I hope this newsletter finds you well, what extraordinary times we are now living in. As I am sure most of you realise our club house has been temporally shut down as per Government instructions and all boating activity suspended as of course it’s deemed as leisure activity. The marina has also suspended operations but I understand staff are all available to help you by telephone or e mail.
Your Flag Officers have been busy in the background re assessing the situation and considering how much of our programme might be rescheduled once we are allowed to resume a normal life again, but of course everything is dependent on how well the coronavirus outbreak is controlled, and beaten.
I am sure we were all looking forward to the season, especially as many of us had been enjoying delicious meals In our lightship served up by our new staff, little did we all know that all this was going to end so abruptly. The officers have decided to still go ahead with printing the handbook if possible and we are hoping this will be finalised reasonably quickly, printed and sent out to you before too long. We are also going to do our best to post information for you when and if possible, so at least we can all keep in contact with each other. The secretary is monitoring the email from afar if you have any matters that require attention.
Richard Hayward It is with much sadness that I have to report the passing of Richard last Saturday (28 March). Richard and his family have been members of the club very many years and was well known on the racing circuit winning the Haven series in 1995 in his Oyster 37 Golden Phoenix. Richard had taken his current boat Gunsmoke to Vilamoura in Portugal a few years ago, whilst continuing to run the family farm at Wickham Market. Our thoughts are with his family Debbie, James and Charlotte.
Keep safe and well