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.

Submitted by wsc

Another WSC sailor has had the wisdom to ship out to the antipodes and avoid the worst of the British winter. Kenny Roebuck has been competing in the Australian J24 Nationals in Melbourne on ‘Jet’ which just came 3rd overall. Well done Kenny! See here for more: http://j24.com.au/?p=5559

Submitted by iain

Megan Pascoe has won the International 2.4mR World Championships

WELL DONE FROM WEYMOUTH SAILING CLUB !!

Overall Results

Submitted by steve

As the weather continues to howl and pour here in the Northern hemisphere, we might spare a thought for the crews who have braved the mixed bag of conditions in this year's Sydney-Hobart race, including that intrepid team of Frenchmen led by Gery Trenteseaux on 'Courrier du Leon'.

Submitted by stephenhb

Weymouth Sailing Club’s traditional Boxing Day race went ahead this year despite some ferocious 40 knot gusts. Our new Commodore, Euan McNair, set a course that kept the nine brave competing boats out of the worst of the conditions, tucked safely in the relatively flat waters of Weymouth Bay.

Unfortunately the gusts proved a little too much for one boat, breaking its boom ‘like a cocktail stick’. We understand the musician on board succeeded in getting some interesting tunes out of the rigging beforehand though, including a high ‘C’ just before the snap.

Submitted by wsc

I have just returned to a Grey cold Blighty after two fantastic weeks in Antigua. The Hotel I was staying at was just 400 yards from Jolly Harbour Yacht Club (JHYC), so on day one I decided to check out the club and the Harbour. The Harbour area is about the size of Weymouth marina and is filled with hundreds of Sailing boats of all shapes and sizes many still situated ashore awaiting to be craned back into the water for the Winter season. I viewed the JHYC notice board and to my delight the annual club regatta "Notice of Race" was displayed & being held on the 20-21st Nov and crew wanted notices were also on display - I applied to one of the notices.