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LOW BANK GROUND, CONISTON WEEKEND. 11,12,13 September 2015.
Low Bank Ground has been provisionally booked for the 11th, 12th and 13th of September but has been a fantastic, social and sailing weekend on the club calendar for the previous five years. If you haven't been before, Low Bank Ground is an outdoor centre, situated on the shore of Coniston Water. Dinghies can be launched from the centre jetty to allow excellent sailing on the lake. The weekend begins on Friday evening with a fire/DIY BBQ and drinks by the lake shore. The accommodation is in various sizes of bunk bedded type rooms, (some en-suite) there is a large lounge and kitchen. On Saturday, sailing on the lake, often with a trip and picnic on Peel Island. Saturday evening features an evening meal in the centre, the cost of which is included in the price. Further sailing on Sunday rounds the trip off. If you don't want to sail there are plenty of other activities and fantastic scenery to take in. £65 per person £35 for under 18s. (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult). Self-catering accommodation Boat launching Saturday evening meal. No camping is allowed at the centre. Wind and sunshine! Bring your own booze. 

Please see Bernie or phone 01942 236107 (mob 07759959305) for further details or pay at the galley ASAP to ensure a place. (Full amount is needed within 3 weeks to confirm the weekend booking).

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BOAT ADVISORS

This year we are offering boat advisors to help members with any issues they might have with their boats. If you have a new boat and are unsure how to rig it or if it has been a while and you would like a little help, please email Charlie Hitchen at Charlie@wigansailingclub.org.uk or Mark Hardy Membership@wigansailingclub.org.uk. They will either be able to help you or put you into contact with someone who would be glad to help.

DEVELOPMENT MEETING
On Wednesday 11th of February, the club held a very productive Development Planning meeting. The purpose of this was to begin the process of deciding what the club needs to be doing to help its members enjoy their sailing. At the meeting members, working in small groups, were asked to discuss their suggestions for improvement in relation to the following aspects of club life: facilities; activities; communication; training. What resulted was a very long list of suggestions, pet hates and inspirational ideas. Over the next few weeks, this list will be shaped into the first draft of the Development Plan. Members will receive a copy of this with their March Newsletter. In the meantime, if you could not attend the meeting and want to be part of this process, please feel free to contribute by e-mail to Charlie@wigansailingclub.org.uk. 
Are there any aspects of the club you feel need improving? We would love to hear from you! In addition, the committee are considering how the facilities at Scotman's Flash can be developed over the longer term. Currently, they are considering a phased building programme which would replace the clubhouse over the next few years. Watch this space!
ABERSOCH WEEKEND. Mike Harrington is once again organising a sailing trip to Abersoch. Over to the man himself: "I am once again organising a trip to Abersoch on the Llyn peninsular in North Wales on the weekend of June 19th to 21st 2015. The cost per head will be £30. For those who have not been to this charming venue, Abersoch is right by the sea. Launching is off the beach from a broad concrete ramp or hard sand and suitable for dinghies up to about 16ft. Sleeping is in bunk beds in three rooms in a house in the centre of the village, with kitchen, dining room, lounge, bathroom and shower room, and its own car parking area (and it is next to the pub!). I would ask that anyone wishing to go should contact me a.s.a.p. as places are limited." Please email Mike on Mike@wigansailingclub.org.uk