Season's Greetings PYSC members

*Lots of info, and action required so please read to the end*
It's certainly been a challenging year for all of us and we are really grateful to all of those who have made sailing possible, safely and within guidelines, this year.  We really hope that next year we'll be able to get back to more sailing, and ahead of that we have lots planned to keep you busy and get you ready for the new season.  Merry Christmas to you all.
Club sailing is planned to start on Good Friday 2nd April.  Before then, we are also scheduled to run our annual Channel Chop open meeting on Sunday 7th March.  A full and varied programme has been developed for the coming year by the sailing Sub-committee, obviously all dependent on Government and RYA advice.  Renewing members don't need to renew until 1st Feb, but please do so earlier, if you are able via this link  Information about signing up for duties will be sent separately.  Any voluntary donations can be added to your membership payment - see below.
Working parties will commence from 10th Jan at 10am, and are allowed within guidelines for tier 2. We will be limiting access to the clubhouse, so bring your own thermos of tea and please follow social distancing rules.  There is plenty of gardening needed so bring your gloves and clippers and spread yourselves out.   We will send more details about jobs that are required so that people can go when convenient and limit contact with others.
The virtual Dinner Dance is planned for 15th Jan at 7.30pm.  There will be no dancing or dinner provided - but you are welcome to bring your own of both!  There will be awards and quizzes to keep you entertained - please reply to this mail with your nominations for the awards categories below.   Zoom details Meeting ID: 92413069453   passcode: 472043.   Please feel free to dress up as much or as little as you like.  A voluntary donation of £10 is welcomed but not essential and will be used to support members of the club financially impacted by Covid to be able to return to sailing next year.  Club sort code 54-30-06.  Club account 99661594.
Zoom sailing theory sessions in Feb and March.  Wed 10th Feb and Wed 10th March from 7.30pm with our very own top sailor James Willcocks.  Learn to sail like a pro from the comfort of your own lounge, and get all the top tips for honing your sailing technique and racing, so that when we hit the water in the new year you'll be ready to win.   Put the date in your diary and details will follow.
If you're planning to attend the Dinner Dance please complete the following and send back to (do not reply all!)
Please provide one obscure fact about yourself  (i.e. I once met John Cleese on the Eiffel tower or I read all the Harry Potter books during lockdown...)
Please provide nominations for all or any of the following categories:
-        Most likely to get the course wrong
-        Most likely to rig their boat wrong
-        Most likely to turn up late
-        Most likely to complain about the course
-        Most likely to give you a virtual penalty on purpose (Virtual Regatta)
-        Person most likely to give a helping hand
-        Unsung hero
-        Cadet who’s spent more time in the water than on it


Kind regards and best festive wishes
The General Committee    

(Updated on 14/01/2021)

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