Stories from the Slipway 5 – Après ski and underpants

Submitted by muy1275

It was autumn and our sailing for the season this year was over early. I had decided that I would move Othona, my wood Folkboat, to a mud berth for the winter. I had re-varnished the hull that spring and wanted to avoid any drying of the hull over winter which could cause the planks to open up.

Kickstarting the Cruising Season with a Talks and Social Evening!

Submitted by ray259

Ray Capp, our Cruising Coordinator, welcomed a good turnout of members for the Cruising Talks and Social evening on Saturday. Among the audience it was really good to see the WSC Cruising “grand daddy” of them all, Jeremy Parkinson. Equally, it was good to see some of our newer members in attendance, all keen to be inspired!

WSC Elects a new Commodore

Submitted by mak200

The Club held its 102nd AGM on Saturday 19th February. Around fifty members braved the end of storm Eunice to attend the meeting. The chair of trustees Rima Bugler confirmed that there were no contested posts for either the Trustee roles or General Committee. The trustees for 2022/3 are Rima Bugler, Berry Scheffler, Phil Ashworth (treasurer),Stuart Riches and Kathy Claydon.

Boat Jumble - 23rd April

Submitted by wsc.61

The club is intending to hold a boat jumble on Saturday 23rd April from 10am until 2pm in the main yard.

Now’s the time to clear out all those boat bits in the back of your garage and the loft, or perhaps just come and pick up a bargain.

For those of you who would like to have a pitch in the yard to display your goodies it’s important that you book before arriving with your car!

Please contact Steve Pitman as soon as possible as spaces will be limited.

Chinese Evening 25th February 2022


Come and enjoy Chinese themed evening at the club on Friday 25th February at 7.30pm.

A belated Celebration of the New Year of the Tiger!

We have a delicious set menu of favourite dishes for £14 pp with an optional pay on the night desserts for £3 and large bottles of Tsingtao Chinese beer at a special price of £3!

The 25 days of Christmas 2021 WSC Quiz - Answers

I bumped into Peter this morning at a well known DIY shop and despite bemoaning his low score on the WSC quiz and commenting that he was not the only one, he begged me to publish the answers. So here they are.......

1. What was the name of the fishing boat immortalised in the film The Perfect Storm? – Andrea Gail

Stories from the Slipway 4 - Sloshing around in the Solent

Submitted by muy1275

It was my first cruise in Dulcibella since the delivery trip in May when with Duncan, my ‘volunteered’ crew, we motored for twenty two hours from Eastbourne in a 3 knot easterly! Despite my late entry Ray managed to get me a slot at Lymington for the Sunday night, as for Yarmouth on Saturday night; well you can’t book you just cross your fingers.

Bangers and cash

Submitted by daddsie

WSC has taken the decision to try and get back to the new normal, allowing members to dip in or out of events both sailing or social as they feel comfortable with.

Last Friday, the 5th of November, we had planned to have a bangers and mash evening in conjunction with the councils firework display.

All was good until Amanda our amazing chef went down with Covid.

However, the day was not lost as the crew of Rumrunner, with their history of catering ability, volunteered to step in and help out.

Stories from the Slipway 3 - Sleepless in the Swale

It was spring and time to introduce my girlfriend to the world of sailing. We had survived, I should say my relationship had survived, the near disastrous encounter with the bilge full of water. With an early summer sun warming us and a gentle breeze I proposed we use the weekend to sail across the Thames estuary to the Swale, moor off the Queenborough Yacht Club, have dinner at the Flying Dutchman and sail back on Sunday morning.

Tor Bay or not Tor Bay, that was the question.

Sometimes it doesn't go to plan, and sometimes the backup plan doesn't work either! So go prepared, and prepare for the unexpected also.

A few people have said they'd heard I'd had some challenges recently, so I thought I'd share the story for those who hadn't.

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