Ouse News Summer 2006
The Newsletter of the Yorkshire Ouse Sailing Club
Late Summer 2006 ISSUE NUMBER 28
20th August: Topper Regatta and Cadets/Ladies Day at YOSC!
Special day for new members and those not usually “on the Helm”
YOSC & YRISC joint regatta on the river
Sunday 3rd September and this year it is our turn to host this event. Always a special event and gives us the opportunity to welcome our neighbours, and show them the way on the water! Pursuit races always fun in what will be a very mixed fleet.
Barbecue lunch will be provided by YOSC so no need to bring sandwiches etc on the day. Salads and cakes will be very welcome from our members. Please do come and join in a different event. If anyone is short of a crew or boat, would be great to see new members and Club Toppers on the water. Marlin is available with favourable handicap if anyone wants a go in 2 up Club boat.
YOSC Enterprise Open
Our round of the Enterprise “Cock of the North” series is on Sunday 24th September, our second Open Event of the year. Please will N12 fleet members be available to run the event.
Commodore’s Comments – Late Summer 2006
As in my last “Commodore’s Comments”, my immediate priority is to thank my fellow members on the Committee for their support and particularly their determination to get training re-established at YOSC. Most of the preparatory work was completed and the Marlin refurbished ready for the first session on 1st July. There is a lot of work “behind the scenes” to make this possible and it is a credit to all involved. We are now in the position of having a waiting list of those who wish to join the courses, a situation that bodes well for the future.
Special thanks also to all who contributed to the New Members’ Open Day on 24th June. We had a significant number of visitors who’d been in contact with the Club in recent months and I was delighted that several joined “on the day”. It was also a very appropriate introduction to the training programme and formed a useful taster to several who’d never experienced dinghy sailing previously.
The Club continues to improve in other ways. Thanks to Steve Chilton the recently renovated Ladies changing room and shower now boasts a pair of very attractive wood benches. On the other side of the river the work of reclaiming the YOSC owned Ings area has made significant progress, removing several years growth of willows, reducing the wind shadow on the water, as well as maintaining the centuries old landscape.
Enterprise Report from Fleet Captain –Larry Gray 22269
Steve and Jane took the Cameron Trophy after a very strong challenge from Tony and Gail.
Wednesday Evening series was won by Larry and Loraine, one of our newest members, and was celebrated at the well attended BBQ on a lovely summer evening.
Whilst you were all at our Nat. 12 Weekend on the 10th & 11th June , And many thanks for all who contributed time and effort which was much appreciated, I (minus Simon my crew) went off to Dover to join 10 others sailing the Channel as a celebration of the first crossing 50 years ago in an Enterprise.
Simon having damaged his knee 2 weeks before the crossing couldn't go and he and Kirsty are now the proud parents of Thomas Ryan 7.5 Pounds born on the 28th July. All doing well. Thomas is now available for crewing.
Cock of the North
Hornsea - only one entry from Y.O.S.C. - Good wind lots of rain and enjoyed by Larry and Dave Clarke.
Ulley - Only one entry again and Tony and Steve had light winds and sun.
Filey - Very good sailing on Saturday but the sea got up a bit rough on Sunday and as the tides dictated only one 10 a.m. race some of the Ents gave it a miss.
No one has yet qualified in the Cock of the North so let us have a good turnout for our own event on the 24th September.
I have bought a 420 with spinnaker and trapeze if anyone would like to crew or helm I will be happy to share "fun days" in it - or out of it.
Alan Walmsley has sold his Ent and we hope to see him and Paul in the Handicap Fleet very soon.
9995 - Cheap Ent for sale around £400 - sailed at Bass this year - see me if interested
17447 - MUSGO is sold to a member of Sheffield Viking Sailing Club.
Good sailing conditions with very strong winds on Wednesday and Thursday causing one race to be abandoned due to the number of capsised boats on the racing line. Full results later on the Bass Website but need less to say Phil & Helen David were the stars of the Yorkshire Ouse Sailing Fleet at Bass this year with results also for Steve Chilton and Peter Smith.
Excellent social life and a good turnout from Yorkshire Ouse made for a great 9 days.
Larry, E 22269
National Twelve News from Vince Phillips, N12 Fleet Captain
Our summer sailing Open Meeting programme started with the Naburn Paddle where the club played host to ten National Twelves including N153 (Miatt and Purkis). Honours were taken by Bernard Clark (crewed by Paul Walmsley) who won the Paddle and Brian Herring (of Winsford Flash SC, crewed by Ros Stevenson) who took the Vintage prize. Many thanks go to the members of the Enterprise and Handicap fleets for providing the race officers and rescue boat crews.
