I have just returned to a Grey cold Blighty after two fantastic weeks in Antigua. The Hotel I was staying at was just 400 yards from Jolly Harbour Yacht Club (JHYC), so on day one I decided to check out the club and the Harbour. The Harbour area is about the size of Weymouth marina and is filled with hundreds of Sailing boats of all shapes and sizes many still situated ashore awaiting to be craned back into the water for the Winter season. I viewed the JHYC notice board and to my delight the annual club regatta "Notice of Race" was displayed & being held on the 20-21st Nov and crew wanted notices were also on display - I applied to one of the notices.
The Commodore and members of WSC wish to express their sympathy and support for the members of Cherbourg Yacht Club and all those people affected by the attacks in Paris on Friday.
Many YCC members live and/or work in Paris – when I rang club secretary Anne Mataguez she told me that a cousin of hers had been in the Stade de France, and that many people in Cherbourg would have had family in Paris at the time.
The tricolore will fly at half-mast at the club during this week to demonstrate our support at this difficult time.
It's that time of year again so if you fancy an early Turkey, a Saucy Salmon or a Nutty roast - here's a pleasant way of joining a few friends at the club for a Friday lunch. Click here http://www.wsc.org.uk/node/3245 for booking form!
Remembrance Sunday saw a late start in blustery conditions for the final race of the YCW Autumn Series for cruisers, hosted by Weymouth SC.
In all, 24 yachts competed in the series which saw a wide range of conditions; from sunny light airs through to yesterday's showers and gusts of 30knts!
Some video footage of Jammy Dodger sailing on the reaches can be seen here
Twelve WSC Squibbers visited Rondar, the new official builder, to view a prototype of the proposed new Squib. The hull and deck are the same shape (taken from the existing moulds) but the internal layout has been modified to make the cockpit self draining, and most of the internal structure is a single moulding which greatly ...
It’s official – we like Weymouth so much we’re adding a day to the Transmanche weekend, so that we have a day to enjoy Weymouth and meet friends at Weymouth Sailing Club! Such is the feeling at Cherbourg Yacht Club, and it will be up to us at WSC to add to the traditional culinary reception organised so admirably by Steve and Josie and Cheryl, maybe with an inter-club sailing event in the Bay – I favour an event with the results of every boat from each club counting! Or a duel in Grand Surprises, perhaps..
Just a reminder that subscriptions are now overdue and memberships will lapse at the end of the month if not paid. However, please view the 2015/2016 Winter Social Programme at http://www.wsc.org.uk/node/3216 (a paper copy will be sent to you when you renew your membership and if you can do this via Go-Cardless http://www.wsc.org.uk/gocardless even better - thanks). If you view this you will see how much effort has been put in to a varied program and also includes some important dates regarding AGM's and Dinner Dance dates. All these dates will shortly appear on the club's online calendar.
James Dadd and Charlene Jackson from the RORC Rating office in Lymington braved the downpour on Tuesday evening to visit Weymouth SC.
Over three hours, they shared some key information about the rating process and gave advice to owners from both WSC and CCSC on improving their yacht's performance and getting a more accurate rating for racing. Many thanks to everyone who attended this fun and lively Q&A!
Congratulations to Megan Pascoe and Adrian Patterson who have received Maritime Hero awards from the Old Pulteney Whisky Company. These prestigious prizes are awarded to people who have shown outstanding passion and commitment to sailing.