BRASS MONKEY 3 - Rescheduled to Sunday 28 February

The next best tide is Sunday 28th.  So, hope you can all make it.

Briefing: 12 noon

Race Start: 1pm

Volunteers: race officer assistants and safety crews are welcome - please let me know: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


BRASS MONKEY 2 - Sunday 24 Jan

A quick reminder that there is the first Brass Monkey race this Sunday.

Briefing: 1030am [NOTE CHANGE IN TIME]

Racing: from about 1130pm

Club boats available to hire (first come &c) at £5 per person.

The bar is open after racing and there will be soup/roll for those who have been on the water.

Come along and have some fun, don't let the weather put you off.

EYC to host an RYA conference - Saturday 27 February from 930am to 530pm
If you are interested in taking advantage of the range of workshops that will be on offer then please book, as it will be of great benefit to your clubs.  To book, use this link:
The RYA has recently redesigned its offering of Club Development workshops to provide a comprehensive series of modules broadly covering three key areas of sailing club operations and administration – Club Management, Club Marketing and Club Finance. The new programme has been designed to give the regional staff a breadth of topics from which to select the most appropraite for the specific needs of their clubs, enabling volunteers to prepare effectively for next season.
The following winter workshops will be covered on the day:
Club Marketing
  • Develop your PTBO plan for 2016
  • How to make the most of local media
Club Management
  • Increase your racing attendeees
  • Increase your recreational sailing attendees
  • Develop your Club Plan for 2016
Club Finance
  • Develop a grant of fund application

What an amazing turn out!  With over 40 people on the water and more who turned up at the Sir John Franklin for lunch, it was certainly a very successful day.

Despite the overcast and (initially) blustery conditions, people were not put off from getting togged up and rigging their boats.  A thorough briefing beforehand helped people understand what was expected of them and all seemed to progress smoothly.  The boats had to tack down Long Reach, experiencing some pretty hefty gusts, but they arrived in good order at Greenhithe with only one excitment when a Keel capsized and the crew found themselves swimming.  However, the vigilent safety cover soon sorted them out.  

The sail back had a perfect wind direction for using spinnakers, although at least one member complained the wind had dropped!!  The bar was open when the happy and slightly chilly sailors got back to Erith Yacht Club.  A few photographs can be found on the EYC Facebook Page.


Thank you to Ed for organising the water-side and to Hugh for sorting and coordinating the food side.  The publican at the Sir John Franklin was very welcoming and they did us proud.  Thanks also to the safety crews who shepherded the boats and generally looked after everyone.

BRASS MONKEY Series, 2016

Yes, we are planning for next year!!  Use this as pre season training, a reason to check your boat works, and a cheeper option than going to the gym to work off the Christmas excess......!!!!!  It is light-hearted racing so everyone is welcome, and members can hire the club boats too for a nominal fee.



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