New Trophies

Pitcher Cup presentationThe Club has been given two new trophies for 2007 season.  Pam Mort and her family have donated a silver tankard in memory of Neville, which will become a Squib fleet trophy. 

The daughters of David 'Inky' Pitcher have donated a silver trophy which will be awarded to a Cadet each season.  Commodore Melita Biggs received the Cadet trophy on behalf of the Club from Davidina Annetts and Rachel Hewitt. 

2007 YCW Spring Series

Well done to Wild Child who won the YCW Spring Series, narrowly beating Snowgoose and Simba.  The final race took place on Sunday 29th with a forecast that promised to be windy compared to previous weeks, however the wind dropped again resulting in a game of snakes and ladders!  Hooligan won by a small margin to Simba and Snowgoose.

Sunday 22nd.  Another light wind race!  The forecast that the light SE breeze would veer and increase looked promising, unfortunately it didn't happen until after the finish.  Wild Child won with a healthy margin, followed by Simba and Hooligan.

Sunday 15th.  Thank you sea breeze!  Again, the start was delayed but fortunately the breeze arrived.  A windward/leeward course and an olympic course were set for 10 boats on a glorious spring day.  Snowgoose, Manana and Chuckles Too sailed well, but got pipped by Wild Child who narrowly won on handicap.

Sunday 8th.  The series started with a short postponement whilst RO Derek Abbott waited for the breeze to fill in to a very welcome 6-8 knots.  An olympic course was set which was won by Simba.  Snowgoose finished second and Iduna third.


We are planning to do a lot of work this year and need as many volunteers as possible.  Please turn up from 08.30 hours with brushes and rollers, and most importantly home-made cakes!!   Please empty all new unpainted wooden lockers and LEAVE THEM OPEN.

Boxing Day 2006

simbasmallThe keenly fought for Frostbite Trophy was won this year by Simba with Ricky Bruton and helmed by Bob Turner.   A good turnout of 24 cruisers competed this year on a cold grey morning.  Boats are traditionally gunned across the finish line outside the Clubhouse, by cannons.  For complete results go to the Result pages.  Cruiser IRC results are also available - for information only!

Photo:  Simba approaches the finish.

If you're in the water through the Winter and interested in an Open series of races on four Sunday mornings in February and March then contact .   Prizes after racing each day, details will be published soon.

Handbook Cover 2007

 Commodore's Punch Party

Handbook 2007smallThe Commodore invited members to join her for a glass of hot punch on Saturday 16 December. 

Each year the Club holds a competition for the photograph to become the Handbook cover for the following year and invites members to submit entries.   The selection takes place at the Commodore's Punch Party with members voting for their favourite photograph.  This year there was the usual abundance of entries of varying subjects and a lot of discussion regarding the merits of each of the submissions.  The winner was a photograph of Shamrock taken by Paul Wyeth at the 2006 Regatta.

This year there was also a very successful auction of marine pictures in aid of the Youth on Boats (YOBs) which raised £200.   

Weymouth Sailing Club elects a new Commodore.

The 2006 AGM elected a new Commodore.  AGM 2006

 Melita Biggs takes over from Peter Hopford and becomes the 29th Commodore of Weymouth Sailing Club and its first lady Commodore.  Mark Bugler was elected Vice Commodore.

Peter Hopford hands over the Commodore burgee to Melita.

2007 Comer Homes Melges 24 Nationals

comerhomesm24 From Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September Weymouth Sailing Club was delighted to host the 2007 Comer Homes Melges 24 Championships.

Ten races were contested over 3 days with varied conditions ranging from high adrenaline planing to light and shifty.

Many thanks to Comer Homes for their generous sponsorship.  Commodore and PRO Melita Biggs did a great job in varied conditions, particularly in Saturday's light stuff.  Thanks also to Terry Goldsmith, Catherine and Peter Jacobs, and Norman Beeston on the Committee Boat, plus the on water RIB team.

We would also like to thank the following members who volunteered their yachts as mark boats: Richard Norris (Anderson Affair), Jeremy Parkinson (Feanor), Phil & Marie Hedley (Spindrift).

2007 Comer Homes Melges 24 National Results

2007 RS200 Open


46 boats turned up for the RS200 open meeting over the weekend of 8/9 September.  They came from all over the country with the winner, Hamish Calder, coming from Glasgow.The weather was ideal for getting a sun tan, but not very exciting for sailing unless you enjoy the tactical challenge of shifty winds.   The first race took place in a light northerly and everybody, including the race officer, expected a change as the sea breeze came in.  But it did not happen.  The northerly just veered and backed a few times but remained basically the same.  The second race was similar, but the third race ended with hardly a zephyr.  This turned out to be the discard for many of the leading boats.

2007 Merlin Rocket Open

merlin silver tiller 20007On Sunday 17th June a bumper turnout of 39 Merlin Rockets descended upon Weymouth SC to take part in the annual Open as part of the Silver Tiller series.  Three races where held in a lightly overcast F3-4 out in Weymouth Bay.  Well done to Pat and Jill Blake who narrowly won on countback.

Many thanks to all the volunteers; especially to PRO Barry Payne and team who coped admirably with the general recalls, and to Beachmaster Richard Wildman who managed to promptly launch and retrieve an unexpected large number of boats.


2007 Henri Lloyd Weymouth Regatta


As part of the Regatta social programme, a very successful Pirates of the Carribean Regatta party was hosted by WSC and promoted by Mount Gay rum.

Visiting crew from Torquay Kaos 4 won the fancy dress competition, whilst WSC won the team games. There was a raffle in aid of the Chesil Trust which raised £150. The Chesil trust is an organisation that helps get local kids sailing.
Sore heads and non showing crews was the result on the Sunday after 330 shots of Mount Gay rum were consumed at 50p a go thanks to Mount Gay rums involvement with our event; T shirts, crew bags, caps and other goodies were also supplied by the drinks company.  Many thanks to Steve Dadd and Tim Bowden who MC'd the evening.
For 2007 Henri Lloyd Weymouth Regatta results go to  Regatta website.
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