Hi everyone hope you are making the most of this settled weather.

Its been a while since our last news letter so apologies for that.  Instead this time round we have a bumper edition for you and plenty of news this time round.  First up, the juniors are doing a great job flying the club flag for us

A very windy day at Burwain saw our Topper squad out in force and doing very well


Well done Rebecca and James for 69th and 71st places out of 147 entries in the Topper National Series 2 at Queen Mary SC over the weekend of the 5-6 April

12 April saw them working hard for the first Topper Traveller series at Windsford in very shifty winds



 Once once again back at Burwain Sailing club with more strong winds giving them a great sail


and lastly a busy day at Budworth for the NW Junior Traveller series with 51 boats taking part - well done Rebecca for a 3rd place and James for 6th.



The sailing season is now in full swing and the Thursday cruising sessions are running again along side the adult training courses as are the Friday Junior courses.  Some great pictures of the sailing antics can be found on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/23914985558/ so pop in and check them out.  If you have any pictures yourself why not share them with us and post them on the page?  If your are not already a member of the group its easy to request membership with a single click.


On the news front many may be wondering where we are with the Liverpool University Rowing Club planning application.  Latest I have is that their proposal has been delayed and they have been asked to adjust the design of the building.  In the mean time several objections have been received by the council and so now a planning committee meeting is set for 3rd of June to allow representation of those objections.

The club has, submitted an objection and Paul Dawson has kindly offered to be our spokes person to submit our objection on behalf of the club.  We would encourage as many members as possible to go along to the meeting to give Paul our support and to show the club is united in it's objection.  We may even concider abandoning racing to allow for this.  More details and time of the meeting will be emailed when we get it later.

For interest this is what the propsal is likely to look like though by no means the final design

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View from the Motor boat club

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View from the witter's garden.  Keep an eye on the website news page for further updates as we get them.


We have lots coming up in the near future and dates can be found in the next events section at the foot of the website or in the handbook

First up is the Enterprise Open on 7th July. Please let Wally Riley know if you are entering your Enterprise







REGISTRATION 09.30 – 10.30

Entry £10 – includes lunch and refreshments for helm and crew

Come and enjoy the best river racing in the North West at a friendly club in a lovely location – top class shopping close by!

For more information contact Wally Riley (telephone number in handbook)

Find us at Sandy Lane, Chester, CH3 5UL


Then on 13th July is the Commodore's Picnic and hog roast. All members young and old are invited and we hope to have a great day sailing and socialising.  Look out for the posters up around the club and mailed to you soon. Watch for news updates on the website and in the training room and clubhouse.


and an apeal.  As the club has been the recipient of the eric Twiname trust grant in the past we thought it twould be nice to put a little back when we received this email

Dear Peter,


I do not know whether you are still Sail Training Officer at Chester or indeed in any other official capacity at the club. If perchance not, perhaps you could forward this e-mail on to an appropriate person in the club.  


My daughter Tamsin, along with one of her brothers, Callum, are doing a 3 Peaks Challenge on 20 June. Their aim is to climb the highest mountains in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) in 24 hours with the magnanimous aim of raising money for the Eric Twiname Trust. Tamsin has developed a page on the JustGiving website http://www.justgiving.com/Aitken-ET which gives more details.  


As your club has been a beneficiary of an ET subsidy or grant in the past I invite you to support this challenge in aid of the Trust. To do so please go to the foregoing JustGiving website address and follow the instructions on donations. Equally if you can encourage any club members to also support this venture then that too would be appreciated. I look forward in due course to being able to report a successful outcome - not just with the physical challenge aspect but also the financial target.


Best wishes,



Bruce Aitken
Secretary, The Eric Twiname Trust


Lastly the club webcam is now up and running.  You can access it from the webcam link at the top of the webpage or via this link http://chestersailingclub.com/webcam  simply enter the username as cscc, no password.



This is great for checking out weather conditions before coming down or to simply watch goings on.



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