Sogakope Race

Hi all Sailors!

Hope you are all ready for the Sogakope Race this weekend!  We've got 14 boats entered, so it should be a great race! 

As usual Subhi is going to put on a great spread and for is continued loyal support of the club it is incumbent for us all to show him how much we appreciate this by having  a large turn out. 

Vodafone is coming to the club on Saturday morning to present Kevin Wingfield with the suite of sails which he won at the Vodafone regatta in November.  They are planning to do the presentation at 9 am as not to interfere with the start of the Sogakope Race.  So if at all possible, could you try and be there by 9 so that we can show our appreciation to Vodafone.

Looking forward to a good weekend both on and off the water!

Outcome AGM 20th February 2013

The Commodore reported that the club is in good health, that the membership is stable, the finances had benefited from good sponsorship income, the club has had some bigger maintenance issues taken care of and the new rescue boat has arrived. Membership remained broadly in line with the previous year. Membership was between 50 and 60 and 12 new members joined in 2012.

The Treasurer explained that this was the first year the club had produced P&L/Balance sheet accounts. The numbers were reviewed and some more detail of the expenses were explained to those present.

The Sailing Secretary confirmed that racing has been regular during the year and is still the best method of improving skills within the club.  He also confirmed that the racing programme for the new year should include some offshore sailing now the new rescue boat is available but that strict rules governing offshore sailing should be applied. He reminded the members that we now have 2 signature races in the year and that it was likely that the Mercury Sogakope race and the Vodafone Regatta would remain on the calendar for 2013.

The existing committee stood down and the elections for the new committee were determined. The new committee was welcomed and the new details are shown on the Contact page.

The new Commodore pledged his commitment to the club and welcomed his new committee to the members present. He also thanked the outgoing Commodore and advised that the new committee would arrange a committee meeting in the near future. The new Commodore proposed he would like to build a Jetty for the club to provide a seating area and also to provide a safer mooring for the new rescue boat.

Annual general meeting

The committee has set Wednesday 20th February as the date of the AGM at 7pm in Robi's Dutch Bar. Please come and support your club.

The committee will be made up of the following positions for 2013:-

  • Commodore
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Sailing Secretary
  • Social Secretary
  • Membership Secretary
  • Maintenance Member
  • Safety Boat and Berthing Member
  • Laser/Canoe Member
  • Web Member

Please send any nominations to the commodore before 13th February 2013.

Vodafone Regatta

On behalf of the Ghana Sailing Club members, I would like to thank Vodafone for their most generous sponsorship of the ‘Vodafone Regatta’.  A great day was had by all and I hope that this format can be improved and enhanced over future years as the event format develops. The delays caused by the bad traffic from Accra to Ada on Saturday 1st December were soon forgotten and I am happy we got 10 boats sailing three races. This is set to be a key event on our calendar and I know the new Vodafone branded sails that were raffled on Saturday night will be seen for many years to come by all the householders whose properties face the Volta estuary. Thank you again, The Commodore. 

(also see http://ghanasailingclub.com/vodafone-regatta-2012)

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Annual Christmas party

On Friday November 23 the helms, crews and their related landlubbers congregated at the Atlantic Lobster for an early Christmas celebration. In between the copious dishes of seafood, a pub quiz with a twist of truth or dare was held. The Sailing Secretary presented the results of the races held during the year and awarded the winners their prizes. It all ended in chaos when the Commodore whipped out his bottles... (also see http://ghanasailingclub.com/christmas-party-2012)

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