Portavadie Day in June 2011

This year, in June, the club held a very successful jaunt to Portavadie where a pontoon party was followed by a good meal in splendid surroundings. The wonderful weather which June is delivering these days certainly helped and the prevailing view of those attending was that a repeat in 2011 was in order.  Unusually, this event did not take the form of a race but it has been suggested that the Club could do more to offer pursuit races to encourage those who are somewhat intimidated by conventional starts (and with Stewart Toy around the start line  who could blame them! ).  The Portavadie outing would seem an ideal opportunity for a pursuit race and the Committee are keen to hear the views of active members on this suggestion. Please use the comments facility at the end of this post to state your views.   

Annual Dinner and Prizegiving 2010

Catherine Toy, recovering from having been hit by her horse (requiring 8 stitches in her head), has asked that a notice about the Annual Dinner be posted.

The Annual Dinner and Prizegiving 2010 will be held in the Glasgow Art Club on Friday 10th December at 7.30 for 8pm.  This is always an enjoyable and sociable evening and this year the speaker is Prof Paul Dodson who is an old chum of our Commodore.  In addition to the distribution of the familiar galaxy of tin pots, the prizes for best photo and best log of 2010 will be awarded.  The evening commences with a drinks reception and all Serpents are encouraged to attend. The cost is £45 pp and we are assured that with new caterers  great things are expected. The booking form is attached to the newsletter which all members should have received either royally or by email but failing that get in touch with Tom Barrie asap.