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!)
Well done to all the boats making it over the Cherbourg a fortnight ago and apologies we didn’t have our traditional get-together in the evening… though I think most crews ended up in Eldorado as normal! It was a great run and lovely to see so many local boats in Port Chantereyne.
As you may have heard, we had a fair bit of excitement with French customs as we made our way into Cherbourg on Saturday afternoon. For the record, it happened something like this..
The next RYA level 1 and 2 Dinghy sailing course is scheduled for the 6th/7th August.
This is fantastic for Dinghy sailors who want to earn a certificate or two, yacht crew who would like to know more about sailing or those of you that have just come back from holiday and fancy taking up sailing as a hobby.
The course is an absolute bargain at £125 for a whole weekend including certificates.
Weymouth’s Sam Mottershead (aka Super Sam) teamed up crewing with one of the Merlin Rocket fleet’s top sailors - Olly Turner - to win the weekend Starcross YC silver tiller event. It all came down to the final race and a win was delivered in style.
Former Commodore Kathy Claydon is competing in this years Round Ireland race. Racing in the IRC double handed class she and Phil set off on Saturday. You can track her progress here:
Great Result for our local dinghy sailors - Tim Bowden and Emma Stevenson - who shouted clearly enough at Mumbles this last weekend that they are serious competition. Overall winners in the regatta - but with an eye on the Osprey Nationals in a couple of months this would have been a pleasing result to lead the Ospreys home.
To be off Utah beach on the 6th of June is something of a privilege, though the fog meant that we didn’t see anything till we arrived in the buoyed channel into Carentan, and then it was only egrets and the occasional cow!
On Saturday / Sunday we completed an RYA level 1/2 course.
Congratulations to Fiona, Derek and Marcus upon obtaining their RYA level 1 certificates and moving a long way forward into level 2.