A warm welcome to all our members past, present and new to the 2015 sailing season with the hope of good weather and fair winds. As you may have noticed with the program there are a few additions to our usual sailing calendar to try and encourage more members back onto the water.
First, a race will be held on three Wednesday afternoons to be run before the usual evening race. The afternoon race will be a three race mini-series (2 to count), separate from evening points series. We hope this will encourage some of our self-employed or retired members to come and do both races and qualify for both series.
Secondly we will be running three “Challenge weekends” when races will be run on Saturday and Sunday, one race on Saturday afternoon and three on Sunday, all counting towards the overall Points series. Again, we hope this will encourage members to get down to the Club and particularly to make it easier to qualify for the series. It is also planned to hold social events on the Saturday evenings. On the first Saturday, it will coincide with a Training day so new members can join the social activities of the Club. So get those boat out scrubbed up and back on the water!
On the subject of Socials, later in the year we’ll be holding our regular summer barbecues and, in November, plan to return to Churchills in York for our annual dinner & dance, following the success of last year’s event.
The start of 2015 saw something completely different at YOSC! We were delighted to welcome the four women of “The Atlantic Rows” who chose to launch their boat “Yorkshire Rows Atlantic”, at YOSC on Friday 23rd January 2015. You’ll find more about their plans for this epic adventure towards the end of the Yearbook and all at YOSC wish them great success; we’ll be following them closely.
Finally many thanks to all the Committee for their efforts that go into the running of the Club, and to the Development Committee for their hard work in trying to improve the facilities at the Club.