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18 January 2017: Swallow News

Published 14:23 on 17 Jan 2017

The Swallow winter gathering was a great success last weekend starting with a visit to the Tinwood Estate vineyard followed by lunch at Halnaker. After sampling a glass of each of the three English Sparkling Wines produced at the winery the visitors were well set up for the AGM which followed! Minutes HERE. The Dinner was a very well attended affair filling the dining room and when the Cowes Week and Championships prizes were presented there were smiling faces all round.

Overall winners of Cowes Week 2016 the Migrant team of Nigel Glennie, Charles Fisher & Richard Thompson receiving their prizes from new Swallow owner Alison Eglinton at the Swallow class dinner this weekend.

Clockwise from top left, Andrew & Anthony at last receive the Whim Trophy after they were overlooked at the laying up supper. John Houghton receives a stack of prizes including the most improved boat at Cowes Week, for the second year running. Mimie Currie with the very fine Avocet Bowl for the first lady at Cowes. Sue Glover collecting Championship prizes for Marengo's win at the Bembridge Champs.

Mike & Charles from Gwaihir with the trophy for the Championships runner up spot, secured by a whisker on count back from Harry and Prue sailing Skua.

Brave Walkers.... Some of the brave and bedraggled Sunday walkers are pictured below in the very damp downland conditions which prevailed. They earned an excellent pub lunch at West Marden. With the route maps left at the club the previous evening it was purely by luck that all were accounted for on the return.
A big thank you from all to Tony Glover for organising a great weekend.

Also don't forget......
Saturday 25th February for the London Walk in Richmond Park. Times and lunch details to follow.

Save the date for the "Ready to Race" event. 12/13th March 2017.

"Ready to Race" is a great way to keep up to date with everything to do with the technicalities of going racing at Itchenor Sailing Club. Tick off that important training course without missing a days sailing!
This year the plan is that the presentations will happen on Sunday 12th March.
It will be a busy day as we have not only the new Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 coming into force this year but also a newly revised set of ISC Sailing Instructions with all sorts of updates and changes. This will be a day not to miss.

And STOP PRESS there will be a Dinner with guest speaker on the Saturday Night beforehand. Watch the club QuickNews for details.

And where would we be without some freezing wet brass tacks

Super salesperson: 10 of us were duped into buying 'new stock' Swallow ties. That was 10 more than were sold last year. Never mind that, as it turned out, they were new out of the packet and not exactly new stock. Caveat emptor. The mischievous person who boosted class funds so dramatically in just a few moments? The National Champion!
Full marks to Chris Creak and Carol Thompson for attending each and every one of the many and various AGM weekend activities.
Mimie Currey was probed for information about the many boats which she weighed in the autumn. Scrupulous to the last, she simply said there were some interesting results. Solitude has to add corrector weights for 2017, so in 2016 was she .....? However let us not obsess about all-up weights when crew weights can change so much - and a wind shift will upset the apple cart too.
Got your hand-held marine radio yet? The new SI's will require boats racing OH to have one. It is now a class decision if we should carry flares. The Committee have yet to deliberate but it would seem they will come down in favour of the radio and abandon the requirement for flares. Watch this space (and get channel 46a added).
Is the 70th anniversary for the Class or some of the fleet members?

SWALLOW NEWS - Early January 2017

Posted 9th January 2017

Swallow AGM Weekend at Itchenor.... 14/15th January 2017.
Final booking details.

Next weekend's action is coming together well. I am told that the Tinwood Visit is practically sold out, two places left if you are quick but we do need you to book up with the club office for Dinner on Saturday Night.
The menu is now confirmed as....
Scallops
Rump of Lamb
Treacle Tart
Coffee and mints.

Please excuse the lack of flowery description. Your scribe has been writing Sailing Instructions!

The cost has been finalised as £30 p.p. but as ever the food will be waitress service and wonderful. Don't miss it.

If you have not told Tony that you are coming for Lunch on Saturday and the walk on Sunday please do so at the links below so he has numbers to keep the pub venues on their toes.

A refresher of the programme for the whole weekend's action is......

Friday 13th January
For bridge-playing aficionados (Note earlier time than previously advised) the weekend kicks off at 6.00pm for 6.30. £15 with supper included. Book at ISC.

Saturday 14th January
12.00 Tinwood Estate Vineyard, Halnaker, Chichester PO18 0NE
www.tinwoodestate.com
A 90 minute introduction and tour of the vineyard including 3 different glasses of their famed fizz. £15 per person. Places are (genuinely!) limited so please book early by bank transfer to the NSCA ( Nat Swallow Class 30-00-08 03760350 Ref. Tinwood) and also let tony1glover@aol.com know that you have done so.
13.45 Lunch at the Anglesey Arms, Halnaker, Chichester PO18 0NQ
www.angleseyarms.co.uk
Just 0.5 mile from Tinwood! The Long Room has been booked for up to 20 people at this popular hostelry. Don't rush your lunch!
17.00 NSCA AGM in the Members Room at Itchenor SC
Discussion and debate about all the hot topics of Swallow sailing (Agenda previously circulated and again below.)
19.30 NSCA Annual Dinner and prizegiving. Please book directly with the ISC Office for Dinner.

Sunday 15th January
The walk
09.45 Meet at the Victoria Inn, West Marden, PO18 9EN
www.victoriainnwestmarden.co.uk
The pub will be open for us and lunch orders must be placed before we set out at 10.00. Please let Tony G know if you plan to take part and stay for lunch - on tony1glover@aol.com As ever the earlier the better.

The AGM.
The AGM is to be held at 1700 on Saturday in the Members Room at ISC. Please come along and have your say. If you sail a Swallow or would like to we will be pleased to see you.

Also don't forget......
Saturday 25th February for the London Walk in Richmond Park. Times and lunch details to follow.

And.....Save the date for the "Ready to Race" now Weekend. 12/13th March 2017.

"Ready to Race" is a great way to keep up to date with everything to do with the technicalities of going racing at Itchenor Sailing Club. Tick off that important training course without missing a days sailing!

This year the plan is that its all going to happen on one day, Sunday 12th March. It will be a busy day as we have not only the new Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 coming into force this year but also a newly revised set of ISC Sailing Instructions with all sorts of updates and changes. This will be a day not to miss.

And STOP PRESS there will be a Dinner with guest speaker on the Saturday Night beforehand. Watch the club QuickNews for details

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