News 2018


Club Night 18th April 2018

Club members turned out in record numbers to hear a lively and fascinating talk by the Astro to Atlantic Women's Rowing Team, who are preparing to take on the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. The 3000 mile event, from the Canaries to Antigua, begins in December 2018 so the girls are working flat out to be ready for the start.

They have now taken delivery of their boat so training has begun in earnest. They freely admitted that they have little previous experience in this type of event to fall back on and so the learning curve in terms of navigation, boat systems, seamanship and survival techniques will be very steep indeed.

The conditions they will face will be extreme at times and so their mental toughness will be just as important as physical fitness.

The team are all local and play in the Kingsbridge and Salcombe Cougars Hockey Team as well as competing in many fitness and endurance based events.

Team trainer Alison Jones from Sea'N'Shore also came along and gave the audience a timely reminder on the safe use and operation of the different types of life jacket available and the importance of regular safety checks.

The £70 proceeds of the evening raffle were donated in the name of the late John Gobbett to the team's chosen charity, Devon Air Ambulance.

Many thanks to the Astro to Atlantic Team for providing a very entertaining evening and KEBC wishes them every success in the challenges ahead.
Have A look at their website at http://www.astro-to-atlantic.co.uk

Article by Richard Smith


New Atlantic 85 Lifeboat - Gladys Hilda Mustoe

On Tuesday 1st May there will be a naming ceremony for the new Salcombe Lifeboat, 'Gladys Hilda Mustoe'.    

The first part will take place in Salcombe at 10:30 where she will be officially launched and the champagne bottle smashed.

Later, at 18:00hrs the lifeboat will arrive at the Crabshell Inn Kingsbridge, where a second more informal ceremony will take place, to celebrate the historical connection with Kingsbridge when the boat would have been brought in by horse and cart and then launched off the Quay.
All are welcome to celebrate this event.


KEBC donate to Kingsbridge in Bloom

Kingsbridge Estuary boat Club take great pleasure in handing a cheque for £250 to Kingsbridge in Bloom as a donation towards the tools, provision and upkeep of all the flower beds and hanging baskets around the town and especially lining the estuary and embankment.

The organisation is always looking for volunteers, to help keep our town looking so wonderful during the Summer and in particular assistance with watering is always needed.

Could you, or someone you know, spend an hour or two a week walking round parts of town, using our electrically driven bowsers, watering some of our many displays? We provide full training and a hi-vis jacket and if you are around during our weekly working parties on Wednesdays, coffee and cake are usually on offer as well! Tempted?

Peter Rendell and Piers Rogers are already ‘Waterers’ and would be happy to provide information and reassure people just how much fun it can be!      
Just dash off an email to adrienne.benton12@btinternet.com and offer to help now or visit the their website here   http://www.kingsbridgeinbloom.co.uk


The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a race like no other. It is an endurance race across one of the world's most dangerous oceans; The Atlantic.

The race features 3000 miles from San Sebastian, Canary Islands to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua .

Come and meet The Girls on April 18th at the Rugby Club.
The raffle money will be collected for their chosen charity, the Devon Air Ambulance.


SALCOMBE HARBOUR AUTHORITY

Salcombe Harbour Authority have issued this notice to all users of the Newbridge Boat Park

We would like to ask all dinghy rack/parking space holders at Newbridge to ensure that the access gate is kept locked at all times. After you have used the gate please make sure that you ‘scramble’ the code on the lock. This is not always being done and has resulted in unauthorised people/vehicles using the area. There is NO permitted parking for vehicles in this area.

If you have any queries, please contact this office at salcombe.harbour@southhams.gov.uk or by phone on 01548 843791.

Thank you for your kind attention.

Salcombe Harbour Office
Whitestrand
Salcombe
Devon
TQ8 8BU
01548 843791


Sad Farewell to John Gobbett

We are saddened to report the death of long time member John Gobbett. John was a stalwart of the club. He had a permanent section in Members Adverts offering assistance with any mechanical problems and he and his wife Margaret rarely missed a club evening. He presented several club night tutorials on engines and maintenance even including working models; he was a mine of practical engineering know-how.

He was particularly proud of his many years service as an engineer in the Royal Navy and shared numerous fascinating stories of that time. He was always a larger than life character and could be relied upon to offer an amusing anecdote or insight. He will be sadly missed and the Club extends its condolences to Margaret and family at this sad time.


KINGSBRIDGE ESTUARY BOAT CLUB

Notice of Special General Meeting
and AGM (rescheduled)

We have now rescheduled the meetings which had to be abandoned at short notice, due to the snow blizzard which swept into Kingsbridge on Feb 28th 2018.

