The new sailing season is rapidly approaching and we are keen to get the new Junior Sailing Section at the club up and running as soon as we can. We need a certain amount of equipment to do this. In order to avoid having to buy everything we require brand new, we are asking club members if they could check their attics, cupboards and garages to see if they have any unwanted or no longer used buoyancy aids, sailing helmets, wetsuits, etc that they would be prepared to donate to our cause. Anything considered and everything gratefully received. If you can help, please contact Melody Hitchens on 07977 559348 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply drop your donations down to the club for my attention.
RCYC RIB Forum 2017
Saturday 18th March 10.00hrs
All RCYC members trained or RYA qualified Patrol boat [ AKA Rescue/Safety Boat/ Power boat Level 2 ]
Those wanting to Helm / Crew RCYC Patrol Boats
Topics to be covered
Location of Keys + Kit , Log In / Out.
Liason with RO
Casualty Landing and Liaison with Coastguard DSC VHF
R.C.Y.C. Rib Manual [ updated ]
Incident Management Procedure
First Aid Certs
Safety Kit carried by Patrol Boat â€“ Whatâ€™s in the Boxes ?
We are pleased to welcome back Commodore Jamie Miller CBE Royal Navy Regional Commander as our Guest Speaker at the Men’s Dinner on Friday 10th March. Some of you will remember when he was Guest Speaker at our Dinner back in 2010. Needing little introduction, Commodore Jamie Miller has a long and distinguished career and is an excellent speaker; he is described as being ‘disarmingly charming’.
Guest speaker for the ladies is Hilary Keam, a retired Primary School teacher, who has been writing and performing her own Cornish Dialect poems for the past forty years. She was very proud to be made a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh in 2010, and her Bardic name is ‘Degor Hwarth’, which means ‘Bringer of Laughter’. Hilary is in constant demand to entertain various organisations throughout the County, and she uses the presentations of her poems and ‘yarns’ to raise money for Cornish Charities.
The lists for both of these dinners are now up in the bar, and the menus can be viewed here – men’s dinner ladies dinner. Both dinners are ‘formal’ (black tie/evening dress) and start at 7 for 7.30pm.
When you next come in to the Clubhouse you may well notice that new signs have been put up both inside and outside. The Commodore would like to express his thanks to Hugh Kellett, Lyulph Hesling and Alex Head for undertaking this task.
Sunday Walk – Sunday 26th February
Trelissick Woodland Walk
Followed by Carvery 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. More details here.
ALL ABOARD â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..UP THE CREEK
Thursday 24 August at 1800hrs
It may seem a long way off but the trips to those parts of the Fal Estuary that other boat trips donâ€™t reach are filling very fast! 30 spaces have been held for a limited time on the evening of 24 August for the Club. The trip will depart the Park and Float Ponsharden and parking is free. This trip is very popular and usually oversubscribed. Tickets are priced at just Â£14 for the evening, including a pasty. The trip lasts about 3 hours. Put your name down on the list in the bar â€“ Book early to avoid disappointment. Payment will be required in May but names required nowâ€¦â€¦
Meanderers’ pre-season Lunch
Thursday, 13 April
Meandering is one of the Club’s great ideas, that combines social with sailing. It’s a great day out, and many thanks go to the skippers who make it possible. For those Members who have never been Meandering, or want to know how it works, click on the following link and all will be revealed https://www.royalcornwallyachtclub.org/meandering/ We’d love to have you along.
To kick off the fun the annual pre-season lunch will be held on Thursday April 13, so please diary this. It’s always a very jolly event. A choice of menus will be published nearer the time and Members are asked to indicate their preference in the book in the bar.
The role of co-ordinating Meandering (a contradiction in terms?) has fallen on Hugh Kellett and he now has the email list of last year’s Meanderers from Colin Drummond. There are about 50 members on the list but it would be great to expand this even more.If you want to be added to the list (or indeed taken off it) would you kindly email Hugh on email@example.com indicating whether your interest is mainly as skipper or crew.
Flushing Sailing Clubâ€™s Inter Club Quiz Challenge
Tuesday 7th March, Bar open 7.30pm Quiz at 8pm
Would you like to get a team together and represent the Club to win the Quiz Trophy against other sailing clubs in the area? If so, please let us know!
When I first arrived at Southampton Solent University where I am studying yacht design and production I tried out for the Universities Yachting Team, where I made the 1st team. We competed at our first event in November which was held at Port Solent where we gained a 2nd. We are now training for the Yachting Nationals in April. I was asked by our Commodore Ella Stoggal to come and help her out with the Team Racing BUSA Qualifiers up at Oxford, where I was placed on the start boat. On the first day, we had little wind and only managed 39 races, we had 97 races left to complete in the second day! On the second day, I was put in charge of running the start boat with the help of a friendâ€™s accountant who knew little about yacht racing, so whilst teaching him what to do we got underway. After a very long day we managed to complete all the races which we averaged at about 18 races started every hour. From this I was recognised by a IRO who commended me on my efforts and gave me a glowing reference and to be put forward to do my Regionals Race Officer. Iâ€™m also hoping to run for Southampton Solent University Sailing Commodore.
Well done Nicole – if anyone else has any stories and photos which they wish to share with Members we would love to hear from you!