Club 60th Anniversary Celebration – Sunday 9th June 2019

Some great pictures of the day, mostly taken by Mike Barrett. Thanks to everyone who helped make the day such a success. Nice to see so many members and past members present. The fly past over Colemere at by the Red Arrows was a bonus.

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Some Pictures from April

Some pictures, from last Thursday 25 April,  taken by myself whilst on duty. Also some pictures taken by Martin Brown during Sunday’s racing (28th April). Martin was on duty with Ellen Dimelow and Pete Williams.

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Start of Sailing 17 March 2019

Some pictures, courtesy of Helen Smith, from the first race of the 2019 sailing season. Helen was on duty with Rob Collins and Tony Crosby.

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Pictures from Working Party February 2019

Some pictures of work being undertaken at the Club last Sunday, courtesy of Carol Clinton.

  • Clearing the gulleys in the access lane to the Club
  • Jet washing the Club boats
  • Internal painting
  • Washing buoys
  • Tea, coffee, soup and rolls for the workers
  • Mending the perimeter fence
  • Replacing Club signage
  • Cutting Wood

Still lots to do, why not join us next Sunday

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Christmas Cracker – Boxing Day 2018

From Felicity

It was great to see 9 boats on the water on Boxing Day for the Christmas Cracker race.  Their wasn’t  a lot of wind but there was enough and it kept up throughout the race.  Easy work for myself and Tim in the safety boat!  Nick Blore, our new Captain, won the race comfortably taking home the trophy (again) with Brian Johnson coming second and taking on extra weight with a box of biscuits as his prize.

2019 sees our club celebrate it’s 60 year anniversary and Mike Brain and Helen Smith are already planning a celebration in the summer

I wish everyone a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you at the Working Parties in February.

Felicity Ramage



Some pictures from this year’s Christmas Cracker event courtesy of Tim Rouse

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Christmas Party/Meal 2018

Twenty four of us gathered at the Boathouse Restaurant in Ellesmere, on the last evening of November 2018, for the Christmas Party/Meal . Club Social Secretary, Mike, had organised the event with some assistance from Hugh and I know everyone had a most enjoyable evening. 

Good to see some of the new members could join us for the event.

To complement the excellent food and drink provided by the restaurant, Mike  also ran a raffle and a quiz. Unfortunately I didn’t win a raffle prize, but lots of people did. 

The quiz was very entertaining with a mixture of Colemere Sailing Club related questions and Christmas trivia. I must admit I should have known the answers to all the Sailing Club questions but I think I only got one correct. Some related to the date on the waterside gable end of the Clubhouse and the initials inscribed. (see picture below)

All in all a great evening!


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Pictures from Sunday 11 November 2018

Some pictures, courtesy of Brian Johnson, who was one of the Duty Officers last Sunday.

The wind was quite changeable and gusty at times. I think I capsized  about 4 times over the 2 races and I wasn’t the only one inspecting the hulls of their boats! Still an enjoyable day sailing at Colemere, autumn leaves, sunshine and all that.

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Can any Members spare some time to help?

If you’ve been down to the Club lately you might have seen this poster.

If the picture above is not easy to read, it says:-


Can anyone spare some time to help?
  1. Cleaning outside walls, brushing off cobwebs and dirt, scraping off flaking paint etc.
  2. Preparing woodwork- Remove flaking paint, rub down and fill where needed.
  3. Pointing brickwork where required.
  4. Paint masonry white
  5. Paint timber black
  6. Paint metal guttering and downspouts
  7. Paint door on east facing wall
  8. Paint masonry at ground level black
Please select an area you can manage (every little helps)
All paint, brushes, scrapers are in the Bosun’s Locker. Paint tins are labelled.
For more information please ask :-
Tim 07821 542053
Pete 07715 538780
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Colemere Charity Day in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society – Sunday 9th September

From Club Captain – Helen

 What a marvellous day we had last Sunday !  The sun was out and although the wind was quite gusty we had fairly good sailing conditions.  The Officer of the Day, Tony Boys, set a super course for us all and for the first race we had seventeen boats eager to get across the start line.  Prizes were awarded to the winners with Tom Harris taking first place, Martin Cushing second and Nick Blore a close third.

 We had some very generous raffle prizes to hand out and I’d like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to everyone who donated a gift. It was definitely much appreciated.  The first prize was an aqua fleece jacket, kindly donated by Rooster Sailing. Ellen Dimelow had the winning ticket.  Tony Boys had the second prize of a wine basket donated by Tanners Wines.

 I’d like to thank everyone who attended and made the day so special.  It was a lovely opportunity for our new members to meet everyone and Ali Anthony’s chocolate brownies proved very popular !!

 The total raised on the day was an amazing £337. This is a superb amount to be able to donate to such a worthy cause.

Many thanks again.

 Helen Smith – Captain

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Thursday 19 July 2018 Pictures

Pictures taken by OOD Brian Johnson on a very nice, warm and breezy Thursday evening.

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