Saturday 10 September – RNAS Culdrose 820 Squadron Private Event Please note there will be no food served in the evening
Tuesday 13 September – Joint Pursuit Series RCYC
Thursday 15 September – Due to a function there will be no 50% Specials available at the Bar
Friday 16 September – Joint Pursuit FSC
24-25 September – IRC Challenge Cup
Please also note that the office will be closed in the mornings for the next week as Karen in the office is away on holiday! Apologies for any inconvenience.
Club boats score good results in Half Ton Cup
Club members Paul Pullen and Jonathan Cunliffe scored well in the prestigious Henri Lloyd Half Ton Cup, hosted in Falmouth during late August.
It is the first time the event has been held in Falmouth, and only the fourth time in history it has been sailed in the UK. Credit must go to Flushing Sailing Club, with event manager Dave Owens and race officer Jack Penty putting together a great event.
Paul Pullen and his well practiced team on Miss Whiplash led the regatta early on but in the end had to settle for 2nd overall – for the second year running, while Jonathan Cunliffe’s team sailing Emiliano Zapata lifted the Corinthian Trophy for top all amateur team and finished 8th overall despite only sailing the boat for the first time in June. Zapata was also the first unmodified IOR Half Tonner.
It was generally felt to be the most competitive Half Ton Cup for many years with a fleet of 20 boats from the UK, Ireland, Belgium and France, all the winners from the last decade and many top professional sailors throughout the fleet.
Robbie Tregear’s Per Elisa was lying in 6th overall when she sadly lost her rig in the coastal race, which saw the fleet endure a brutal three hour upwind leg in a 20 knot easterly wind and big seas.
The championship was won by Greg Peck’s beautiful, well sailed Swuzzlebubble, which won the event in 2014 with former owner Peter Morton.
Next year’s Half Ton Cup will be held in Kinsale, Ireland.
Extra Help Required
(for next gardening session)
28th September at 9:30am
At the last couple of sessions we have been a little thin on the ground. Please excuse the pun! The bank has become rather overgrown and we could really do with a little extra male assistance to clear the path and thin out some of the bushes. There will also be the normal tidying up to be done around the front of the Clubhouse and the perimeter of the car park. Please come along and give a hand. Dress of the day – sensible footwear and gloves and some hand tools, loppers and secateurs if you have them. Coffee will be provided. Any questions in the meantime please contact Eleanor 01326 318351 or Rachel 01326 212185.
Also a big thank you to the team of ladies who have been watering and dead heading the tubs over the summer months â€“ the tubs have looked splendid!
The Cornish Maritime Trust (CMT)
The Cornish Maritime Trust is seeking help for two types of winter layup storage:
(1) canvas sails of the CMT’s 40-foot lugger, Barnabas, and these include a main sail, the mizzen, and a top sail;
(2) boat layup space (hard-standing or under-cover) for Sea Urchin, a 17-foot replica Goran Haven Crabber, beam 6â€™, draft 2â€™6â€, tons 0.7.
RCYC member Linda Bruch asks if any member is able to help to please contact CMT trustee Toby Floyer (Tel. 01326 221 787 or Mobile 07759 311 035) email address: firstname.lastname@example.org