FFSC Weekly News 15th July 2020


Message from the General Committee

Many of you know that our club is run by members, which are volunteers. We, the committee as a whole, have been working tirelessly to work out a way forward for our club. With the COVID situation, this has highlighted many future issues e.g. how we run our bar. With only being able to have 30 people in the clubhouse (inc. bar & galley staff) at any one time, this is proving to be a difficult and possibly not profitable situation. This is why we are asking for voluteers to help run the bar. 
Our plan is to prepare and send out a questionnaire in the next few days. This will be asking the membership to give their opinions. We feel that the membership must have their say and pull together with us to make this work.
We want to find out what you as a member want from your club.
Please watch out for the questionnaire.

Jane B

Wanted: Social Secretary (Volunteer)

The General committee are looking for someone to fill the post of ‘Social Secretary’.
If you are interested, then please email volunteer@ffsc.co.uk and we can send you a job description.
It would be really good to get some fresh ideas either in the club or online.

Wednesday night racing started tonight

Please click on above picture for how the racing will work.

Powerboat 1:1 Training Courses

We have managed to adapt ‘Carl Giles’ to offer 1-2-1 tuition for our RYA Powerboat levels 1 & 2 courses. So if you or someone you know would like to get your certificates then please do get in touch with training@ffsc.co.uk 
PPE & hand sanitiser and gel supplied and social distance of 1m+ exercised.
Please note there is a waiting list already! 


Bar Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to work as part of a team, when the clubhouse re-opens. Depending on the future Government guidelines for opening the club bar, the type of help we envisage is one person serving drinks, one person taking orders, and another meeting and greeting members coming into the club.  Volunteers will be given full training.  If you are interested please email volunteer@ffsc.co.uk advising that you would like to help when the clubhouse opens.

Work Party Volunteers
We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all those members that have volunteered to get the cluhouse back into a better shape. We would especially like to thank Richard Woolf (House Secretary) for his hard work preparing, repairing and organising the working parties. We know the job is still not finished, but it is looking great so far. Photos will be published in the newsletter soon.

Wanted: 1 or 2 Hygiene monitors (Volunteer)

The General committee are looking for 1 or 2 members to take the online National Hygiene certificate and give a few hours a year, of their time, to oversee the club hygiene levels. 
We are looking for applicants that will be members of the club for a number of years.
If you are interested, then please email volunteer@ffsc.co.uk and we will contact you with more detail.
It would be really good to get some fresh faces for this job.


We know which Club this Burgee is from

For those that are interested, we have worked out where this burgee comes from, thanks to Paul Baskerville.
Hayling Island.


Members stories

Cruising 1934 Style

Many thanks for our contributors so far. Please keep them coming:

Please reply to this email with your words and photos.
Or you could record a Video of yourself telling your stories. Whoop whoop!

Important notice from Harwich Haven Authority

On Saturday 18 July 2020 we will be installing a new telephone system as part of a series of planned projects to update and modernise our services.

As a temporary measure between 00:00 – 23:59 on 18 July, Harwich VTS will be contactable on  01255 258990.

All listed email addresses for Harwich VTS will remain active.

From Sunday 19 July Harwich VTS can be contacted on the usual contact number of 01255 243000.

FFSC Cruise 17th & 18th July 2020

Friday 17th to Royal Harwich marina, no showers,18th to Ipswich Haven marina with showers.

Everyone welcome by any means, (subject to max of 30 people). Please book places now. Individual catering expected, food and drink available on 17th at RH, or Pin Mill.
18th, last Anchor bookings only, BBQ available also most pubs in Ipswich.

Please  WhatsApp me on cruising group or text Lynda on 07881813599.

Found in the Clubhouse

During the clean up in our Club this
Vol.1.  was unearthed and Barry Owen-Smith would love to reunite it with the family of the owner “R. DRUMMOND”.  He is hoping that someone in our Club could possibly be related to this gentleman.
Please reply to this email if you can help?


Club shop

Are you looking for a nice birthday present for the sailor/boat person in your life? Percentage of the profits go to the club!

Coming soon….

Stay safe and well
Enjoy your sailing!
Jane B & Jane W

Thanks to John Ranson for this video
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