Some members may be aware that Bob Roberts has passed away. Mark Bugler has kindly penned a few thoughts.
Memories of Bob Roberts
It's takes a special breed of person to deal with dirt on the scale of the annual mark lifting!
Every year, all the racing marks are hauled out onto Viking and then brought ashore for a good clean, re-painting and maintenance on their tackle. It's filthy, exhausting work but essential if we're to have marks to race around for the rest of the year.
Apologies, we have changed the quiz nights as follows:
The first quiz has moved from Thursday 19th to Friday 27th January
The second quiz has moved from Thursday 23rd to Friday 17th February
The bar will be open from 1830, the quiz starts at 1930 - please be prompt !
Check out www.wsc.org.uk/calendar for the latest information for Club sailing and social activities
Here is the proof, the first prize for the Boxing Day draw, a £300 Bussells voucher.
Profit from Al Doughty's meat draw run throughout the Autumn and Winter series has amassed £220, with Mondays takings we expect to have over £300 in the kitty which will go to smaller prizes.
Last Thursday at Southampton, Feanor was loaded aboard a ship bound for the Carribean!
Feanor has been an inhabitant of Weymouth Sailing Club's moorings since 1988. Under the expert helmsmanship of her owner Jeremy Parkinson she has cruised nearly all the coasts of Europe and Scandinavia from Bergen in Norway to Göçek in Turkey.
Novembers Yobs meeting was held at Moatt sail on Portland. Steve Moatt invited the Yobs to join him at his sail loft to not only see how sails are made but to actually make one.
Wandering around the Musée de la Marine in Paris the other day, waiting to meet the head of conservation for my research project, I came across the Trophée Jules Verne, which is one that, even if you won it, you couldn’t take home – nor would you want to, given its enormous size (about 10ft.).
The first photo shows club boats rigging and probably about to take part in one of the first club races.
The crane and house in the foreground were still there when I was a child; the crane was for lifting the wooden bridge out so that boats could use the slipway where the main yard now is. The corner of the stone house is still the corner in the path between the yards.
Sugar and spice and all things nice, no we are not talking about Teresa May but the MacMillan Cancer Support coffee morning.
Dubbed the biggest coffee morning in the world, Weymouth Sailing Club members did their bit baking beautiful cakes for fellow members and the general public.
With the urn bubbling away, tea and coffee was served up and with tables straining under the weight of naughty but nice treats, donations were made and consumers had their fill.
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. Now read on...