Whyboats YCW Weymouth Regatta

Submitted by kathyC

We were blessed by excellent condition, really competitive racing sailed on interesting courses. Initial feedback is that everyone enjoyed an excellent regatta, but if you have any further feedback please email the Chairman on kclaydon@gmail.com in the next week if poss before our washup meeting.

Sailing 'Crazy Goose' in the Double de Normandie

Submitted by steve

When the boat behind appears to be featuring in a sort of meteorological apocalypse, it's a good moment to drop the kite. 'On affale, en urgence!' I shouted forward to Georges, who did just that. We were approaching the buoy anyway, and the 30-knot squall hit just as we rounded...

A big thank you

A big thank you to the dinghy fleet for challenging the Squibs to join them in the 2018 Golby Cup Trophy Race. It’s not very often that the Squibs sail three races back to back but thanks to the good planning of the race team, it worked seamlessly, and everyone enjoyed an afternoon of champagne sailing. Congratulations to the Phantom sailors who dominated the results.

Normandy after the 'Quinze Aout'

Submitted by steve

The peace of the Channel was welcome after the pre-carnival bustle of Weymouth, even though the WSW wind was less than forecast, meaning bursts of engine mid-Channel to keep going - very necessary at springs. It was interesting to be at sea in what I call 'normal' conditions, the wind filling in from the right soon after leaving the harbour at 0530, and the visibility good under light cloud which kept the temperature down, making for a very pleasant sail down to the shipping lanes.

Cowes Week 2018 and a perfect day out.

Cowes Week NN9

A giant Naval Numeral Nine, the Squib class flag, greeted fourteen members of Weymouth Sailing Club on the Royal Yacht Squadron start line and the sight of a fleet of 100 Squibs celebrating the 50th anniversary of the fleet. What an amazing sight to see the fleet gather and start the race with a strong tide pushing them onto the line - one or two boats who got their timing wrong facing in the wrong direction, and then some hours later to see the fleet under spinnaker completing the course.

WSC owns a Squib!

Submitted by jim1123

Weymouth Sailing Club has now acquired a Club Squib, Artful Dodger, available for use by suitably qualified Club members.

The purpose of the Club Squib is threefold:

To provide Club-sponsored sailing and training opportunities open to all members.
To encourage and promote one-design National Squib racing at WSC.
To encourage new Squib sailors into the fleet at WSC.

Winning the ‘bananes’ was key…

Submitted by steve

Another very foggy trip back to Cherbourg was worth it in order to meet up with the crew of ‘Gwaihir Venturi’, a Dufour 34, and set out for Saint-Vaast and our second Tour des Ports de la Manche together. The first evening in Saint-Vaast meant catch-ups with friends from Le Havre and Granville, and it soon felt like no time had passed since our last meeting. This time, though there was the added interest of the World Cup for the various nationalities represented on the water.

OJO can't get any further north (in the Baltic)

Submitted by sin269

We've been to Tore, Sweden, (65 54.1N, 22 39.1E) to take a photo of the yellow buoy that marks the northern limit of Baltic navigation and to get the certificate.
Although we're within 40 miles of the Arctic Circle it's warm, and the winds has been light and variable and we've motored quite a lot.

3 Men in a Boat

Submitted by MickRS200

Day skipper course on Mojo J 120

Ade - our Instructor called a briefing session several weeks before the course to identify expectations and reinforce the theory we had learned during the evening classes run by Kathy.

Foggier and foggier...

Submitted by steve

The fog was hanging around all week, though (FLW*) 'the forecast said it would clear', and at 0530 on Friday morning there was good visibility and a SW breeze, so off I set, imagining a pleasurable sail across to Weymouth to conclude a very pleasant month in France...

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