An update and a few words from Tony
Hope you are all safe and well.
Firstly, just to advise that all is good at the club under current hibernation. Whilst we have placed a hold on all major capital expenditure, we are taking the opportunity to undertake servicing on RIB’s and remedial work (in isolation) on the changing rooms. I’d also like to give thanks to all members continuing to support the club, which is vital if we are to ensure we emerge from this stronger and continue to develop all parts of LTSC. However, if any individual members are experiencing specific difficulties with regard to dinghy or membership fees you can drop me a line and we will review and assist where possible.
Now that we have got through the crazy period of organizing all matters relating to lockdown, I do find myself with a bit more time to stop, think and reflect. The truth is I had no desire or aspiration to become the Commodore of LTSC. In fact, the reasons I originally joined the club were simple, learn to sail and have somewhere I could go for a quiet beer where nobody knew me and not be bothered by anyone. Whilst I have learned to sail, I think we can all agree I’ve not executed the second part of the plan very well!
However, I did quickly realise how much could be achieved via a Sailing Club with the development and application of the right principles and thinking. I can’t resist a good challenge, so when Nick Ingram asked me to join the Executive in 2014, I saw the opportunity to be quietly influential in developing core parts of the club. And I did that…..quietly got on with it!
Due to the hard work of many volunteers, committee members and the Executive, I genuinely believe LTSC now has the perfect mix of ingredients and is ahead of the curve in how sailing clubs need to develop and thrive. Underpinning this positioning, both before and after this lockdown period, are key principles promoting the importance of values and community support which are now more relevant than ever. Developing and promoting these principles is why I joined the Executive and aggressively maintaining them is the reason I took on the role of Commodore. Sermon over : )
Gareth and Karl continue to coordinate excellent support via the club for local community activities with a full update below. Plenty of Zoom activities going on as normal and we are blessed this week with Jan and Bruno Brunning as the Quiz master team. Big thanks again to Peter Bruce for his excellent talk last Thursday and I can confirm that he will continue where he left off with Solent Hazards on May 7th at 8pm. And finally, we will kick off with children activities on Saturday morning and promise a mail directly to the parents’ group with details.
The Esailing Club Championship starts this evening so good luck to all participating in that……including me! Always look forward to fighting with Paul Etheridge to avoid last place. A very warm welcome to two new members who have joined via our virtual activities, Ben Clifford and Jack Collings.
As always, a little nudge to our local businesses and partners, details of which are listed below. Do support them as much as you can.
Finally, probably breaking many rules of flag etiquette, but after a suggestion by a club member we are delighted to fly our flags for the NHS. Big thank you to all from LTSC.
Update from Gareth
Firstly, I’d like to highlight the recent request for VOLUNTEERS has gone really well, I managed to give a large list of members who meet the criteria to the Town Council and they are incredibly grateful. In a discussion with the Lymington Town Council last week, they noted they are looking for more deliverers to help get supplies to the elderly, or isolated. The list of volunteers is a provisional measure, the council are trying to be prepared for needing more so if I can add more names to our list that would be wonderful. This role who are car owners, have a valid current DBS certificate, under 70 and fit and healthy. If you do meet the criteria and would like to volunteer please email Gareth as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our sewing team have been excelling all expectation, the team grow daily and have produced loads of togs bags for our health workers to launder their uniforms. Our fabric for making Scrubs for our District nursing team arrives today or tomorrow and will be delivered to those keen to make scrubs by the end of the week.
We have started to receive requests to make face masks from the Town Council for individual elderly members of the community. A friend of LTSC has been engineering some superb designs that we have delivered to those who need. Please let me know if you think you can help in any way.
We also had some press coverage this week relating to the Virtual Regatta events at the club. Many thanks to Karl for the article which you can view by clicking here.
The Plan for this week
The Club has set up an online video and video-conferencing account that all members can log into via PC or suitable mobile phone. We have two accounts set up, these being: –
LTSC Zoom 1: (note – password will be added to this from next Monday and update on Friday update)
Click on link: https://zoom.us/j/7493198579
Or via zoom App: Meeting ID: 749 319 8579
LTSC Zoom 2:
Click on link: https://zoom.us/j/2818039925
Or via zoom App : Meeting ID: 281 803 9925
Planned ‘get togethers’ for the coming week are noted below.
Please note that all get togethers are on LTSC Zoom 1 unless noted.
- Morning Coffee – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10 and 11am with various hosts.
- The first and third Monday in the month will host “knit and natter” (other crafts welcome!). Thursday will continue with the popular theme “share a photo or picture and its story”.
- Cruisers Chatter – Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon – Host Len Tuffill
- Yoga – Tues and Thurs at 2 pm – Beginners and returners – Host and Teacher Ali Herbert
- Virtual Regatta Club Racing –
- Sunday – meet on the virtual lawn at 10.25 am and races start at 10.30 am
- Tuesday – Esailing Championship – meet on the virtual lawn at 8.00 pm and races start at 8.05 pm
- Wednesday – Esailing Championship – meet on the virtual lawn at 8.00 pm and races start at 8.05 pm
- Thursday – meet on the virtual lawn at 8.10 pm and races start at 8.15 pm
- Virtual Lower Deck Bar – as and when with times posted on social media – get your beer or wine and catch up – various hosts
- Pilates – Thursday 6-7pm – hosted by Terry, our regular LTSC Pilates coach
- Friday Quiz Night – Friday 1st May at 7pm – Jan and Bruno Brunning, two very popular club quiz masters. LTSC Zoom Room 1 – https://zoom.us/j/7493198579
- Kids@LTSC online – 9.30am May 2nd and weekly thereafter.
- Peter Bruce – Thursday Talk – 8.15pm May 7th, Pete Bruce, continues on from his previous talk covering his latest release of Solent Hazards. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS IN LTSC Zoom 2 – https://zoom.us/j/2818039925
- RYA videos now being regularly updated including tips on esailing : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChy5dW4S_x8XOnoXyeLQLXQ
Friday Night is Quiz Night
Jan and Bruno Brunning, two very popular club quiz masters, have kindly volunteered to be quiz masters for this Friday’s quiz night at 7pm.
The following Friday is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. There will be a VE Day themed quiz hosted by the Social Committee, complete with virtual fly past. Come to the festivities dressed in appropriate patriotic attire and decorate your zoom room in red, white and blue.