Young German Solo Transatlantic sailor visits WSC

Submitted by steve

Like a tired swallow alighting on a telephone wire during migration, ‘Shalom’, a battered-looking Hurley 22, came to rest yesterday on the pontoon in front of ‘Aliya’. The owner, Kristof, is making his way back to Hamburg, seeking help from fellow sailors as he goes, as he is now short of funds – no great surprise, having just done a 10,000 mile Atlantic circuit, celebrating his 19th birthday on the way!

Arcsine’s final JOG Offshore Race, Cowes to Cherbourg

Submitted by kathyC

A four-strong Weymouth crew left under the 8am bridge and eastwards towards Cowes for the 18.40 race start last Friday. Mike Street, Andy Heyting and Steve Fraser had joined me on Arcsine; we had hoped for a fast trip to Cowes but the Firing Range decided to send us offshore and the wind became dead astern 20+ knots, meaning some gybing and extra miles. We picked up a buoy off Cowes Front at about 15.00 and had a short rest before having our pre-race dinner - many thanks to Mike for the lovely meat balls! Just in time our final crew, Simon Hunt was dropped off having managed to get a lift from Gosport on Dogmatix.

Nick Sharp

Nick in the Caribbean

NICK SHARP passed away to the start line in the sky early in the morning of Wednesday 4th October having raced against cancer for some 18 months.
Nick had been a member of WSC for many years owning and racing many boats including Pink Stink, Wild Child, Salamandar and, probably the most memorable, Sharp Exit. Nick loved all yacht racing whether round the cans or offshore and sailed with many including Kenny Roebuck, Iain Jones, Andy Campbell-Watson, Rick Mead, Neil Prince, Nick Massey, Steve Fraser and many more.

Let them eat cake

Submitted by daddsie

Let them eat cake said Marie Antoinette.

Visitors to the club this morning did exactly that.

In conjunction with, and in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.

Sailing through September in Normandy

Submitted by steve

Hurtling downwind at 13 knots in a force 7 towards the beach at Ouistreham in Georges’s expensive Winner 9 metre made me wonder what was going to happen when we got there. In theory the finish line was between one of the channel buoys and the committee boat, but it wasn’t obvious how much braking room that was going to leave. At the last mark the Surprise had over taken us and seemingly without a care in the world hoisted their kite – afterwards they said their maximum speed was 18 knots...

Hempel Weymouth Yacht Regatta 2017

Submitted by wsc.61

On the 2nd and 3rd September, yachts from along the South Coast enjoyed a hotly contested IRC Spinlock Southern Championships as part of the 2017 Hempel Weymouth Yacht Regatta. There was a good variety of courses to keep competitors in four different classes on their toes and on Sunday, over on their ears in some very blustery conditions.

The weekend started on Friday night with the annual fancy dress Tender races across the Harbour and a BBQ at Weymouth Sailing Club.

On Saturday, the near perfect conditions for race 2 and 3 left only 1 point between first four boats in IRC Class 3.

RYA Sailing course 23rd/ 24th September

Submitted by MickRS200

The next scheduled RYA course available is scheduled for the 23rd / 24th September.

This course is aimed at beginners or Novice sailors wanting to improve.

The course is aimed at achieving RYA level 1 and moving towards level 2 for exceptional candidates.

Places are still available for this course place your order now to avoid disappointment.

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

To book contact Mick Church details on the RYA Training tab.

Dutch National Champion.

Weymouth Sailing Club is pleased to announce club member Mark Lee is the new Dutch Solo National Champion 2017.

43 boats from across Europe competed in a warm, showery and shifty weekends sailing. The racing was closely contested with Mark's three 2nds and a 1st in the first 5 races enough to provide the grounding required to hold on during the warm shifty conditions on the Sunday.

Ringstead Bank Holiday BBQ; What a scorcher!

Club boats at anchor off Ringstead beach

It was a beautiful Bank Holiday Sunday morning and after a quick briefing in the clubroom Race officer Mark Bugler and family on Saskia VII lead the fleet of Squibs and cruisers out of the harbour. Unfortunately there was not enough wind for the Squibs to race so reluctantly the decision to cancel racing was broadcast and instead cruisers were requested to tow the Squibs to Ringsead.

Ringstead Bank Holiday BBQ; What a scorcher!

Submitted by mak200

It was a beautiful Bank Holiday Sunday morning and after a quick briefing in the clubroom Race officer Mark Bugler and family on Saskia VII lead the fleet of Squibs and cruisers out of the harbour. Unfortunately there was not enough wind for the Squibs to race so reluctantly the decision to cancel racing was broadcast and instead cruisers were requested to tow the Squibs to Ringsead.
The objective was to anchor in deep water close to the shore at the White Nothe end of Ringstead beach locally known as “Burning Cliff.”

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