Submitted by steve

Just a reminder that the next stop on the world tour of my presentation about Cherbourg breakwater will be at WSC on Friday 8th March at 7.30pm. After that you'll have to travel to Cherbourg to catch it in the French version later this year. If you're already planning to join the Cherbourg rally in June, of course, this is a chance to 'get some knowledge in' before you go!

Submitted by steve

I shall be presenting some of the fruits of my Cherbourg research at 7.30pm on Saturday 2 February at the Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Custom House Quay, Weymouth – for those of you who aren’t watching the rugby, of course!

The bizarre science-fiction world of Ancien Regime inventors and engineers is the setting for this richly illustrated account of the building of the Cherbourg breakwater.

RYA Sea Survival

Poole Harbour Sea Survival School are proposing to run a one day RYA Sea Survival Course on Sunday 24th March 2019.

Starting at 0900 in WSC longshed, at 1300 there will be a break for lunch when candidates make their own way over to the Boscowen Centre on Portland for practical survival training in the swimming pool.

Sailing club walk

Sunday January 13th 2019

Meet 10.am at Drax Arms Bere Regis

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Walk 4.5 miles followed by lunch all welcome

Caroline Nairn 07977 028007

Submitted by steve

In Homer's Odyssey, the hero is advised during his visit to the underworld, that to retire from the sea, he should walk inland with an oar on his shoulder until someone asked him what it was for. Another remarkable sailor, and WSC veteran, has recently done just that – Peter Rayner, long-time owner of ‘Tom Thumb’ the 22ft Pandora which used to moor near the crane.

Portland Yacht Club would like to invite your club members to their annual Christmas Carols with the Weymouth Concert Brass Band.

Maurice Wilkinson passed away last Monday.He was not a current club member but was well known among the older sailing community. His funeral will take place on Tuesday 13th November at the Weymouth Crematorium at 1430.

Submitted by kathyC

We were blessed by excellent condition, really competitive racing sailed on interesting courses. Initial feedback is that everyone enjoyed an excellent regatta, but if you have any further feedback please email the Chairman on kclaydon@gmail.com in the next week if poss before our washup meeting.

Submitted by steve

When the boat behind appears to be featuring in a sort of meteorological apocalypse, it's a good moment to drop the kite. 'On affale, en urgence!' I shouted forward to Georges, who did just that. We were approaching the buoy anyway, and the 30-knot squall hit just as we rounded...

Submitted by steve

The peace of the Channel was welcome after the pre-carnival bustle of Weymouth, even though the WSW wind was less than forecast, meaning bursts of engine mid-Channel to keep going - very necessary at springs. It was interesting to be at sea in what I call 'normal' conditions, the wind filling in from the right soon after leaving the harbour at 0530, and the visibility good under light cloud which kept the temperature down, making for a very pleasant sail down to the shipping lanes.