth Travellers Series - come and see our youngsters in action. Visitors welcome. Cruising, meet at 10.30am.
30th April and 1st May Dam to Dam Open Regatta. Come and race or cruise around the full extent of Kielder Water. Visitors welcome. More details here.
Dates already fixed for 2017 include:-
27 May to 3 June - Away Cruise to the Kyles of Bute
23 - 28 July - Summer Camp for youngsters
20 August - Team 15 Windsurfing Event at Kielder
Membership renewals are due on 1st January and payment is requested by 31st January. Having had no increase in fees for the last 4 years, it was agreed at the AGM that fees should be adjusted. Here are the new rates with the 2016 ones in brackets:-
Family/Joint £205 (£195)
Single £155 (£145)
Student £40 (£40)
Junior £30 (£30)
Country £105 (£75)
We hope you agree that this still provides excellent value for money for the facilities, opportunities and equipment the club provides.
The duty rota for 2017 will be compiled over the winter and it would be very much appreciated if members would let us know by email of their preferences of type of duty (galley, patrol, race office, maintenance jobs) and dates you either are or are not available. This makes the process a great deal easier and generally ensures that duties are undertaken. Volunteers for duties around bank holiday dates and open meetings are especially welcome as these are often the hardest to fill.
Keeping you informed
The minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 25th September can be found in the member's area (you need to login to see them).