The Summer Wednesday evening points series has seen both of team Phillips’ clinker Twelves out, with Philip David at the helm of N2430 and Fiona and I in N2531. Summer evenings in Naburn can be perfect, especially if allowed to be topped off with a pint!
The lack of N12s on the Ouse of course reflects the fact that the YOSC fleet is out and about on the open circuit. In this last month Bernard has sailed (and broken a mast at) North Norfolk week; Ian and Margaret have enjoyed the delights of Kippford week; Philip and Helen have been successful at Bassenthwaite week; and Fiona and I have raced at Wroxham Broad in the Vintage meeting. If there’s an open meeting there’s a YOSC Twelve!
Ps a little birdie tells me that young Thomas Ryan Moss already has his own N12!
First, a very warm welcome to our recent new members, Lorraine O’Donnell, David Smith (recently moved to York from South Yorkshire), Katie Jones, Cheryl Smith, Peter Zochling and Emma, several of who have joined our training programme.
Another new member, keen to get afloat soon (or so we’re told!) is Thomas Ryan Moss, born on Friday 28th July at 06:40 and weighed in at 7lb 8oz, both mother and baby are now at home and doing great. Many congratulations to Kirsty and Simon from us all!
Memorial Service for BJ Saturday 16th September, Naburn Village Church
The service will start at 4pm and will last about an hour. Members and guests attending the memorial service, or just wishing to join BJ’s family and friends at the Clubhouse are most welcome after the Service. Julie, BJ’s widow will bring some wine back from Puimisson for the social along with some French cheeses.
Many of us have already enjoyed the use of BJ’s bench at the Club; would be a fitting tribute to a very longstanding member for his memorial service to be well supported by YOSC members.
Also in the YOSC news is our founder and greatest benefactor, Commander Palmes. An unexpected email from a medal collector and historian, Mike Page, asked for details about the Club. Mike now owns the DSO medal awarded to Commander Palmes and has researched his military and family history. Brian Miatt, our Rear Commodore, who knew Commander Palmes remembers various aspects of his life in Naburn, including sailing against him when he was in his eighties in his National 12. However in one non-YOSC story Brian recalls was the night when an angry Commander marched into the Blacksmiths Arms, stark naked and dripping wet, demanding to know of Mr. Atkinson the ferryman, where his lift across the river had gone? He’d had to swim to get home!
Committee News: from Margaret Purkis, our Secretary
Don’t forget, Club Topper hire for the school holidays or any other time: £2 for Wednesday evenings, £3 for a Sunday and £10 to take for a weekend. There’s an “honesty box” provided; please make sure you make contributions that are due. Do use the boats, that’s what they’re there for!!
Also, we’ve received the enclosed from former member, Tim Davies
“I was a member from about 1985 to 1990. I learnt to sail there and I have been sailing on/off ever since. More off than on however! I have very fond memories of my time at YOSC and the dinner dances were always memorable occasions. Status Quo's "Rocking all over the world" was always very popular. The trips to Bass week were also good fun. In those days I sailed mostly National12's with my good friend Robin McKenzie.
“Could you please say well done to Larry Gray for being part of the Enterprise Team that sailed across the Channel, not once, but twice! That must have been a very memorable experience for him.
“Could you also say hello the Philip & Helen David, (good to see Phil is as successful as ever), Brian Miatt (how's the hip?). Also, say hello to Steve Axford (how's Adrian doing?) & Simon Moss (how's your Dad doing? and are you married yet? In fact he has probably got children now!).
“Please also say hello to Tony Miller & Keith Cooper as they may remember me as well.
“I currently sail an Enterprise (mostly on Wednesdays nights) at Barnt Green Sailing Club, near Birmingham. Perhaps I will make it to your Open meeting next year or Bass week and renew old acquaintances.
“I note from your news letter than Brian Johnson has passed away. I knew him well and I'm glad to hear he will not be forgotten.
“Can I say well done for putting some more information about the club on your web site. However, as a web sites go, it is very poor. The Committee needs to put more effort into making the site useful & interesting.
“If anybody asks, I've been married for 10 years to Emily, I have three children (two boys aged 8 & 7 and a little girl who is nearly 4) and I live near Birmingham selling environmental equipment.
Bye for now, Tim Davies
If anyone wants Tim’s email address, I have it! Margaret