March 2018 Newsletter

Dear Wyverners,
Welcome to the March Newsletter, which includes information about the 2018 club cruises,
rigging party, working weekend and Instructor course.
With the sub-zero temperatures of the past week the sailing season may seem a long way off
but it will be upon us soon. Only four weeks to Easter and some will be sailing before then. No
doubt many boat owners will be braving the cold weather in various boat sheds preparing their boats for the spring.

2018 Cruises
The full 2018 club calendar has been updated here. There will be five club weeks,
one at Easter and four in the summer. The dates of this year’s cruises are as follows:

Easter Cruise:
Summer Week 1:
Summer Week 2:
Summer Week 3:
Summer Week 4:
Saturday 31st March
Saturday 21
st July
Saturday 28
th July
Saturday 4
th August
Saturday 11
th August
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Saturday 7th April
Saturday 28
th July
Saturday 4
th August
Saturday 11
th August
Friday 17
th August

For bookings please contact Lisa Reed the sailing secretary on sailingsecretary@greenwyvern.org.uk
Booking forms can be found on the Documents area of the Club Website.
Early booking is recommended as places are limited by boat and skipper availability.


Rigging Party
As per the calendar the rigging Party is being held at The Reedcutter, Cantley on Friday
30
th March.
There will be a meal of Chilli, Rice, Chips and Salad at £9 per head. Payment can be made on
the night but we do need to know numbers. Please send me an email by Saturday 23
rd March
if you wish to partake.
secretary@greenwyvern.org.uk


Working Weekend
It seems not many can get the week off work so the ‘Spring Working Week’ is condensed to
a weekend starting Saturday 10
th March. The working supper is planned for 19:30, Sat 10th at
The Ship, Reedham. No fixed menu is planned so we will be eating off the regular menu.

Keel Boat Instructor Course
The club does need more instructors and to this end are running an RYA
Keelboat Instructor Course from Sunday 25
th to Friday 30th March at
Cantley. The course will be run by Mark Elson from the RYA using Green Wyvern club
member boats. This is excellent news and if successful we should end up with 5 more
instructors. As far as we know this is the first time a club on the broads has run a Keelboat
Instructor course on River Cruisers. The participants will attend a Powerboat Two (PB2)
course at Nancy Oldfield Trust on Saturday 24
th March, then move to Cantley for a precourse assessment on the 25th followed by the instructor training from the 26th to the 30th.


We look forward to seeing you all on the rivers this spring.
Mike Burwood (Club Secretary)
secretary@greenwyvern.org.uk

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