Adam Bowers Talk - Rigging and Tuning

Submitted by wsc

Around 30 people came to listen and learn from Adam’s Talk last Friday. It was an inspiring talk brought to life in the second half with a sail being stretched and shaped with a view to understanding mast bending, luff curves, outhaul and kicker tensions, not to mention that curiously named cunningham (invented by a doctor of the same name). All this to optimise the 4th corner of the sail. As usual there was something for everyone – It won’t escape your attention that World and National Champions find these talks compelling! Don’t miss this week’s talk by Chris Watts and Megan Pascoe.

Remember: The first Weymouth Leviathan Maritime Literary Festival will be happening on Weymouth Quayside this coming weekend

Submitted by MickRS200

Come to hear local author Lizzie Church at the first Weymouth Leviathan Maritime Literary Festival, on Saturday 12 March, at 5pm in the Old Rooms Inn, where she will be discussing the influences of Jane Austen and the sea on her historical romances – novels which carry you gently back to the Regency era in Weymouth, when the King came down on his holidays here, and visitors bathed in Weymouth bay from horse-drawn ‘garden sheds’.

Tickets £4 from The Royal Dorset Yacht Club or http://weymouthleviathan.org.uk/tickets Use code WEYLEVBFF for a discount.

Adam Bowers Talk - Rigging and Tuning - Fri 4th Mar 7:30

Submitted by wsc

Why not pop down to the club this Friday Night and listen to one of Adam's Talks

Starts 7:30.

2016 Annual Dinner Dance and prize Giving

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Weymouth Sailing Club members squeezed into the Crown Hotel, Weymouth to celebrate its 103rd prize giving.

The Mayor, Christine James, was welcomed by Commodore Euan McNair who was joined on the top table by the Weymouth lifeboat coxswain Mr Andrew Sargent and his wife Helen along with Vice-Commodore of Castle Cove SC, Mr John Kirby and his wife Elizabeth.

The sea, Jane Austen, and me

Submitted by MickRS200

Weymouth Sailing Club’s very own novelist, Jane ‘Lizzie’ Church, has been invited to give a talk at Weymouth’s first ‘Leviathan’ maritime literary festival, to be held at venues along Weymouth riverside on the weekend of 12-13 March 2016. With a title of ‘The sea, Jane Austen and me’, Jane’s talk will explore the maritime influences on the novels of Jane Austen, and how these, in their turn, have impacted on her own, more modest, works. Along the way she will be looking at the many challenges faced by historical novelists – and some of the tricks and techniques she uses to overcome them.

Tickets Released for Clubs First Ever Beer Festival

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Weymouth Sailing Club will be holding its first beer festival at the club on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February. There will be twelve Dorset ales and three local ciders.

London Boat Show

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On Wednesday last week, a bunch of sailors from WSC’s cruiser class bravely ventured into uncharted waters (north of Dorchester) for the London Boat Show.

With Rob ‘Scenic Route’ Horton on navigation, we spurned the traditional Jubilee line passage at Waterloo and instead took the high-risk but far more peaceful river service from the London Eye to North Greenwich pier.

2015 YOBs Prize Giving

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The 2015 YOBs prize giving was held at WSC last Friday, when our new Commodore Euan presented the cups with the help of Gary Owens.

Alexandra Stevenson picked up the most cups with six racing cups and the Top Girl Award. Her sister Emma picked up a racing cup as well as Cadet Of The Year for the 4th time in six years for her outstanding work with the yobs during this year.

The new Rondar Squib comes to Weymouth

Submitted by sin269

Some of you may have noticed a smart new Squib without a cover on the moorings outside the club. It didn't need a cover because it has a new internal arrangement and self-draining cockpit, see left, which saved a lot of pumping over the last couple of weeks. The Squib was at the club for assessment prior to approval of the new design by the class association and the RYA.

WSC's Ken Roebuck @ Australian J24 Nationals

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Another WSC sailor has had the wisdom to ship out to the antipodes and avoid the worst of the British winter. Kenny Roebuck has been competing in the Australian J24 Nationals in Melbourne on ‘Jet’ which just came 3rd overall. Well done Kenny! See here for more: http://j24.com.au/?p=5559

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