Here are the results for an amazing Dart TT weekend down at the RYYC dinghy section Blyth Park. The event was a success thanks to the superb volunteers led by Rear Commodore Dinghies Jo. Big thank you to everyone for coming as it was great to see you and you are very welcome to come back.
I offer all members a very warm welcome for 2018.
I would like to thank Steve Stanton for 10 years of unstinting commitment to the RYYC and for all his hard work and dedication.
I joined the Club in 2000, sailing a Dart 18 at Blyth Park, joining forces with the Main Club for Regatta. At the subsequent Main Club Prize Giving I met, amongst others, David Stamford, who managed to persuade me to buy YOD11 Joca from Eric Austerfleld. Joca defeated me with my inadequate woodwork skills and consequently 1 bought Contessa Juliet and have continued to sail her for the past 9 Years.
I am joined by a new team of Flag Officer; Julie Lodge, Steve Wood, Christian Brash and Joe Franks. Working together with support from club members we will strive to achieve high standards for the RYYC.
We start the year with the news that the Marina Project has been put on hold. However, on the positive side, we now know that the RYYC will be remaining at Windsor Crescent so we can proceed with improvements to the Club building and the exisiting harbour facilities will now be improved with hopefully more berths becoming available.
The Sailing Programme has been finalised with input from members of each sailing class. The racing handicaps this year are being changed from the Bridlington Handicap System to the National IRC. Our main focus for 2018 is to improve the sailing experience and to fit social events around the sailing calendar.
Blyth Park, under Joe Franks’ lead, has produced a sailing programme for 2018. There will be racing every Sunday with the addition of specified weekends when sailing will take place over both days. A RYA windsurf training weekend is being arranged there at the beginning of June and a Dart National TT event later that month.
Over recent years, the Pier End Race Officer rota has proved difficult to maintain. This year I am pleased to announce that 1 have been approached by three very experienced Race Officers, Jim Evans, David Stamford and Anita Ingham, who have kindly offered to assist when required. We are very grateful.
It is important that the RYYC moves with the times and the general committee works hard to live up to the expectations of the members. The role which the membership can play is to support the club by taking an active part in it.
I sincerely hope that 2018 will be an enjoyable and successful year both on and off the water.
The RNLI sponsored walk to be held on Sunday 22nd April.
We are hoping for as many club members, their friends and family to support this worthwhile event.
A bus will leave the RYYC clubhouse at 0930hrs on Sunday 22nd April to take us to the starting point at RSPB Bempton.
If you require a seat on the bus please inform the office no later than Tuesday 13th March.
Those not wanting to use the bus provided are welcome to meet us there.
From here we shall walk back to the RYYC clubhouse with a refreshment stop provided at RNLI Flamborough.
On return a lunch will be provided (for a small donation towards cost) in the clubhouse at 1330hrs.
Donations will be split between RNLI Flamborough and RNLI Bridlington.
Sponsorship forms available below or collect from the office.
Could all collected monies be returned to the RYYC Office by Friday 4th May.
Alyesha Monkman crewing for Dan Norman at the 2016 Dart 18 Catamaran World Championships in Holland, celebrated their success and were crowned World Champions. Alyesha, an RYYC cadet is the step-daughter of former Rear Commodore Dinghies Joe Franks who also took part in the competition.
The event was held over 5 days in Medemblik, Holland. Alyesha teamed up with Dan Norman of the Isle of Sheppey Sailing Club, the pair competing against boats from 7 countries, ultimately winning through and being declared world champions.
The RYYC left its mark on the championships as Mat Exon, sailing with his son Jake finished 8th overall, with Joe Franks and his daughter Hattie securing 28th place out of a field of more than 100 boats. A creditable performance, one that reflects the talent and keen level of competition amongst the RYYC Dart 18 fleet.
Four Tortoises and a Hare Update
We completed the challenge of the Hull Marathon on Sunday 18th September in record temperatures, but not in record times!
Mark was the first tortoise back in a time of 4hrs 22 mins, followed by Sam who clocked in at 4 hrs 35 mins with Richard and myself finally crossing the line in 5 hrs 27 mins. With fantastic support from family, friends and supporters along the route it was certainly a day to remember.
Our current fundraising total stands at nearly £15,000, this includes cash and cheques received, donations including Gift Aid to the Just Giving site www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Four-tortoisesandahare as well as donations made to Lucy’s site, Lucy completed the Great North Run in 2hrs 6 mins. We are continuing with other fundraising events to the end of the year and hope to hit our £25,000 target by Christmas.
Our fundraising is for GAIN and the Matthew Good Foundation, which was set up after Matthew’s death and has spearheaded a project called the International Institute of Race Medicine (www.racemedicine.org). The goal is to improve safety standards in marathons, medical best practice and safety awareness among runners.
Once again many thanks for your support.