Tales from the Slipway - A Bolt out of the Blue

Submitted by muy1275

Last autumn two wise men joined me on Dulcibella for a Thursday evening race. The wind was low teens and as we hardened up for the windward mark one of them turned to me and commented deprecatorily about my wrinkly mainsail. I was hurt but he was right. What to do?

Heading west

Submitted by steve

On a stroll round the headland at Falmouth yesterday, we found this newsworthy vessel undergoing a refit at the Pendennis yard. A far cry from the elegance of the fleet assembled for the Falmouth Classics week, which we found racing in the estuary as we arrived on Friday from Plymouth. Today we are off to the Scillies, hoping for some wind once we are clear of the Lizard.

Starry Night Summer Ball Sat 5th August 6pm

Submitted by ali2012

Join us at the Weymouth Sailing Club "Starry Night Summer Ball" at The Nothe Fort on Saturday 5th August, 6 pm 'til late.

There are 150 tickets available in total. Bookings closed

134 tickets sold (as at 7th July)

Club Open Day 2023

Submitted by wsc.61

Weymouth Sailing Club Open Day from 10am
on Saturday 10th June 2023

Come along, try sailing on various boats and see what we offer for all the family

Coffee morning with cakes with donations to Chesil Sailability.

All welcome

Contact : openday@wsc.org.uk for more information

June 6th 1929 - a Falcon sails to Poole!

Submitted by steve

I have been researching the sailing exploits of former Club officers and came across this interesting anniversary in Chapter 11 of the Club history:

'Another interesting bit of rivalry arose from an argument between Mr. Pitcher and Capt.. Mowlam at the annual dinner of 1928. Mr. Pitcher maintained that a Falcon was better than a Dolphin any day, and to prove his point undertook to sail one round to Parkstone the following season and enter it in a Dolphin race.

A spot of French sunshine - finally...

Submitted by steve

‘Aliya’went back in the water in the rain on the same day the French were coming, so it wasn’t till during the week that I was able to get ready to leave, but with even greater motivation having had to watch them leave on Sunday evening in ideal conditions.

Squib National Championship

Submitted by wsc.61

WSC is hosting the Squib National Championship between 24th and 30th June, on behalf of the National Squib Owners’ Association (NSOA). This annual event was most recently staged in Weymouth in 2009 and 2016, so many members will know what to expect. It’s a full-on, colourful, vibrant, sailing festival, briefly injecting both the Harbour and the Club with all the energy, hustle and bustle associated with a major sporting event. So far, about 70 boats have entered which will bring around 180 enthusiastic sailors and their supporters to our Club for the week.

The Transmanche is back - 70 French sailors visit WSC!

Submitted by steve

After a gap of four years, the sight of fifteen French yachts moored together on the other side of the harbour was most welcome, demonstrating that the Cherbourg-Weymouth Transmanche event is well and truly back!

First evening race

Submitted by Tim Day

Thursday saw the first evening’s racing of the 2023 season. A steady westerly breeze of 21 knots and flattish waters greeted the 11 keel boats who raced. With sunset at 2000 the slower boats reached harbour under a darkening sky.
Tim Day
Commodore

Longshed Spring Clean!

Submitted by ali2012

Many hands make light work as they say, as a band of volunteers turned up to help with the well overdue job of tidying up the longshed!

Store cupboards were emptied of old debris, some of which got relocated to other areas of use and some disposed of. A few items were simply moved around and tidied up to make better use of the space available.

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