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


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

Bonfire Night Supper

A Bonfire Night supper available from the Galley from 18.00 hours.  Get a good view of the fireworks on Weymouth Beach from the roof terrace.  Firework display commences 19.20 hours.

End of Season Party

end_of_season_partyWeymouth SC members celebrated at their End of Season Party on Saturday 27 October 2007.   An excellent supper was provided by chef Christian Lohez and the members then joined in the popular songs provided by 'Will Sings'.  It was a very enjoyable night and members were thankful to have an extra hour's sleep.  Many thanks to Sue Ives and Josie Dadd for organising the evening.

The Christmas Supper - Saturday 8 December is now being advertised.  It is usually a sell-out so get your booking in soon. 

Of course these day the Autumn/Winter sailing season is still in full swing, with the Open series attracting some of the biggest fleets of the year.  The Galley is still opening on Friday evenings, Saturday lunchtimes, Saturday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes.  Check with your winter programme.

Cookery evening with 'The Wild Chef'


Club members and friends enjoyed the first of WSC 'Wild Chef' Christian’s cookery evenings on Wednesday 25 October 2007.  They spent four hours in the kitchen with the top chef learning how to prepare a selection of dishes and tips to make cooking easier and more interesting.  At the end of the evening the group sat down to eat the food that they had prepared and to enjoy a well earned glass of wine.


The group went home delighted with Christian’s energetic coaching and enthusiastic to try out their new found skills.

Raffle in aid of the Chesil Trust

chequedonation The club held a raffle during the Henri-Lloyd Weymouth Regatta in August in aid of the Chesil Trust, which helps young people make a start in sailing. Last year we donated money for youngsters to have one-day taster sessions.  This year the money raised at Weymouth Sailing Club, together with that from an auction of promises at the Royal Dorset, is going to enable two of the most promising children to progress to RYA Level 2.  The picture shows Peter Hopford, chairman of the Regatta Committee, handing a cheque for £657.00 to Bill Ludlow, chairman of the Chesil Trust, together with the two lucky beneficiaries and their instructor.  Many thanks to all those members that bought tickets. 

Peter Hopford, Chairman, Yacht Clubs of Weymouth Coordinating Committee, 01305 263524 

A message from TS Pelican

pelicanWSC club member Jon Stevens is aboard TS Pelican on her maiden voyage to the Caribbean.  He has sent this message to the Club from the end of the second stage to Tenerife.

Update received from Jon 18.10.07  "We arrived in Tenerife this morning, had a great sail from Lisbon and Porto Santo 25 knots of wind right behind us and sunshine all the way here!  We have a few final things onboard to sort out and get provisions before we leave for Barbados on Sunday. It should take about 3-4 weeks to cross the Atlantic."

Jon will be well known to most Club members as being one of the intrepid duo (more recently likely to be a trio since Jessica Dadd has joined the crew) who sail DESTINO.

 Good luck to Jon and the crew of TS Pelican as they head off across the Atlantic.

End of Season Party

End of Season Party Saturday 27 October 2007.  Please download for details   End of Season poster.  Print out the Form  Booking End of Season Party 2007 to book and post to Sue or Josie.

Cruising 2007

dsc02528It’s a big adventure, especially if it’s your first trip – Marquesa to Brixham, Pippa round the islands in Poole Harbour – and you wonder what you might be able to achieve next time. With the average cruiser these days well equipped to cross the Channel, and lots more, what’s to stop you?  Following last winter’s ‘Brittany Evening’ the crew of Phoebe decided to head that way in company with Pippa., and are here seen arriving at le Taureau in the mouth of the Jaudy river, on the way up to Tréguier, having visited Cherbourg and Guernsey.  In spite of the discouraging weather, a number of Brittany trips were made this year, with the J fleet well represented by Saskia VI and Mojo; we also met up with Tom Thumb in St Peter Port – Peter Rayner is a regular visitor on his way down through the canals. Excalibur and Pippa made their way down to the Golfe of Morbihan and found some reasonable weather, French friends and very drinkable wine!  We met David and Lorna Price in Port-Haliguen, Quiberon, on their way back from Spain – as was Feanor when she met up with Kay and Kevin Stibbs in Camaret., with Jeremy Parkinson as ever leading the way over the far horizon!  

Don’t miss Jeremy’s talk on cruising to Spain, or the Brittany evening, in this year’s winter Calendar… 

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