A note on the Crumbleholme Cup

Submitted by steve

This is named after Dick Crumbleholme (Commodore 1963-1965), who led by example – his Yachting World Dayboat, ‘Coralline’, with its distinctive striped flying jib, was invariably present in the bay on race days.

Up the creek

Submitted by pburger

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has those days when if it can go wrong, it will! Thus started our cruise to the Solent. The intention was to join the other club boats for some of the trip, which rapidly started to look like it was not going to be the case.

What Larks

Submitted by cea250

Last Friday it was announced that the YCW Regatta at the weekend would be postponed due to the forecast. However Ned Winter put this available time to good use and made the long trek to Suffolk to collect two Lark dinghies from Waldringfield sailing club and bring them back to sunny Weymouth as club boats. Purchasing these has been part of a plan to encourage members to try out dinghy sailing and join in dinghy racing.
In addition, we will be hosting the Lark Nationals next year for which these boats will be available.

Solent Cruise in Company – Enjoy, then Run for Cover!

Submitted by ray259

A very healthy flotilla of 6 boats started out on the latest WSC cruise in company to the Solent. Merlot with Bill and Lorraine on board on a restricted time frame departed for Yarmouth a day before the main fleet. Then Saturday morning saw the departure of single-handers Murray on Dulcibella and David on Nutcracker along with Simon and Jill on Ojo, Mark and crew on Adelie and Annie and Ray on Crystella, also bound for Yarmouth.

Solstice Cruise in Company to Cherbourg Exceeds Expectations!

Submitted by ray259

With this year's Summer Solstice falling mid week on a Wednesday it was an opportunity for some boats to make an extended cruise via the Channel Islands, instead of working it around a long weekend. On Saturday with all the bureaucratic exit and arrival formalities sorted beforehand (actually quite simple now) it was Bill and Lorraine on Merlot, Joan, Miles and Eva on Grey Knott, Paul on Winters Maid and Ray and Annie on Crystella that set off at 5am to a gorgeous sunrise across the channel towards Alderney.

Saskia Down Under in Lorient

Submitted by mak200

We left our WSC mooring on the 14th June bound for Roscoff.We experienced beautiful sunny weather and a great sunset in the Channel but very little wind. Meteo France was predicting La Brume which translates as light mist off the French coast.However the predicted light mist turned out to be dense fog with less than 50m visibility. We almost docked in the ferry terminal before we saw it!

Cruising in French in the West Country

Submitted by steve

Our trip on ‘Crazy Goose’ was foreshortened a bit by the NE wind which prevented skipper Georges from leaving Saint-Vaast for over two weeks, but we managed to get to the Scillies, if not Ireland, and visit most of the usual ports on the way there and back in two weeks, before the weather began to show signs of deteriorating.

Squib Nationals - The Finishing Line

Submitted by jim1123

Dear Members,

Now that the intense excitement of the Squib Championship has passed on from the Club, I wanted to write to express my profound gratitude to you all for the magnificent help and support you have collectively given to making the event such an evident success. The Club has been showered with accolades from individual competitors, visiting clubs, the Squib class association, our sponsors, and local authorities for the excellent organisation of the whole and for the quite inspiring enthusiasm and radiant good-humour of our Club’s many volunteers.

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