Both meetings, (The Special Meeting and the AGM), will now take place on
MARCH 21st commencing at 7:30pm
The AGM will follow the Special Meeting.
Please note these meetings are to be held at
THE RUGBY CLUB
as the Crabshell is unavailable

Your attendance would be much appreciated by the membership and the committee

Note: The details and wording of the Special Meeting was sent out to you all in NEWSLETTER 56 on Feb 05 2018 and can be found here below. Posted 03/03/2018


KINGSBRIDGE ESTUARY BOAT CLUB
[The Club]

Notice of Special General Meeting

Notice of Special General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of the Club will be held at the Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge, on February 28th 2018 at 19.30 for the purposes of transacting the following business.

1) To appoint a chairman of the meeting

2) To ascertain a quorum in accordance with rules 7 and 11 of the Club constitution

3) To consider and if thought fit to pass the following resolutions-

(a) That paragraph 2.6 of the Club constitution be and is hereby amended by the deletions and additions shown in italics-“ To work with the local community and other organisations to enhance and support the wellbeing and prosperity of the area”

(b) That paragraph 2.7 of the Club constitution be and is hereby amended by the addition of the words shown in italics-“To encourage promote and support safety on the water good seamanship and pilotage and adherence to the Harbour byelaws as defined by the Salcombe Harbour Act of 1954”

(c) That paragraph 3.4 of the Club constitution be and is hereby amended by the deletion of the word “April” and the substitution of the word “January

(d) That paragraph 6.2.1 of the Club constitution be and is hereby amended by the addition of the words in italics-“The control of the affairs of the Club on behalf of the Members and to manage the affairs of the club according to the Rules and shall cause the funds of the Club to be applied solely to the objects of the club or for such philanthropic or charitable purposes as the committee shall determine

[Explanatory notes.

(a)Under paragraph 11 of the constitution these resolutions require a two-thirds majority vote in favour of those present at the meeting and voting.

(b) Please note that family membership only confers the right to a single vote on any resolution

(c) Resolution (c ) is proposed consequent to the proposal to align the subscription year with the financial year of the Club (see website News item “Membership Renewal”)

(d) Proposals (a), (b), and (d) are put forward to clarify the ability of the Club to support, by financial donation, organisations such as the local lifeboats, and to enable the committee to apply surplus club funds generally for charitable purposes if thought fit to do so. They also widen slightly the class of organisations capable of benefiting, to include those that may operate in the educative field in boating.]


VHF Short Range Certificate Course

Andy Thomson will be teaching a VHF Short Range Certificate Course on the afternoon of Thursday March 1st starting at 14:00 and morning of Friday March 2nd starting at 09:00.

The exam will be the afternoon of March 2nd starting at 14:00.
Teaching will be at my house in Stokenham if numbers don't exceed four people.
Currently two KEBC members are booked on it so there are two vacancies.
If numbers go over four I will move the course to a village hall in the area.

The course duration and timing are designed to suit people who want a little more than the absolute minimum. It is a well proven format and particularly suits more mature students who find a single day course followed that evening by the exam to be too intensive. By splitting it attendees get two benefits.

  1. First is much more time to think about the course material and the overnight break in the teaching facilitates this.
  2. Second is a huge benefit to most people because it allows them to have much more time to practice using radios and getting to understand the correct procedures.

Cost to club members is £80 plus £10.50 for the RYA course pack and £60 payable to the RYA for the exam and issuing the certificate.

Andy Thomson
01548 581288      07710 234646


KEBC Donates to the Little Princess Trust & St Lukes Hospice

The cheque for the sum of £650 was half the total of £1300 raised at the Crabshell Quay Regatta last summer.

The other half was given to the Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs for little girls who have lost their hair through illness.


Club Meeting Report 17th January 2018

17th January. Club Secretary Penny Masters presented a video BBC documentary that was made whilst she was on board the Jubilee Sailing Trust tall ship, Lord Nelson for a voyage from Aberdeen to Falmouth in April 2017.

The film followed the exploits of a BBC Scotland presenter who is visually impaired and it gave us a great understanding of the issues facing people with a disability undertaking this kind of adventure.

Penny answered many questions from the floor and it was obviously to the whole audience that she had thoroughly enjoyed the experience, although she did say that given another opportunity to sail with the Trust, that she might choose a voyage in a warmer climate.

The Raffle raised £46 which Penny will present to the Jubilee Sailing Trust in due course.


KEBC donate to the Devon Air Ambulance

We are pleased to announce that the £175.00 raffle money from the Christmas Dinner, which was collected for Devon Air Ambulance, has now been handed to the 4 all lady crew of the Astro to Atlantic Challenge to add to their same chosen charity fund.

