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.”

National 12's Burton Week 2017

Weymouth Sailing Club, hosts of the 2017 Burton Week, would like to congratulate Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantyne of Burghfield Sailing Club for becoming the 2017 National 12 National Champions.

34 boats competed in this years championships and experienced all the delights Weymouth bay has to offer. This included a shifty light westerly, a perfect sea breeze day, and a very lumpy 20 knot south easterly. The varied conditions enabled 5 different race winners from the 7 race series.

A wet weekend in Normandy!

Submitted by steve

Rolling downwind with the tide towards the race at Gatteville on a Friday afternoon in 30 knots, hoping the squall behind doesn’t catch us up – there must be a good reason for what might otherwise look like masochism..

Dinghy Training course RYA level 1

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.

Merlin Nationals 2017 at Pwllheli

The Black Boat battling on Windy Wednesday

Three club sailors had a fabulously full on sailing week at the Aspire sponsored Nationals at Pwllheli in North Wales.

Megan Pascoe crewing for brother Sam Pascoe together with Phil and Ali Ashworth had a fun filled force five extravaganza with epic waves for some great downwind legs. As one competitor said “You can’t get fun like that sitting on the sofa”.

PB2 (Powerboat) Courses

Submitted by srawson211

PB2 (Powerboat) Courses
Submitted by srawson211

WSC can facilitate members being able to take their RYA PB2 (Powerboat) course and for the more experienced PB2 drivers an RYA Safety Boat Course, both of which are at a discounted cost.

These are 2 day courses and once qualified you can drive the club RIB on race nights assisting the safety boat driver with all aspects of water safety and mark laying

If anyone is interested and would like more information please contact the RIB Coordinator Steve Rawson on ribrosta@btinternet.com

Osprey Nationals - Poole and Weymouth

Emma and Tim at Weymouth Regatta

The 60th Osprey Nationals is starting on Thursday 10th August and runs through to Sunday 13th August and is hosted at Poole YC.

Two boats from our Club are competing - Emma Stevenson / Tim Bowden and Ali Stevenson / Pete Lloyd. Ben Hawkes will be crewing with Simon and Andy Edmonds will be crewing on a local boat.

Sir Ronald Edwards Trophy and some Sausages

Sir Ronald Edwards BBQ

The lure of a post-race BBQ proved sufficient to entice 8 Squibs onto the water to compete for the Sir Ronald Edwards Trophy on Saturday 5th August. The weather conditions were not encouraging: squalls and gusty westerly winds had already interfered with the day’s Cowes Week starts. So it was pretty clear that we were in for a wet ‘n wild ride.

Bring A Friend - Friday 4th August

Submitted by nik766

Calling all members tonight we are holding an open evening for the yobs entitled ,”bring a friend night “as a member if you have son, daughter ,grandchildren ,nieces ,nephews or even a young family friend ,and they like to come and mess around on boats ,please bring them down ,we meet in the club at 1700 hrs ,and usually get out at about 1800hrs ,then back in to clean the boats and BBQ ,oh yes remember to bring something to put on the BBQ.

Falmouth and Cowes Classics

Submitted by man1041

Falmouth Classics had it's 30th birthday in June and was bigger than ever. Cabrach a plastic Twister from 1980 is really a cheat classic, but they still let us join in. We get scratch class racing with a fleet of local Twisters and parade with everything from Brixham Trawlers to sailing gigs. The quote of the event as a local gaffer sailed through our lee pointing as high and footing faster despite being exactly the same overall length was "I thought gaff rig was supposed to be slow". We also flew the Weymouth burgee at Cowes Classics last week.

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