Portland to Cherbourg on a Volvo 70

Nick on the nav station

Nick Massey skipper of “Tumbarumba” and Coxswain of Weymouth lifeboat will be getting married to Nicola on Friday 5th May. Traditionally the groom has a stag event that normally includes consuming copious amounts of alcohol. As Nick is a fairly sensible chap he decided that this was not for him, so he chartered Steve White’s 2008 Volvo 70 – Ex “Telefonica Black” and invited some friends to join him on a gentle cruise from Portland to Cherbourg and return. Read Al's full article here

Tony Bennett Pursuit Race 2017 - A Circular Wind

Submitted by nik766

The traditional season opener at Weymouth Sailing Club is the Tony Bennett Pursuit - an all in pursuit race. The forecast was for a light North Westerly but what do forecasters know! When the race committee arrived in the bay to setup there was zero wind apart from a little bit about 100 yards off from Bowleaze. Soon though a light North Easterly filled in across the bay and seemed to be stabilising - ish. But 10 minutes before the first start the race committee looked to the South to see Squibs hoisting their spinnakers to sail back to the committee boat - in a Southerly breeze.

Around the world in the 16th century - and now coming to Weymouth!

Submitted by steve

The Nao Victoria, a Spanish carrack of 85 tons with a crew of 42, left Seville in 1519 to sail around the world - and (thanks to the good offices of WSC member and harbourmaster Keith Howorth) arrives in Weymouth next week! How can this be?

Spring Series - champagne conditions

Duelling J97s

So far, the start of season racing for yachts has had some fantastic conditions - warm weather, sunshine and good winds. Sunday's IRC3 class race was won by Saskia VII and IRC4 by Pepper of Kinsale.

Hoisting the Big Citrus - the week's sailing so far

Submitted by steve

After what has seemed like a long winter, the beautiful weather meant it was suddenly time to go sailing again, combining racing and cruising in the best possible way, linking Weymouth and Cherbourg for what promises to be another step forwards in liaison between the clubs.

Is your boat gas safe?

Submitted by steve

Because I had replaced the flexible hoses in my gas system following a survey last year, my insurers wanted a ‘gas-safe’ certificate so that one of the things they are insuring me for doesn’t happen! Needless to say, I had left this till the last moment, but I was lucky to get hold of Stuart at the aptly-named Gas Safe Marine, who kindly agreed to test the system first thing on Monday morning; this meant an early passage to the Cove in the chilly Spring mist to meet up with him, and water up at the same time.

Spring Luncheon - Fri 7th Apr 12:30 for 1:00pm

Submitted by wsc.61

A 2 Course Luncheon priced at £11.50 per person.

An opportunity to try our new caterers!

Menu and Booking form here:- http://www.wsc.org.uk/node/3684

RYA Dinghy training course Level 1/2 May 13th/14th

Submitted by MickRS200

WSC is pleased to announce the next RYA level 1/2 dinghy training course on the 13th/14th May.

Only a few weeks to go now - please contact me early to avoid disappointment we only have a couple of spaces left.

Training will be provided by fully qualified RYA dinghy instructors over two days.

Successful candidates will be issued with RYA certificates at the appropriate level.

Early booking is advised.

This course is open to members only.

Contact Mick Church Training coordinator for booking forms and further details

These Boots Are Made For Walking

Submitted by daddsie

Sunday 19th of March was the final walk in the annual Winter Walks with Caroline Nairn. All of the walks start from a car park, which is conveniently attached to a pub and surprisinngly end with a thirst quenching sup and meal.

What A Result!

Submitted by daddsie

The what is now, Weymouth Sailing Club annual beer and cider festival, exceeded all expectations, with happy punters, happy sponsors, a happy treasurer and delirious England and Welsh Rugby supporters.

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