Submitted by steve

Captain’s log Friday morning 2 Sept - 0430 hrs off the Stone Pier for the first time in a few weeks in ‘Aliya’, sails set in a decent SW breeze which had filled in during the last Thursday evening race; Orion, ‘unerring herald of autumn,’ gleaming bright in partial cloud to the SE, right on the nose – France here we come..

Moonshadow 2 - 2016 National Spinlock IRC Small Boat Champion

43 boats enjoyed a hotly contested regatta in 4 classes

Winner of the overall regatta and of IRC2 was the very quick J90, skippered by Richard Woof, closely pursued by a battle for 2/3/4th between the 3 Grand Surprises: Surprise, Bon Vacances, and Passion.

Winner of the overall IRC trophy went to the Contessa 32, Moodshadow 2, skippered by Mike Street, also winning IRC 4.

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Mark and Rima Bugler started their summer cruise on Saskia with a trip to Portsmouth to watch the Americas Cup World Series as Rima had been given tickets to view from the race village on Saturday by her boys for her birthday. However what was supposed to be a simple spectator trip turned in something much more!

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The Squib class held its annual Ringstead Race and beach BBQ last Sunday. The Squibs were escorted by a fleet of ten cruisers, Sirius, the club RIB and a Feva !

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!

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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.

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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.