Saturday 11th May Open Day

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RYA Young Volunteer Awards 2023

Awarded to HENRY AVERY

The annual RYA Volunteer Awards recognise all those who have made a difference in helping others get on the water, contributing to the sport across the UK.

Henry learned to sail at Hollowell Sailing Club and in 2017, aged 15. He took the Assistant Instructor Course and made himself available to teach as often as he could. He grew in confidence and completed his Dinghy Instructor training. Despite now being at university he regularly returns to run one of the Sunday youth groups. He has led both junior and adult sailing courses, taken all ages out for taster sessions, and assisted with the adult refresher coaching. He can always be depended on to turn up and relates well to all ages and is a calm and effective Instructor. The club’s hugely successful children’s Pirates Day would not be possible without his leadership, and in 2021 he won a club award for having volunteered more often than anyone else. Patient and understanding, Henry will go the extra mile to help those who are struggling to progress their sailing. Thanks to his efforts, many of his younger sailors have now gained the skills and confidence to compete at regional and national levels.


Have you thought about becoming a DUTY OFFICER?

If you are an active racer at Hollowell you really should consider learning how to run races and taking your share of the responsibility of opening and closing the premises. All of the information required to do both jobs are now in our freshly published 'DUTY OFFICER GUIDE'. This book is PACKED with all the information you will need. Ask for a copy or take one from the box in the Race Room.

Note that there are courses available throughout 2024



Whether you are new to the club or are an old timer, we have updated the galley procedures and forms to comply with Food Safety Agency guidelines. We have tried to comply with the guidance whilst not making it too onerous.
The details can be found on the website pages Galley Guide This guide also in the Galley Folder in the kitchen.

The main changes are:
1.    Aprons to be worn when doing galley duty
2.    When food is being prepared you may not enter the galley wearing outdoor clothing, including wetsuits!
3.    The dishwasher must be used for EVERYTHING - All plates, bar glasses, utensils and cookware must be washed in the dishwasher. It may be necessary to do a hand prewash to remove stubborn dirt, but then there must be a final wash in the dishwasher to sterilise in order to kill bacteria. Mugs and bar glasses must not just be swilled out in cool water and left on the draining rack to dry. If the dishwasher is not on, then rinse and leave on the dishwasher tray to go through the dishwasher when it is next on.
4.    The fridge allocation has changed to clearly separate cooked and uncooked food, they are clearly labelled. The members fridge is now the fridge under the hot water urn.
5.     Allergens labels to be used for all prepared food to be stored in both fridges and freezer

Thanks, Rachel



Our 'own' MIKE HARDING is setting up a new Chandlery business - use code HSC1966 to get 10% off.

P & B have just put together a new discount scheme for local sailing clubs, increasing the discount to 7%! It can be used online as well as in store - just add the code to your basket in the checkout online!

Spend £50
Receive 7% Discount on non-discounted RRP.
Code to enter at checkout: LOVENOHOLOCAL5
Exclusions apply, does not include already reduced products, electronics, spars, foils, trolleys, or trailers. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.



10% discount from their website