The first of Stornoway SC's Winter Activities will be a visit to HM Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) at Battery Point in Stornoway on the evening of Tuesday 12th December.
Whilst the Coastguard have a number of activities planned for our visit and are hoping to give us a tour of the Operations Centre, we may not be allowed access to the Ops Room if they are dealing with an incident. But don't worry - we have been assured there will be plenty to do and see - and hopefully learn!
So we can get an idea on expected numbers, if you are a Stornoway SC member (or the parent of one!) and would like to go along, please indicate your intention here, or if you're not on Facebook, through the Contact Us form above.
It's that time of year again... and there's exciting stuff to discuss.
Come along to Stornoway Port Authority's Watch offices on 4 South Beach, Stornoway on Tuesday 21st February at 7pm to hear all about funding for new dinghies, safety boats, power boat and VHF radio training, and an exciting proposal to build a proper club building with changing rooms and showers. Plus there will be all the usual 'housekeeping' stuff, but we'll aim to keep the meeting short!
Annual subscriptions are now due for the 2017-18 sailing season, so if you wish to be or remain a member of the Club, please download and fill out a membership form (.pdf 92kb) (.doc 112kb) and get it to us at a Club session or post to the Membership Secretary.
Please note that due to insurance stipulations, non-members are limited to a single 'trial' on-the-water session. Beyond this, we regret that non-members may be turned away from organised Club sessions. Please ensure, therefore, that Membership paperwork and fees are kept up-to-date. We would also appreciate you rating your preferences so we can more easily steer the direction the club is going.
With the season fast approaching, we're going to have a quick meeting to sort out a few things in advance of getting out on the water...
The meeting will be held at 7pm on Thursday 21st May in the Community Room (upstairs) in An Lanntair.
We would, of course, welcome anyone who hasn't previously been out with us before - come along and meet the 'usual suspects' and take part in discussions.
Due to the ever-darkening evenings, Tuesday evening dinghy sailing sessions have switched to late Saturday afternoons between 3pm and 6pm until the turn of the seasons makes it too cold and stormy to continue our on-the-water activities.
Obviously, Club sessions are dependent on a favourable weather forecast and availability of qualified people to drive the safety boat, so please check on our Facebook page for the latest update. If stronger breezes are forecast, it may not be possible to run sessions for beginners, but we may be able to accommodate small numbers of experienced club members.
Just as a reminder, due to insurance issues, Club sessions are for paid-up members only (although new members get a session to 'try us out' before officially joining!), and in order to keep on top of costs, please bring £2 to cover safety boat fuel and maintenance.