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.

Feanor's New Home

Submitted by Trevor Marston

Feanor is now having a new life with Elizabeth Jordan the principal of The National Sailing Academy of Antigua www.nationalsailingacademy.org.

A week in the sun - Tour des Ports de la Manche 2017

Submitted by steve

One thing everyone says about the Tour des Ports is that it’s very tiring ; with the delivery each way, we’ve done nine days in a row of which six were racing, mostly in quite lively conditions. Every day up at 7 to queue for the loos and showers, then on the water outside whichever port for starts sometimes as early as 0830, then the excitement of the start and first beat to the laid mark and then possibly some spinnaker, but not for long – the unstable weather tended to provide plenty of opportunity for upwind legs.

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