Submitted by steve

While checking to see when and if it was going to stop raining today (probably not), I found this image of an impressive cold front sweeping down to where my friend Olivier is at the moment sailing to the Caribbean and some sunshine in his 67ft yacht Capo di Fora.

Submitted by Tim Day

Well as winter winds increase mark O comes to its favourite garden on Greenhill! This is not the first time this little blighter has been loafing on the patio. Hopefully it will arrange a taxi ride to the club!

Submitted by steve

Building on the history of the club on the website, we are in the process of creating a digital archive from photos, slides, etc. to which everyone is invited to contribute; all you have to do is to lend us your memorabilia for a few days and we will have them processed. The results will be available for everyone to see, and occasional forays into the archive willl appear here as well.

Submitted by daddsie

Weymouth Sailing Club has just hosted the Yacht Clubs of Weymouth, Why Boats Weymouth Yacht Regatta.
With over 50 boats competing out on the water, Weymouth’s Olympic waters even brought out the dolphins to watch.

Submitted by steve

What with the weather getting a bit autumnal (though the sail over was in ideal conditions), four nights moored at Alderney in winds up to 35 knots was not my idea of comfort on a boat, but it meant I could meet up with friends Georges and Catherine, who were on their way back from Guernsey, visit the museum and walk round some of the island with them, as well as attend the two-day Henry Euler Memorial Trust maritime history symposium on 'Alderney, The Channel Islands & Anglo-French Relations 1689 – 1918', with a number of eminent French and British speakers.

Submitted by chs815

Weymouth Sailing Club’s Kathy Claydon has won the double-handed division in the recent Junior Offsore Group (JOG) cross-channel race from Cowes to Guernsey. The race started at 19:00 on Friday and she was paired with co-skipper Phil Kirk on her boat ‘Arcsine’.

Submitted by steve

The big tides made this the ideal weekend to clean the slipway, which was getting to be in need of it. A big thank-you to those members who gave up their time in this glorious weather to ensure that the rest of us can use the slip safely this autumn.

Steve Fraser

Submitted by chs815

WSC's Al Doughty and Ian Cheke have just completed the exceptionally tough challenge of double-handing the Fastnet Race. Here is Al's account of the race:

Submitted by steve

The Kenion trophy being sailed tomorrow (27 July) has a particular place in my yachting calendar, as it was on ‘White Nothe’, Hugh Kenion’s locally-built Buchanan Seaspray launched in 1962, that I did my first keelboat sailing, along with Keith Sullivan, Keith Bird, Mick Floyd and other early crew members.

Red Team winners

Fantastic conditions for the Rear Admiral's Cup ... the sea breeze had set in by late morning resulting in a veering S-SW F4+ with a flat seas and blue sky.