Submitted by steve

Hurtling downwind at 13 knots in a force 7 towards the beach at Ouistreham in Georges’s expensive Winner 9 metre made me wonder what was going to happen when we got there. In theory the finish line was between one of the channel buoys and the committee boat, but it wasn’t obvious how much braking room that was going to leave. At the last mark the Surprise had over taken us and seemingly without a care in the world hoisted their kite – afterwards they said their maximum speed was 18 knots...

Submitted by wsc.61

On the 2nd and 3rd September, yachts from along the South Coast enjoyed a hotly contested IRC Spinlock Southern Championships as part of the 2017 Hempel Weymouth Yacht Regatta. There was a good variety of courses to keep competitors in four different classes on their toes and on Sunday, over on their ears in some very blustery conditions.

The weekend started on Friday night with the annual fancy dress Tender races across the Harbour and a BBQ at Weymouth Sailing Club.

On Saturday, the near perfect conditions for race 2 and 3 left only 1 point between first four boats in IRC Class 3.

Bart's Bash
  • Bart's Bash is in aid of raising funds for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation whilst enjoying ourselves!
  • Date of the race - Saturday 16th September
  • This year dinghies and squibs are welcome to join in with the racing organised from the Sailing Academy

Weymouth Sailing Club is pleased to announce club member Mark Lee is the new Dutch Solo National Champion 2017.

43 boats from across Europe competed in a warm, showery and shifty weekends sailing. The racing was closely contested with Mark's three 2nds and a 1st in the first 5 races enough to provide the grounding required to hold on during the warm shifty conditions on the Sunday.

Weymouth Sailing Club, hosts of the 2017 Burton Week, would like to congratulate Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantyne of Burghfield Sailing Club for becoming the 2017 National 12 National Champions.

34 boats competed in this years championships and experienced all the delights Weymouth bay has to offer. This included a shifty light westerly, a perfect sea breeze day, and a very lumpy 20 knot south easterly. The varied conditions enabled 5 different race winners from the 7 race series.

Submitted by steve

Rolling downwind with the tide towards the race at Gatteville on a Friday afternoon in 30 knots, hoping the squall behind doesn’t catch us up – there must be a good reason for what might otherwise look like masochism..

Submitted by srawson211

PB2 (Powerboat) Courses
Submitted by srawson211

WSC can facilitate members being able to take their RYA PB2 (Powerboat) course and for the more experienced PB2 drivers an RYA Safety Boat Course, both of which are at a discounted cost.

These are 2 day courses and once qualified you can drive the club RIB on race nights assisting the safety boat driver with all aspects of water safety and mark laying

If anyone is interested and would like more information please contact the RIB Coordinator Steve Rawson on

Emma and Tim at Weymouth Regatta

The 60th Osprey Nationals is starting on Thursday 10th August and runs through to Sunday 13th August and is hosted at Poole YC.

Two boats from our Club are competing - Emma Stevenson / Tim Bowden and Ali Stevenson / Pete Lloyd. Ben Hawkes will be crewing with Simon and Andy Edmonds will be crewing on a local boat.

Submitted by steve

One thing everyone says about the Tour des Ports is that it’s very tiring ; with the delivery each way, we’ve done nine days in a row of which six were racing, mostly in quite lively conditions. Every day up at 7 to queue for the loos and showers, then on the water outside whichever port for starts sometimes as early as 0830, then the excitement of the start and first beat to the laid mark and then possibly some spinnaker, but not for long – the unstable weather tended to provide plenty of opportunity for upwind legs.