TONIGHT: Friday 31 March – Skippers race briefing 7pm Upper Deck
Talk – Ranulf Rayner – America’s Cup history, 8pm Upper Deck. Suppers from 6.30pm
Saturday 1 April – Diners
Wednesday 5 April – Quiz Night – 7pm Friday 7 April – Series 1 Race 1
Saturday 8 April – RCYC/RNSA start of season get together 6.30 for 7pm
Sunday 9 April – Carvery + OCC attending
Wednesday 12 April – RINA talk – 6.30 for 7pm
Thursday 13 April – Meanderers lunch 12 for 12.30pm Friday 14 April – Series 1 Race 2
Saturday 15 April – COGS Falmouth – Fowey race
Sunday 16 April – COGS Fowey – Falmouth race – prizegiving & supper
Thursday 20 April – AGM 1830 Marquee Friday 21 April – Series 1 Race 3
Saturday 22 April – Sunbeam Class meeting Friday 28 April – Series 1 Race 4
Saturday 29 April – Royal Western Yacht Club Triangle Race Prizegiving & Supper
*** 50% off Specials Board on Thursday evenings***
RCYC is organising training for Club Volunteers (or anyone who is willing to volunteer in 2017), available to all Members who do no already hold the qualification. There will be a small fee (Â£25 per person).
Thursday April 6and Friday April 7 RYA Powerboat level 2 (on the water, using RCYC RIBs) open to anyone who is willing to man the RCYC Safety Boats in 2017.
Sunday 9 and Monday 10 April RCYC Safety Boat. This is on the water training based on the RYA Safety Boat course for dinghies, but adapted to keel boats, to include MOB, towing, searching for casualties, veering down on a beach and so on. It is actually quite good fun. Open to all RCYC Volunteers who have a RYA PBL2 certificate.
These courses will only be run if we have enough interest. Please email very quickly to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to do this training.
We will also be running RYA VHF Certificate and First Aid courses in the next few weeks. Please email email@example.com if you want to do this training.
The 35th America’s Cup – Showing LIVE in your club
Come and support Ben Ainslie and his team Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) and watch the 35th America’s Cup live in the RCYC Upper Deck. The entire competition will be available to watch either projected on the big screen or seen on the 60inch TV.
The racing will start on Friday 26 May and is scheduled to go all the way through to Tuesday 27th June, and due to the international timings the live racing will take place approximately 18:00 to 20:00 BST. You can download an official schedule here : 35th America’s Cup Schedule
The Americaâ€™s Cup is the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport and dates back to 1851.
Over that time, teams representing just four nations (the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland) have won the trophy in over 160-years of competition. It’s now time for a British winner, and Ben Ainslie is leading the team to do this. For more information on Ben’s team click here: Team Ben Ainslie
It is one of the greatest challenges in all of sport.
The defending champion is ORACLE TEAM USA, who first won the Americaâ€™s Cup in 2010, and successfully defended the title in 2013. Now six teams, including ORACLE TEAM USA, have signed up to take on the challenge again.
The 35th Americaâ€™s Cup will be raced on the Great Sound of Bermuda. Racing in a series of preliminary events, collectively known as the Louis Vuitton Americaâ€™s Cup World Series, have taken place at selected venues in 2015 and 2016, with teams having the opportunity to host events.
The Louis Vuitton Americaâ€™s Cup World Series regattas have been raced in the AC45F class â€“ a one-design catamaran powered by a wing sail that flies above the water on foils and is sailed by a crew of five. Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR team won the series, collecting two bonus points for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, the next stage of the event. Jimmy Spithill’s ORACLE TEAM USA has one bonus point for its second place showing.
Any enquiries, please contact Karen in the office (01326 312126) or Tasha in Bar & Events (01326 311105).
Come and join these exciting times, bring a friend and enjoy the facilities of a great venue, your club, with good food and drink.
A superb, sunny, Sunday morning….
…Sunday 26 March – marked the last walk of the season. The walkers (and dogs) braved the early start and the very brisk winds but all will agree that it was worth the effort. The predominately coastal walk, taking in part of the Penrose Estate, Loe Bar and Gunwalloe Cove could not have been better. The scenery was spectacular, there was not a cloud in the sky and the sea looked decidedly Mediterranean! Afterwards at the Club the 27 walkers took advantage of the Carvery and joined those other members celebrating Mothering Sunday. There was a real buzz in the Club. Eleanor was presented with a bouquet and thanked for all her hard work in organising the walks throughout the winter months. Chris was also thanked for his part in walking the pre walks and ensuring there were no members left behind on the day! A Big thank you to them both once again. Also to the bar and catering staff for providing the much needed Sunday Roasts and apologies for the stampede at the bar when the walkers arrive hotfoot from their exploits!
And if you havenâ€™t taken part this season perhaps you might like to join us in the Autumn â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦
Regional mark-layer training course
The regional mark-layer course over the weekend was very successful and reflected the club in a good light. Everyone passed and Neil Andrew was confirmed as an RYA accredited person to deliver this course in future, which will make it much easier than bringing someone down from Southampton.
Special thanks to Tash & Brian and the team who looked after everyone very well, especially on Sunday when they provided pre-ordered snack lunches in the committee room as well as running the busy carvery.
The afloat session on Sunday was cancelled because of the strong east wind blowing onto the slipway. However, we took some traffic cones and assorted fenders up to the Hornworks behind the Ships & Castles leisure centre, and spent 3 hours laying and re-laying full-on trapezoidal courses using the GPS â€œreference pointâ€ method. It was soon apparent that this was actually a better training environment than going afloat because it was easier to hold briefings and de-briefing after each exercise, and students could focus on the technicalities of GPS.
Launch Service & Clubhouse Opening Hours
A reminder of the Launch service times and Clubhouse opening hours for Spring/Summer season.
LAUNCH SERVICE April & October
1015 to 1645 every day Half hour lunch break taken between 1330 and 1430
May to September
1015 to 1845 every day Half hour lunch break taken between 1330 and 1430
Tuesday and Friday â€“ until racing finishes Dinner Break 1900 to 1930
CLUB HOUSE From 7th April as follows:
Tuesday â€“ Friday 1130 – 1430 1730 – 2230
Saturday 1030 – 2300 (all day)
Sunday 1200 – 1530