Hurst on the first

Submitted by pburger

With the forecast predicting strong winds from the west on Saturday, and with a lighter, more variable wind in the northern sector for Sunday, it was time to consult the almanac for tidal streams and tide times. Anyone who has sailed east from Weymouth will know the two key areas are St Alban's Head and the Needle's Channel. In a regular cruising boat it is futile to fight the tide, but time it right and you get a free ride!

Weymouth to Portsmouth in a Squib

Crossing Weymouth Bay with the kite up

We had decided to enter the South Coast Championships hosted by Portsmouth Sailing Club, a friendly volunteer-run club in the heart of Old Portsmouth. We had done the event a few years ago and had a super time. However, then we travelled there the conventional way, via the A31 !

Quick trip to Poole Harbour

Submitted by pburger

It started out as a quick trip to Lulworth Cove, but with such wonderful sailing conditions and a favorable tide, it would have been a crime to not go further.

Scheduled Weymouth Town Bridge Maintenance

Please note Weymouth Harbour Notice to Mariners No. 25/22 regarding maintenance work on the Town Bridge.

"Mariners are advised that from 26th September 2022 and anticipated until 30th November 2022, maintenance work will be conducted on the Town Bridge. This work is scheduled for Mon – Fri but could include some Saturdays as work progresses. While this work is being conducted there will only be three lifts per day Monday to Friday."

Golby Cup start videos

The Golby Cup was held in beautiful conditions with a shifty northly wind last Saturday.
A total of twelve boats took part in two back to back races.
It was all about reading the shifts on the first beat.The first race was won by Phil and Ali Ashworth in their squib Hussy, while the second race was won by Gavin Poulloin is his OK dinghy.
However the overall winner of the Golby Cup was Simon and Jill Vines in their Squib Hope.

Thanks to rib crew John Tonks we have videos of both starts.

https://youtu.be/lk9yVVjSz1shttps

https://youtu.be/rGqOMhYtqrE

Mark Bugler RO

Golby Cup Saturday 17th September; followed by prizegiving, meal and video show

Submitted by mak200

I will be OD for the Golby Cup on Saturday which consists of two back to back races for Squibs and dinghies. There will be meal at the club afterwards for competitors and fellow members from 6.30 onwards. Booking and menu choices can be found via the What's On website page.

Rear Admiral John Croydon

Submitted by grg1196

A Memorial Service for John Croydon will be held on Friday 14th October at 11:30 hrs at St Andrews Church, Preston, Weymouth. This will be followed by refreshments next door at The Spice Ship. If anyone would like to attend, it would be helpful (but far from essential!) if you could let me know so that we can manage the numbers. Greg Croydon greg.croydon@gmail.com

Tender race & Curry night - Cancellation

Submitted by wsc.61

With the sad news of our Queen's Death I feel it is most appropriate to cancel this year's tender race. This decision has been taken with guidance from the Commodore and the GC.

Regards, Gary Owens

FINALLY...

Submitted by pburger

FINALLY..... after months of waiting for the crane... escaped to Alderney.

Naturally, that explains the recent rain.

Rescued youngster given confidence boosting ride.

Submitted by Tim Day

Before sailing last weekend James Richards was given an hours experience in the Club RHIB. This was James's first return to the water since he was involved in a serious incident in Newtons Cove last June. James whilst riding upon a "ringo" had suffered a blade strike in both lower legs. It was appropriate that John Tonks organised this excursion as John took charge of the first aid at the scene.

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