Nationals Newsletter No. 9

Hi all

Great to see everyone starting to get into motion today, lots of boat polishing going on, forestay flags being hoisted, and most importantly – eating! After what has been a tough December for many, and a perhaps somewhat less-than-festive festive season, there were plenty of relieved faces peering down at the scales! Well done to all those who lost, maintained or gained weight under some pretty close scrutiny!

But…we are only just beginning. There a few things that we need to nag you about still. First – the presentation night. Apologies in advance for the hassling, but we have a deadline for numbers with the club. On offer is an amazing two course menu – we’ve trawled through their options and selected the absolute best!

Entree is either of the
– duck salad with orange segments, fried noodles, shallots and ponzu vinaigrette (gf)
– scallops with pulled pork and apple sauce

Main is a selection between
– chargrilled eye fillet with mustard cream dauphinoise potato, sautéed kale, Dutch carrot and jus gras (gf)
– sesame crusted salmon fillet with wasabi mash, shiitake mushrooms, Bok Choy and ponzu beurre Blanc sauce (gf)

Combine that with complimentary drink on arrival and the Crawdaddys keeping us addicted to the dance floor and it promises to be a night not to be missed!

We do need everyone’s rsvp and payment tomorrow though, so please don’t delay!

Also, the Helys have generously donated a boat cover for auction, with proceeds to go to our much loved absent sailor – Luke Matthews. Please check it out, and if you fancy keeping those nasty uv rays from damaging your deck, all while earning you some awesome karma, then we’d like to hear some bids!!

Good luck all!