Erith Yacht Cub,
Club Ship “ Folgefonn “
Kent. DA8 2AD
Tel. 01322 332943
Web Page www.erithyachtclub.og.uk.
STAR CLASS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 22nd
CLUB SHIP FOLGEFONN
PRESENT. Richard Banner, Darren Leigh, Nigel Field, Hendrik
Feddersen, Pamela Hunt, Alan Hunt, Sid Gascoyne secretary.
Visitors: Adrian Reeves (E.Y.C. Commodore), Peter
King, Jane Bryer, Duncan Byrer, George Reynolds, Jeremy Michell, and Alan
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE. Valerie Torreggiani E.Y.C. Secretary, Bob Saunders,
Eve Peyto, Dennis King, Iain Buckland, Sara Mees, George Mees, Dudley Davies.
Sarah Fletcher, Darren Fletcher, Bob Taylor. Paul Gladden was supervising sail
ELECTION OF A NEW CHAIRMAN. Darren Leigh was proposed unopposed by Richard
Banner, Seconded by Nigel Field. All present were in favour.
FINANCIAL REPORT. See (1a) attached. This statement was presented with
a full breakdown of income and expenditure. Proposed as a true record by
Richard Banner, Seconded Nigel Field accepted by the meeting.
MINUTES FROM 26th Jan 2005
MEETING. It was noted that Pam and
Alan arrived late to this meeting so were not fully aware of the content
otherwise accepted as a true record.
Sarah and Darren Fletcher took
over Stewardship of Star 29,
Boats booked into workshop went as
planned and refurbished,
New equipment purchased from funds
Small amount of accessories still
in the stock cupboard
No progress made visiting other
Stars prepared for sail training
First Aid course was run as
We did not visit Hamble this year
due to other commitments,
M.R.S.T. was thanked for their
support with supplying Sixaflex,
Peter Minch was thanked for his
efforts with the tool locker,
The major result was the
acceptance by Awards for All who granted us £5,000.00 for new sails,
Secretary to submit final report
to awards for all before 22 February 2006.
OF A CLASS CAPTAIN. Bob Saunders
proposed by Sid Gascoyne, Seconded by Darren Leigh. Accepted. Bob
Saunders had previously agreed to stand for Class Captain, as he was not
sure he would be able to attend the AGM.
final report for Awards for All was discussed, Secretary to submit the
relevant documents to A.F.A. as they request. In their last communication
01 November 2005 (copy attached) awards for all informed us we could apply
for another grant. The meeting were very keen to follow this up BUT as
our fleet of wooden boats take large amounts of money to and varied items
of chandlery to keep them maintained in a way so that we can continue to
allow new, young, older and inexperienced members of the club and public
on our open days to learn sailing skills it would need some discussion
which items of equipment were of the greatest priority in order to keep
them up to standard. We have new sails which have given the boats an
extended 10 or more years sailing life but other items of equipment we
replace on an ongoing basis like the list attached would prove very
expensive so we need to prioritise and itemise which we could apply for a
grant to help in the long term improvement and in line with our regular
replacement items we usually afford from our own source of income. Agreed
a further meeting to discuss thus to be held on SUNDAY 26th
February 2006 12 noon in the upper bar of the club ship – in the
mean time members will consider the items in order of replacement
report from the Michael Robinson Trust at this meeting. Paul Gladden was
running a sail-training course.
Minch our Bosun was otherwise engaged on the Mooring Barge but asked to
remind members their tool cage fees are due.
Cooper will make another attempt to set up an off club visit to the East
very warm welcome to Jayne and Duncan Bryer who will be taking over
Stewardship of Star 98 any help with the refurbishment will be very
Awards for All day was well supported BUT as this falls in November, not
really the time due to the colder weather, for young, new or even regular
dinghy members to be sailing and especially introducing new members to the
sport it was agreed to carry out this event at the same time as the Cadet
Weekend in July which also falls in the school holidays and when there are
more of the young members and friends involved.
reported the next Boat Jumble where we get the bargain offers on chandlery
is on SUNDAY 19th
February 2006 The Hop Farm Country Park,
Paddock Wood. 10.00am to 4pm. Please check you boat. Let me know is their
any chandlery items need for this years refurbishment – I already have a
request for buoyancy bags. As you know we can save money by buying from
this sale so PLEASE CHECK YOUR BOAT. In the past we met up at the Club around
0900 hrs and doubled up in the cars, saves petrol and the like, if you are
going would you pass on the information.
as a reminder if you do find any photographs taken of the Awards for All
day, which I can add to our information brochure, would you pass them on
to me please.
all wished to send our very best wished to Darren Fletcher and wish him a
very speedy recover – his boat needs varnishing. !! Sara did it last year
meeting closed at 1200hrs.