Report given by Jean Vaughan:
"I would like to welcome everyone to the 2013 AGM.
Thanks for giving me the chance to be commodore of the
Yare Sailing Club. It was a very interesting year. Strange, really, we
start the official year with the last race of the season, the Turkey Race, and
then start the New Year with this year's dinner, presenting the last year's
Thank you all for supporting the tombola and raffle so
much. They make quite a difference to club funds - this is much
We suffered a really long winter this year, which made it
hard for everyone to get their boats ready for the season. The fitting out
supper cheered us all up though and was a great success and the May bank holiday
weekend was very memorable, with the trip up to Norwich on the good ship Pelican
- thanks Chris and Leonie - this made a really good start to the year and the
I think the secretary will deal with details of the
regattas that followed; suffice it to say we were all very pleased with the
turnout of boats taking part. A few people went reed cutting and exploring
the banks as the year progressed, making for some very close results.
Unfortunately, I could not make the Autumn Cantley
Regatta,. I understand I missed a lot of interesting things. I must
just mention the unhappy accident that befell Nick Wiggins.I want to thank
Christine Walton especially, who with the help of Vice Commodore Joe Farrow and
others, dealt so professionally and capably with the incident. They were
highly praised by the ambulance paramedics when they arrived. Our best
wishes go to Nick for his continuing recovery.
The autumn cruise was a resounding success - much to my
relief, as I had been one of the main instigators of the change of venue from
Norwich to Oulton Broad. The sun shone, boats sailed the Cut, the food was
good for everyone. Great weekend.
Thanks to Andy Garnham, we now have six and a half
qualified first aiders.
I must pay tribute and say many thanks to the flag
officers and committee, without whom the club would surely grind to a
halt. Joe, as Vice Commodore, has kept me in tune with everything.
Margaret has been invaluable in reminding me of the things I've been supposed to
say or do. I did come into this a bit cold.
John is a wonderful secretary. Have we done or
should we be doing so-and-so? Done it! Marvellous.
Bob, our treasurer, what can I say? As you will see
from your agenda, Bob is now stepping down from the post. He took on the
job 7 years ago and sorted everything out. His meticulous and professional
handling of the club funds cannot be faulted. Thank you, Bob. As a
small token of our gratitude, I would like to present you with something I am
pretty sure you will like (whisky) and something out of which to drink it (four
That's all from me for now. Thanks again for
After the conclusion of the AGM, members enjoyed a meal
and a ditloids quiz set by Margaret. Four teams managed to get all 20
questions correct and took part in a sudden death tie break, which was won by
Simon Miles of the Three Amigoes (T 3 A) team.