WSC Coffee Club are holding their Spring Lunch on Friday March 28th; this social gathering is open to all club members and friends. An excellent occasion to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Let's celebrate Spring together.
The photo is of The Coffee Club Christmas Lunch which was enjoyed by 35 people; Father Christmas sent presents for all.
13 walkers and a dog enjoyed a beautiful sunny day on Sunday for the
second Squib Walk round Cerne Abbas. We encountered plenty of water but none of it deep enough for Iain to repeat his swimming demonstration, much to the disappointment of the rest of the party. We managed to keep up a good pace despite the rain water and managed to get to the Royal Oak in good time for lunch; in fact before it opened. A good lunch was enjoyed after which we were pleased to see Phil Ashworth just arriving on his bike as we left.
We plan to have one more walk before the start of the sailing season.
To open our 101st season we obviously need to build on our Centenary, and so the theme of this year's dinner is 'The Atlantic'. Our guests are Adrian Bugler and Jane Olliff, who braved that ocean last year, and (weather permitting!) Thierry Lacour and Anne Mataguez from Cherbourg Yacht Club - Thierry will be joining Louis-Marie Dussère on his famous 'Raging Bee' for a double-handed transatlantic race later this year, and naturally we want to support this venture of our French sister club.
Deauville, Douarnenez or Dartmouth - whatever your destination this year, why not come along and join in the annual Cruising Evening at the club, starting at 7.30pm. We will not be doing food this year, though the bar will be open, and the evening will consist of a number of short presentations on various aspects of cruising, reports from last year, with lots of photos to look at.
Did you know that you can support the Lifeboats whenever you buy from Amazon? If you go through the RNLI website they get a donation from Amazon of at least 5% of the value of each purchase. The link is http://rnli.org/howtosupportus/otherwaystohelp/Pages/Amazon.aspx. Why not keep the page in your favourites and use it each time you make an order?
RNSA Portland Branch has invited Weymouth SC members to join them for a game of skittles at the Fox and Hounds Inn, Cattistock, at 19:30 on Sunday 16 February. Please contact Jacquie Shears, RNSA Social Secretary, on 01300 341126 or 07534 164459 if you are interested.
Twenty one members joined Sunday’s walk led by Caroline Nairn on the first nice day for weeks, the sun shone and the black clouds avoided us.
You couldn't make it up, they say, but someone has - Robert Redford maintains a single wooden expression throughout the film, there is no dialogue, he is either on a yacht (or briefly over the side) or in a rather squishy liferaft throughout, and things just go on getting worse. Not a brilliant recipe for a movie, though the fish in the underwater shots upstage the entire surface action with some terrific formation swimming!
With a new season's sailing to look forward to, what better venue to announce it than the East Shambles, where I went last Friday in a brief weather window - which still included a 30-knot squall with driving rain!
Thanks as always to Woody's generosity, we were able to take advantage of a lovely morning on Saturday to go round the bay getting the marks in.