|Branch Chairman: John Whithead
Saturday 12th June. Barbecue on the Point at Walton Backwaters
We plan to meet on Stone Point at Walton Backwaters in the early evening for a barbecue, with members being asked to bring their own meat and beer. We will provide salads and a few other bits and pieces for everyone to share. We suggest that members anchor in a Hamford Water where it is quieter than the Twizle with better holding. Simon Hewitt has generously volunteered to assist in the organisation and will bring some barbecue equipment, and provided reasonable weather will bring a powerful tender to assists members who don't have suitable flubber with outboard getting to Stone Point from their boat.
If we are unfortunate with the weather we can divert to Titmash / Shotley / Levington. I suggest members attending provide me with your mobile phone numbers.
Saturday 25th September. Meeting at Burnham-on-Crouch.
We regret this meeting has been cancelled due to lack of interest.
More details nearer the time, for now please mark the dates in your diary.
John & Ann Whitehead took over from John Feltham who retired after his sterling work in 2007. John’s philosophy is … “if a number of people do a little bit for the Association it not only makes it easier for the local coordinator but also enriches the local group, because different individuals have different skills, contacts and intimate knowledge of their local area.” John would be pleased to hear from you if you can help in some way.
Tides, Tides, Tides - most of us know you have to work the tides when sailing the East Coast. When trying to organize events which enable boats to attend from different places and directions it gets more challenging, but not impossible. However it does mean there are fewer really suitable dates to hold meetings afloat. In 2008 events were held at the Swale/Harty Ferry, a joint meeting with the Westerly Association at Brightlingsea and an end of season dinner at Pin Mill.