Wyre Council has started a community lottery. It takes place every Saturday and tickets cost £1. Of that, 50p goes to the community group selected when the ticket was purchased. There has been one lottery so far, prizes were nothing particularly exciting but the lottery is advertised with the slogan ‘your chance to win £25000’. It doesn’t say when or how frequently.
Fleetwood MYPBC has been accepted as a community group and if every member was to buy 1 ticket per week then the club would amass approximately £2500!! Any such monies received by the club will be ring fenced and used to improve the facilities of the club.
I have just been informed that Brian passed away on January 24th. he had been unwell for some time and recently was admitted into a care home suffering from dementia. Our depest sympathy is extended to his wife and family.
We have been notified that the MYA has cancelled all its scheduled events for twelve weeks and it recommends that all its affiliated clubs should consider similar action. Similar advice is also coming from the government.
It has been decided, therefore, after consultations between committee members, that all events in the FMYPBC calendar and year book are cancelled with immediate effect until further notice.
For the last event of our Winter Series, nine skippers turned out, on what was a mild fine day with a moderate wind, enabling us to adorn the A rig. What a change from recent weeks when we have been battling the storms.
A triangular shape course was set, with a long beat to the windward mark then a reach to a mid-point, then a run down to the leeward mark and beat to a finish, in very fluky conditions it must be said. Ten races were had in the time with four skippers taking bullets, Garry 4, Bob 4, Steve 1 and Chris 1. So it was Garry and Bob first and second, pushed hard by John who was a late starter and missed the first two races which he discarded, but with his six second places, he only finished up one point behind Bob and took third spot.
Many thanks to Ian Hawtin for being race officer for the day, allowing me to concentrate solely on my racing. It really is a big help
Garry’s win on the day confirmed his position at the top of the table for the series, by winning three events out of the five he couldn`t be caught. Johns third place pushed him up to runner up overall, with Steve in third respectively. Congratulations to them.
We now look forward to the start of our Saturday Series which begins on the 4th April, 1pm start.
The Fleetwood Club is saddened to hear of the passing of Keith Partington and Trevor Claxton.
Keith a member of the Ashton Quays Club supported our club over many years competing in open events and assisting in the running of national championships. He was a Senior Measurer for the Northern District.
Trevor a member of the Gosport Club competed in the A Class Championships at Fleetwood many times and was well known to the vane sailing members of our club.
Our thoughts are with their families at this sad time.