The Tuesday Boys have done a grand job over the last couple of weeks, to cut back the bushes along the cliff edge. This involved shifting all the boats into the car park, a bit of tractoring (which I’ll bet was the most fun) and shifting the boats back again. Amongst the treasures unearthed was a set of paddles – so if you have lost a pair any time over the last twenty years or so, get in touch with Greg. The next part of the plan is to apply weedkiller in the near future, and when the green shoots appear in Spring.
Mark has been in touch to update us on his activities with the Heswall Operatic Society, and to drum up some trade: ” I have been busy with overtime at work and rehearsing for the Musical. I am playing the part of Sir John Tremayne. A retired military gentleman with a penchant for Port and a long standing love for the Duchess.” Anyone who knows Mark will realise that such a sight (and sound) cannot be missed!
Here’s some winter homework for you – the Racing Rules of Sailing effective from 2009, with the changes from previous years highlighted. If anyone can simplify the mark rounding rules, let me know!
The annual Wombaff (three men in a boat) competition has been rescheduled to Saturday 20 Sept, at 3pm, on the Marine Lake. Since we’re using Picos, each team will be allowed three boats, so that would be three men in three boats. And of course mixed genders are allowed, so that would be three people of any gender in three boats. You can see we’re being as inclusive as possible here, so help us out, please. Let your fleet captain know by 17 Sept if you’d like to join the fun. Poster here.