Submitted by wsc.61

Introduction to crewing for Club Members.

If you're new to the Club or perhaps a little apprehensive about crewing, then participating as crew during the Club races is one of the best ways to learn. There are many opportunities to crew on yachts, squibs, and dinghies, plus sailing courses and other sailing-related activities.

Submitted by steve

Already the advance forecasts are not unfavourable for next weekend’s Transmanche, though we will have to wait a little to see what conditions will actually be like on the day.

This is the tenth year of the Transmanche, which has become something of a tradition at WSC as well - to the extent this year that members have expressed the wish to be on the start line at Cherbourg next weekend, along with boats from Le Havre, possibly Granville and of course Cherbourg.

Nick on the nav station

Nick Massey skipper of “Tumbarumba” and Coxswain of Weymouth lifeboat will be getting married to Nicola on Friday 5th May. Traditionally the groom has a stag event that normally includes consuming copious amounts of alcohol. As Nick is a fairly sensible chap he decided that this was not for him, so he chartered Steve White’s 2008 Volvo 70 – Ex “Telefonica Black” and invited some friends to join him on a gentle cruise from Portland to Cherbourg and return. Read Al's full article here

Submitted by steve

The Nao Victoria, a Spanish carrack of 85 tons with a crew of 42, left Seville in 1519 to sail around the world - and (thanks to the good offices of WSC member and harbourmaster Keith Howorth) arrives in Weymouth next week! How can this be?

Submitted by steve

After what has seemed like a long winter, the beautiful weather meant it was suddenly time to go sailing again, combining racing and cruising in the best possible way, linking Weymouth and Cherbourg for what promises to be another step forwards in liaison between the clubs.

Submitted by steve

Because I had replaced the flexible hoses in my gas system following a survey last year, my insurers wanted a ‘gas-safe’ certificate so that one of the things they are insuring me for doesn’t happen! Needless to say, I had left this till the last moment, but I was lucky to get hold of Stuart at the aptly-named Gas Safe Marine, who kindly agreed to test the system first thing on Monday morning; this meant an early passage to the Cove in the chilly Spring mist to meet up with him, and water up at the same time.

Submitted by php147

Well done to all that worked hard over the long winter evenings and successfully completed their Day skipper theory course.
A BIG thank you to Cathy who's perseverance carried us all over the finish line.

We the happy few are now qualified to go out in any vessels, go anywhere and get lost
As long as the sun is shining !

Saturday 25th March 1900

We'll have brief Class Captain's report and forecast for the future, followed by some 70's family entertainment ………Good game, good game !!

Dress code is Black Tie and Posh Frocks, whichever you prefer.

Please make table reservations and menu choices before the 18th March


Menu

Apéritif

Complimentary glass of presseco on arrival

Starter

Dorset watercress and blue Vinny soup

Submitted by wsc.61

Last Thursday at Southampton, Feanor was loaded aboard a ship bound for the Carribean!

Feanor has been an inhabitant of Weymouth Sailing Club's moorings since 1988. Under the expert helmsmanship of her owner Jeremy Parkinson she has cruised nearly all the coasts of Europe and Scandinavia from Bergen in Norway to Göçek in Turkey.

Submitted by steve

Wandering around the Musée de la Marine in Paris the other day, waiting to meet the head of conservation for my research project, I came across the Trophée Jules Verne, which is one that, even if you won it, you couldn’t take home – nor would you want to, given its enormous size (about 10ft.).