Peter Popham has regretfully had to stand down as Met & Southern District Councillor due to a spell of ill health. Peter always wants to give his all to the job and feels just now that it is not possible. After consultation Terry Rensch has been co opted by the District as the new DC. I wish Terry much success and of course thank Peter for the many years he has given to the job. I wish him a speedy recovery
I also wish to advise you that Mike Weston has asked to stand down as the Exhibitions Officer with immediate effect. Mike has put countless hours into supporting the Association and shows and other events over the years, most often with his fleet of demonstration boats. The shows have changed over the years and this role is now very much within the remit of the Publicity Officer. The position of Exhibitions Officer will not be filled. I wish to thank Mike for all he has done and wish him well for the future
The annual trip to the RYA Dinghy Show at “Ally Pally” was yet again a great success with lots of interest and enquiries from a range of visitors. Individuals looking to take up the sport, Sailing Clubs looking to expand their activities and even Degree students looking for help with course work we had them all.
With help on the stand from the club man through to world champions it was a great weekend and great fun.
A big thanks to all of those who helped out and see you all in 2015.