YCC Transmanche - 2019 edition

Submitted by steve

The record Transmanche time for a Cherbourg boat is 6 hours 45 minutes, achieved by 'Metis', a Cherbourg Grand Surprise without a spinnaker in 2011, in a NW force 7, sailed by my friends Wilfried and Fred with a couple of mates. It was also the year we broke the boom on the way over at night in 'Protocole', a Beneteau 40!

The event is growing in popularity among French sailors from Le Havre to Granville, not least for the welcome they receive at WSC, and we look forward to a good crowd both in Cherbourg and Weymouth this year.

Jelenko - "Cervantes" Fastnet qualifier

Heading off down the eastern Solent

On Saturday 4th May “Jelenko” entered the Cervantes 2019 Trophy, crewed by Al Doughty and Ian Cheke. In IRC 3 and 2 handed series, 159nm of the 300nm required by RORC for Fastnet entry.

Tapas Night

Submitted by stella

Join Us for a Social Evening at the Club
Friday 10th May at 7pm
with Tapas and a Glass of Sangria
All for £10
Sold out - sorry

Rya Sailing tuition and Coaching

Submitted by MickRS200

This scheduled RYA approved training course is now cancelled due to low numbers.

WSC hope to reschedule shortly.

Originally scheduled for Saturday 8th June and Sunday 9th of June at WSC.

This course is only open for members. Associate members (Rowing club) may also apply

"Bunting Night"

Submitted by stella

Join us for a "Bunting Party" this Friday 26th April from 7pm
We've old flags and sails to make lots of Bunting for the Clubs Open Day on Saturday 18th May.
So come along and enjoy a Drink, Chat and Bunting all for a good cause.
Please contact me at social@wsc.org.uk for more details

Tony Bennett Pursuit Race

Monday 22nd April - start times from 1430

Start times

Find your start number on the list - if your boat is not on the list of start times please email sailing@wsc.org.uk

Your start time is on the start of the next minute, eg. start 1 at 1432, start 17 at 1448

Family Fun Easter Bingo

Submitted by stella

Join us for a Family Fun Night of BINGO
Lots of great prizes with an Easter Raffle
Bar and Galley Open from 6pm for Bar Meals
£5.00 a book for 6 Games - Line and House Prizes
Eyes Down 7pm

Cove Pontoons Live!

Submitted by daddsie

The Cove Pontoon engineering work is now underway.

You can watch the action live from Weymouth harbour on the Harbour Master's webcam or the Old Harbour Dive Centre.

The Walcon Barge and work boat have been busy on their first day of work, pulling out the rotten green oak piles.

The work is expected to take 10 working days.

Starting the season in Cherbourg

Submitted by steve

Waking in a chilly dawn on board with the promise of N 5-6 to blow me on my way was not a hugely motivating start to the season, though the prospect of ending the day abroad for a change got me up and going, leaving the bay for the first time this year as the sun rose south of St Alban's, and the wind gradually filled in, from the NW then the true wind from the north, giving a pleasant if chilly broad reach down to the traffic in mid-Channel.

Playing Pontoon(s)

Submitted by jim1123

To add to the list of major maintenance activities being carried out at the Club this winter, the Squibbers have been working hard at replacing the decking on the Squib pontoons. The original, decaying, wooden bearers and planks have now been replaced on two of the pontoons by (hopefully) maintenance-free, recycled plastic bearers and resin decking panels.

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