Month: April 2019

Membership Renewals

Just to remind all our members that the new sailing season started on the 1st April. If you have not yet paid your membership renewal fees, could you please do so as soon as possible. Fees remain the same as last year. Monies can be paid by bank transfer or cheque; details are on the membership form including a postal address on the footer. If your details have not changed, there is no need to submit a new form to the membership secretary.

Free Sailing at Upton Warren in May

UWSC is participating in the RYA Push the Boat Out event to give individuals and families the opportunity to try sailing. So, if you are reading this post and fancy trying something new or perhaps want to get back on the water having sailed many years before, come along. If you know anyone else who might enjoy it, spread the news. It is all happening on Saturday 11th May between 4pm and 8pm at Aztec Adventurer’s Upton Warren Centre (on the A38 opposite Webbs Garden Centre).

Disabled Sailing


The Friday evening disability sailing sessions for the 2019 season are from Friday 3rd May to Friday 6th September starting at 17:30 and ending around 20:30. Last year was our most successful to date with an average of 25 attending each Friday, and this year we are trying to improve on that. For members who volunteered to help last year, thank you so much and we hope you can again help out in this coming season.
For those thinking of coming along then here is an outline of what assistance is needed to run the sessions.

Helping to fit buoyancy jackets.
Launching and recovering dinghies.
Helping participants into and out of the dinghies.
Helming the cruisers.
Helming the ‘wheely’ boat.
Providing safety cover in the ribs.

It is a very busy evening with three 45 min sailing slots, and we need a minimum of 4 volunteers to run the sessions but more hands spread the work load. You do not have to attend for all of the evening, any time that you can spare is appreciated.
If you can assist, please let the Vice Commodore, John Everard know in advance so that he is confident that each session is covered. Volunteering counts towards your Aztec Duties.

Push the Boat Out 11th May

John Bowen is looking for helpers for Push the Boat out which is being held in the evening this year: 4 to 8pm on Saturday 11th May. He needs safety boat drivers and assistants, helms for bahias and cruisers, members to hand out buoyancy aids and help catch and launch dinghies, and members to man a desk to greet our visitors. You can sign up to volunteer for each of these tasks on a sheet pinned to the club noticeboard. Alternatively email John directly (see the Contacts page for his email address). Volunteering counts towards your Aztec duties.