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In June this year, a visiting RYA training company offered their free time to the charity and assessed some members for a certificate of competence. Fast forward three months and after lots of planning, four anxious aspirant
yachtmasters set sail for North Wales, wondering what they'd let themselves in for!
As there was forecast poor weather, our enthusiasm and perseverance were sorely tested but once we were in Deganwy and met Ian Thomas our instructor, we regained composure and confidence. We worked hard as a team to rehearse all the processes and manouvres that were likely to be part of the exams.
Two days of navigating, pilotage and boathandling, one day of reading the theory, and we were into the exams with strong winds and tides in unfamiliar surroundings! Our examiner was thorough but pleasant, asking us lots of questions and directing us to undertake actions and manouvres we'd| (luckily) rehearsed! Morning, noon and night, we returned to Deganwy to receive the news that we'd all passed.
So, now SFTD has more skippers more highly qualified to continue the good work of providing more sails for our members!
Our sincere apologies for the earlier article published with last years information, due to technical problems. Please find below the updated information.
At the AGM held on Thursday 26 September, which was attended by 24 members, the following matters were voted on; the details on the proposals were included with the notification of the AGM which was issued to members by the Secretary.
- Change to the Constitution Accepted The new constitution can be downloaded by clicking here
The election of officers resulted in the following persons being elected to serve for 12 months.
- Chairman Arne Dahn
- Vice chairman Neil Johnson
- Secretary Gerry Morley
- Treasurer Paul Atkinson
- Committee members
- William Paterson
- Adrienne Sanderson
- Carole Quayle
- Tony Skillen
- Peter Crebbin
The new committee will be meeting in the near future and further information on relevant matters will be released to the members via the website following this meeting.
The lucky winners of the 100 Club prize draw of September 2017 are:
1st nr.27 - David Jones
2nd nr.46 - Oliver Ridell
3rd nr.26 - Chris Wood
The 100 Club is a prize draw that helps to raise funds for your charity. We need more members joining the 100 Club so more funds will be raised. The more members we have the bigger the prizes, so please consider joining.
The cost is only £2 per month, that is £24 usually paid annually. Members stand a very good chance of winning and recuperating their subscription. Application forms can be downloaded from this website.
On Saturday 23th September we have a Flag Day collection at Port Erin. We are looking for some enthousiastic volunteers to make this day as succesful as the last one.
If you are willing to help, please get in touch with Adrienne or Margaret via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com