Cherbourg Rally (and St Martin's bay BBQ),16-19 June 2017

Submitted by steve

The format for this year’s rally will be familiar to those enthusiasts who have joined us before, except that this year we still can’t do the music festival, unless you can stay till Wednesday!

There is, however, another chance to join YCC members for their annual BBQ in the lovely surroundings of St Martin's bay near La Hague on the Sunday, to which WSC members are as usual cordially invited. For the extra-keen there is also the option of a double-hander on Saturday, which usually involves some coastal navigation.

RYA level 1 sailing course 12th / 13th August ( Dinghy)

Submitted by MickRS200

Due to demand a further Level 1 course is now booked for the 12th / 13th August.

This course is aimed at beginners to sailing.

Contact Mick Church for further details and booking forms.

Cherbourg Transmanche to Weymouth 2017

Two JPK

Five Weymouth SC boats attended the Decenniale Transmanche (that's 10th year of cross channel race Nobby); Kathy Claydon's Arcona 370 Arcsine, John Morrison's Archambault A31 58 Degrees North, Simon Hall's J35 Outrageous, Mark Talbot's Elan 295 Effusion and the HB/Riches/Rees JPK 9.60 Tilted.

Crew Day - Saturday 10th June - 12:00

Submitted by wsc.61

Introduction to crewing for Club Members.

If you're new to the Club or perhaps a little apprehensive about crewing, then participating as crew during the Club races is one of the best ways to learn. There are many opportunities to crew on yachts, squibs, and dinghies, plus sailing courses and other sailing-related activities.

RYA training course Saturday and Sunday 24th/25th June

Submitted by MickRS200

The Next Dinghy Training course aimed at RYA level 1 is scheduled for the 24th/25th June.

Certificates will be issued at the end of the course for successful candidates.

This course is only open to members.

Contact Mick Church for further details.

Mick RYA race coach and Senior Instructor

Ten years of YCC's Transmanche to Weymouth

Submitted by steve

Already the advance forecasts are not unfavourable for next weekend’s Transmanche, though we will have to wait a little to see what conditions will actually be like on the day.

This is the tenth year of the Transmanche, which has become something of a tradition at WSC as well - to the extent this year that members have expressed the wish to be on the start line at Cherbourg next weekend, along with boats from Le Havre, possibly Granville and of course Cherbourg.

Club boats and RYA training course Saturday 3rd and 4th June 2017

Submitted by MickRS200

The next Scheduled Training course is an RYA level 1 course.

This is only open to members.

Candidates will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Early booking is advised as places go quickly.

Portland to Cherbourg on a Volvo 70

Nick on the nav station

Nick Massey skipper of “Tumbarumba” and Coxswain of Weymouth lifeboat will be getting married to Nicola on Friday 5th May. Traditionally the groom has a stag event that normally includes consuming copious amounts of alcohol. As Nick is a fairly sensible chap he decided that this was not for him, so he chartered Steve White’s 2008 Volvo 70 – Ex “Telefonica Black” and invited some friends to join him on a gentle cruise from Portland to Cherbourg and return. Read Al's full article here

Tony Bennett Pursuit Race 2017 - A Circular Wind

Submitted by nik766

The traditional season opener at Weymouth Sailing Club is the Tony Bennett Pursuit - an all in pursuit race. The forecast was for a light North Westerly but what do forecasters know! When the race committee arrived in the bay to setup there was zero wind apart from a little bit about 100 yards off from Bowleaze. Soon though a light North Easterly filled in across the bay and seemed to be stabilising - ish. But 10 minutes before the first start the race committee looked to the South to see Squibs hoisting their spinnakers to sail back to the committee boat - in a Southerly breeze.

Around the world in the 16th century - and now coming to Weymouth!

Submitted by steve

The Nao Victoria, a Spanish carrack of 85 tons with a crew of 42, left Seville in 1519 to sail around the world - and (thanks to the good offices of WSC member and harbourmaster Keith Howorth) arrives in Weymouth next week! How can this be?

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