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Club Update 21-3-2020 - Club Closed :-(

Once again, The Executive Committee have as you would expect been considering what steps we should take as a Club in response to the Government’s recommendations.

The decision has been made to cease all club activities in their entirety, close the bar and temporarily decommission the building.

This means that the building will be locked with no access for the foreseeable future.

We shall continue to evaluate the situation in order to work out when we can return to any kind of operating model.

In the meantime, we offer our best wishes and hope that you all remain safe, as well as offering kind words of support and thanks to all of our front-line services keeping the country operational in this busy time.

Thanks all, we will keep you posted, stay safe

Club Update - 18-3-2020

The Executive Committee have as you would expect been considering what steps we should take as a Club in response to the Government’s recommendations. This is a fast changing situation and steps that we propose now are likely to change over the coming days and weeks. 

Bar

All events and functions cancelled until the 30 April, and we will review this again over the coming weeks but we expect that this will be extended. 

The bar will remain open to members & their guests with revised opening hours below. This will be subject to review and change, and the expectation is that we will close in the near future – please note that we may have to take the decision to close at short notice.

Mon-Thurs – 5.30-20.30

Fri – 3.30-10

Sat / Sun 12-7

Where possible please make payment by debit or credit card.

SGM

The SGM will be cancelled and the details around this will be contained in a separate communication to members.

Training

We have received a large number of applications and will sort through these over the coming weeks and issue course notifications. 

We do not expect that the courses will commence in April as planned but hope that we will be able to commence Training the second half of the summer term. 

The enrolment evenings next week are therefore cancelled, and once we have greater confidence around the course start date we will be in touch and advise of enrolment arrangements.

Sailing

In accordance with the updated RYA Guidance published today, Club sailing is now cancelled until further notice.

Health and hygiene

All staff, members and visitors should follow the Government guidelines, which are changing by the hour. 

Anyone that presents the symptoms as advised by the Government should not attend the Club or participate in Club racing and should adhere to the guidance on self-isolation. 

Finally

This is a very difficult time for all of us and our families and we will be working over the coming days to manage the Club with these new circumstances and likely closure. This will be challenging in both practical and financial respects and will impact our staff and suppliers. 

Please support the Club if you are able and renew your membership promptly.

Band Night 'The Exclusives'

Friday 10th April is Band Night at Mumbles Yacht Club, from 8.30 pm

Previously playing as the 'Four Crotchets' we are pleased that we have a return visit. This is a family friendly event and would like to encourage families to come down and enjoy a wonderful evening of great music, in a fabulous setting with a well stocked bar!

Looking for a cook

Sat 7th Mar 2020 by Richard

Mumbles Yacht Club want to appoint a part-time cook, on a temporary basis in the first instance, to provide a varied and interesting menu for children and adults, sailors and visitors.

The shift pattern will be variable to cater for training and events but will broadly be a Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening, and Saturday and Sunday lunch time / after sailing (during term time) with just a Thursday evening and Saturday and Sunday lunch time / after sailing (during the school holidays), involving circa an average of 16 hours per week between mid April and October.

There will be a small number of events such as Newts week 27-31 July when catering will be required for a full 5 days that week, and so a degree of flexibility will be required. The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience and hold or be ready to complete Food Hygiene level 2 and operate within the Club’s rules and procedures.

Salary subject to experience

Application Form

Closing Date 21st March

Race Clinic - 27th Feb @ 8pm

Join us on Thursday 27th February at 8pm for an interactive Race sailing clinic aimed at beginners and intermediate sailors of all ages. Hosted by Oscar Chess, the topics will include start line strategy and key rules, mark rounding strategy with key rules, trimming for speed, ideal sail shapes and controls, optimising your boat, together with questions and answers

Training 2020

It is that time of year already and applications are open for 2020 courses.


Youth Evening Training starts this year (the first week of the summer term as usual) the week commencing the 20 April.

We plan to run beginner and intermediate youth courses on both a Monday and Wednesday evening, and a more advanced course on a Thursday evening. However places cannot be guaranteed and your are recommended to apply early. When you apply you will have the option to select either a Monday or a Wednesday for intermediate and beginner course however when we review the applications we will assess the ability of applicants to try and fit them into the correct group with matched abilities. So please be as flexible as possible with the two days as it may be that we offer you a different day to that which you have applied for. It is very difficult to ensure the quality of training if we have mixed ability groups.

The closing date for the Youth Evening Training is Friday 6 March. 

Adult Evening courses

Will run one evening a week from 5.30 / 6.00pm. The first course will start in May, with a second course starting in June / July.

Please apply early if you are interested as this will help us to plan better, although we will accept applications up to two weeks before the course start dates.

More information and how to apply

The full set of planned dates and more details about the course content and other useful information will be posted on the website over the next few days.

http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/?menu=training. The overview document will probably answer most questions that you might have.

For all courses please use the online ‘Book Training Courses’ form, which is in the same place on the website. The booking for has been updated so you can apply straight away.

We will be posting dates for PB2 and safety boat courses over the next week or so, but please feel free to apply asap to register your interest.

Dates for the diary are below;

Thursday 12 March 7-9pm - Coaches Drivers and Helpers Briefing

Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 March 6-7.30pm - Enrolment Evenings

Monday 20 April - Youth Training Starts

Friday 3 July 6-7.30pm - End of Course Presentation

Monday 27 - Friday 31 July - Newts Week

Friday 31 July 6pm - Newts Week Presentation

SUPER SATURDAY - Wales V Scotland 14 March 2.15 pm

Large screen, great atmosphere and FREE food at half time. All welcome

England V Wales 7 March 4.45 pm

Large screen, great atmosphere and FREE food at half time. All welcome

Wales V France 22 Feb 4.45 pm

Large screen, great atmosphere and FREE food at half time. All welcome

Ireland V Wales 8 Feb 2.15 pm

Large screen, great atmosphere and FREE food at half time. All welcome

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