What’s On….. TONIGHT: Club Racing Series 3 & Sailing Race 5 & Sailing Supper
Saturday 2 September Junior Sailing 2.30-4.30pm
Saturday 2 September Diners
Sunday 3 September Commodores BBQ – 1pm
8,9,10 September Sunbeam Championships
Saturday 16 September Junior Sailing 2-4pm
Sunday 17 September IRC Challenge Cup
Sunday 17 September Private Lunch Party for Member
27 Sept – 30 Sept Carrs Land Rover Flying Fifteen Nationals (FF15)
Wednesday 27 Sept FF15 Opening Ceremony and Day Prizes
Thursday 28 Sept FF15 Pint and Pasty Night and Day Prizes
Friday 29 September FF15 Class Dinner and Prize giving
*** Meanderers – every Thursday meet at 10am ***
RCYC IRC Ancasta One Day Regatta
Sunday 17 September
Following on from the success of the IRC Challenge Cups regatta on the 8th July, it is now less than 3 weeks to go to the next IRC 1 day regatta to be held on Sunday 17th September. This will be the same format as before with three races to be held followed by a social and prizegiving back at the club. The event is again being supported by Ancasta and they have put up a barrel of beer for the competitors back at the RCYC.
This is the last opportunity this year to get some decent quality racing before the boats go away and we put a lid on the 2017 sailing season. Racing promises to be competitive with everyone having had the season to sharpen up their skills and also having competed in other competitive events such as the Half Ton Classics Cup, Dartmouth and COGS to name a few. The proposed date also coincides with Bart’s Bash so we will also be raising money for this worthy charity in the day in memory of Andrew Simpson.
Be great to build on the entries last time, so hope you can get your crews together and look forward to seeing everyone on the water on the day.
Entry form and NOR on the RCYC website – click here.
Race Results – Series 3 Race 4
1st – IRC1 – Martin English – Jalabeano
1st IRC2 – Geoff Davis – Scorpion
IRC3 – Paul Collins – Moonlighter
FF15 – Abi & Mark Rickard – Wild Affair
Mocra – Peter Stephens – Ultraviolet
Sunbeam – Neil Hopkins – Mary
Full results here
Commodore’s Charity BBQ â€“ Sunday 3rd September
Don’t forget the the Commodore’s Charity BBQ this Sunday 3rd September at 1pm. All profits from the event will go to the Commodoreâ€™s Charity, Blind Week Sailing. Friends and family all welcome. The BBQ will cost Â£15 per person – cash or cheques only please to RCYC Commodore’s Charity.
A special day at the RCYC……
…for one of our special members who was celebrating a birthday. The weather was absolutely perfect and the many guests who attended enjoyed delicious food produced by our bar and catering team and croquet on the lawn.
Remember, as a Club member we are able to cater for your private event, whether it is a special birthday or anniversary or a small family get together, crew BBQ etc. We are also able to cater for business meetings and corporate functions. We source all our food from a small number of local specialist suppliers so we promise fantastic freshness and taste. From lobster, lemon sole, bass and haddock to fabulous steaks, hams and faggots, from snacks to fine dining. There’s also an extensive wine list to enjoy at Club prices.
As a Club member, providing you are using our bar and catering services, there is no charge for hiring any of the rooms in the Clubhouse. The marquee is also available until October at no hire charge for up to 70 people. Please get in touch with Natasha Retchford, Bar and Events Manager and/or our Head Chef, Brian Coveney, for details of what we can offer.
International Fireball European Championships 2017
Neil Andrew recently attended the Fireball European Championships at Lyme Regis SC as a member of the International Jury. He was recruited at short notice as a late replacement for someone who had withdrawn due to illness. In January he visited LRSC to train the mark-laying team for the event.
The Fireball is an iconic design from the early 1960s, which still has a loyal following in 16 countries around the world. The class mustered an impressive 85 entries for the event. The majority were from the UK (53) with others from the Czech Republic (9), France (9), Switzerland (5), Belgium (4), Ireland (3), Australia (1), and Canada (1). Ten races were scheduled over 5 days, complemented by a vigorous social programme.
An International Jury comprises at least 5 members, of which a majority shall be World Sailing International Judges. No more than 2 members shall be from the same country. At Lyme Regis the judges were from the Netherlands (chairman), Norway, Slovenia and the UK (x2). The key feature of a properly constituted International Jury is that there is no right of appeal from its decisions. This is important if competitors have come from far and wide, and it is essential to know the winner in time for the prize-giving at the end of the event rather than several weeks later when the national authority, i.e. the RYA in the UK, has ruled on an appeal against a decision.
A common day-time activity of an International Jury at a major event is on-the-water enforcement of Rule 42 which covers prohibited actions such as pumping, rocking, ooching, sculling and repeated tacking or gybing. Pairs of judges in nimble RIBs go in amongst the fleet during a race and penalise any offending boats by making a sound signal (usually blowing a whistle), pointing a yellow flag, and hailing the sail number. Boats so penalised are required immediately to complete two 360Â° turns in succession before continuing to race. At Lyme Regis the jury penalised 7 boats for pumping. Three of those were in the top 10 places overall and 6 were in the top 20!
The other activity, usually during the evening, is hearing protests and requests for redress. The jury was called upon to rule on 6 protests and 3 claims for redress. The normal duration of a hearing at this level is less than 30 minutes from opening to closing.
LADIES KEEP FIT
Ladies Keep Fit classes will resume on Wednesdays 1030 – 1130 in the Club House starting 13th September. Â£5 per session
Any member, who has not previously taken part in the classes and who would like to join, please contact Anne Thomas on firstname.lastname@example.org