Jan 09

Autumn Update!

As we move into the new year, it’s time to take a look back at the many things that have been going on at the club over the Autumn term.

We began the term by picking up some snazzy new kit for our members to replace some rather well used kit that had seen too many winters. We also said goodbye to two old boys of the club – an Enterprise and a Laser Two . They have now moved to pastures new where they will receive some much needed TLC from their new owners. Enough about inanimate objects though! We humans have also been rather busy…

Halloween Howler

Halloween Howler

Team Racing!
This term has seen our teams participate in two events. The first of these was the Halloween Howler hosted by Leeds Uni sailing club. We dispatched our all-girls first team to conquer all, and while several of the later races were very close others were tougher. Nonetheless they performed admirably finishing 3rd in their flight (silver). And first in the drinking, naturally.

The second event was the Angel of the North up at Durham University. Two teams took part, but unfortunately the wind was not kind to the participants with most of the races being called off . Nonetheless, I’m told the party was hearty and the weekend was enjoyed by all.

Beaver Bash BBQ

Beaver Bash BBQ

Over the course of the term we ran a series of sportivate sessions, introducing the joy of sailing and windsurfing to those who had yet to experience it. For a small fee (a whole £1.50 / day) they learnt how to windsurf, yacht and dinghy sail over the course of seven weekends, as well as being treated to a trip to Scarborough. Although the weather may have been a tad rough at Scarborough (4.5m swell!) spirits remained high, and many of the participants are now members of the club. We look forward to seeing more of them next year!

Beaver Kiss
We had our inaugural windsurfing event at beaver this term. After a very breezy start to the day, great for some, the wind eased off and the sun joined us for a great day on the water. Off the water we enjoyed bbqs and in the evening were treated to joining in a firework display courtesy of Beaver Sailing Club. The event was a great success and will be followed by an event in Spring term, promising to be even bigger and better!

Christmas Dinner
Our annual christmas dinner was hosted at Lendal Cellars where faces were stuffed and lips were licked with good food and wine. We were joined by a large number of members and alumni alike. Hilarity ensued during the dessert course, as true to form we abandoned cutlery and some beautiful photos demonstrate the enjoyment of the puddings! After dinner we had some legendary speeches and games, finally carrying off the party to Kuda to dance the night away! Huge congratulations to Alex and Harriet for organising such an amazing event!

Suited and Booted

Christmas Dinner