UK members at least can look forward to receiving the winter Journal - Dinghy Cruising 252 - before Christmas. Huge effort from the Editor to complete it in time for the printers to get it done before they shut down for their Christmas break.
There's a great article from Roger about his trip to Venice and a lovely mix of other topics to keep you occupied over the Christmas period, unless you live in Tasmania in which case it will be sometime in January!
This meeting will take place online using Zoom. To book your place, please complete the registration form on the AGM page in the Members Section of the website. This form gives you the opportunity to propose items for the agenda, raise matters arising from the 2021 AGM minutes and nominate or volunteer for the Committee positions that become vacant next year.
When the Officers' reports become available in January, they will be available to download from the AGM web page. It is important that you read these before the meeting takes place as they will not be read in full at the meeting. If you have registered for the AGM, you will be sent an email prior to the meeting which contains the joining link and some advice about using Zoom
After the AGM there will be a talk by Michael Storer, Australian small boat designer. Michael has created a number of lightweight stitch-and-glue designs that have detailed build instructions and high performance on the water. Among his well known designs are the Goat Island Skiff and the Beth and Viola sailing canoes.
Find out how Michael evolved from a dinghy racer to a designer of multi-role boats by joining us at our 2022 AGM.
The meeting to discuss and plan the NW regional rally programme for 2022 will be held by Zoom at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 5th February 2022. Details will be sent to NW members by email and posted in the North West section of the Forum nearer the time. Our NW Regional Secretary is standing down at this meeting after more than a decade in the job. Everyone in the North West will be sorry to see him go and we all extend our sincere thanks to him for the hard work he has put in over the years. Is there anyone out there willing to take up the reins?