The Club Crane

crane_005One of the most valuable assets of WSC is the Club crane and this week a team of volunteers, led by Peter Staff and Mike Saunders have dropped the jib and with the help of a 'cherry picker' have been repainting and doing essential maintenance work.

We like to show the work done by our unsung heroes from time to time and we take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to them for working all week in very windy conditions.

Henri Lloyd Weymouth Regatta 2007

saskiaThe Henri-Lloyd Weymouth Regatta, which took place from 10th to 12th August, was memorable for fine weather and gentle breezes.  Unlike most events this summer, sun cream was essential.It had the same format as previous years, with a long-distance race for most classes on Friday, followed by two races on Saturday and Sunday, except the Non-Spinnaker Class which had just one race each day.  Nick Sharp won the IRC1 Class, Terry Ridyard won IRC2 and Nick Massey PY1.  A visitor, Chris Hawks from Poole, won PY2, Jim Chalmers won the Squibs and Mike Street won the J/24s.  The Non-Spi, or Gentlemen’s, Class was won very appropriately by Guy Temple. 

A list of all the trophy winners can be seen by following the link from the YCW web site and full results are at

Regatta photographs

The Henri Lloyd Weymouth Regatta 2007 photos are now available on the Paul Wyeth website

King of Cowes

mike__penny_2 Weymouth Sailing Club member Mike Fenwick is competing for the title of 'King of Cowes'.  Mike won the title of Cowes Squib Champion 2006 in Squib 'Ghost Rider' and was invited to take part in the Touareg King of Cowes competition.  Mike is helming SB3 'Hot Pants' with owner Michael Wood.

For news of the race and results go to

Iain Jones, WSC Sailing Secretary is in Cowes helming one of the Sunsail fleet of 50 identically matched Sunfast 37. The 2007 crews include corporate giants competing against groups of friends and colleagues, many of whom race in this regatta year after year. Kenny Roebuck is also a helm in the Sunfast fleet.

Are there any other Weymouth Sailing Club members in Cowes this year?  Let me know.  Editor.

Malcolm Terry has emailed me to say 'My son Andrew a past member is sailing the Victory Z38 Minx. He has had two third places so far.'

Kathy wins JOG Race to Weymouth.

kathyThe annual JOG (Junior Offshore Group) Race from Cowes to Weymouth took place on 28 July 2007.  The race is part of a series of races which form the Junior Offshore Championship 2007. Details of JOG can be found on 

This year's winner of the Cowes to Weymouth Race was Weymouth Sailing Club member Kathy Claydon in her Arcona 370 'Arcsine'.  Kathy lives in Weymouth close to the Club, but keeps Arcsine in the Hamble  Arcsine will be taking place in the Rolex Fastnet Race from Sunday 12 August.  The boats will be carrying trackers so you can follow Kathy's progress by going to

Other WSC boats taking part in the JOG series were Wild Child and Foxed Again.  See results pages on JOG website.

Christian Lohez - Wild Chef


The sailing has been challenging this year, but the WSC clubhouse with our chef Christian Lohez is always a place to find refuge and a good meal.

On his website Christian describes his food as having "a mixture of soul and passion".  His speciality is local trawler caught seafood such as squid, plaice, huss and bass.  If you have a sweet tooth you can try his range of luxury desserts like the dynamite creme brulee.  All of this at a fraction of the cost of the local restaurants. The menu will always include alternatives to cater for everyone's taste and pocket.

Check our the times that the galley is open Galley Schedule


Christian can be contacted on 07970 483 598 or Email 

Summer Newsletter 2007

The Summer Newsletter is being sent to you by linking into Summer_Newsletter_2007  Printed copies are available from the Club.

Galley Schedule

Please check out the Galley opening hours Galley Schedule.  Christian is putting on wonderful menus including his speciality locally caught fresh fish but always with an alternative choice, and puddings to die for.  Support your Club Galley.

Dragon Edinburgh Cup 2007

Dragon 2007Yacht Clubs of Weymouth hosted the Dragon Class South Coast Championship and Edinburgh Cup 2007 30 June - 7 July 2007.

Despite windy conditions the class enjoyed good racing and were very complimentary of the championship organising team.  Over 80 volunteers from all the Yacht Clubs joined together to run the championships under the chairmanship of David Dunn. 

Chairman of the British Dragon Association Rob Campbell sent this message to David 'A final heartfelt thank you for all the great work done by you and your team.  It was a wonderfully organized event and enjoyed by all the Dragon sailors.   My objective now is to repay you by getting our World Championships to Weymouth in 2013”.  Chairman BDA.



For further information, daily reports, photos and results go to

Winter Moorings and Yard Space

Applications must be received by 31 July.  Download the application form Application Form for Winter Moorings and Yard Space 2007-8.  You can find out the fees by linking to Winter Moorings and Yard fees 2007-8.  Please direct any queries to Nick Pritchard.

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