Archive for November, 2014

RNYC Galley

Unfortunately our recently appointed cook, Peter Howes, is unwell and will not be returning to work before the New Year. We have sent our best wishes to Peter and his wife, Ann, for a speedy and complete recovery. With the support of Karen Blenkinsop and Gwynneth Common, John Erskine has kindly agreed to continue to […]

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Friends of Oliver – Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressive (FOP)

Thank you for your contributions towards our nominated charity Friends of Oliver (FOP) in support of raising money to research and treat Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressive.   Monies raised: Fitting Out Supper: £94 Laying Up Supper: £111 Bonfire Night Donations: £107 End of Year Celebration: £508.10   Making a very respectable total of £820.10 so far. […]

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End of Year Celebration

A fabulous End of Year Celebration last night; everyone seemed to have a good time! Thank you to the team at Holiday Inn Jesmond for their efficiency and cooperation, to our Sailing Secretary Clive Griffith who presented the trophies and Pippa Wallis for ensuring they were all in the right place at the right time. […]

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HY Tyne Preservation Update November 2014

As explained in previous reports we are looking at options to undertake the dry berthing of HY Tyne in order that her preservation will be in line with HLF guidelines, ie to preserve her for the next 50 years at least.   Due to this requirement for dry berthing, members of the steering group have […]

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RYA Lifetime Commitment Award

Congratulations to Quentin Mitchell who is a recipient of a RYA Lifetime Commitment Award. Quentin will be known to many of you as the RYA Yachtmaster Instructor who introduced you to cruising, or upgraded your RYA qualifications on RNYC RYA practicals. He teaches on our RYA shorebased courses as well. He was also Hon Editor […]

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Log of Bolivar 1979 – Summer Cruise to the River Tay

Summer Cruise to the River Tay Thursday 2nd August 1979 Katie was three months to the day as we cleared Blyth at 07.55 heading North, hopefully for Perth up the Tay, and Johnshaven and Gourdon, the three main targets, but hopefully many additional places as well.  The anticipation, planning and dreaming is half the fun […]

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Log of Bolivar 1979 – Holy Island Weekend

13th – 13th July The Holy Island weekend seems fated! Again it was organized for big spring tides which would be foul through the Farnes from 03.00 Saturday for going North and 10.00 Sunday for coming South! It also was arranged only one week before the Holland Race. There was the usuall small fleet: Bolivar, […]

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