RWH capsizes in Harbour

boxing_day_2007_0761The Boxing Day Frostbite Trophy finished in spectacular fashion for the two JS9000 RWH and Wooloomooloo who tacked in looking for the better breeze and went aground by the groyne on the south side of the harbour on a falling tide.  Kevin Connor's RWH was pulled free by the Club Committee Boat 'Viking' but lost her keel and the boat capsized throwing the crew into the water.  The Club safety boat and Viking effected an efficient rescue of the crew and the boat. The keel was later located and recovered by Kevin Connor.

Wooloomooloo was refloated on the rising tide at 17.00 hours.

 

'Shiver me timbers'

boxing_day_c_seven_fancy_dress_winnersPirates took over Weymouth Sailing Club after racing on Boxing Day.  Several boat crew dressed as pirates and were judged by Club members.  The buccaneers who got the most applause were the crew of C Seven, Steve and Sue Ives.  Steve was a particularly impressive Davy Jones with some frightening octopus tentacles! 

A buffet lunch, as is tradition, was provided by the sailors.  Daphne Samways and Freda Hasker put the lunch together and provided more than enough food for all.  

Photo:  Vice Commodore Mark Bugler presents a bottle of wine to the winners

Peter retires

peter_luckett_tankard

 WSC Commodore Melita Biggs made a presentation of an engraved tankard to Peter Luckett and thanked him for his many years of work for the Club.  Peter has been organising the Bar for 15 years  and has held the position of Rear Commodore House for the last four years.   

Thank you Peter, from all the Club members and we hope that we will continue to see you around the Clubhouse for many more years.

Boxing Day Racing

boxing_day_2007_0141Boxing Day racing started in very light winds but luckily the breeze filled in from north west enabling the races to be completed.  A fleet of 30 keelboats provided a spectacle for families out for a stroll as they tacked up the harbour.  Race Officer Commodore Melita Biggs finished the race outside of the Clubhouse with the traditional club canon. 

The Squibs had 7 boats competing for the Icebreaker Trophy. The winner was David McCune in Inky Finger.   The Frostbite Trophy for Cruisers was won by Saskia VI with helm Mark Bugler. 

Photo: Club Bosun Kevin Sear makes sure that everything goes with a bang.                  

Seasonal Parties

commodores_punch1_2007 Commodore Melita Biggs with Terry Goldsmith and Vice Commodore Mark Bugler toast club members at the Commodore's Punch Party.  The Club has been alive with seasonal spirit.  The very successful Christmas Supper with dancing in the Longshed was followed by a Christmas lunch for the 'coffee club' members.  Still to come are the RNLI Carol Service on the harbourside on Friday 21 December, the Boxing Day Fancy Dress lunch after the Frostbite/Icebreaker Trophy Race and a New Year's Eve special menu. Many thanks to the House team for all their work.

At the Commodore's Punch Party members chose the photograph to be used on the 2008 Handbook front cover.  Read on to see the winning photograph.

New Year's Eve Dinner

Weymouth Sailing Club chef, Christian Lohez, will be putting on a special menu for New Year's Eve.  New Years Eve Dinner 2007-08  Please contact the House Team at WSC for details and to reserve a place. 

Film of WSC 1978 !

During last winter's social programme, Mark Bugler showed an old film of Weymouth Sailing Club taken in 1978.  The film was an old Weymouth Cine club film.  The evening brought back many memories to older members and created a lot of interest.

This film has finally been transferred to DVD which will be for sale to members from behind the Bar for £6 each from this Saturday onwards.  More can be ordered if demand exceeds supply. They might make a good "stocking filler" this Christmas.  Please speak to Mark to find out more about this wonderful film.

Winter sailing

 

This Sunday's race took place in a brisk, bitterly cold NE F4-5.  Despite the cold there was a healthy turnout of PY and IRC yachts.  november_2007_005Gale force winds have prevented an unprecendented three Sundays in this 6 race series.  Going into the final race of this series  the IRC class is lead by Mike Street in Jacobite; Paul Barford in Sole Bay is leading the PY yachts and Alan and Deo McDine in Jumble lead the Squib fleet.    One week to Christmas, but more importantly, only two races left until the end of the year.

Don't forget your fancy dress for the Boxing Day race.

Prizegiving and Dinner Dance Sat 12 January 2008

 FINAL BOOKING DATE 5 JANUARY 2008!! SELLING OUT FAST!!

Prizegiving and Dinner Dance Riviera Hotel, Bowleze, Saturday 12 January 2008 from 18.30 hours, with dancing to local band 'The Crack'.   Details of menu etc. are listed on the downloadable booking form. Please post your form with payment to the Club, for attention the Social Secretaries.

Booking Form Prizegiving Dance

If you wish to book a room overnight at the Riviera the price is £17.00 per head B & B  with full use of all the hotel facilities.    Contact the Riviera Hotel direct to make bookings.  (NB a lot of members have gone already booked rooms, so it should be a good night.)   Breakfast on the Sunday morning will be served between  9.30 - 10.30 hours.

Christmas Supper

WSC Club Christmas Supper Saturday 8 December 2007.  3-course Dinner with music from Tony Scott in the (heated) Longshed.   Book early to avoid disappointment.

Christmas Party 2007 Menu   Booking Form Christmas Party 2007

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