2023 New Year Message from the Commodore and Sailing Secretary Update
Happy New Year
Dear UYC Members,
2023 has just begun, and the Sailing Season is very nearly upon us.
The staff and volunteers at UYC are busy behind the scenes planning for the start of the spring sailing season and I hope to see as many of you as possible at the Club next year, whether racing, cruising, leisure sailing or just getting out on the water to enjoy the benefits of the lake and the unrivalled views from the deck.
We have a very full programme planned for 2023, with dozens of opportunities for members to get out there and sail. For those members keen to wrap up warm and get out early we have the Spring Noggin and the Tom Ball series in March shortly followed by the first major open event of the season, the Daffodil Regatta, taking place later in April.
UYC is only able to provide the range and quality of activities to members thanks to the joint support of its volunteer members and employees working together to help maintain the Club as a great sailing destination.
With this in mind, I would like to pass on the Board's sincere and grateful thanks to Graham Donkin, who has decided to stand down as Sailing Secretary having been in the role for several years, and having been a volunteer supporter of the Club for many more.
An experienced competitor, including most recently winning the 2022 Tempest National and Northern Championships with crew David Lyons, Graham will continue to play a very active role in the keelboat fleet and in the Club generally, and we wish him well for the future.
As a group of volunteers, we are always grateful to those who can make the time to provide support and help to the Club, whether through formal participation in a Board role, or in any other way to support the Club and its members.
If any member does wish to get more involved in volunteering at the Club (at whatever level), please do get in touch.
As well as offering the opportunity to exercise your skills and talents, it can be fun, is very rewarding, and offers many opportunities to get to know more members.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon
Best wishes, Kathryn
Last updated 19:07 on 21 March 2023