Prize Giving Dinner

Submitted by chs815

Over one hundred members of WSC and their guests celebrated the club’s annual prize giving with a dinner and dance held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

Achieving the Impossible: Building the Cherbourg Breakwater

Submitted by steve

I shall be presenting some of the fruits of my Cherbourg research at 7.30pm on Saturday 2 February at the Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Custom House Quay, Weymouth – for those of you who aren’t watching the rugby, of course!

The bizarre science-fiction world of Ancien Regime inventors and engineers is the setting for this richly illustrated account of the building of the Cherbourg breakwater.

RYA Sea Survival Course Sunday 24th March

RYA Sea Survival

Poole Harbour Sea Survival School are proposing to run a one day RYA Sea Survival Course on Sunday 24th March 2019.

Starting at 0900 in WSC longshed, at 1300 there will be a break for lunch when candidates make their own way over to the Boscowen Centre on Portland for practical survival training in the swimming pool.

Caroline's January walk

Submitted by kathyC

25 members enjoyed an excellent walk from the Drax Arms, Bere Regis on Sunday. Caroline led a interesting varied walk through the woods, valley and heath-land. We had all dressed for a cold and windy day but had to strip layers as we seemed to be sheltered and then blessed with sunshine. Timing was excellent, arriving back at the Drax Arms for some great food and drinks. Looking forward to the next walk on February 10th. Photo outside Turnspuddle Church

Weymouth Library Writer-in Residence seeking support.

Submitted by PhilG

“Poet Sarah Acton is Weymouth Library’s new writer-in-residence. From January to March Sarah will be working at the library and with local communities on an exciting new project to explore the theme of ‘Weymouth-on-Sea’.

Another year over

Submitted by GaryOwens

Hello Sailors

Well another year over and a new one just begun, as the song goes.

Congratulations to our winter series winners, Paul Elson in Orion who took 1st in IRC 4 with 4 bullets, closely followed by our commodore in Rumrunner, also with four bullets but lost out on countback.

Richard Woof in Jo 90 took first in IRC 3 with his 5 bullets, Arcsine and Passion also put up a good fight but was not enough, well there's always next year.

But onto the highlight of the racing calendar, The Boxing day Race .

Winter Series

Submitted by GaryOwens

Hello Sailors
Well after our summer of no wind and sunshine, who'd have thought of a winter like this... blown out kites, ripped mains, collisions and holes in boats but thankfully no injuries.
What's left of the fleet will still be out this Sunday for the penultimate race of the Winter Series.

One man and his boat – the voyages of Peter Rayner

Submitted by steve

In Homer's Odyssey, the hero is advised during his visit to the underworld, that to retire from the sea, he should walk inland with an oar on his shoulder until someone asked him what it was for. Another remarkable sailor, and WSC veteran, has recently done just that – Peter Rayner, long-time owner of ‘Tom Thumb’ the 22ft Pandora which used to moor near the crane.

Invitation to Portland Yacht Club Christmas Carols

Portland Yacht Club would like to invite your club members to their annual Christmas Carols with the Weymouth Concert Brass Band.

It's November. Carry On Squibbing ....

Racing Squibs - but not at Weymouth

Ordinarily, on chilly Thursday mornings in November, most Squibbers can be seen shuffling along to the local public library for a read of the papers in the warm. Not so this season. Inspired by some glorious sailing during the October Thursday Morning race series, the Squibbers collectively decided to, …well, just carry on sailing in some Fun Races.

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