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WE WILL BE OPENING NEXT WEEK!!!!!

Club Opening Times for Week Beginning 26th April 2021

Monday 26th April - 1500-2000 Special Celebratory Opening!

Tuesday 27th April - Closed
Wednesday 28th April - 1600-2000
Thursday 29th April - 1600 - 2000
Friday 30th April - 1500 - 2100
Saturday 1st May - 1200 - 2100
Sunday 2nd May - 1200 - 1900

Then it comes to Monday. It caught us off guard, but it's a Bank Holiday, so we'll be OPEN THEN TOO!

Membership Renewal Time

Yes it is that time of year again when we remind you all that your membership is due for renewal. This year, in recognition that our members have supported us during this difficult time, we are going to refund 10% of your membership fees onto your membership cards, for you to use over the bar! Please drop me a line if you haven't received a renewal notice or you have any inquiries mycmemsec@gmail.com

Coaches and Helper Briefing - Postponed

Thu 4th Mar 2021 by Racheltudor

Please be aware that due to current restrictions this year's coaches and helpers briefing will be postponed until:

Thursday 15th April @ 7pm

Further details will be provided closer to the time.
If you are interested with helping with training this year please complete the google form below or email: mumblesyachtclubtraining@gmail.com

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18Rvx8Zc9uJeDCut46MjbxNlXN_96ngvusLLaWX31lls/edit

JOB OPPORTUNITY AT MUMBLES YACHT CLUB

Required: Club Business and Finance Administrative Assistant

Hours: 7.5 hours per week (average), 364 hours per annum. Days and hours are flexible.

Purpose of the post is to undertake the day-to-day administration in relation to the Club’s financial management.

Full job description and application form available on applying to mumblesyc@gmail.com . Closing date 12th March 2021

Training 2021

Tue 16th Feb 2021 by Racheltudor

It is that time of year already and applications are open for 2021 courses.
Youth Evening Training starts this year (slightly later than usual) the week commencing the 10 May.

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 you 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 5 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

For all courses please use the online ‘Book Training Courses’ form, which is in the same place on the training page of 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 as soon as possible, but please feel free to apply asap to register your interest.

Dates for the diary are below;

Thursday 11 March 7-9pm - Coaches Drivers and Helpers Briefing (subject to change)Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 March 6-7.30pm - Enrolment Evenings (subject to change)

Monday 10 May - Youth Training Starts

Friday 23 July 6-7.30pm - End of Course Presentation

Monday 26 - Friday 30 July - Newts Week

Friday 30 July 6pm - Newts Week Presentation

MYC Update (14.12.20) - Club to remain closed until 2021...

Hi all. Whilst we await further guidance from Welsh Government regarding the hospitality sector, among the worrying rates of COVID transmission locally, the Executive Committee has taken the decision that MYC will remain CLOSED until at least the New Year AND we can open safely following Welsh Government guidance. We hope you understand the need to make this difficult decision and we thank you for your ongoing support.

DECEMBER - COVID CLOSING - update 30.11.20

Hi all. Given today's (30.11.20) news from Welsh Government, MYC is opening as follows this week:-

Tuesday 1st December 2020 - 3pm to 9pm (8pm if quiet)
Weds 2nd December 2020 - 3pm to 9pm (8pm if quiet)
Thurs 3rd December 2020 - 3pm to 9pm
Friday 4th December 2020 - 2pm until 5.30pm

The club will then remain CLOSED until further notice (Welsh Gov directive).

Thanks

August Bank Holiday Monday Opening

Monday 31 August

Open 15:00 to 20:00 hrs

The forecast is promising and the wind is switching to southerly so come and make the most of the late summer on the roof

WE ARE OPEN - revised times here......

Opening Times (New Protocols in place)

Thursdays 1600 - 2000

Fridays- 1500 - 2100

Saturdays - 1200 - 2100

Sundays - 1200 - 1900

Club Update - 12th May

Commodores Message

As you will all be only too well aware, the lock down continues and the Yacht Club is still closed.

