Very disappointingly there was no racing from Blyth Park over the season except for the Regatta over August Bank holiday weekend. Several of the Dart sailors carried on their quest on the circuit and met with varying success.
This was discussed at length at the Dinghy AGM and a newly formed sailing group has been charged with galvanising action for the season. They have made a good start and produced a sailing programme and I ask everyone to support them by getting onto the water and racing.
Onshore I must give my sincere thanks to all those members who spend an amazing amount of their free time maintaining the grounds and buildings as well as keeping our equipment in working order.
John Illingworth, a true Blyth Park stalwart, has after many years’ service on the General Committee, decided to retire from the committee and I thank him not just for his input and advice but also the amazing amount of work he has done over the years for the good of Blyth Park and dinghy racing.
I am afraid there is not much more to report on last year but I can say there is a great optimism among the members for the 2017 season so hopefully next year’s report will be more interesting.