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WANTED!  WORDPRESS TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR M-O-A WEBSITE

An hour or so a month to ensure the present website operates correctly and its software is kept fully updated.  Also to maintain domain names, email forwarding,  and hosting/associated accounts.

More details…

1) Ensure the WP installation continues operating correctly and that the software for both the basic WP installation and its associated Plug-ins/Themes is kept strictly up-to-date.

2) Ensure domain names, hosting account, and associated accounts/subscriptions (e.g. for off-site backup, plug-ins) are renewed and in credit and to liaise with the respective support help-desks as the occasion necessitates.

3) Work with and support MOA volunteers who undertake day-to-day editing of web content and management of member user-names/passwords.

The WP installation is administered via a simple browser interface and no coding or programming skills are involved for the current MOA site.  WP is extremely easy to learn but ideally requires someone already confident with normal Office type applications.  Administration of hosting facilities and domain names (and email redirection) is likewise browser based.  Experience of FTP and database concepts might be an advantage in understanding how WP operates in the hosting environment.

Time Requirements: Under normal circumstances, the WP installation needs checking for required software updates each week which only takes a few minutes.  From time to time, web-site content together with its menu/page structure should be checked for relevancy, valid links, etc. to ensure it remains a good window for the Association and its membership.

Full hand-over support will be provided as required by the out-going Administrator.

Current Arrangements: (All with genuine UK-based companies):

Web host:  TSOHost.com      Domain Registrar:  123-reg.co.uk      Offsite backup: myRepono.com

They now call depressions hurricanes and by names. Well we were so lucky to miss Ophelia and Brian. For the rally we enjoyed brilliant October weather. It was an especially successful event. We were booked into Shepard’s Wharf and members new and old (mind the ‘old’ bit) signed up. 16 member yachts all arrived and stacked 5 across the bay berthed together 3 lengths deep. Shepard’s Wharf was friendly too, loaning us the Sugar Store for the pontoon party for 37 crew. Sue & Peter with help from Sara & Lorraine prepared a spread of canapés and wine for us to enjoy as we mixed and discussed the important matters of life.

After what amounted to the first course of a dinner we perambulated to a new and interesting location. UKSA is a novel sailing centre as a “youth charity offering transformational opportunities, as well as professional yachting and watersports career courses”. This means it has hostel accommodation, dining and classrooms. We booked the dining room to follow after the residents for a splendid 2 course multiple choice menu with coffee to follow. We were invited to use the bar as well. The special characteristic of the mix of Maxi owners was obvious in the variety of bubbling conversations.

UKSA allowed us to use a classroom for the finale of the meet – A presentation of how a Maxi 1100 wins the gruelling Triangle race. This was delivered by Gary Heward to an extremely high quality and good humour enhanced by David Lewis & Gary Revell ripostes from the back of the room as they too were competitors in the same event. Then, more, we found the bar was open and entertainment. Even for one of our Maxi skippers who joined in with the Ladies’ Barberettes from Reading who had been singing before our dinner and were still going. Sadly it then was time to leave.

Peter Stonestreet

 

Skippers and crew Boat Model
Brown David Leda of Hamble 1000
Verdon Andy Colin Tebbs Ariam 1100
Tomkins Alan Peter Chignell Brent Goose 1100
Niven Neil Debbie Ruby Max 1100
Horwood Andy Sarah Asante 1100
Lloyd Peter Joan Walk of Life 38
Minkey Rodney Carole Neroli 1000
Ledger Robert Sally Moonshine Blues 1100
Huxford George Sarah Sea Wolf 1000
Heward Gary Carole Amylou 1100
Stonestreet Peter Sue Blue Rider Moody38
Stokes Richard Claire Skybird 1100
Thallon Jeremy Gill Sunfish 1000
Lewis David Gary Revell Resolute 1000
O’Donnell Peter Sarah Pell Mell 1000
Morrison Tricia Tim Genepy 1100
Sams Richard Lorraine Suive Sweedstar

 

The rally enjoyed a beautiful hot August weekend, which did mean motor-sailing for both Friday evening and Saturday arrivals. All six boats hung off one visitors buoy at Itchenor, with the approval  of a slightly surprised Harbourmaster, which made the safari supper simple!

Some zoomed off to the pub at high engine speed, avoiding the Paddle-Only race to the pub against a strong tide which was won by Robert on his paddle board. However all managed to dry out, as you can see, with the tide unaccountably continuing to race out while we were in the pub.

We split into two groups for the first two courses, then all 14 joined up for pudding on Moonshine Blues and a very enjoyable and social evening was had!

People left from noon onwards and after a bit of motor-sailing, some picked up a good breeze and finished the weekend with a fine beat home.

I am working on negotiations for similar weather next year.

Sally Moulsdale

Maxi Owners’ Autumn Meet – Sat, Sun14th, 15th October – Cowes, Shepards Wharf
There is often a good spell of weather in October!
We have prepared two extras for this event which I hope will be of interest:
We will be dining at UKSA, a new location for many?
Also rather specially, Gary Heward has offered to speak on his ways of winning with a Maxi. He will be supported by pictures.

Please book by email to me, Peter Stonestreet, peter@stonestreet.me.uk by 5th October. Include boat name and crew list with guests.
The Saturday programme will be:
1800: Pontoon Party, sponsored, Maxi Owners Association, (at Sugar Store band stand, inside if wet weather), kindly loaned by Shepards Wharf.
1845: Prepare to walk to UKSA, 12 minutes, or take water taxi. Meet at UKSA bar.
1930: start dinner
o/c : prepare for speaker in UKSA mess hall; Gary Heward ‘The Triangle Race’.
2145: depart UKSA
Menu at UKSA: (order & pay on the day)
Isle of Wight Rump Steak with Garlic and Herb Butter
Charred Aubergine, Halloumi and Tomato Stack (v)
Roast Plaice Fillet with Herb Oil
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Crême Brulée
£8.50 per person
Best Wishes, Peter & Sue Stonestreet, peter@stonestreet.me.uk

We are very proud to announce that Baldour (Maxi 1200) won the Bank of England regatta in May. The Bank of England Sailing Club Crew won the Commodore’s Cup for the first boat home in the Pursuit Race, and also the Bank of England Bowl for winning the IRC Race series. 

The two races on Saturday were in 20 knots of wind when Baldur achieved 12-13 knots with the kite up and 7-8 knots to windward. They also won the only IRC race on Sunday in very light airs only made possible in spring tides by the skilful timing and course selection by the Royal Ocean Racing Club races officers who organised the races.

If you’d like to help build Baldur’s race credentials, do get in touch – she’s already proved she’s got what it takes to win!

 

 

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