Yobs evening at Moatt Sails

Submitted by MickRS200

Novembers Yobs meeting was held at Moatt sail on Portland. Steve Moatt invited the Yobs to join him at his sail loft to not only see how sails are made but to actually make one.

The Trophée Jules Verne

Submitted by steve

Wandering around the Musée de la Marine in Paris the other day, waiting to meet the head of conservation for my research project, I came across the Trophée Jules Verne, which is one that, even if you won it, you couldn’t take home – nor would you want to, given its enormous size (about 10ft.).

On the quayside in 1913

Submitted by steve

The first photo shows club boats rigging and probably about to take part in one of the first club races.

The crane and house in the foreground were still there when I was a child; the crane was for lifting the wooden bridge out so that boats could use the slipway where the main yard now is. The corner of the stone house is still the corner in the path between the yards.

Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

Submitted by daddsie

Sugar and spice and all things nice, no we are not talking about Teresa May but the MacMillan Cancer Support coffee morning.

Dubbed the biggest coffee morning in the world, Weymouth Sailing Club members did their bit baking beautiful cakes for fellow members and the general public.

With the urn bubbling away, tea and coffee was served up and with tables straining under the weight of naughty but nice treats, donations were made and consumers had their fill.

More September in Cherbourg!

Submitted by steve

Previously... we seem to have spent the season chasing the resident Sigma 33, Carabot, both around the cans and in the Tour des Ports, to such an extent that my skipper Thierry Lecuru decided that he just had to have one. After some research in England, we found one closer to home, and all that remained to do was to bring it back. Now read on...

Nev Hall finally ties a knot!

Submitted by wsc.61

Nev Hall has finally tied the knot on Thursday 8th September when he married Rebecca Johnson at St Peter and St Paul's church, Weston in Gordano.

Nev, who is part owner of La Salmo with his brother Gavin, has been a life-long member of the WSC where he and Gavin were both Cadets and regular sailors . Gavin sailed with his father Michael, who was the original owner of La Salmo, while Nev crewed for Barry Payne.

September in Cherbourg

Submitted by steve

Captain’s log Friday morning 2 Sept - 0430 hrs off the Stone Pier for the first time in a few weeks in ‘Aliya’, sails set in a decent SW breeze which had filled in during the last Thursday evening race; Orion, ‘unerring herald of autumn,’ gleaming bright in partial cloud to the SE, right on the nose – France here we come..

Weymouth Yacht Regatta 2016

Moonshadow 2 - 2016 National Spinlock IRC Small Boat Champion

43 boats enjoyed a hotly contested regatta in 4 classes

Winner of the overall regatta and of IRC2 was the very quick J90, skippered by Richard Woof, closely pursued by a battle for 2/3/4th between the 3 Grand Surprises: Surprise, Bon Vacances, and Passion.

Winner of the overall IRC trophy went to the Contessa 32, Moodshadow 2, skippered by Mike Street, also winning IRC 4.

Level 2 and Sailing with Spinnakers new course dates 24th / 25th September

Submitted by MickRS200

Dear All

A huge congratulations to those 5 people who managed to get their RYA Level 1 Dinghy certificate and of course Jenny and Chris who obtained their level 2 Dinghy certificates during our last weekend course.

RYA Sail for Gold Roadshow Sun 14th Aug

Submitted by wsc.61

The RYA and the British Sailing Team would like to invite all members of Weymouth Sailing Club to The Sail for Gold Roadshow at WPNSA on Sunday 14th August 2016.

Also the RYA and the British Sailing Team would like to invite the young sailors of Weymouth Sailing Club to a Sailing Masterclass starting at 2.00pm.

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