TONIGHT – 8pm Talk – Alex Head – “Piloting in Falmouth”
Saturday 10 Feb Six Nations Rugby
Sunday 11 Feb 12-2pm Carvery Lunch
Sunday 11 Feb Six Nations Rugby
Friday 16 Feb 1-am-2pm DNW Valuation – Oak Room
Friday 16 Feb, 7 for 7.30pm Chinese New Year
Wednesday 21 Feb – 7pm Quiz Night
Friday 23 Feb Six Nations Rugby
Saturday 24 Feb , 6.30pm New Members’ Evening
Sunday 25 Feb , 12-2pm Walk 10am & Carvery Lunch
Friday 2 March, 8pm Talk – Mervyn Wheatley ‘Atlantic Rescue’
Saturday 3 March Diners
Tuesday 6 March Interclub Quiz at Flushing SC
Wednesday 7 March RINA Talk
Friday 9 March 7 for 7.30pm Men’s Dinner – Black Tie
Saturday 10 March 7 for 7.30pm Ladies Dinner – Formal
Wednesday 14 March, 7pm Quiz Night
Friday 16 March, 7pm Pudding Night
Ladies Keep Fit – every Wednesday 10.30 am – Upper Deck
Bridge – every Thursday at 2pm
Save the day
RYA “Push the Boat Out Day” this year is Saturday 12 May
Members are invited to make a note in their diaries for May 12, â€œPush the Boat Out Dayâ€ in association with the RYA. Itâ€™s our major opportunity to showcase the Club and attract new members of all ages and abilities, and we very much hope that as many members will participate as possible. Last yearâ€™s event was a great success with upwards of 100 people attending.
If youâ€™d like to offer your boat, give a demonstration or provide any relevant offering for the day it would be greatly appreciated, so do please be in touch.
More details in due course but there will be dinghy sailing for youngsters, hopefully a visit from the RNLI, as well as opportunities for potential members to get out on the water on the day, learn about the Club and discover the welcome and facilities we can offer on and off the water.
Watch this space.
RCYC Training Courses
The club will hold courses over the coming weeks in First Aid, use of marine radio and driving rigid inflatable boats. The courses will be held either at the club or at Falmouth School of Sailing, depending on the course concerned. Full details will be in the joining instructions and RCYC members taking these courses will benefit from a 25% discount on course fees.
Courses will be held as follows:
The course provides a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft.
Also provides the Senior First Aid certificate, required by World Sailing for offshore racers.
This is the minimum qualification required by law to operate VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on a yacht.
The course will be taught and examined using radio simulators and will include a short written test.
RYA Level 2 Powerboat
This course aims to teach boathandling and seamanship, using the RCYC RIBs. It covers low speed close quarters driving, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations.
RYA Safety Boat Driver
This course uses the RCYC RIBs and covers the skills required to provide safety cover for racing and race training activities, including rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.
Bookings should be made by emailing the clubâ€™s Training Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org.
RCYC members will note that the course costs are much lower than comparable costs with many commercial training providers. Members should also note that those who complete the powerboat and safety boat driver courses are eligible for a refund of course costs if they drive a RIB to support club racing on Friday evenings, or at any of the clubâ€™s championships or open meetings. Full details are available on request from the Sailing Secretary or from the Training Officer.
Mr A W Barnard
We are sorry to inform Members that Mr A W Barnard passed away in January. Mr Barnard had been a Member for over 34 years. The funeral was held today and condolences have been sent to the family.
Last year, the decision was made by the Bar & Catering Committee to strictly observe the Clubâ€™s Byelaw 10, which states that â€˜All members shall pay for any expense they may incur before leaving the Club House, the bar staff having strict orders that no credit whatever is allowedâ€™.
This means that credit at the bar, and bar tabs open beyond a single opening period, would no longer be allowed, other than in exceptional circumstances such as the card reader not working.
It was introduced to avoid members building up outstanding credit amounts and the additional and embarrassing work in staff having to chase for payment.
Please, therefore, do not cause concerns by asking staff for credit, and settle any bar tab before leaving the Club.
Hammer and nails…..
The bosun is in need of a good set of tools for a variety of maintenance jobs required around the Clubhouse – if you have any which are no longer required and still in good condition these would be gratefully received.
PUDDING NIGHT – 1900 Friday 16 March
You are cordially invited by CODD to an Extraordinary Evening of gastronomic excess, guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your craving for sucre.
The evening will commence at 1900 with a light Cornish seafood platter or Cornish cured meat platter followed by an array of five puddings, some gooey, some stodgy, some traditional but all just down right naughty – taster portions of course!
All the puddings will be hand crafted by our In-House Chef de Cuisine, Brian. A small selection of dessert wines will be available at competitive prices from the bar.
Numbers will be restricted for this one off event so it is recommended that you get your names down quickly. A great evening for just Â£23 per person.
And finally â€¦â€¦.
NOTICE TO MARINERS By order of :
CODD (COMMISSIONERS OF DELECTABLE DESSERTS)
Vessels constrained by their gastronomic restrictions should exercise extreme care whilst navigating this evening.
Men’s Dinner (black tie) – Friday 9th March
Ladies Dinner (formal) – Saturday 10th March
The ladies have an interesting speaker – Lesley Robinson – who has come highly recommended. The title of her talk is “Extracts from the diary of a 19th century Cornish lady” and the diary is that of Katherine Trefern, who lived with her family near Flushing, and recorded her day to day life in 1836. The extracts are brought to life with artefacts Katherine encountered and she also records her travels to the city of Bath, and its very particular social scene. However, the diary may, for some members, contain surprising details. One in particular may be guessed!
Six Nations Rugby
Come in and watch the the Six Nations Rugby on our large screen in the Upper Deck – we will be showing the matches when we have no other Club function and provided we have enough people signed up to warrant keeping the Bar open!
There are games this weekend on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February – the list is in the bar or telephone the Club to add your name – 01326 311105.
Sunday Walk – 25th February
Trelissick Woodland Walk followed by lunch at the RCYC
Departing Trelissick House Car Park at 10.00am
Approx. Distance 3 miles.
The walk starts at the National Trust Trelissick House car park, and will follow the pathway to the Old Lodge, and descend to the Lambsclose Plantation, to proceed along the north shore of Lamouth Creek toward Round Wood Quay. The walk will then follow the same foot path west from R.Wood Quay to the bridge at the head of the creek, to return along the south shore of Lamouth Creek and the west shore of the River Fal to Channels Creek. From there it is a short hop up the hill returning to the Trelissick House car park.
There will be a charge for parking.( N.T. members free)
Easy walking, light terrain, no styles or flooding and little mud.
There are contingencies for those wishing to take a shorter route.
Light waterproofs and good walking shoes are recommended.
Walkers will have to return by car to the RCYC for lunch, which will be served at 1.00pm. In the unlikely event that the walk is cancelled due to inclement weather the lunch will be served at the arranged time of 1.00pm. Those not wishing to take part in the walk are most welcome to join the group for lunch at 1.00pm.
Anne and David Hamilton
Tel: 01209820664 Mob:07718393591
Interclub Quiz Night at Flushing Sailing Club
Flushing Sailing Club are hosting a quiz night between all the local sailing clubs on Tuesday 6th March – bar open from 7.30pm, quiz at 8pm. We would like to get a quiz team together to try and win the trophy! If you would like to be part of the ‘winning’ team please let us know!
The WiFi code and the door entry code for the shower/toilet area should now be the same so that you don’t have to remember two sets of numbers!
The code is 0852