Saskia VII in Roscoff

Submitted by wsc.61

On Monday 13th June Saskia VII set sail for Roscoff on the first leg of our annual cruise.

We packed our Covid certificates and duly posted our C1331 form to the Boarder Force in Dover with full details of our boat including hull build number, radio number, call sign, passport number and a host of other apparently vital details!

We had a very light wind crossing in beautiful sunshine and a full moon later at night. As we approached Roscoff next morning our normally reliable auto pilot started to misbehave.

Mini Handbook

Mini Handbook

The new "Mini Handbook" is now available at a price of £6 from the Bar.

Printed on a water-resistant paper and ring-bound for easy lay flat reading, this is a stripped down sailing instructions version only.

The club has printed 50 copies as a trial to see how popular this format is.

The club's full handbook is available on-line in PDF sections via https://wsc.org.uk/hb , any number of which can be downloaded onto your private computer and printed at your own convenience.

Stories from the Slipway 6 – Check your checklist

Mashead line with weight

Some time back I was chastised by some club friends about the length of my articles. For them I offer a synopsis; not as smart as War and Peace but then I’m not Tolstoy! For those more literate please enjoy the full article.

Synopsis – Equinox, time to move boat onto cradle, M25 traffic bad causing delay, in rush forgot to untie a securing line ashore, used knife to release it, just enough water to get to slipway, success, use a checklist.

Cruiser Class Dinner 2022

Submitted by jon1263

The Cruiser Class Dinner was held on Saturday 2nd April 2022. The black tie dinner went exactly to plan - which considering I didn't have much of a plan wasn't entirely surprising. This was the perfect way to celebrate the start of this year’s sailing season with the first race on Sunday 10th April. Thank you to everyone who turned up to make this such a fabulous evening!

Weymouth SC boat Jumble 23rd April Reminder

Submitted by nik911

We have had a lot of interest in having a pitch for the jumble but could still accommodate a couple more, if booked ASAP , contact scpitman@btinternet.com
For those of you who want to grab a bargain please delay your arrival until 10.00 to allow the safe arrival of vehicles with their bits and pieces.

There should be some really interesting items for sale as at least 3 sellers want to get rid of lots of items that they have been gathering for the last 40 years!

The Bar and Kitchen will be open.

Stories from the Slipway 5 – Après ski and underpants

Submitted by muy1275

It was autumn and our sailing for the season this year was over early. I had decided that I would move Othona, my wood Folkboat, to a mud berth for the winter. I had re-varnished the hull that spring and wanted to avoid any drying of the hull over winter which could cause the planks to open up.

Kickstarting the Cruising Season with a Talks and Social Evening!

Submitted by ray259

Ray Capp, our Cruising Coordinator, welcomed a good turnout of members for the Cruising Talks and Social evening on Saturday. Among the audience it was really good to see the WSC Cruising “grand daddy” of them all, Jeremy Parkinson. Equally, it was good to see some of our newer members in attendance, all keen to be inspired!

WSC Elects a new Commodore

Submitted by mak200

The Club held its 102nd AGM on Saturday 19th February. Around fifty members braved the end of storm Eunice to attend the meeting. The chair of trustees Rima Bugler confirmed that there were no contested posts for either the Trustee roles or General Committee. The trustees for 2022/3 are Rima Bugler, Berry Scheffler, Phil Ashworth (treasurer),Stuart Riches and Kathy Claydon.

Boat Jumble - 23rd April

Submitted by wsc.61

The club is intending to hold a boat jumble on Saturday 23rd April from 10am until 2pm in the main yard.

Now’s the time to clear out all those boat bits in the back of your garage and the loft, or perhaps just come and pick up a bargain.

For those of you who would like to have a pitch in the yard to display your goodies it’s important that you book before arriving with your car!

Please contact Steve Pitman scpitman@btinternet.com as soon as possible as spaces will be limited.

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