Our very own Cruising Co-ordinator, Donal, was among the volunteers whose invaluable contributions across sailing and boating communities were celebrated by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of the RYA, at an awards ceremony in central London.
Members and visitors were treated to a sunny and very warm (but windless) day!
However, the breeze did pick up as the day went on.
You may well receive the September newsletter after this event has been held, but thought you may like to know a little more about the event.
Three very delighted young sailors from Crawley Mariners Yacht Club (CMYC) have received £200 bursaries from the RYA London and South East Youth Training Fund Charity.
CMYC had one of the smaller teams but achieved big results!
The nesting season for the colony of Common Terns is complete which means that the exclusion zone at the southwest corner of the lake can now be used by paddlers. Sailing boats would do well to keep to the east of the line of white marker buoys as there is only very shallow water in the marked off area and huge amounts of weed.
What makes these tracks in the mud at the bottom of the lake?
A fantastic weekend at Cobnor, see the video here.
CMYC are now on Instagram!
You'll find many wonders of wildlife around the lake.
Owning our lake is a great asset and a huge advantage for Crawley Mariners, we don’t have to negotiate rental fees with a landlord, and we have the freedom to use Hedgecourt every day of the year if we wish. However, with this freedom, comes a great deal of responsibility.