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Maldon Little Ship Club Sponsored Row and Gig Race 2019

31887692641_62f5f231b5_oOn Saturday 5th January, we will be taking part in the MLSC annual sponsored row in aid of the RNLI.

We’d love to see lots of you there to cheer us and everyone else along.

The race starts at about 11.00 hours, depending on the tide and will last for about 45 minutes.

Free entry and a great spectacle with lots of rowers, canoeists and paddle-boarders in fancy dress taking part on the river at Maldon Hythe Quay, near the Queens Head and of course the Maldon Little Ship Club.

December RNLI 200 Club Draws – The Results

The Basin Oars

This month sees not only the weekly draws, but also the fourth quarter Big Oars Draw and our Christmas Even Bigger Oars Draw!

The draws took place at Maldon Little Ship Club on Sunday 16th December at around 3.30pm.

The 4x weekly prize is £43.50 and the winners are: No: 89 Bill Riches, No:97 Jocasta Webb, No:120 John Francis and No: 177 Sylvia Thompson

The Big Oars Draw – 1st prize of £217 – No: 109 Jimmy Byam Shaw, 2nd prize of £87 – No: 22 Alice Syrett and 3rd prize of £66 – No: 165 Jimmy Byam Shaw

The Christmas Even Bigger Oars Draw – 1st prize of £435 – No: 158 Josie Hewitt and 2nd prize of £174 – No: 93 Colin Finch

This is a massive £1153, all down to our members and not forgetting that this same amount is going to the RNLI.

Congratulations everyone!

Over this year the 200 Club has paid out to members a total of £4,176 each to members and the RNLI. You may be interested to know that since we started the 200 Club in 2012, it has generated just under £24,000!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Safe New Year and we thank you for your support.

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Thank you 2018 (please click link)

What a fantastic day! Thank you to everyone who supported our 15th annual fun dog show last month including spectators, competitors, stewards, helpers and The Judges! It seems a distant memory now. It was a great day with warm sunshine and blue skies and lots of happy dogs!

We had 70 dogs participate in 200 entries for the 9 classes. As usual, the clear round agility was very popular with all child handlers receiving a rosette.

The canine with the most appealing eyes and the dog the judges would want to take home being the favourite classes with 38 and 36 entries respectively. The judges had such a hard task!

Best in Show - Skye

Best in Show – Skye

 

Our Best in Show was Skye with Tannah Harrington and Reserve Champion was Bella with Phoebe Dewes. The Best Partnership was awarded to The Marshalls with their dogs Matty and Henry. Congratulations to you all!

 

 

Bella - Reserve Champion

Bella – Reserve Champion

The total raised from the show was a massive £965, helped along with some very generous donations. A huge heartfelt THANK YOU. This money will be shared between the Sea Change Sailing Trust and towards at least one defibrillator for our village, Heybridge Basin. 

Sea Change Cheque Presentation for £365

Sea Change Cheque Presentation for £365 December 2018

Please click link (Thank you 2018) at top of page for a montage from the day.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Thank you.

RNLI 200 Club November Draws – The Results

November’s draws took place on the evening of Friday 30th November at The Jolly Sailor, Heybridge Basin.

The weekly draws prize was £44.25

No. 43 – Geoffrey Car

No. 147 – Anthony Slade

No. 103 – Harry Wright

No. 140 – Andy Ambrose

Congratulations everyone!

We’re almost at 200 numbers and our highest membership to date! If you would like more numbers and/or know of anyone who would like to join, please contact us.

Thanks

 

 

 


 

RNLI 200 Club April Results and Accounts for 2017

Better late than never! The results of the April draws are as follows with a prize fund of £42.75 for each week.

110 Jimmy Byam Shaw

135 Daphne Howard

28 Jocasta Webb

18 Bill Riches

THE BASIN OARS RNLI 200 CLUB

Accounts for January – December 2017

RNLI?Registered Charity No. 209603

The total amount given to the RNLI was in fact £4,704.00, thanks to generous donations as well as the 200 Club.

Paid in                                                               £7,728.00 

Paid out in prizes               £3,843.00

Paid out to RNLI                 £3,854.00    =   £7,697.00 

Expenses for the year                                         £00.00

Balance left in account                                       £31.00

Statements can be viewed on request.

If you need more information please contact one of the team – 

phone Jill on 01621 850065, email: basinoars@gmail.com 

or www.thebasinoars.co.uk 

Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2018

Last Year's Champion

Last Year’s Champion

***** Hold the date *****

This year will be our 15th Fun Dog Show and is to be held on Saturday 15th September in the field adjacent to Daisy Meadow car park, Heybridge Basin from midday.

More details will be posted in the near future, so please keeping looking on the website and Face Book for updates.

Each year we hold a fun dog show in aid of local charities and is normally held in June, but we have decided that September would be a good time and give everyone something to look forward to towards the end of the summer.

Maldon Little Ship Club Sponsored Gig and Rowing Race

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New Year’s Resolution….

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This was held on Saturday 20th January 2018 at about 13.30 on Maldon Hythe quay. A cold, grey and rainy day, but lots of boats on the river and a good race!

We’d like to thanks everyone who braved the weather to come along and cheer every one along. Raising money for the RNLI is the game and the race did just that. Over £6000 in total and we’re proud to announce that we raised £4,704 of this total.

Many, many thanks to all those who helped us achieve this magnificent amount through the 200 club we run for the RNLI and individual donations.

If you’ve seen Maldon Standard, don’t be confused with name the reporter gave us – we’ve not renamed ourselves the Base and Oars (??!!!!). We are still The Basin Oars who have been around since 1990 – a mere 28 years! If you want to join the 200 Club, we still have a few numbers left so do contact us for more details.

Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2017 Presentation

'Reminder' Presentation SeaChange Sailing Trust

‘Reminder’ Presentation SeaChange Sailing Trust

On Bank Holiday Monday, 28th  August we had great pleasure in presenting a cheque to one of our chosen charities, SeaChange Sailing Trust, supported by this year’s fun dog show held in Daisy Meadow on 10th June.

The £475.00 (half of the £950 total raised from the dog show) will go towards the fitting out of their new  barge ‘Blue Mermaid’.

SeaChange takes underprivileged , excluded and disabled young people for a week or two on ‘Reminder’. Hilary said they have some team leaders who themselves started out on ‘the discarded register’. The youngsters are invited to help with all aspects of life on-board, including navigation, which when they have plotted a course and worked out how long they will take to reach their destination, Hilary tells them that they have just successfully carried out ‘applied maths’. They also get involved with geography, history, cooking, communications, astrology, to name but a few subjects, as well as sail and barge handling, and of course, ‘health and safety’.

The ‘students’ go home with a certificate, often the first they have ever achieved and a lot of self belief.

Basin Oars always get involved, and whilst we were making up twelve bunks with fresh bedding the next ‘crew’ arrived, people from  the other end of the spectrum, Hilary calls it ‘Dementia Adventure’. Folk with their partners or carers going out for a week of leisurely, no pressure enjoyment.

The Basin Oars are so please to have helped this worthy cause. Who knows, we might find ourselves as a passenger in the future!