Ferry News 16th December 2020

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Felixstowe Ferry Rowing Group

We are delighted to announce the inception of a new rowing group based at the FFSC. The Felixstowe Ferry Rowing Group (FFRG) will offer coastal rowing, primarily in a pilot gig (fixed-seat rowing, 1 cox, 6 rowers).
Pilot gig rowing involves a full body rowing technique. For any FFSC members who may be interested, you can get a good idea of what is involved from this clip.
We have had a new pilot gig built (“St Felix”), which will be delivered from Cornwall on Friday.

Although the group will start officially in 2021, if you see the St Felix out on the water during the festive season, that will be a few of us testing it out to make sure it floats… This will literally be a ‘pilot’ phase, while we establish the best procedures for launching and retrieving the gig, and ferrying people to/from it safely. We aim to run ‘taster’ sessions early next year for anyone who would like to have a go.

The FFRG membership rates will be £20/month collected by FFSC in addition to the club membership. All members of the rowing group must also be FFSC members. Even though some rowers will not be sailors, hopefully all members will be enthusiastic users of the club facilities. We aim for the rowing group to be an asset to the FFSC.

We have uncovered some interesting history, which indicates that – far from introducing pilot gig rowing to Suffolk – we are actually reviving an old tradition! We will share more in a future newsletter. Meanwhile, if any members would like more information about the rowing group, please contact Terry Davey and Lyn Gameson via rowing@ffsc.co.uk.

Sailing In Company

The next one is this Sunday, 20th December 2020 – 10am-2pm
Click below for more information

Christmas Card Initiative 2020

THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Paul & Liz Baskerville
James & Jackie Parker
Jane Billing & Matt Boyle
John & Sallie Daniels
Barry & Maggie Owen-Smith
Maggie Schober
Steve Coker & Fae Whalley
Roger & Jenny Storer
Steve & Lindsay Ferrar
Clive & Sheila Denny
Robert & Kirsty Wright
John Eggett
John & Ann Milne
Lynda Skelton & Dave Angless
Dave & Eve Robertson
John & Ann White
Martin & Christine Vince
John & Rosie Ranson
Tim O’Leary
Jane Gosling
Paul & Caroline Gallacher
Richard Woolf & Jane White
Guy & Rosemary Pearse

Trish & Richard Hopkins
Stephen & Jane Beales
Roberto Corccari & Ian Frost
Nick, Lucy & Joe Read
Mike Sherwen
Alan & Maggie Rutterford
Bruno & Irene Mennens

The above have given £10 in lieu of purchasing and delivering Christmas Cards, to benefit Riverside Fundraising

Club Christmas Present Ideas


Please click above for more ideas

Membership Renewal

Thank you to many of you that have now rejoined and we hope you have received your membership welcome pack. They were sent out last weekend, but if you haven’t received it then they maybe delayed with the Christmas post. Our membership team will be gathering together the next batch of renewals in the New year, so if you join over the next couple of weeks then your welcome pack will be sent out early to mid January 2021.

For those of you that missed our membership renewal newsletter last week, it is indeed coming up to renewal time.

We recognise this has been a difficult year for all. In light of this, we have 2 great offers:
1. All those who renew by January 31st or have existing annual billing setup will receive 3 months free membership taking your renewal up to the end of March 2022.
2. You will be entered into a draw to win back the cost of your 2021 membership.

Online Membership Renewal Form

Note that for both of the above this is applicable to Membership only and not Storage. Storage fees will be invoiced in January 2022 pro-rata to align with your new renewal date.

Help Youth Sailing at Felixstowe Ferry

Whenever you use Smile Amazon you could help our Youth sailors carry on with our great sport. Just click below and start shopping.

Sponsorship Opportunities 2021

We are looking for members that own their own business or work for someone that is looking to promote their business. We have many sponsorship opportunities available. Please click below for more details or reply to this email with your details and we will contact you.

Minutes of our November General Committee Meeting

Please CLICK HERE to view the minutes from the General Committee meeting held on the13th November

Stay safe and well
Jane B & Jane W

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