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HBSC Bulletin Issue 42

Published 23:32 on 23 Feb 2024

Welcome to edition 42 of the Bulletin, the regular communication keeping you informed of things happening at HBSC.

Funeral of Phil Rees

Phil's funeral will take place at 11am Thursday 29th February at Memorial Faversham, Staple Street, Boughton under Blean ME13 9HY Everyone is welcome and there will be a gathering at the Club from 12:30, the bar will be open.

It is very useful to have an idea of numbers for catering purposes, so please can you let David Hogben know if you intend to come along to the club. If you know of anyone else that would like to attend please pass this message on to them. If anyone has walking difficulties we can arrange for the barrier on the promenade to be lifted to allow for easier access.

No flowers please. Donations will be to the Air Ambulance, details will be available on the day. Please wear something bright and cheerful! With many thanks, Bryony, Phil's Wife.

Dinghy Show This weekend 24th and 25th February

To get you all excited for the season ahead! Tickets are free if you are an RYA member. It takes place at Farnborough International. RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show

Maintenance and Slipway

We need some help with floor painting - if you are able to help please contact Richard de Lisle.

Slipway laying will be on Saturday 16th March. If you are able to help please sign up on SCM.

Curry Night - Saturday 23rd March

Would anyone be able to organise a curry night for Saturday 23rd March to celebrate the start of the season? If so, please let Richard know. You don't need to make all the curries - the job will be to co-ordinate this and members will come forward to bring along their culinary delights!

Development Committee and grants

If anyone would like to come onto the development committee, please let Richard know. We have received £500 grant and with this we have purchased 3 toppers for the cadets. This will also help to underpin our scholarship scheme with local schools. The £5000 Capital Grant for the accessible toilet has just been received so work can begin once the detailed drawings have been agreed by the development committee.

Sailing Programme

The sailing programme is now Published! Link to calendar is here:

WhatsApp groups

There are a number of WhatsApp groups that members can join. They are not a formal means of communication but nonetheless, very useful to share interests and chit-chat.

Sailing related:

Female Participation: This aim of this group is for female members to mutually support each other and to encourage participation in club on the water activities and volunteering/duties. This is a very new group and we hope that the people who would like to participate will shape and evolve the group as required.

General chit-chat: There is an informal WhatsApp group for general chit-chat link here to join:


Dancercise 5th and 6th April

On 5th and 6th April starting at 5pm at the sailing club. My dear friend Sarah and her hubby Steve will be doing a 24 hour Dancercise to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Unfortunately I am now unable to take part in the Dancercise, but will be there the whole time as support team for Sarah and Steve. Our commodore Richard has kindly said yes to starting off the event and finishing it 24 hours later! There will be guest / volunteer dance and fitness instructors coming to do a few classes, including some line dancing!! Even a singer! More information and schedule to follow. Please come down and support the event, you are welcome to join in for hour or so for a donation or just come down have a drink, chat, donate and support! The bar will be open Friday from late afternoon and Saturday afternoon. There will be a cake sale and a raffle, all money raised will go to Cancer Research UK. If anyone would like to donate a prize or a cake, or to volunteer to do a stint in the bar or help out, please DM me on the HBSC whatsapp chat or email me Thank you! Maria Golton Here's the just Giving link if anyone would like to donate.

Last updated 23:32 on 23 February 2024

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