June 2012 — Traditionally April is the month of the spring clean but for us this has been May. What an excellent job the Beachmasters have done in clearing, fixing, and reorganising the LBC clubhouse. This was a very large and messy undertaking, but the results speak for themselves — so a big vote of thanks to James and Martin! Now we just need to keep the clubhouse tidy. The sail shed is next!
In May we hosted Brett Goodall (Australian F18 Champion), who visited us on his way back to Australia from the Olympic Committee meeting, which decided on the boat to be used in the Brazil Olympics. (It was the Nacra F17.) Brett was representing the Viper F16, which came second in the decision. Whilst he was here he gave some tips and tricks to some of the F18 sailors, who I am sure will make good use of them. A short report from Brett on his visit appears on the website and in our news bulletin.
It has been good to see all sections making much use of the club both on the water and socially now that the warmer weather is here. However, with the warmer weather comes the wetter weather; please can all members be vigilant in preventing standing pools of water in and on boats and covers, as these easily become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, and we really don't want lots of mozzies on the beach.
June looks to be busy too with the Summer Series continuing and the Raid on Sai Kung for the sailors, the Rowers' Head of Bay Regatta and the Dragon Boat Festival with LBC's paddling section entering 4 teams. I hope as many members that can will be cheering on the Club's teams at the Beach on 23rd June.
— Andy Keith, Commodore