Submitted by steve

To be off Utah beach on the 6th of June is something of a privilege, though the fog meant that we didn’t see anything till we arrived in the buoyed channel into Carentan, and then it was only egrets and the occasional cow!

Submitted by steve

A new record - 120 French sailors joined us for lunch at the club on Sunday after their race from Cherbourg on Saturday and our own race on Sunday morning, so there'll be plenty to chat about! Crews from St Malo, Granville, Le Havre and Cherbourg make this the biggest Transmanche yet, as more and more French sailors see Weymouth as the place to come to.

This year's May Series will be held on Sunday mornings from 1st May through 29th May.
A final long distance race will be held on Friday 27th May, delivering boats to Poole Regatta which starts on Saturday 28th May.

NOTE - final race Sunday 29th May is now hosted by CCSC, so start is in Portland Harbour 1040h

May Series Documents

Notice of Race

Rules of the road

On Saturday 7th May – Megan Pascoe will be providing some post race training and discussion for us. The dinghies and squibs will be out on the water and hopefully Megan will get some video footage of the starts and mark roundings (so be on your best behaviour!).

The first week of evening racing has already been and gone, with 9 boats competing in Class 4 on Monday evening in 8-13 knots of SW wind. Phil Samways and team on 'Evisa' judged the conditions to perfection to take the first evening win of the 2016 season in Class 4, while In the Squibs Iain Jones, in 'Aldebaran', took the win from 'Mayfly' and 'Squibble'. The dinghies finished a very closely fought race with Tim and Emma on 'Able To' just beating Phil Norris in his Wayfarer by a mere 2 seconds on handicap followed by the Ashworths in their Merlin Rocket and Keith Howarth in his Laser.

Submitted by steve

I was woken by the sound of the teapot hitting the cabin floor, and then heard the steady flogging of someone’s foresail unravelling in the howling wind – 0200, and the forecast storm was upon us, with gusts abruptly heeling the boat as if we were at sea. I spent a moment or two listening to ’Aliya’s’ rig to make sure all was well, and then peeped out of the hatch into the driving rain at what would soon be an ex-genoa on a boat opposite.

Submitted by nik766

This Sunday 27th March the clocks move forward 1 hour at 1am signalling the start of WeymouthSC's pre-season and the start of British Summer Time. This year pre-season starts with the Spring Series, an open series aimed at the cruisers that just can't wait to get sailing.

All at C

Eight volunteers did some hard yards in a sharp Easterly wind by getting the race Marks back in the water last Sunday.

Led by Phil Norris and supported by, Gary Owens, Al Doughty, Nick Munson, Stephen Homan-Berry, Steve Staples, Roger Adams and Tim Day.

Cruisers start racing Next Sunday at 10:45 - Dinghies and Squibs get a lie in until the 9th April with the all-in pursuit race for the Tony Bennett trophy.

High Concentration

Chris Watts, the RYA Race Officer’s Education Officer, and our own World 2.4 champion Megan Pascoe, hosted a very interesting rules talk on Friday evening. These talks are fantastic opportunities to tap into high quality experience and everyone who attended must have come away with something that enhanced their understanding of either a rule, a definition, a situation to avoid, or perhaps an opportunity for competitive advantage! All for free - so many thanks to club members who make all this happen and to Megan for being such a positive supporter of the club.

Submitted by wsc

Around 30 people came to listen and learn from Adam’s Talk last Friday. It was an inspiring talk brought to life in the second half with a sail being stretched and shaped with a view to understanding mast bending, luff curves, outhaul and kicker tensions, not to mention that curiously named cunningham (invented by a doctor of the same name). All this to optimise the 4th corner of the sail. As usual there was something for everyone – It won’t escape your attention that World and National Champions find these talks compelling! Don’t miss this week’s talk by Chris Watts and Megan Pascoe.