In the past a number of Club members have helped out by manning the rescue boat (which is used to ferry runners from South Shields) and by assisting in the galley or driving people from the drop off point to the sailing club. If anyone would like to help this year, please let us know.
If anyone wants to run the race for the charity, the Trust has a few places available, please contact John Griffith at jcmgriffith at hotmail.co.uk or Paul Cook for further information.
Ah, this is the life: Assistant race officer duties seem to include champagne now. Ok, it was really Sarah’s birthday – Happy Birthday ! There’s a first for everything – this was both unusual & unexpected.
What an interesting day I’ve had – helping Wolfgang install 3 modified lasers onto the top lake as part of Cragside’s 150th birthday celebrations. The photos reproduced on the sails are from Armstrongs work on electric discharge patterns. There is a plan to get a few people from the club up-to Cragside 31st August for a sail as well. Anyone interested please talk to Wolfgang who has the details.
Anyone up for opening a book on how often they need attention during the 6 months planned for them to stay there?
As a footnote to what was a very nice evening, I need to add that overall winner of the Long Race 2012 was Sarah Piper, and she should have been awarded the Tyne Goblet (one of the better looking trophies) and an engraved glass. Sorry it was overlooked last night Sarah, we will present them to you at the next opportunity.
Matthew Middlemiss is organising a Burns night supper on the 25th of January to raise money to fund his gap year in Malaysia. He needs to raise £5,400 by the end of July 2013 to enable Project Trust to send him to Malaysia. During Matthew’s gap year he will be instructing outward bound activities to people of all ages. If you can’t come, but would like to help in another way you can also donate online at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MatthewMiddlemiss.
If you would like to come please let any of the Middlemiss’ know of your interest by the 12th of January and send a cheque for £15 made payable to C A Middlemiss to 11 Westley Avenue, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 4NW (with a stamped addressed envelope). This will work on a first-come-first-served basis and those who have paid will get preference of tickets. The poster below is also available as a PDF if you want to email it.