Autumn in Alderney and Cherbourg

Submitted by steve

What with the weather getting a bit autumnal (though the sail over was in ideal conditions), four nights moored at Alderney in winds up to 35 knots was not my idea of comfort on a boat, but it meant I could meet up with friends Georges and Catherine, who were on their way back from Guernsey, visit the museum and walk round some of the island with them, as well as attend the two-day Henry Euler Memorial Trust maritime history symposium on 'Alderney, The Channel Islands & Anglo-French Relations 1689 – 1918', with a number of eminent French and British speakers.

JOG Guernsey Race

Submitted by chs815

Weymouth Sailing Club’s Kathy Claydon has won the double-handed division in the recent Junior Offsore Group (JOG) cross-channel race from Cowes to Guernsey. The race started at 19:00 on Friday and she was paired with co-skipper Phil Kirk on her boat ‘Arcsine’.

The slipway has been cleaned!

Submitted by steve

The big tides made this the ideal weekend to clean the slipway, which was getting to be in need of it. A big thank-you to those members who gave up their time in this glorious weather to ensure that the rest of us can use the slip safely this autumn.

Steve Fraser

Ringstead BBQ Sunday 25th August

Submitted by mak200

The Club is organising the annual Ringstead BBQ this Sunday (25th August). There will be a race there and back for Squibs while cruisers and motor boats are invited to escort the fleet. Everyone is welcome to join what is very much a family event. Club boats are welcome to join this event and can be booked out using the usual procedures.
We will anchor off the south end of Ringstead beach by “Burning Cliff”.
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Jelenko - Fastnet Race Double-Handed

Submitted by chs815

WSC's Al Doughty and Ian Cheke have just completed the exceptionally tough challenge of double-handing the Fastnet Race. Here is Al's account of the race:

Ace engineers upgrade Viking

Soaking up the rays

Eagle-eyed sailors may have spotted a new adornment on the roof of our committee boat. Thanks to Jim and Peter Williams we now have a solar panel installed on Viking which should solve the re-current (geddit!) problem with flat batteries.


Submitted by stella

Join us in the now Famous Annual Tender Race across the Harbour on Friday 6th September. It kick starts the Weymouth Keelboat Regatta. Registration opens at 5pm. Compete for the coveted titles - "The Fancy Dress Trophy" and "Weymouth Harbour Cup".

Hugh Kenion and 'White Nothe'

Submitted by steve

The Kenion trophy being sailed tomorrow (27 July) has a particular place in my yachting calendar, as it was on ‘White Nothe’, Hugh Kenion’s locally-built Buchanan Seaspray launched in 1962, that I did my first keelboat sailing, along with Keith Sullivan, Keith Bird, Mick Floyd and other early crew members.

Champagne conditions for the Rear Admiral's Cup

Red Team winners

Fantastic conditions for the Rear Admiral's Cup ... the sea breeze had set in by late morning resulting in a veering S-SW F4+ with a flat seas and blue sky.

Round the Island Race - Arcsine

Submitted by chs815

Two WSC boats took part in the Round the Island Race this year – Arcsine, skippered by Kathy Claydon and Jo90, skippered by Richard Woof. Arcsine was crewed by Charlotte Weaver, Andi Heyting, Nathan Gray and Rocco and Thomas Franco. They had their longest race ever, taking 13 hours. Only 250 out of the 1250 starters finished.

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