2023 -24 General Committee

Submitted by Tim Day

The new General Committee held its first meeting on Tuesday night. In the picture from left to right are Paul Calver, Charlotte Weaver, Paul Burger (Hon General Secretary), Mike Street (Rear Commodore Sailing), Tim Day (Commodore), Patrick Jones, Russell King (Rear Commodore House), David Summerhayes (Rear Commodore Facilities).

Christmas Party Friday 8th December 2023!

Submitted by ali2012

Join us for "THE" Weymouth Sailing Club Christmas Party!

This year we are going to have some fun celebrating the festive season with music from a live band, dancing, games and a buffet.

September sojourn in Cherbourg

Submitted by steve

A murky September morning with little wind augured a long crossing of the Channel, but I had already waited a day, and I wanted to race in Cherbourg in the evening, so off I went for my annual September stay in Cherbourg, which this year included visits to Saint-Vaast and Bayeux (on the train!)

Unexpected Company on the Final Cruise in Company of the Season

With the cruising season coming to a close it was a final opportunity for 4 boats and 14 crew to make the channel crossing to Cherbourg. Even though light winds were forecast, Moonshadow, Crystella, Arcsine and Remedy set out pre-dawn on Friday 15th September for what was to become quite an eventful trip, especially for one!

Starry Night Summer Ball 2023 Photos

Submitted by ali2012

The Summer Ball may seem a distant memory.....at last a few photos to remind you of a fabulous night! Club members click on this link to access all the photos from the evening. https://wsc.org.uk/node/4630 (member access only)

FOWEY REGATTA on Grey Knott 13-18th August

Submitted by Windswept

FRIDAY 11th August

After over 17 years absence from this Fun Regatta, I decided that with anew boat and the right crew it was time to venture there again.

We stocked up the boat ready to leave on Thursday evening, but the fog was so bad we decided best to wait until morning. Set off at 5.30am, thick fog again but decided it would get better once we had left the land behind. Really spooky going round the Bill, just about managed to make out the land. We never saw the lighthouse, bur could just see Pulpit Rock.

View from the bridge

Submitted by Tim Day

This is my second year of the traditional three years at the helm as Commodore. Since my last ‘View from the Bridge’ newsletter in March, we have enjoyed a busy season of events including:

Transmanche Race - we were pleased to host our neighbours from France again after a gap of four years.
IRC Southern Area championship in late May - another successful event for the club
Club Open Day - this opportunity to experience what the Club has to offer brought a number of new members and will be followed up in September by a New Members Evening.

Club Ringstead picnic Sunday 27th August

Submitted by mak200

The Club is organising a picnic on Ringstead beach next Sunday (27th August). There will be an all in fun race there and back for Squibs,dinghies and cruisers.Those not wishing to race are are invited to escort the fleet. Everyone is welcome to join what is very much a family event. Club boats are welcome to participate in this event and can be booked out using the usual procedures.
We will anchor off the south end of Ringstead beach by “Burning Cliff”.

Kenion Trophy

Submitted by steve

The Kenion trophy is next weekend's challenge, named after Hugh Kenion (see my article of 2019, which you can search on the website).

The Spirit of Crumbleholme

Cracking along in F7

Crumbleholme Trophy Race, self start Saturday 12 August 23 at 11:30. I arrive apparently the only yacht to accept the challenge of the long distance race with forecast SW F5-6.

So in the Spirit of Crumbleholme as intended, I decide to lead the way. With a cursory call on Ch09 to anyone who was listening I announced I'd crossed the line 11:30 on the nail and was on my way.

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