Club racing Friday evening series – photo credit – Patricia Robbins
What’s On….. TONIGHT: Friday 30 June Club Racing Series 2 Race 6 – TBA
1-7 July Chew Valley visit
Sunday 2 July Carvery/cold Buffet 12-2pm
Sunday 2 July Junior Sailing 12-2pm
Friday 7 July Club Racing Series 2 Race 7
Saturday 8 July IRC Challenge Cup
Friday 14 Club Racing Series 3 Race 1
Saturday 15 July RNVR Yacht Club Dinner – Upper Deck
Sat/Sun 15/16 July Flying Fifteen Challenge Cup
Sunday 16 July Junior Sailing 10am-12pm
Sunday 16 July Carvery/cold Buffet 12-2pm
Friday 21 Club Racing Series 3 Race 2
Thursday 27 RCYC/RNSA mid week meet Meanderers
Friday 28 Club Racing Series 3 Race 3
Sunday 30 July Junior Sailing 10am-12pm
Sunday 30 July Carvery/cold Buffet 12-2pm
*** Meanderers – every Thursday meet at 10am ***
A reminder that there is no bar and catering service on Tuesdays during the day and that the Clubhouse is closed on Mondays.
RCYC Sailing Trust ‘Get on Board Project’
This week over the course of three days, the RCYC Sailing Trust arranged for over 100 disadvantaged children from local schools to have an experience on the water (courtesy of the Pill family for MV Princessa) lunch at the Watersports Centre (thanks to Charlie Choak for supplying the pasties) and a tour around Pendennis Shipyard (thanks to Beverley Hart and the Pendennis apprentices).
There were lots of happy, smiling faces as you can see from the images. As one of the carers said “this is a life-changing experience for some of these children who have never been on a boat before”.
Robin Taylor, Nick Woodley and David Coglan (Trustees) have worked hard to pull this event together and they would like to thank all the RCYC volunteers, some of whom are pictured below, who turned out to help look after the children (thanks also to Hugh Hastings for the photos).
Series 2 Race 5
1st – IRC1 – Jamie Walker – Juno
1st – IRC2 – Chris Wilson – Hero
1st – IRC3 – Paul Collins – Moonlighter
1st – FF15 – Nick Woodley – The ‘FF’ Word
1st – Mocra – Peter Stephens – Ultraviolet
Sunbeam – Ford/Sawyer – Audrey
Click here for full results
A warm welcome to our visitors from Chew Valley who will be arriving on Saturday 1st July for the week. This year we are expecting 12 sailors with 5 Wayfarers and they will be using our seasonal pontoon and moorings.
Falmouth Working Boats
Several club members will be participating in the annual championships of the iconic Falmouth Working Boats, which will be taking place in Carrick Roads this weekend (Friday to Sunday). This year, for the first time, every competing boat and every mark of the course will be fitted with a SailRacer GPS tracker (sponsored by the St Mawes Hotel) which enables races to be watched on-line (live and recorded). To follow the racing, the URL is http://www.stmaweshotel.com/event/falmouthworkingboat-championships-2017/ then follow the link to the tracker.
Please see below the dates for Junior Sailing for this season. It would be really helpful if those planning on attending could let Melody know at email@example.com. This will help us to plan sessions more effectively as well as being able to inform people of any cancellations due to the weather. It would be helpful if the children could be there in good time and be changed ready to start at the times specified below. We do have wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets for children to borrow but, if anyone does have their own, it may be worth them bringing them along. The dates are:
Sun 2nd – 12-2pm
Sun 16th – 10am-12pm
Sun 30th – 10am-12pm
Sat 5th – 15:30-17:30pm
Sun 20th – 15:30-17:30pm
Sat 2nd – 2:30-4:30pm
Sat 16th – 2-4pm
Congratulations – Sue & Ian
“The Bride Wore Red!”
After 27 glorious years together, Sue Stanley and Ian Biggar have finally “tied the knot”!!
One really mustn’t rush headlong into these things, must one?
Their wedding ceremony took place at 1400 on 6th June 2017 in the “Cupola” in the Italian-style garden at Lamorran House in St Mawes. Elaine and Royston, friends throughout all those years, were their only guests.
Having first met in 1984 through their shared passion for sailing, RCYC has played a prominent role in bringing them together. While Sue was regular crew on the Falmouth Working Boat, Mabel and occasional crew on some of the racing yachts, Ian joined Con Mulcahy regularly to race Shenanigan, so they were destined to keep meeting.
It took them a while to realise they were their own destiny, but they have been a â€œcoupleâ€ since 1990, enjoying sailing and travelling in their motorhome.
For the record, their individual names remain unchanged.
Congratulations to Club Member, Dave Ellis, for being awarded an MBE in recognition of services to the economy and community in Cornwall.
Dave, a RCYC Member since 2008, as Devon & Cornwall Police Commander at the time of the flooding on the north Cornish village of Boscastle, had responsibility for the rescue co-ordination. On retirement he joined the Falmouth Harbour Commissioners where he became Chairman and saw the introduction of the Red Arrows as a regular attraction during Falmouth Week.