It's that time of year again - the boat park is starting to get chock - a - block with yachts for winter. Considerable time is taken with moving and organizing these yachts, and we would kindly ask members to abide by the bye laws to ensure the boat park is managable.
Members with dinghies or tenders stored in the boat park for summer are reminded to remove them before 31st October, otherwise winter storage fees will be triggered (byelaw 12).
We would also remind members that they must book a time for hauling their boat out using the slip ways from the club office manager. Only once your slot is confirmed can you haul out (bye law 9). This ensures there are no clashes with other boats and users of the boat park. Boats not winterizing at the club should be removed within 48hrs.
Please ensure that your nominations for the SLYC Club awards are forwarded to Matt in the SLYC office as soon as possible. Matt is available using this email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bobby Gilmore Award - This award is presented to the member who has contributed the most to Junior members and training.
The Carson Cup - This cup is to be awarded annually to the most outstanding, under 21, sailor who has either performed exceptionally well in open dinghy events / championships, or
1.Made a lasting contribution to dinghy sailing or Club racing at SLYC, or
2.Devoted considerable time to voluntary dinghy instruction or rescue and battery duties.
The Robertson Helmet - This Trophy will be presented annually to the club member who in the opinion of the selection committee has made a major contribution to the development of the management or facilities of the yacht club by his/her dedicated continuous effort.
Green Trophy - The cup is awarded annually for outstanding achievements or exceptional contributions, on land or water, to the prestige of Strangford Lough Yacht Club.
Regatta Day proved to be a very successful event for SLYC. Many visitors and club members participated in the fun. Just a couple of prize winners are shown below. The Mayor of Ards, Councillor Philip Smith, was there to help congratulate the winners (shown in both photos alongside our own Sailing Captain Brian Corry). The photo on the left highlights Lady Commodore, Annie Gleadhill presenting first Prize in the IRC2 Class to Patrick Spratt. The joyous photo on the right shows Stevie Andrews picking up first prize in the NHC Restricted Sail 1 category.