Open Evening, 6-8pm; Club Racing Series 2 Race 2 & Sailing Supper
America’s Cup Open Ceremony and Racing postponed to Saturday 27 May
Saturday 27 May:
Push the Boat Out Day, 11am-4.30pm
America’s Cup Racing and Opening Ceremony – approx. 6pm
RCYC/RNSA meet at Roundwood Quay
Sunday 28 May – Clubhouse open 1200 – 3.30pm serving lunches and bar snacks
Christening lunch party – Upper Deck – 1pm
America’s Cup Qualifiers
Bank Holiday Monday 29 May – Club House open all day from 1130am. Food available 12-2pm
JUNE EVENTS Friday 2 June – Stewards Cup
Friday 2 – Sunday 4 June – America’s Cup – Upper Deck
Saturday 3 June – Sea Cadets Naming & Commissioning Rustler Yacht 10am-2pm
Tuesday 6 June – Stephens Scown – America’s Cup event – Upper Deck Friday 9 June – Club Racing Series 2 Race 3
Sat 10 – Mon 12 June – America’s Cup – Upper Deck
Sunday 11 June – Champagne & Strawberries Friday 16 June – Club Racing Series 2 Race 4
Friday 16 – Sunday 18 – Falmouth Classics & Sea Shanty Festival
Saturday 17 June – Classics BBQ
17 – 22 June – Yachting World Day Boat
Saturday 17 June – RCYC/RNSA Helford meet
Sat 17 – Sun 18 June – America’s Cup Friday 23 June – Club Racing Series 2 Race 5
Sat 24 – Sun 25 June – America’s Cup
27/28/29 June – RCYC Sailing Trust boat trips for children Friday 30 June – Club Racing Series 2 Race 6
*** 50% off Specials Board on Thursday evenings ***
The Big Weekend is finally here!
Please try and attend the Club this evening between 6pm and 8pm or tomorrow for Push the Boat Out day between 11am and 4.30pm. It would be great to showcase just what a friendly and active Club we have here in Falmouth!
We are all deeply saddened to inform Members that John Tetley
passed away on Thursday 25th May.
John, who was one of our long-standing Members, joined the RCYC over 27 years ago with his wife Elizabeth and they have always been loyal supporters of the Club and very much loved.
Our condolences are with Elizabeth and family members.
The funeral is expected to take place on Friday 23 June, 11am, King Charles Church, Falmouth, followed by a wake at the Club.
Don’t miss the America’s Cup!
Showing live at the Club on the big screen
Every race of the America’s Cup will be live on TV at the Club. Be there to support the Club’s favourite son Ben Ainslie as he steers us towards what could be a historic victory. There will be special offers and menus from the bar and catering to help the racing go with a swing. Bring friends and family. Full schedule here www.americascup.com.
The opening ceremony and first race has been postponed to Saturday 27th May due to strong winds. We will be showing a personal message from Ben on the Big Screen in advance of the racing, expected to commence at 1800 (UK time).
RCYC Sailing Trust event 27/28/29 June
We have arranged to take out up to 40 disadvantaged children a day on the water using a variety of boats loaned by our Members on Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June . The children will be split into two groups and taken out either in the morning or afternoon and when they are not on the water they will have the opportunity to take a tour of Pendennis Shipyard. The children will be accompanied by helpers but we are also looking for Members to help as volunteers for the day to escort the children from the Watersports Centre to and from the boats which will leave from Pendennis Marina, and to hand out lifejackets etc. The boat trips are being organised for 10am and 2pm each day for about one and a half hours so we need volunteers to be available from 9.30am when they arrive and again at approximately 11.30am when they come off the water, with a repeat session in the afternoon at approximately 1.30pm. The children will be transported from the Watersports Centre to Pendennis Shipyard and return via minibus and help would also be appreciated for this.
If you are able to help please contact Karen in the office 01326 312126 or for more information speak to Robin Taylor 07836 359621.
Club Racing – Series 2 Race 1
1st – IRC1 – Robbie Tregear – Per Elisa
1st – IRC2 – David Cunliffe – Encore
1st – IRC3 – Paul Collins – Moonlighter
1st – FF15 – Abi & Mark Rickard – Wild Affair
Click here for full results
Encore racing – May 2017 – David Cunliffe
Flying Fifteen Race report – Series 2 Race1 – Friday 19 May
For the first time this year we had 4 Flying Fifteens on the start line.
