Lark Training

Submitted by cea250

The weather gods were kind to us today with wall to wall sunshine and a gentle southwest breeze. Some of the youngsters were doing the Ten Tors and we were a bit down on numbers so two more mature club members took out one of the Larks to make a total of four boats on the water.

The Lark Class association secretary came down to cast his eye over our fleet prior to launching, and give us some tips on setting them up. Our aim is to have all six Larks set up the same so that it doesn't matter which one you use once you are familiar with the boat.

Squib / Dinghy Class Dinner & Prizegiving

Submitted by cea250

The combined Squib & Dinghy Class dinner and Prizegiving will be held at the club on the 9th March starting at 6.30pm.

There are delicious menu options, so please log in and click on the link to make your choices by Sunday midnight 3rd March.
Puddings ordered beforehand will be £2.50 or £5.00 if ordered on the night.

https://wsc.org.uk/node/4660

Cruising News

Submitted by ray259

CRUISING TALKS & SOCIAL Evening
Friday 1st March 7.30pm prompt (bar shutter will close). Galley open for race food ~ 6.00pm

Come and listen to members share their cruising experiences. There will be several short talks followed by chit-chat around the bar to inspire and kick-off your 2024 cruising season!

CRUISING TALK & SOCIAL EVENING
Friday 22nd March 7.30pm prompt (bar shutter will close). Galley open for race food ~ 6.00pm

"Snow Goose's Celtic Adventures - Round Ireland 2023"
A talk by our friends and local cruising enthusiasts Michael and D Gill

CRUISING WEB PAGE
Click on the "Cruising with WSC" banner on the Home page for all things cruising in WSC including the new 2024 Cruising Programme

WSC winter walk around Portland on Sunday 11th February

Submitted by sin269

Thirteen members had an excellent 8 mile workout around the Island followed by lunch at the Portland Heights Hotel. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed the iconic views across Lyme Bay, the Bill and the Race. Some were suprised by dramatic views of a recent landslip which caused a steep and muddy diversion from the coast path.
Thanks to Iain Jones for leading us.

The next Winter Walk is on Sunday 17th March starting at WSC at 10.00am and finishing with lunch at the club, more details to follow.

A Flock of Larks

Submitted by hen1064

The original fleet of Larks grew over the weekend. Our thanks to Tye and Leo who set off on a marathon road trip bringing home to the Club two further Parker Mk2 Larks. The dinghies were unloaded at the cove this morning, wheeled up to the rower’s slipway and then paddled back to the Club’s slipway. The mast and rigging were then reassembled – all ready for our next training session on Sail Controls, later this week. All the sessions have been oversubscribed by the YOBs, an indication of the enthusiasm they have for the new dinghies and the forthcoming Nationals.

Larks and Turtles

Submitted by hen1064

The YOBS did some great Lark training this morning in perfect sailing conditions. At the debrief Tye explained to the cadets that dinghy sailing is “an immersion sport” and for no one to worry about the odd capsize as it’s all part of this great sport with capsize or turtle recovery being an essential skill. The session was about the Five Essentials of sailing, adapting your tacking and gybing to suit the Lark and an introduction to hiking out and following the pressure.

Up with the Lark

Submitted by hen1064

The YOBs were out this morning to commence their training programme for the Lark Nationals which are being held in May, and hosted by our Club. A comprehensive schedule has been planned by Tye Shuttleworth and Steve Staple to ensure that our cadet sailors have the opportunity to compete the most competitively in May. Support was provided today by other YOBs helpers, Jon Stow, Celia Rushton and Jo Wolff. We’ll keep you updated with our progress over the coming weeks; we’re going to be busy ensuring we maximize such an amazing opportunity for our youngsters and our Club.

Winter Walk from Burton Bradstock

Submitted by sin269

The WSC Winter walk on Sunday 21st January was from Burton Bradstock to West Bay via the golf course and back via North Hill.
It was blustery with a wind rising to a gale but we warmed up with coffee at The Rise in West Bay.
Next walk on Sunday 11th February, Portland and finally one on 17th March from WSC yard.
Jill

What's happening at sea...

Submitted by steve

Here's a link to an article I came across, which gives a global overview of what's happening to our oceans...

Christmas Party 2023 Pictures!

Submitted by ali2012

A great night was had by all at the Weymouth Sailing Club Christmas Party on Friday 8th December.

The band "Beat Street" started the party at 7pm with an 80's inspired playlist that got party goers on the dance floor from the off. Great to have some live music and lots of dancing throughout the evening!

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