Serpent Yacht Club Annual General Meeting

From SYC Secretary Graham Gillies: 
The Serpent Yacht Club AGM will be held on Wednesday 10th February 2016 at 7.30 pm.
The Venue once again will be the Board Room of the Hamilton Ice Rink (see below for directions).  The agenda for this meeting can be downloaded here
There will be a presentation by John Highcock of Saturn Sails, and tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.
As we have a vacancy on the committee, any member who is interested in joining the committee, should please let me, (or other committee member) know.
Graham Gillies
SYC Hon Secy.
44, Sutherland Ave
Glasgow G41 4ES.
Directions to Hamilton Ice Rink      Post Code ML3 6DS

From M74 take the Hamilton /Motherwell exit then the slip road for Hamilton.
Go right at the first roundabout. Along past the cinema.
Go straight on at the next smaller roundabout then past ASDA on the left.
At the next roundabout go right.
Pass the Cameronian Museum on the left. 
Hamilton ice rink is the next building on the left opposite Virgin Sports.

Go In the main door:-
From the lower entrance area go up the left stairs to the half landing 
and go through the door turn right and go up the next small flight of stairs and through
the door into the boardroom.
The pathway and doors will be marked with SYC burgee cards.


Cruiser -racing seminar at Kip

For all of us who are interested in racing at whatever level, however casual and are concerned about growing our clubs this should be a good meeting to come along to on the night before our AGM:

Come along to a Cruiser Racing Seminar on Tuesday 9 February 2016 at the Chartroom, Kip Marina at 7.00 pm.
The seminar will be presented by James Dadd, the new Director of the RORC Rating Office, and RYA Technical Manager Bas Edmonds.
The seminar is not just about IRC and not just about handicap racing – the overall theme is “Bringing more people to our sport”. James and Bas will cover all aspects of cruiser racing with the main objective being to encourage more people to come out and race more often.
Please come along; tell your friends, skippers and crews and bring them along as well; if you are involved in a club, please circulate your members and tell them about the seminar; the evening is open to all whether you are experienced or occasional racers, have never raced before but might want to or if you are simply interested in growing our sport.
There is no fee for attending and no need to register - just come along.

More details are on the RORC Rating Office website https://www.rorcrating.com/.../355-winter-seminar-2016. You can also contact James or Des Balmforth, Racing Secretary of CCC and the Scottish representative on the GBR IRC Committee (email desbalm@gmail.com), for more information.


Not the Sound of Jura

Where? At this time of year?

It's David Toy on board Exody, crewing for Peter and Marion on the south Atlantic leg of their circumnavigation. They left Cape Town on 6th January - that's Table Mountain in the background - and expect just one stop at St Helena in about two weeks. From there it's onwards to Salvador in Brazil in time for the carnival on the 5th Feb. It may look a bit West Coast grey but apparently the temperature there is 31 degrees.  We wish them all fair winds.