The Dedication of Seal 2 in memory of Steve Hollinghurst.

 

On Sunday 22 August 2021, the club invited Pam Roche and her husband Steve to unveil the plaque on the new Hartley Wayfarer Seal 2. Pam represented the Hollinghurst family at the event, held in memory of Steve Hollinghurst whose generous bequest paid for the new training dinghy. In addition, the Michael Robinson Sailing Trust provided additional funding to realise this ambition. In honour of this, the boat has been named after the yacht Steve Hollinghurst owned at the Club. The boat was purchased to promote sailing to a new generation of sailors, who can benefit from the club’s facilities and the amazing stretch of water off the Club.

 

Despite the inclement weather forecast the rain held off and the breeze was good enough to give the visitors and club members a spectacular view of the wayfarer in action. In fact Steve went out for a blast in the boat and came back only slightly damp from the experience! The Medway Recorder also took people for a more sedate spin around the moorings.

 

A dedicated group of volunteers prepared the buffet, provided tea and coffee, and even got up early to make scones and cakes for the party afterwards. Dave Burton, on behalf of the commodore, welcomed Pam and Steve and explained the context to the crowd that attended. He then invited Pam to unveil the plaque on the dinghy. At the buffet, Sid Gascogne gave an address as President, reminiscing about Steve Hollinghurst and reminding new, prospective and established members of the importance of encouraging sailing to all.

 

As always with events like this, there were many people who helped out before the day, and then on shore and on the water. Without naming them in case we forget someone, we just want to thank them for their time and generosity in making the day a success. Having said that, Dave Burton needs a special mention for being the driving force behind the acquisition of Seal 2 and organising and motivating the volunteers.

 

Photographs on the Club Facebook page for those who want to see the new boat.

New Members Welcome

 

Summer Social - BBQ, Drinks, and Live Band

 

Hi Everyone,

 

We'd like to invite you to a mid-summer social on the 26th of June at EYC. There will be a BBQ and a live band, and the chance to get to know your friends at EYC. This event is open to members, friends, family, and especially prospective members and anyone interested in joining the club.

 

A new Wayfarer has been generously donated to the club by Steven Hollingshurst and the Michael Robinson Sailing Trust. This new boat has been gratefully received and will be formally named and presented to the club at a later date.

During the evening, there will be refreshments, a BBQ, a marquee, and a chance to get to know club members. There will also be a live band: Three's A Crowd

 


 

Schedule:

7pm - BBQ + refreshments

8:30pm - Live Band: Three’s A Crowd

 

Advance tickets are available from Mary via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., payment on the day. Cost is £8 for adults, and £4 for 11 and under. Please bring cash.

 

There are currently more details to be filled in, so please watch this space! Also, please be aware of the current COVID-19 rules.

 

We're very much looking forward to seeing YOU and all your friends/family on Saturday 26th June.

 

EYC

 

 

CLUB NOTICES, 27 October 2020 - please read:
WORK SUNDAYS.
As Bexley is now in Tier 2, the Commodore and Rear Commodore are postponing all Work Sundays until further notice. Please take the time individually to tidy up around your yachts and dinghies to keep the place tidy.
DUTYMAN.
A while ago the GC agreed to use DutyMan to manage Officer of the Day, giving members the flexibility to swap dates that they cannot do. All members will be receiving an email with the details very soon. Please take time to read this. Any questions should be directed to the Sailing Sec (Ed).
COVID.
As Bexley is now in Tier 2, please can members continue to abide the rules, laid out by the Government, to protect each other:
 
Please pass this onto those who are not on the Internet. This has also been posted on the Club Facebook page with a link to the Club WhatsApp group.
CLUB NOTICES - please read:
WORK SUNDAYS.
As Bexley is now in Tier 2, the Commodore and Rear Commodore are postponing all Work Sundays until further notice. Please take the time individually to tidy up around your yachts and dinghies to keep the place tidy.
DUTYMAN.
A while ago the GC agreed to use DutyMan to manage Officer of the Day, giving members the flexibility to swap dates that they cannot do. All members will be receiving an email with the details very soon. Please take time to read this. Any questions should be directed to the Sailing Sec (Ed).
COVID.
As Bexley is now in Tier 2, please can members continue to abide the rules, laid out by the Government, to protect each other:
 
Please pass this onto those who are not on the Internet. This has also been posted on the Club Facebook page with a link to the Club WhatsApp group.

Socially distanced sailing at EYC (Sept 2020 Update)

 

Hi all, great news.......

Following all the government, RYA, PLA and EYC guidance and Risk Assessments, the club is able to provide sailing and access to the clubhouse and bar.
 
There is a specific Risk Assessment that details the guidance club members must follow available on the club website.  Please take a moment to read this document so you are aware of the restrictions that are in place (such as the Clubhouse not available for use and social distancing).

If you are able to come down for a sail, please remember to follow the restrictions and guidance so we are able to keep everyone sailing at all times!

 

COVID-19_SOP_for_sailing_at_EYC_Sept_2020.doc