This year’s  AGM was a bit of an emotional  voyage for me, being my third and final AGM as Comodore.

I had a sail plan to navigate us through the AGM  and a good crew around me keeping a watch and alerting me to those times when I needed to get back on course.

My focus was on ensuring we kept if light, interesting, whilst covering all the legal ‘stuff’ and I knew the committee had a special announcement to make about the new club burgee and imagery.

We also had two speakers after the ‘interval’ Our new Club Captain Chris Peck and Michelle Chelu from the CSSC – both where well received and got the meeting talking.  Well done!

Anyone who sails,  knows that coming in alongside, at the end of the sail is the most dangerous point – you don’t want to bash into the pontoon and damage the boat or your crew ( or messing up in front of other RSC members.)

You know how it is when you’re just coming in and the wind changes?  That’s what it was like for me when, at the end of the meeting,  Tony stood up and started speaking.   He really crept up on me and took the wind out of my sails!   If I looked a little bewildered and shocked, I was!

Thank you for the very kind words and the thoughtful gifts, which are very much appreciated and I shall ensure the boat and images get pride of place.

I look forward to sailing in good company with my friends at RCSSC

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

See you on the water in 2018

 

Dave

 

 

 

 


About Dave Grundy

Public Relations Officer (PRO), past Commodore of RCSSC Rutland Civil Service Sailing Club where we enjoy corporate membership of RSC (Rutland Sailing Club) a premier UK Club based at Edith Weston, on the South Shore of Rutland Water.

I enjoy sailing in good company with our members sailing Squibs and a Soling.

I came back to sailing after seeing an advert from Pete Shuttleworth asking if I ‘fancied a sail?’ – I hadn’t sailed for nearly 30 years. Squibs being keelboats, stable whilst providing an exciting sail, coupled with advice and guidance from Club Helms, gave me the confidence to have a go and I’ve not looked back since.

So glad I found RCSSC.

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