Grenville's Memorial Sail
Grenville’s Memorial Sail is in memory of past member Grenville Robinson whose presence is greatly missed by those that knew him. The event - for both cruisers and dinghies sailing to Rosemarkie for lunch - - takes place annually. See the club Calendar and Dutyman information for the date. The start time, i.e. leaving Fortrose Harbour is around 11:00 and you should plan to arrive at Rosemarkie beach between 12:30 and 13:00.
Plan A is to leave the Club at the published start time and sail to Rosemarkie Bay for a soup and sandwich lunch (very kindly supported by Helen Robinson & Family) at the Rosemarkie Beach Cafe. Safety boats accompanying the dinghies will offer a water taxi service for cruisers anchoring offshore.
In the event that the weather is unsuitable for sailing, Plan B is to walk/drive to Rosemarkie Beach arriving at around 12.30. In past years the lunch was probably the Club’s largest social gathering of the year. Helen Robinson has asked us to make especially clear that non-sailing partners are very welcome.
The responsibility for anyone's decision to participate in this excursion is theirs alone. The Club endeavours to provide 2 of its safety boats to accompany the fleet which inevitably will become quite well spread. In the event that a boat's crew gets into difficulties the priority for the safety boats will be to remove the crew members from the boat and get them to safety. Any boats abandoned will be marked to say so and may be recovered later once all sailors are known to be safe.
Contribution to costs
The Committee has decided that while Helen Robinson supports the event very generously it is also appropriate for participants in the lunch to make a contribution to the costs of £5.00 per head. The online payment option is available below.
If you don't pre-pay then please seek out a Committee member on the day or do so retrospectively. The Treasurer will be happy to receive cheques!