What’s On….. TONIGHT: Friday 28 April – Series 1 Race 4 & Sailing Supper
Saturday 29 April – Royal Western Yacht Club Triangle Race Prizegiving & Supper (evening)
Saturday 29 April – RCYC/RNSA meet at Philleigh
Bank Holiday Monday 1 May – Club house open Friday 5 May – Club Racing Series 1 Race 5
Saturday 6 May – Mark Laying Course Friday 12 May – Club Racing Series 1 Race 6 Saturday 12 May – COGS Roscoff Race
Friday 19 May – DNW Valuation event 10am – 2pm Friday 19 May – Club Racing Series 2 Race 1
Friday 26 May – Open Evening Friday 26 May – Club Racing Series 2 Race 2
Saturday 27 May – Push the Boat Out Day
Saturday 27 May – RCYC/RNSA Roundwood Quay
*** 50% off Specials Board on Thursday evenings ***
Outboard Engine Owners â€“ Do not lose your place in the storage container
There are currently 2 outboard engines in the store that do not have RCYC identity stickers.
Yamaha 2.5 Four Stroke â€“ Engine Number 605-G3394-40
Seagull â€“ No identification â€“ poor apparent state of serviceability
Will the owner(s) of these engines please contact the office for a RCYC sticker to identify ownership within the next 2 weeks.
There is a waiting list for spaces, which are at a premium, so any engines without a current sticker will be placed outside the storage container on the 15th May 2017.
The Bar and Catering will be open ALL DAY on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May, so please drop in and enjoy some time by the water. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch or a juicy steak. Bring a guest or two! Pause for a drink after a day on the water. This is a real â€œuse it or lose itâ€ service, as we cannot afford to continue with Bank Holiday opening if there is no demand.
The Club Launch be will be running from 09.00 on Saturday morning for the benefit of the Trinity Race Competitors.
Series 1 Race 3 – Flying Fifteen race report
Race 3/1st point series of the RCYC Summer 2017 campaign was sailed in bright conditions and a good breeze coming down the Carrick Roads on Friday evening. There were three members of the POFFFA fleet on the start line, Tim & Nick in ‘The FF Word’, Abi & Mark aboard ‘Wild Affair’ and ‘Nympff’ with Juliet & Ruth. Pre-start tactics were very much apparent with ‘The FF Word’ aggressively pursuing the best start possible by putting Abi, helming ‘Wild Affair’, under pressure. These tactics ensured that at the gun ,’The FF Word’ was to windward of the fleet and sailed away into a clear breeze.
All three boats got away and headed for the windward mark, ‘North Bank’ buoy. This first upwind leg proved to be the decisive leg in the race with ‘The FF Word’ deciding to remain on the left hand side/harbour side of the course whilst both ‘Wild Affair’ and ‘Nympff’ tacked away, after 100yrds, to the St Mawes/right side of the course. When the fleet came together on the lay line for ‘North Bank’ it was apparent that this tack away had cost Abi & Juliet the race and there was now appx 2-3mins between each of the three boats at the rounding. Then on to the second leg and a spinnaker reach to ‘Sunbeam’ mark. Here it was a bear away to the leeward mark, ‘Pendennis’ with all three boats deciding to stand on to the stbd lay line before gibing down to the mark and a rounding, back up-wind, to the ‘Waterloo’ mark under the St Mawes bank. Here, once again, there was a good 2-3 minutes between the three boats, and it was apparent that no matter what ‘Wild Affair’ or ‘Nympff’ tried they could not close the gap, and with the final two marks rounded and a sail up the harbour to the finish line at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, it was victory for ‘The FF Word’ with ‘Wild Affair’ and ‘Nympff’ following in that order. Well raced everyone, and onto race 4!
I send you this message to tell you that this year again it is with great pleasure that we welcome the English crews on the sailing Tour du FinistÃ¨re. As always you will find a very good atmosphere, beautiful regattas and a popular festive programs in all ports.
Notice of Race here.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question
Do you have old sails you want to dispose of AND support charity?
Tony (Nickâ€™s younger brother) & Nick Woodley, are organising a small festival in July this year up in East Sussex. This private festival, based around vinyl music, will be donating all profits to the remarkable charity MSF UK (Doctors without Borders).
The festival has been given two sets of traditional tipi poles but does not have the canvas to cover them. We are asking RCYC members to see if they could donate any old sails which could be used to make a unique covering for the tipis?
Do you have bags of now unused sails in your garage or store and could you donate them to this event? The sails would then be used to cover these tipis and would help to make a tremendous central area for the festival.
If you can help, please contact Tony Woodley direct via email@example.com and if there is a good response we will organise a drop off day at the RCYC so Tony can arrange to collect any sail donations in one go.
Thanks in advance for your help and get rummaging in those stores ……. “
Lobster Pots and Small Craft Safety
Time to change the rules!
There is a petition at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/193254 urging DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) to bring in legal requirements â€˜to improve the way static fishing gear is marked for the safety of all small craft at seaâ€™, because â€˜the current, voluntary, guidance is not adequate.â€™ The deadline is 0001 on 3rd May 2017.
Last minute promotion for Reciprocal Members to stay at Royal Thames Yacht Club at a specially discounted rate for the Cricket next weekend.