Nick in the Caribbean

NICK SHARP passed away to the start line in the sky early in the morning of Wednesday 4th October having raced against cancer for some 18 months.
Nick had been a member of WSC for many years owning and racing many boats including Pink Stink, Wild Child, Salamandar and, probably the most memorable, Sharp Exit. Nick loved all yacht racing whether round the cans or offshore and sailed with many including Kenny Roebuck, Iain Jones, Andy Campbell-Watson, Rick Mead, Neil Prince, Nick Massey, Steve Fraser and many more.

NICK SHARP passed away to the start line in the sky early in the morning of Wednesday 4th October having raced against cancer for some 18 months.
Nick had been a member of WSC for many years owning and racing many boats including Pink Stink, Wildfire, Wild Child and, probably the most memorable, Sharp Exit. Nick loved all yacht racing whether round the cans or offshore and sailed with many including Kenny Roebuck, Iain Jones, Andy Campbell-Watson, Rick Mead, Neil Prince, Nick Massey, Steve Fraser and many more.

Submitted by steve

Hurtling downwind at 13 knots in a force 7 towards the beach at Ouistreham in Georges’s expensive Winner 9 metre made me wonder what was going to happen when we got there. In theory the finish line was between one of the channel buoys and the committee boat, but it wasn’t obvious how much braking room that was going to leave. At the last mark the Surprise had over taken us and seemingly without a care in the world hoisted their kite – afterwards they said their maximum speed was 18 knots...

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On the 2nd and 3rd September, yachts from along the South Coast enjoyed a hotly contested IRC Spinlock Southern Championships as part of the 2017 Hempel Weymouth Yacht Regatta. There was a good variety of courses to keep competitors in four different classes on their toes and on Sunday, over on their ears in some very blustery conditions.

The weekend started on Friday night with the annual fancy dress Tender races across the Harbour and a BBQ at Weymouth Sailing Club.

On Saturday, the near perfect conditions for race 2 and 3 left only 1 point between first four boats in IRC Class 3.

Bart's Bash
  • Bart's Bash is in aid of raising funds for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation whilst enjoying ourselves!
  • Date of the race - Saturday 16th September
  • This year dinghies and squibs are welcome to join in with the racing organised from the Sailing Academy

Weymouth Sailing Club is pleased to announce club member Mark Lee is the new Dutch Solo National Champion 2017.

43 boats from across Europe competed in a warm, showery and shifty weekends sailing. The racing was closely contested with Mark's three 2nds and a 1st in the first 5 races enough to provide the grounding required to hold on during the warm shifty conditions on the Sunday.

Weymouth Sailing Club, hosts of the 2017 Burton Week, would like to congratulate Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantyne of Burghfield Sailing Club for becoming the 2017 National 12 National Champions.

34 boats competed in this years championships and experienced all the delights Weymouth bay has to offer. This included a shifty light westerly, a perfect sea breeze day, and a very lumpy 20 knot south easterly. The varied conditions enabled 5 different race winners from the 7 race series.

Submitted by steve

Rolling downwind with the tide towards the race at Gatteville on a Friday afternoon in 30 knots, hoping the squall behind doesn’t catch us up – there must be a good reason for what might otherwise look like masochism..