CoastWatch to Club YOBs Sponsored Walk

On 7 November 2020 the YOBs are taking part in a sponsored walk to raise funds jointly for CoastWatch and for themselves. Any money raised will be split equally between the two causes. The walkers will either walk from Portland Bill back to the Club, or for those with shorter legs from Portland Marina to the Club. The Marina have generously offered to provide a half way fuelling station for the walkers providing hot chocolate and cake. The CoastWatch to Club Walk will be run in full accordance with Government legislation in force on that date.

2020. Didn't quite go as planned.

Submitted by andiheyting

Well I didn’t expect that!

At the end of 2019 I had a quite specific objective for 2020. Having raced in the Junior Offshore Group (JOG) on and off since 2016, most of which has been on Arcsine, I decided that I wanted to do a full JOG offshore season. Of course that would have meant trying to find another boat or boats for those times that Kathy is double handed with someone else. I had a few leads ranging from a very laid back J120 to a class winning 1969 Sagitta 35.

Covid-19 Update Notice

26 September 2020

1. Following the Government’s announcements on 22 September and the introduction of ‘The Rule Of Six’, the Club has reviewed new legislation and guidance to consider any changes needed to the Club’s current Covid-safe practices.

2. With immediate effect, members should wear a face covering when inside any Club buildings (except when seated at a bar or galley table) and are reminded to follow the HANDS, FACE, SPACE guidance.

The Time That Land Forgot

Submitted by daddsie

A last gasp cruise to rinse the last of the sun out of the summer was planned by fellow Achilles 9m owners for the week commencing 20th September. The plan was a lazy sail to Swanage on the Sunday morning with a convenient mid morning flood tide, then a wander across to Yarmouth next morning. It was planned to return on Wednesday.

Arcsine wins the Doublehanded Class in the Lonely Rock Race 2020

Submitted by kathyC

Arcsine wins Doublehanded Class in The Lonely Rock Race 2020
At the end of last year RORC announced they were going to change the finish of the next Fastnet Race to Cherbourg. Amateur crews were not in favour of this as this as it would make the race 15 to 20% longer, passing through the busy Shipping Lanes and extreme tides(who wants to be sucked down the Alderney Race!)

Youth On Boats Update – September 2020

Submitted by hen1064

The Youth sailors enjoyed the opportunity for competitive racing at their annual regatta. Thirteen boats raced around the course set up in the Bay on a blustery Friday evening. This was the first chance for some of the newer cadet members to experience the rules of racing. The Opi sailors valiantly chased the faster Fevas but in spite of their best sailing efforts could not catch up. Prizes were awarded to all classes. The Benjamin Samuel Prize for overall winner was awarded to Ruby Staples and Freddie Miners.

Bridport or Bust

Submitted by pburger

Why you may ask? Well, why not!

Sun-Up Squibbing

On Tuesday 8th September, three Squib crews roused themselves indecently early from their slumbers and put to sea by dawn’s early light for a spot of Sun-Up Squibbing. It was a crazy plan, executed by some crazy people. Once the initial shock, fear and horror of getting up early had been overcome and the memory of it subsided, it was a quite glorious morning to be out in the Bay.

Why Would you even Think of Cruising to Dartmouth on a Bank Holiday Weekend?

Submitted by ray259

Most right minded people would normally baulk at the thought of heading off to Dartmouth on a Bank Holiday weekend. For starters, what chance of getting a berth, and what about arriving to the hordes of holiday makers "half" filling the bars and restaurants, and what about the queues at the pasty and ice-cream shops!!

Well, 4 boats worth of crew decided that the delights of Dartmouth were well worth the risk, especially as the forecast was virtually wall to wall sunshine and a favourable Northerly 4/5 gusting 6 (and maybe a bit of 7)!! And so it proved to be, as Andi on Isabella, Bill and Lorraine on Merlot, Mike and Trevor on Moonshadow and Ray and Lesley on Crystella departed around 7am on the Saturday for the 52 mile passage across Lyme Bay.

Squib “Second Wind” – where is she now? …and news of “Quicksilver”!

Submitted by grg1196

Squib “Second Wind” – where is she now? … And news of “Quicksilver”!
By Rear Admiral John Croydon

Some of you might remember me and my Squib, “Second Wind”, racing regularly at WSC until old age forced me to sell her in 2014. I bought her from new in late 1978 and thoroughly enjoyed my sailing over 30+ years. The highlight was probably the first race of the Squib Nationals at Weymouth in 1980 which we won, and went on to record 5th overall that year! I was crewed by my son, Greg, who now sails a Dehler 36 as a member of the Club.

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