Stewart 34 Association Newsletter December 2013

A total of 220 great pics were taken by Photographer Chris Traill on the second race night. Most are posted in the “Gallery” section of this web site.  He has offered prints 10X8 at $25 or full res files at $30. They will be on screen again after racing on Monday. More info then on how to order.

Rules Night was attended by only 10 people! Do we think we all know the rules, and need not attend?  John Rountree clarified several common right of way issues on the night. If you were not there, be very sure of yourself next time if it gets busy at the top mark! A reminder that an annual rules night is stipulated in our association rules.

16thLast Monday night racing before christmas, can we make it a record fleet out there?  Results and Prize giving 1.5 hours after last finish. 6 bottles to be claimed by the best performed yachts on the night, plus-                                                                        Spot Prize-  ‘SLAM’ SUMMER SAILING JACKET, Kindly donated by SAILORS CORNER.

19th Thursday Rum Race, We plan a post race dock BBQ. Paul Groom will be collecting contributions tomorrow or on the day, $5 each.

18th January 2014,The very first Round Rangi Cruise Race A Stewart 34 class event. Fetching up at Jeffs’ in Islington bay for a BBQ ashore. Sailing Instructions later, no point now, you will only lose them. But there will be long and short course options,  Note the date in your diary now.

Class Sponsorship. Your committee is on the job, seeking a replacement for Hyundai, and although we have had several good leads and some low level interest. We have yet to find the right match. We have a smart presentation ready to show, so if you have any contacts  that you think may suit, and need more details of the package,  please let me know. A  flyer is attached alongside this newsletter , for you to use to break the ice.

Steinlager2, Rum race Any starters for a rum race aboard Steinlager2 ?      She is back in the water, and looking great after a complete refit, in original racing trim, and set up for charter. We need 25 or more to make it a starter, there will be a cost, but probably no more than you might spend on a good bottle of rum. Contact Charles if interested, we will try and get the numbers for sometime in the new year.

Patiki needs a spinnaker pole, also reasonable no2 and no3 headsails. Can anyone help?  Willing to pay a fair price, contact Chris 021 405 703

That’s enough from me,

Cheers Charles

PS. If this newsletter is repeated,or no longer wanted,  please let me know, I have tried to merge two mailing lists.