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March News Letter

Published 12:46pm on 28 Mar 2023

NDYC March 2023 Newsletter


I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by


Dear members,


As the days are getting longer and the temperatures are hopefully on the rise we have an action-packed diary for the next few months offering a little something for everybody. Isn't that a great picture, it reminds us of great times on the water last year, thanks to Maria Slough for providing the photo.


To kick off with, we have a very special request. We are looking for four volunteers to form a small committee to help steer the clubs very first Boat Jumble. This is planned for September and is already shaping up to be a fabulous community led club event. In the first instance we need 4 additional people to join a committee to get the idea up and running. Currently we have two people already. You don't need to know about boats or jumbles, or the difference between a shackle and a reef! Just have a small amount of time to help your Club.

Please can you contact Dave Goss via email if you can help. 


On the Water

Sat 4th March               Icicle Series 2023(11) From 15:00

Sun 5th March              Icicle Series 2023(12) From 16:00

Sat 18th March            Spring Pursuit Race -Pursuit 1 at 14:00

Sun 19 March              Icicle Series 2023(13) From 15:00

Sat 25th March            Rigging Training


Sneak Preview on April

April1-3rd                               Power Boat Training. RYA Power Boat Level 2. (Fully booked)

April 7th                                 2023 Easter Racing Regatta

                                               Good Friday start 18:00

                                               Saturday start 18:00

                                               Easter Sunday start 09:00

                                               Easter Monday start 09:00


Safety Boat/ Race Officer Duties for the coming season

We are about to start putting names to Safety Boat duties for the coming sailing season. For each race, training session and Club Boat cruise we need safety boats, race officers etc. Helms need their RYA Power Boat level 2 and Safety Boat cert. Crews don't need formal qualifications, but should be able and kitted out to enter the water to help right a dinghy if needed.

All sailors who race, are asked to complete duties, but any member who would like to get on the water in a safety boat or support racing by volunteering as the Race Officer/Assistant RO is greatly appreciated. If you are able to, please could you sign up for 2 or 3 duties on dates of your choosing (between April and October).

To sign up:

·       Open the NDYC home page

·       Click on Calendar

·       Each event on the calendar is given a description, look for racing on the date you would like and click on that event e.g. Summer 1

·       Click Volunteer for your chosen duty.

If you could do this in the next two weeks please, then we can fill in the gaps with names on the list of sailing members and PBL2 drivers.

If you undertook duties last year but cant this year, please let me know and Ill take you off my list.

Many thanks

Jon Farr.


On the Land


A reminder for everybody that the end of the winter storage period is the 15th of April so it is time to get those boats back in the water by that date. You can contact Peter Shaw at Instow Marine if you need any help and to book a lifting date in your diary, he can be contacted on (07855) 310151


Also a gentle reminder that due to pressure on space no parking is allowed in the boat park and also that all boats and equipment must be marked by the owner with their name please. Stickers are now available from the Office or from the Bar.


Tues March 7th              Sailing Committee Meeting 19:30-21:00

Thurs March 16th          General Committee Meeting 19:00-20:30


Socials Activities In the Clubhouse


Fri 3rd March               Speed Skittles come to NDYC! What ever happens it will be fun!

                                   Just turn up on the night, food will be available. See Facebook for

                                   more info.


Sat March 4th     We have a club event with the first of our Foods from around the world dinner. Catered by Caroline, our first food port is Thailand. Booking is essential for this taste of Thailand evening which will

                                    start at 19:00 £15 a head and you can get your tickets via the bar or

                                    by emailing Amanda at bar All profits will go to the

                                    club so please do come and support us.


Sun March 5th     Caroline's Sunday Roast. £9 main. £4 dessert. Cash only. Come

                                     and support local business woman Caroline Wood catering and

                                     enjoy your Sunday lunch while watching the seagulls sore from our

                                     panoramic windows. Noon onwards. Book direct with Caroline.


Sat March 11th               Rugby; England vs France 16:45-18:45 Bar is open and Keith

                                     is cooking, so come hungry! Pay on the day.


Sun March 12th              From noon. Its a GALLEY CREW lunch cooked up by our own

                                        volunteers so come down for a good nosh up and support your club

                                        community and your fellow volunteer members.


Sat March 18th               Rugby; England vs Ireland. 17:00 Bar is open and Keith is cooking so come hungry! Pay on the day.


Sun March 19th              Time to spoil the Mums of this world with a roast lunch from

                                     Caroline Wood Catering. As before main course is £9 with dessert

                                     £4. Booking essential with Caroline direct.


Sat March 25th               Charity event. RNLI Craft fair 11:00-16:00 Free entry. Sausage and

                                     Sizzle BBQ and Sea Shanty music. Bar will be open so bring your

                                     wallet, your appetites and perhaps your dancing shoes and lets all

                                     come together to raise money for those who help keep us safe at



Bar Opening Times   TUESDAY-THURSDAY      11:00-15:00

                                                FRIDAY-SATURDAY          11:00-22:00

                                                SUNDAYS                      12:00-16:00


Contact for any more information



Sneak Preview on April


Sun April 2nd Its a GALLEY CREW lunch cooked up by our own volunteers so come down for a hearty meal and support your fellow members.


Sun April 9th              EASTER SUNDAY Carolines Sunday Roast. £9 main. £4 dessert. Cash only. Caroline Wood catering.


Mon April 10th           OPEN BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY. 11:00-20:00



How is your First Aid skills? If you want a refresher or need to renew (thats right the qualification doesnt last forever). We have a course ready for you to book, via our website. May the 6th starting at 09:00


Please let us know of any allergies when booking and dont forget we are happy to cater for gluten-free vegetarian and vegan options. Our thanks as always go to our great Gally Team, if you would like to join our team please contact Pat Hughes. During our regular bar hours we offer pasties and pizzas and soup.


A gentle reminder for anyone who has not yet renewed their memberships. If youre not able to renew via the website please contact Wayne in the Office and he will gladly help with this.


If you have a tender in the racks and you would like to keep the same slot please contact the office before the end of March so that we can allocate that slot to you and update our records.


We have many Cats, Dinghies and Kayaks stored on the racking at the far end of the boat park that we cant identify. Please contact the office about this before the end of March.


Dont forget to keep an eye out on our socials and our website for updates on all our events


Thats almost it for March, We would like to say thank you to all our Volunteers, we all appreciate the time that you give to the Club. We know that with out your help it would be as good as it is, thank you.


Until next month….. keep life simple: just add water.




















Dates and Timing were correct at the time, please check on website for any updates.

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