Autumn Newsletter – November 2016

Another year has started at Cambridge with great recruiting activity and 65 people participating in the Taster Weekend. As always, a report and photographs are on the website. A week earlier, a Cambridge Early 00s team won the O&CSS Generations Event and the current Cambridge team came 3rd, well ahead of Oxford – see the O&CSS website for full details. And, while not wanting to brag about such things, we note that there were 3 CUCrC sailors competing in the recent Endeavour Trophy, with Nick Craig coming 2nd, Roger Gilbert 4th, and Luke and Emma McEwen 17th out of 25 entrants – congratulations all!

Michaelmas Term Events

The windsurfers made an early start to their season with a visit to the legendary Aussie Kiss event in Devon on 15/16 October. That same weekend the usual University Team Racing Trials were hotly contested at Grafham.


Attached to this email is a one-page briefing document setting out the approach it is proposed the Club adopts to commercial sponsorship. The document is intended mainly for student members, but if you can help on the basis explained in the note, the Club would be most grateful. If you have any comments or suggestions on the note, please let me have them.


The AGM is scheduled for 7:00pm on Tuesday 29th November in the Hawks Club, Cambridge. As well as transacting normal AGM business, it is hoped to adopt the new club constitution. The Club is very fortunate in that Will Henderson (Trinity 1973, Vice Commodore 1974/5), who specialises in the law of clubs, societies, and charities, has drafted the new constitution. The result is a set of rules that preserves the Club’s charitable status for Gift Aid, affords us considerable operational flexibility, and also protects the Officers, Committee, and Members from claims in this litigious age.

January Telephone Campaign

We will be running our usual annual student telephoning campaign in mid-January. As we did last year, we will be concentrating on thanking alumni for their generous and continuing support of the Boat and Board Fund. If you were not contacted last year, be prepared for a student sailor call this coming January. If you wish, you may ask to be excluded from student telephoning campaigns.

Plymouth Ahoy

Adam Littlejohn (Queens 2012) is sailing regularly at Royal Western and commends their ‘Win or Swim Cup’ dinghy series. Get in touch with Adam if you are in the West Country and visiting Plymouth – or thinking of sailing or seeking crewing opportunities there.

With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,

Anthony Butler
Alumni Administrator

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