In a normal year, the social events at the club are many and varied. Apart from the regular Wednesday Sailors’ suppers through the summer and the Sunday lunches, there are usually events ranging from Scottish Country Dancing in the winter, culminating in a Burns Night Dinner, to dinners and other social events that complement the sailing calendar such as Fitting Out and Laying up Suppers. The main social event of the year is the Regatta Ball in August, and there are lots of other class dinners and drinks events as well. In the summers of 2018 and 2019 we also held themed parties where guests could dress as extras from Abba and the Beach Boys!
The 2021 AYC Calendar lists out the Bar and Galley Opening times planned and a range of social events. In these Covid-19 challenged times, we have been optimistic about getting back up and running as soon as we can and able to provide a safe environment in these times.
Also, keep an eye on the regular emails from the club that will detail out the events and booking information.
As we write, we are in full lockdown, but to ensure we still create a sense of community we have planned:
AYC Book Club
– a new initiative that we are pleased to get off the ground in 2021. The idea is to have a nautical theme to the book choices – we kicked off with Life of Pi. The next choice is Iris Murdoch’s The Sea The Sea. If you would like to join in, please email Ged Purves -
Easter Quiz : Even if we are able to open the club at Easter, the Easter Quiz will be on Zoom as such a popular event won’t allow for lots of chatting over tables safely. So again, email your team name and What’s app number for your scorer to email@example.com.
A big thank you to Tom Stevens and James Powell for putting on an entertaining Zoom Burns Night – great fun to see familiar faces. Tom, as ever a great MC and James proved to be a whizz as Resident DJ.