CVSS AGM Wednesday 28th April 2021 at 19:00

The AGM will take place on Wednesday 28 April 2021 at 7pm, by zoom (zoom details below).
This is a change in tradition, as the AGM has previously taken place at the end of each season. As discussed at last year's AGM, this can cause confusion, as members were focussed on the season that had just finished, but the accounts presented to the meeting were for the previous season.
An April AGM will resolve that, and will also offer an opportunity for the chairman to both report on the previous season, and outline plans in place for the ensuing season.  

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Meeting ID: 893 7659 1038
Passcode: 724392

Harry Marriott

It is with a sad heart that we have learned of the death of our dear friend Harry Marriott.

Harry was a founder member of CVSS and he loved to spend his time with new volunteers teaching them basic knots and sailing skills among many other things. He was a competent sailor who loved his time at the lake. Over the last few years Harry was a regular Wednesday volunteer. He ensured our sugar levels were always topped up by the ever constant supply of doughnuts and cakes! He retired from sailing in 2018. He also celebrated his 90th birthday in 2020.

Rest in peace, Harry, we are all going to miss you. Our thoughts and love are with his family at this sad time.

Friends of CVSS 200 Club March Draw

Thank you so much for supporting the Friends of CVSS 200 Club in 2020. Our 104 members have raised a massive £1580 for CVSS after the prizes and licence have been paid for. This has been a real lifeline for CVSS during the pandemic, as aside from a few donations, this has been our main source of income to meet our financial commitments.  

It is hoped to gradually reintroduce sailing again this year when it is safe to do so and this money will help us support disabled people by enabling them to have affordable opportunities to have fun on the water through sailing and canoeing. 
The winners of the March draw were:
1st Veronica Benattar £50
2nd Harriett Elsdon £30
3rd Steve Seymour £15
Congratulations to the winners! 
We will shortly be relaunching our 200 club for the 2021 season so will be circulating information later this month, including the option to set up a standing order. We very much hope that many will continue supporting us to enable disabled children and adults to go sailing and canoeing during 2021. 
Thank you again for your support!

Flooding around the Aquadrome

Major flooding in the Aquadrome has led to it's closure to the public. Heavy rain in January and February as caused flooding all around Bury Lake, Batchworth Lake, the River Colne and the canal. 

Message from our Chairman Mike Marcus

Report following the AGM which was held via ZOOM on 21st October 2020

What a year to become Chairman. Confucius says it is not good to live in interesting times and I think I agree with him.

I have had fantastic support from my fellow Trustees and the Committee and I would like to thank them for this As a result of COVID-19 we have been unable to sail this season and I know everyone has missed it. Unlike last year, the water levels have remained high, but we cannot dwell on what might have been. We have had sufficient financial reserves so, unlike many Charities, we have had one less thing to worry about. Obviously the 200 Club has helped and I would like to thank my fellow trustee, Phil for the idea and making it happen.

We have tried to keep in touch with people over the summer through a WhatsApp Group, our new Facebook page, Newsletters and Zoom. If you would like more information about any of these, please contact Frances or myself. We have also revamped and updated our website to make it more accessible for sailors and volunteers. Any feedback on these would be most welcome.

CVSS Christmas Lunch for Volunteers rescheduled again

CVSS Christmas Lunch for Volunteers

The CVSS Christmas Lunch for volunteers has been rescheduled to Tuesday 7th December 2021 at Batchworth Park Golf Club. 

RYA Sailability release Guide to Autism and Boating

The RYA Sailability have released a useful video and guide booklet about Autism and Boating which will be of interest to CVSS volunteers and parents of children with autism. 

Please see the links below to download the booklet or to watch the video. 

RYA Sailability Guide to Autism and Boating

Link to video from RYA Sailability Autism and Boating

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Aquadrome, Bury Lake
Frogmoor Lane
Rickmansworth, Hertforshire

Postcode for Satnav - WD3 1NB

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