REMINDER

For information:
(taken from the membership form)

Coxes/organisers for a rowing session should:
• Look up a weather forecast
• Check the tide
• Tell someone, who is not going out, when you expect to return
• Ring/tell this person you are safely back
• Check the boat equipment before going out
• Report any damage or missing items to a committee member
• Please treat Selkie and her equipment as though you, and friends of yours, had spent hundreds of hours making and painting her
• Everyone to wear a lifejacket onboard
• Make sure that at least one of the crew knows how use the VHF radio

To become an ‘approved cox’ (if you havn’t been on an SCRA coxing course), you should come out with an experienced cox (who can either be sitting in the passenger seat or rowing) to make sure that you know the ropes. Its good for everyone to take a turn in case the cox is taken ill; plus it gives a whole new dimension to rowing for you. Coxes need lots of extra clothes (and/or a dog).

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AGM 5 December 1830 @ Tigh an Truish

The 4th Annual General Meeting will be held in the back room at the pub, starting at 1830, on Monday 5 December. The pub closes at 2000, so no chance to enter into long discussions about oars (on this occasion, anyway!) Items for AOCB to Sue asap please.

AGENDA

1. Apologies
2. Draft minutes of the 2015 AGM
3. Matters arising
4. Convenor’s report
5. Treasurer’s report
6. Setting of membership fees for 2017
7. Election of officers and management committee
8. Winter maintenance
9. Regattas and events for 2017
10.AOCB

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Sweatshirts & Hoodies

If anyone else would like a hoodie or sweatshirt (as seen modelled by Sue on the facebook page and at outings since the Worlds) please let Sue know by Wednesday 28th. Sorry, I am unable to add photos to these posts on the web for some reason.

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Safety Briefing

Please see the attached safety briefing, following recent capsize incidents with a skiff, and a gig ‘down south.’

SCRA Safety Brief Issue 1 Summer 2016. Lots of learning points here!

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Scottish Water’s plans for Seil

Please see the unofficial minutes of the Stakeholder Group meeting, held on 6 June, concerning proposed changes to the sewerage system on the island. It might help determine where we go skiffing in the future!

stakeholder-papers 6Jun16

final minutes Stakeholder 6 June 16 v04

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Circumnavigation of Seil, and Ceilidh, 11 June

This year’s regatta is a circumnavigation of the Isle of Seil, anti-clockwise, on Saturday 11 June, starting from Balvicar at 0900, Hunters Quay at 0930. Crews which have confirmed so far are Selkie, Isle of Mull, Pittenweem and the Isle of Luing. We hope to shoot the bridge around 1000.

A ceildh will be held in the Seil Island Hall in the evening. A buffet will start at 1900, and the ceilidh at 2000. Live music will be performed by Seil Sound and by The Brother. There will be a raffle and a pay bar. For details see the regatta tab above; tickets are now available from Balvicar Stores.

Fundraising such as this helps keep our membership costs down. This year, we would like to make a new set of longer oars and have more comfy seats to help alleviate ‘rowbot’ as well as undertaking general maintenance on the hull and cover.

See you on the water, and/or at the Ceilidh! All welcome.

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Marine Litter Pick

Thanks to the seven members of the club who came along today for a marine litter pick – much quicker and more fun with more folk!
The bags of rubbish will be taken to the tip. Many thanks to Sealife Adventures for the use of their pontoon and carpark.

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Cox Training

The Argyll Cox Training weekend was held on Easdale Island and the Isle of Seil, and attended by enthusiastic wannabe coxes from the Isle of Mull, Mid-Argyll, the Isle of Luing and the Isle of Seil (David, Helen and Sue T.)

Many thanks go to Ali (Portobello) and Andrew (St Andrews) from the SCRA committee for running the course; Nick Hunter for allowing us to use his shore for launching visiting skiffs; Louise, Helen/David and Sue/James for providing beds and Sue (Argyll rep, SCRA) for the soup etc.

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Freshwater regatta, Loch Katrine

Ten rowers, and two coxes, from Ullapool, Islay and Isle of Seil represented the North West Region (Argyll Superstate) at the Freshwater Sprint Regatta at Loch Katrine on 24 October. Over 200 rowers took part in wind, rain and sunshine. Most people had two or three races out of the 18 on offer, including two long distance ones. Medals were won, cough cough. Thanks to Ullapool for letting us using their skiff (nice oars!).
A special mention to our beach master, Ken, from Tighnabruich who kept us all in order. And of course, to the umpire launches, powered by steam – very atmospheric!

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AGM 2015 draft minutes

The 2015 AGM will be held at Seil Hall on Friday 27 November, at 1900. Any items for the agenda, please, to Sue by 20 November.

Followed by a ‘Potluck Supper’ with a nautical/marine theme … BYOB

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