The Astro to Atlantic team, are Helen Symons, Chloe Harvey, Louise Read and Gemma Harvey, four hockey players from Kingsbridge and Salcombe Hockey Club who are set to swap their sticks for oars to take on a huge Atlantic rowing challenge - the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge in December 2018.

They will be rowing 3000 miles across the Atlantic from La Gomera to Antigua and will be attempting to break the World Record in the process and raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance. they intend to row around the clock, rowing 2 hours on, 2 hours off, facing sleep deprivation, 60 foot waves, salt sores, exhaustion and sea sickness in the hope of breaking the all female fours crew world record which currently stands at 40 days and 8 hours.

The four ladies now have to raise in excess of £100,000.00 to purchase our boat, safety equipment, kit, race entry and complete our rigorous training. They are seeking sponsorship and support from local businesses to help achieve something extraordinary and raise a lot of money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust along the way.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Kingsbridge Estuary Boat Club for their kind donation towards our charity. Kind regards, Chloe Astro to Atlantic.

You can follow the progress of these brave ladies on Facebook (Astro to Atlantic) and on their website http://www.astro-to-atlantic.co.uk/


KEBC Club Night 17th January 2018 at 7.30pm.

For our first club night of 2018 we welcome our very own Penny Masters who will be telling the fascinating story of her voyage on the tall ship Lord Nelson with the Jubilee Sailing Trust last summer.

Please note that the meeting will be held at Kingsbridge Rugby Club, High House Lane, TQ71JL as the Crabshell Inn is unavailable to us this month.


MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Kingsbridge Estuary Boat Club's financial year starts on January 1st each year while subscriptions have always been due on April 1st.  This makes finances unnecessarily complicated.

Your committee has proposed, in order to simplify matters to change the due date for subscriptions to January 1st each year, commencing on January 2019 (next year), so as to coincide with it's financial year.

KEBC have held the subscription price for the past 11 years and now, your subscription of £10 for this year will be for 9 months only to allow for the adjustment of the dates to coincide.
This will be proposed at the AGM in February 2018 for approval from the membership.

How to Renew
Your continued membership is greatly valued by the club and your early response would be much appreciated.
In order to cut out unnecessary postage costs and speed up the renewal process, the form can be downloaded from the website or at the following link at the bottom of this notice and returned via email.  Payments using this method can be easily made by BACS from the details at the bottom of the form. 
Please note: if you wish to continue to pay by cheque please post your renewal form with your payment to the membership secretary as directed on the form

Membership Cards and tide Tables
The Membership cards and the Tide tables for 2018 will be sent to you via post, when you have renewed your membership.

Your cooperation is much appreciated.

Piers Rogers
Membership Secretary
membership@kebc.co.uk

DOWNLOAD THE RENEWAL FORM HERE in Word or PDF format.
Word file - RENEWAL FORM.DOCX PDF file - RENEWAL FORM.PDF
If you need any help with this please contact Norman by email at web@




NOTICE OF:- KEBC Annual General M
eeting

 This is the notice that the 12th Annual General Meeting of Kingsbridge Estuary Boat Club will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 28th February 2018 at The Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge.

AGENDA

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the last AGM
  3. Chairman’s Report
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Acceptance of Audited accounts
  6. Disposal of charitable funds raised in 2017
  7. Appointment of Auditor for 2018
    From this point the Meeting will be chaired by Sir Jonathan Tod
  8. Nominations for 2018 Committee:
If you wish to join the committee or nominate someone, please contact Linda Lee no later than 14th February 2018.  Each nominee must be proposed and seconded by club members at the AGM. If necessary, Nominations can be taken at the AGM.

After voting is complete, the AGM will continue with the newly elected Chairman.
  • Any Other Business.               
    Issues and general points received by the Committee for discussion           
    (members should advise the Secretary, in writing, by 14th February 2018  of any business they wish to be included).

After the meeting there will be a presentation by a Harbour representative

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS AGENDA AS A PDF HERE


Christmas Dinner at the Crabshell - Wednesday 13th December

Seventy members gathered at the Crabshell last Wednesday evening for the annual KEBC Christmas dinner.

This year we all able to fit into the newly refurbished upstairs resturant and it was a very enjoyable evening with good food and good company.

A big thank you to Linda and Penny for organising the festivities and all the Crabshell staff for working so hard to making it a successful evening.

The raffle held during the evening raised a massive £175 which we are going to donate to the Devon Air Ambulance, the chosen charity for the 4 Kingsbridge ladies who are going to row the Talisker Atlantic Challenge from the Canary Islands to Antigua in 2018.

The committee would like to thank all who supported the event and would like to wish all a Happy Christmas and great boating new year.


Please Note the 2017 news has been archived and is available from the side panel