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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Q Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 22 at 11:51am
the Dinosaur is our current Commodore....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 22 at 11:57am
Missed the Ian Proctor event at Bosham, was hoping to have gone.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Late starter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 22 at 8:43am
Sadly SASC closed yesterday. The local paper ran a headline saying "Stormy waters sink Sutton Sailing Club".  RIP SASC, 1959-2022. 

https://www.chad.co.uk/news/people/stormy-waters-sink-sutton-sailing-club-after-battle-with-council-to-stay-afloat-3861061
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Grumpycat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Oct 22 at 10:49pm
Sadly this has been inevitable since the turn of the year . I cannot fathom the local councils thinking on this decision. But itís happened , luckily most of the club members have found new homes at local clubs . 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 23 at 3:08pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/people/pitsford-based-northampton-sailing-club-fighting-for-its-life-as-landowner-proposes-to-take-back-some-of-its-land-4050285
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 23 at 3:11pm
Another club facing closure, not sure if some of the issues raised by the club aren't emotional?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dakota Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 23 at 7:35pm
I am in two minds over this . First off I have to say I like Northampton sailing club as Iíve been to a lot of nationals there in the past and the racing and the catering is always top notch. Plus their sailibility group does a terrific job.
But on the other hand it one of a number of club in the midlands that are semi professionally run which means itís overheads are high for a club of its size so it needs the space to run large events to make enough money to survive. Which is probably why they donít want to give up any land as club boats and the club house only take up about a third of the site.
Itís club racing has very low turnouts for a club of its size. Looking from the outside it looks like a place were good sailors leave their boat between opens and nationals because there are very few duties to do 
Hopefully someone will post better background information and disprove my musings.
I know a poster who sails a Lightning 368 ( among other boats ) has recently joined the club as Iíve seen his boat in the boat park. Smile Hopefully he will give us some inside info.


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Dakota. Can I suggest that you fact check your post and correct the errors of which there are many.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dakota Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 23 at 5:16pm
As I said these are just my musings . Some of them come directly from a ex commodore of the club over a drink in that  clubs bar, some are my own and some come directly from the statement from the current commodore about the situation saying that the club cannot survive with out the land to do the large events .
BUT my info is a few years old now so if the information is incorrect or out of date or both. Please feel free to correct me ( on here or by pm ) and I will alter or even delete my whole post .
I have no desire to upset anyone . In fact I will pm Chris Bowen so hopefully he can give me the most current information. 

Tbh I have no idea why the water company is trying to force this on the club as it has two other car parks with direct access to the reservoir it could use,  so has no need to try and force this on the club and the use of words like elitist to describe the club seem unnecessarily inflammatory and simply incorrect. 
Hopefully some common ground can be reached between the two parties . 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 23 at 1:16pm
Website document download for committee shows a lot of vacant positions, including Vice Commodore, can't find anything to contradict this, probably be corrected shortly
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