As many of you will already know, I have moved outside of the area and I am no longer attending the club regularly. As a result I want to hand over the reins of running the website to someone who is actively involved in the club by the end of this season.
There are 3 main things that I do, and the role could easily be split between 2 or 3 people with appropriate skills/knowledge so there is no need to be a website guru to do all of these.
Firstly, not so obvious, but a very important part is the collating of the series results. I do this using Sailwave which is purpose built software for sailing results and will run on any windows PC.
Secondly there is the day-to day posting of results and news to the website – this isn’t difficult and if you have the ability to post a message on a forum or facebook etc you would be capable of doing this.
The final thing is any major changes to the website, such as layout changes, updating the software (WordPress) and backups – this is probably the only part that requires any web skills (ideally WordPress), but is also the smallest part of the role.
I am more than willing to help people during a transition phase and will always be available at the end of a phone/email to help – so I promise things won’t just be dumped on anyone who volunteers.
Please consider if you could help with any or all of these roles and feel free to contact me to discuss things.
Time to dust off those No.2 rigs as we have a feast of IOM racing ahead of us at Birkenhead this winter.
First up is the Strebor Trophy Open Event on 3rd November. Briefing at 09.45, first race at 10.00 and no race to start after 16.00. Tea and coffee will be available all day but competitors/guests should bring their own food. Entry fee is £3.
The Xmas Dash is also an IOM event this year – full details here
Our ever popular winter series which is also open to visitors will be fought over 7 Saturdays this season all racing starts at 1pm and generally ends around twilight. Dates for that are 17th November, 22nd December 2018, 5th & 19th January, 2nd & 16th February and 2nd March 2019
With the water levels being low this year and some silting up in the lake we have taken the early decision to swap the class for this season’s Xmas Dash race on 15th December from Marblehead to IOM – so don’t turn up with a Marblehead!
In another break from tradition, there won’t be a cash entry fee this year – instead, in the spirit of Christmas, we ask all entrants to bring a gift-wrapped present with a minimum value of £5 (ie. we will have a “secret santa” prizegiving).
Racing will start promptly at 10.30am.
This is an open event for all MYA members and you may enter on the day, but if you are intending to race, please email Graham Elliott so we have an idea of the number of entries.
Seven sailors turned out for the weekly race, top of A+ wind, but from over the houses which made it very tricky.
- John Brierley 13 Pts
- Neil Westbrook 17
- Dave Williams 35
- Derek Mathews 46 (1x2nd, 2x3rd)
- Richard Walker 46 (1x2nd, 0x3rd)
- Colin Deakin 47
- Alan Watkinson 48
12 races were sailed.
It would appear that scammers have accessed our Club Secretary’s email account and have access to his contacts list which will contain the names and email addresses of many club members.
If you receive any emails claiming to be from Colin or any other club member please treat them with extreme caution.
Also ensure you check the address any email has been sent from and the “reply to” address and that these match any email addresses you have on file.