‘Wild Affair’, ‘The FF Word’, ‘Nympff’ and ‘Anger Management’
At 18:35 the start horn sounded marking the dramatic start to Series 2,
Three 15â€™s, ‘The FF Word’ (crewed by Nick Woodley and Tim Julian), ‘Nympff’ (crewed by Juliet and Ruth) and ‘Anger Management’ (crewed by Will Brookes and Mel Brookes) proceeded on a Port hand tack across the start line however ‘Wild Affair’ (crewed by Abi Rickard and Matt Cook) decided to take the STBD tack across the line.
Due to most of the fleet taking a port hand tack the start was aggressive which lead to some good start line tactics unfortunately this caused ‘The FF Word’ to be over the start line when the horn sounded, this is called OCS â€“ On Course side, however due to some radio miscommunication the crew onboard ‘The FF Word’ continued to sail the up wind beat.
‘Wild Affair’ took the STBD hand tack, which gave Abi and Matt clear water and wind to proceed towards the windward mark, which was Sunbeam.
Halfway through the first beat towards Sunbeam ‘The FF Word’ was notified that she was OCS and had to return to the start line. The Crew onboard had to make a difficult decision whether to continue racing or abandon the race. At this point Nick and Tim decided to retire from Series 2, Race 1 and return to the pontoon.
The three remaining 15â€™s continued their upwind beat to Sunbeam, ‘Anger Management’ was the first to round the mark, closely followed by ‘Nympff’ and ‘Wild Affair’.
With the next leg towards the Pendennis mark all 15â€™s had to deploy their spinnakers, ‘Anger Management’ was first to deploy and set their spinnaker with ‘Wild Affair’ and then ‘Nympff’ setting theirs. At this point ‘Wild Affair’ had gained valuable ground over ‘Nympff’ and was closing the gap all the time, however ‘Anger Management’ at this point was still in the lead.
All three 15â€™s rounded the Pendennis Mark in quick succession, this allowed ‘Wild Affair’ to take the 2nd place spot from ‘Nympff’ with Abi and Matt quickly setting their jib and now heading back up wind towards Trefusis mark, with ‘Anger Management’ on the same tack as ‘Wild Affair’ the gap between them was starting to close, ‘Nympff’ was just behind now in 3rd place.
Now the fleet is closing in on the Trefusis mark it became apparent it was a club line finish and a beat up the river was required.
‘Anger Management’ was the first to round Trefusis followed by ‘Wild Affair’ and ‘Nympff’.
All three 15â€™s started the beat up the river on a STBD tack and all three successfully crossed the Club Line in good time.
The on the water result for Series 2, Race 1 was 1st â€“ Anger Management, 2nd Wild Affair and 3rd Nympff.
All crews returned to the warm surroundings of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club to discuss the eveningâ€™s shenanigans and waiting for the prize giving.
Now the fleet are licking their wounds and preparing for the up and coming Friday Race and Series 2-Race 2.
Don’t miss the Boat – Up the Creek!
The cut off date for the â€˜Up the Creek Tripâ€™ on the evening of 24 August is the end of May â€“ next week. In the past this has been a popular trip with spaces filling quickly. This year it has been advertised early as there will be fewer trips. Some of you may have missed the advert so this really is your last chance. To those of you who havenâ€™t been before the trip is on board the Enterprise boat and is an evening trip to those parts of the Fal which are not generally accessible unless the tides are high enough. The trip costs just Â£14, including a pasty, there is a bar on board but you may bring a bottle with you! The trip lasts about 3 hours. If you have visitors staying with you it is a good opportunity to show them the beautiful river and all her secret creeks!
The list is up and places need to be reserved. Those of you who have already put your name down payment is now required please.
This annual event is being held in the Marquee from 5pm â€“ 7pm and is just Â£10 per head. As usual all money will be going to the Commodoreâ€™s Charities. Hopefully the weather will be good like last year and will give everyone a chance to enjoy a really British Sunday afternoon with the Clubâ€™s unique views. Dust off those frocks and Panamas and give them an airing!
Afterwards to save rushing home and cooking if there is enough interest the Bar and Catering staff will serve food and full bar services, not normally available on a Sunday evening. However you will need to book and to make it viable 20 plus names of members wanting to eat must be on the list. The list for both Champagne and Strawberries and evening meal is up in the bar so put your names down quickly.