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.
Hire RYYC Clubhouse
Why not hire RYYC clubhouse a great venue for your family celebrations and events and represents an excellent setting for special events and anniversaries.
With the first floor bar looking out across the harbour and bay. The ground floor offers two splendid dining rooms. We can host parties, dinners, meetings in the heart of Bridlingon very close to the Harbour and town centre.
“The Royal Yorkshire YC is situated above the western end of the harbour, renowned for its hospitality and social programs. There has been many an excellent evening on the premises in the past, and I am sure there will be in the future. The organisation for major events, both ashore and afloat, matches the hospitality – talked about for many years afterwards!” Jim Saltonstall
Contact the RYYC Secretary for more information.
Work on the new boathouse facility on the Promenade area between the Spa complex and the new YWA building commenced in September 2015 and is now complete.
The new boathouse itself has been so designed to complement the Spa facility/building. It will be user friendly and should be an enormous draw and tourist attraction as well as being the focal point of the Search & Rescue facility in this area. It brings together under one roof the new Shannon Lifeboat, crew facilities, the Inshore Lifeboat, the Lifeguard facilities and the shop.
The new Shannon Lifeboat is costing circa £2.5 million; it is a state-of-the-art lifeboat and will replace the Mersey Class lifeboat currently on station, which has served the station so well over the past twenty or so years. The new boathouse is costing circa £3 million – a total expenditure of £5.5 million in addition to the sea wall costs. The new Shannon is scheduled to arrive on station next month..
Overall this demonstrates the RNLI’s strategic importance of Bridlington as a Search & Rescue point on the Yorkshire coast and is a continuation of the long history of Bridlington Lifeboat.