Previously - we seem to have spent the season chasing the resident Sigma 33, Carabot, both around the cans and in the Tour des Ports, to such an extent that my skipper Thierry Lecuru decided that he just had to have one. After some research in England, we found one closer to home, and all that remained to do was to bring it back..
Nev Hall has finally tied the knot on Thursday 8th September when he married Rebecca Johnson at St Peter and St Paul's church, Weston in Gordano.
Nev, who is part owner of La Salmo with his brother Gavin, has been a life-long member of the WSC where he and Gavin were both Cadets and regular sailors . Gavin sailed with his father Michael, who was the original owner of La Salmo, while Nev crewed for Barry Payne.
Captain’s log Friday morning 2 Sept - 0430 hrs off the Stone Pier for the first time in a few weeks in ‘Aliya’, sails set in a decent SW breeze which had filled in during the last Thursday evening race; Orion, ‘unerring herald of autumn,’ gleaming bright in partial cloud to the SE, right on the nose – France here we come..
43 boats enjoyed a hotly contested regatta in 4 classes
Winner of the overall regatta and of IRC2 was the very quick J90, skippered by Richard Woof, closely pursued by a battle for 2/3/4th between the 3 Grand Surprises: Surprise, Bon Vacances, and Passion.
Winner of the overall IRC trophy went to the Contessa 32, Moodshadow 2, skippered by Mike Street, also winning IRC 4.
A huge congratulations to those 5 people who managed to get their RYA Level 1 Dinghy certificate and of course Jenny and Chris who obtained their level 2 Dinghy certificates during our last weekend course.
The RYA and the British Sailing Team would like to invite all members of Weymouth Sailing Club to The Sail for Gold Roadshow at WPNSA on Sunday 14th August 2016.
Also the RYA and the British Sailing Team would like to invite the young sailors of Weymouth Sailing Club to a Sailing Masterclass starting at 2.00pm.
Cabrach flew the Weymouth SC burgee at Brest 2016. Quatorze Juillet moored next to four Pen Duicks including number 1, for free, and watching the feu d'artifice was all part of the deal. The next day I found myself sat on a Wharram catamaran chatting to James Wharram himself. As you can see the wind was very light and the sun was hot, but wherever you looked there was another fascinating boat.
Mark and Rima Bugler started their summer cruise on Saskia with a trip to Portsmouth to watch the Americas Cup World Series as Rima had been given tickets to view from the race village on Saturday by her boys for her birthday. However what was supposed to be a simple spectator trip turned in something much more!
The Squib class held its annual Ringstead Race and beach BBQ last Sunday. The Squibs were escorted by a fleet of ten cruisers, Sirius, the club RIB and a Feva !
Arcsine in Volvo Round Ireland Race June 18th 2016
Planning started many months ago, first the Nav plan, absolutely essential when you are only 2 onboard. My Co-skipper on Arcsine was Phil Kirk(you may have seen him at the Club when he gave the talk re sailing a wayfarer around Britain in record time!)