Best wishes from Bassenthwaite Sailing Club
After some face painting, and numerous games to try and zap their energy (or perhaps Emma’s!), the kids enjoyed some nibbles. Then Henry announced that he had spotted Santa coming in on the water who had landed in Dubwath bay and hitched a lift from a rescue boat.… Read full article “Children’s Christmas Party”
Just a quick reminder that the Children’s party is being held on Sunday afternoon from about 3pm.
There will be a various games, some carol singing, and Santa is expected to pop in.
Please bring sandwiches/snacks for a bring and eat buffet for the children, but there’s bound to be a few nibbles left for the adults no doubt.
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With Winter taking its grip on the country, and thoughts of sailing slipping away, please don’t forget to remove your boat from the club grounds for safety.
You are, of course, welcome to leave your boat on site for a nominal fee which should be paid to the membership secretary, but please arrange to move it away from the foreshore and minimise the risk of damage through flooding
Members will recall from the AGM information and discussions that the club had submitted a grant application to the Olympic Heritage fund to aid the purchase of additional training boats and a refurbishment of the ladies’ changing rooms. We have just been informed that it was unsuccessful as we had not demonstrated that there was latent demand to participate in sailing which would be freed up by the provision of additional Olympic Laser class club boats or renovating the ladies changing room.
Hedgehogs are coming to the rescue of fish in Bassenthwaite Lake through an innovative project being used for the first time in an English lake.
The Environment Agency and partners are creating a safe haven for fish by installing three separate artificial reefs on the lake bed using ‘hedgehogs’ to provide shelter and create safe places for the fish to hide from predators.… Read full article “Hedgehogs Take to the Water!”
At the 61st Annual General Meeting held in the Clubhouse on Sunday 1st December 2012 there were several important proposals to be considered, and they stimulated extensive discussions.
The main points that were agreed:
- Subscriptions to rise by 5% from 1st January
- Affiliated membership amended to be aligned with other categories, though at a discounted rate
- Rules re visitors and temporary members brought into line with current licensing laws
- Bye-law introduced prohibiting members/visitors bringing their own alcohol into the clubhouse while the bar is open
- On dissolution, the remaining assets of the club to be transferred to RYA (or equivalent) for the benefit of sailing in Cumbria
Prior to all that the following members were elected on to Council.… Read full article “61st AGM”
This year’s prize giving was held at The Castle Inn on 1st December, and many opted to take advantage of the preferential rate to stay the night – there could be a few additional sore heads the morning after the night before as a result!… Read full article “61st Annual Prize Giving and Dinner Dance”