3 July 2019

Since I last wrote the weather has continued to be kind for our Centenary events and the Sail Past on the 6 July was no exception.

We had over 175 vessels out under sunny skies and light winds, from kayaks and SUPs to pram dinghies, dinghies and cruisers, all following Terror as she sailed past the Club – a magnificent sight whether from the shore or on the water. There are many photos on and off the water on the website as well as videos from the shore and from Terror herself. An unforgettable experience for everyone. Visitors to Emsworth walking along the causeway or shore must have been amazed!

Thanks to everyone who helped in the organisation, to those who took part and to Chris Clode for organising Terror to be available for this special day.

The ESC Centenary Exhibition showing the Club’s history has now moved into much more spacious accommodation in Emsworth Museum, where I opened it last weekend. It will be there for August. If you haven’t already seen it now is the time and, together with the other exhibits in the museum, it is very well worth a visit.

Bookings for fESCival, the Centenary Regatta party, are coming in fast – over 200 so far, and there is a limit of 300 adults and 100 under 18s!! fESCival includes a 10-piece funk and soul group, featuring members of Jules Holland’s band, plus a number of other local bands. It is open to members, non-Club members from visiting clubs, and friends, in a very relaxed format on the terrace. The evening will finish with a grand firework display, leading us in to 1-9-19. Book online.

There will also be a Terrace Party on 7 September with proceeds from a raffle to the Blake Fund for Young Sailors. More details shortly.

Photos of all the events are on the Club website – do take some time to have a look.

The sailing season is in full swing with very variable weather from very hot to unseasonal gales. But its great to see the Club and pool being very fully used. I hope you all are enjoying the sailing and Centenary events and look forward to seeing you in and around the Club, on the water and at fESCival.

Michael Geary






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