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Download the latest edition of The Halyard here: The Halyard March 2014
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Previous editions are available in 'Resources' here

You will receive Membership forms for next year in February 2014.  However, if you know that you will not want to sail in 2014 please let us know. We have great pressure on group sailing slots next year and we fit in existing groups first. If you do not need your slot we can reallocate it.

If you want to change your sailing slot for 2014, let us know as soon as possible and we will try to accommodate you.

In 2014 CVSS expects to sail Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.  We intend to place groups that sail only in the summer term into the Tuesday sailing slots. If you wish to retain you sailing slot for 2014 please contact Frances

Peter HammondOn Saturday 11th May 2013 we held a boat naming ceremony in honour of Sue Weller and Peter Hammond.

The event was at the end of sailing when a number of people were present. A double glittery pink Access Boat was named "Sweet Sue" in honour of Sue Weller who had been a CVSS volunteer for many years and in particular Shore Officer on Saturdays.

A blue single Access Boat was named "Peter Hammond" in honour of Peter Hammond who was the founder of CVSS.

Tour de Pednor 300The Queen's Head's annual Tour de Pednor took place on 11 August 2013. A team of seven CVSS volunteers mounted their bikes to complete the loop. The bike ride started at the pub and went along the five mile Pednor Loop before returning to the pub for an afternoon of fun.

Our thanks to Lisa Walker, publican of the Queen's Head in Chesham, who nominated CVSS as the charity for the sponsored bike ride around Pednor. Thanks also to Timandra and Barry Slade who liased with Lisa to ensure our presence on the day. 

It was a great day out and raised in excess of £1,275 for CVSS. Well done all.


Opening Pontoon 300This is our new pontoon that replaces the old "katakanu "pontoon.

The installation took 3 days and it has been paid for by Sport England.

It is wider, longer and more stable than the previous pontoon and we expect it to make embarkation and disembarkation easier.

The pontoon was "opened " by the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire on 13th May.