However, life must go on and some of the work of the club must continue. Given the absence of any club income from training/sailing and the bar and the continuation of some expenses, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those members who have renewed their membership so promptly. For those of you who have not got around to it yet, frankly, the sooner you renew the better. If anyone has any queries regarding their renewal, please contact our Membership Secretary, Rachel Ace, mycmemsec@gmail.com.

I would also like to welcome our new club members from the Mumbles Amateur Rowing Club and look forward to meeting them on and off the water as soon as this becomes possible. 

Some of our officers are having to continue full time working throughout the lock down and, given their professional responsibilities, are under even more pressure than normal. Despite this,  MYC is continuing to look at any mechanism for starting some on-the-water activities as soon as possible. Given the stance of national bodies, both rowing and the RYA, to ban sailing and rowing at present, combined with the on-going need for social distancing, it is very difficult to see what could be done. There is also the need to ensure that none of us create any situation like that faced by RNLI last month on the Dorset Coast.

We will continue to look at this issue in the hope that we can find a safe way forward and reinstate some sailing and rowing before the end of the summer.

For those of our dinghy and windsurfing members who are trying to stay fit and may have experienced rowing, you will be aware of the similar fitness requirements for heart and lungs, upper body strength and legs, Tom Brain, one of our new rower members,  is a rowing coach and a competitor in the current International Coastal Sculling Championship. He is hosting a weekly 40 minute keep fit session on line. The session runs every Sunday at 10.00am and is suitable for any fitness level. The session is open to all members of MYC. Zoom is easy to use and allows us to connect together and see each other whilst exercising in our homes. There is an opportunity for a chat afterwards, which is welcome at this time of lock down and isolation. If you would like to join in, please contact Tom on twbrain7@gmail.com. He will send you an invitation to participate.

For the present, stay safe.

Best Wishes,

Richard F. Lewis.

eSailing

Hopefully most already know, but at 1030 on a Sunday morning, to replace our on the water activities, we are running a series of eSailing using VR Inshore.

All that are on the MYC Dinghy and Catamaran WhatsApp groups already know, but if you'd also like some information then please drop Richard a line at MYCSailingCaptain@gmail.com and he'll get you on!

eCYRC

With the up coming CYRC scheduled 30th May, then we are going to try to run it as an eCYRC using VR Inshore. We will have to get people to register, and details to follow next week, so that we can set it all up, but it will hopefully keep our competitive edge going!

Club Finance and protection

We have been working hard to keep the club afloat during these times, and wanted to assure the membership that we have been actively seeking grant monies available to us at this time, trying to work out whether we can claim on our insurance, cancelled all services not required through the lock down, put in processes to enable us to open up as soon as allowed, as well as putting all of our staff onto furlough in order to both protect the club finances and not leave staff members out of work.

Obviously this is a tough time, but hopefully we will come out of it in good stead.

Security

It is with sadness that we have to report that once again thieves appear to be in the area, with one of the dinghies in the cat park having its road base attempted to be stolen from under a boat. Thanks to the quick mobilization through our WhatsApp groups, we were able to stop this and move it into a safe location. The thieves were equipped, as it had had the chain snapped with bolt croppers. It might be worth a quick trip down past your boats to make sure that they are OK, plenty of club members pass that way and are reporting back when things are awry.

Sailing, power boating, rowing, windsurfing, and anything else on the water

As mentioned in the Commodores message, we are actively working towards a plan of how we can exit the lock down and get us back onto and into the water. This has a number of logistical challenges which we are trying to overcome, and put together policies that we can follow in each separate activity in order to get on the water without putting anyone in harms way.

All of our on the water activities are currently cancelled until at least the middle of June, and we are keeping the calendar up to date. It's a real shame to see all of these events cancelled, but we will do what we can to get us on the water as soon as possible.

Until next time

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