What’s On….. TONIGHT: RCYC/FSC Joint Pursuit & Sailing Supper
8,9,10 September Sunbeam Championships
Saturday 9 September COGS Falmouth Coastal Race
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 **
** Ladies Keep Fit – Wednesday 1030 – 1130am, commencing 13 September **
Friday 6 October Talk – John Copeland – Bristow S&R Helicopter
Wednesday 18 October Quiz Night
Friday 20 October Talk – David Pollard – Cutty Sark
Saturday 21 October Trafalgar Night Dinner
RCYC IRC Challenge Cup Regatta Sunday 17 September
Sailing Instructions on website here
Race Results – Series 3 Race 6
1st – IRC1 – Stuart Sawyer – Black Dog
1st IRC2 – David Cunliffe – Encore
IRC3 – Paul Collins – Moonlighter
FF15 – Will Brooks – Anger Management
Mocra – Mike Webb – Crackerjack
Sunbeam – Ford /Sawyer – Audry
Full results here
Carrs Land Rover Flying Fifteen National Championships (FF15)
We will be hosting the FF15 National Championships from 27 – 30 September and we now have over 40 entries from across the UK so it promises to be a great event!
If you would like to be part of this exciting event we are looking for some volunteers to help with the launch and recovery of the boats at the Watersports centre on each day of racing; timings will probably be around 10am and 4pm. Please contact Dave Owens firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you may be able to help or speak to Robin Taylor – 07836 359621 – for more information.
Falmouth Classics Grows Bigger for 2018
The Falmouth Classics team go from success to success. The Royal Cornwall Yacht Club is delighted with the success and is proud to have been a major contributor to the Eventâ€™s rebirth.
Understandably, Falmouth Classics now wants to stand on its own two feet and the Association is applying for RYA recognition so that it can flag its own event on the water. The Club will continue to give its support to the event. The Commodore and House Committee have pledged support in kind to the value of Â£2000.
The Association will have access to race management expertise and equipment, use the Club Office for post and communication, use the conference room for its meetings, and will hold its annual B-B-Q at the Club.
The Commodore and the Club Officers wish the Falmouth Classics Association the very best for the future.
RCYC invites all PoFSA clubs to come and enjoy our hospitality
The Clubâ€™s stance on temporary membership probably needs simplification and clarification! This is particularly the case regarding our neighbouring clubs, all of whom, with us, are members of PoFSA ( Port of Falmouth Sailing Association). It is the Clubâ€™s great pleasure to grant temporary membership to all members of local PoFSA clubs up to a maximum of 6 occasions per year. This is a standing invitation for any time of the year and we would be delighted if members from across the waters at Helford, Flushing, Mylor, Restronguet or St Mawes would take the opportunity to come and enjoy our hospitality and Brianâ€™s delicious food. No invite is necessary, just come and enjoy! We will be notifying the clubs over the next few days.
Weâ€™re committed to its future, and open to all
There has been some slightly upsetting gossip during the recent Falmouth week, upsetting enough in fact to require a speedy response. Firstly, RCYC is, and wants to be in the future, a major player in PoFSA and Falmouth Week; we are a significant supporter of the week and one of the principle partners hosting the regatta. Secondly, we warmly welcome everyone to the Club for the week: all volunteers, competitors, crew and supporters are automatically granted temporary membership for the duration of the event and we love to see them all in the Club, hopefully having a good time. If this year is anything to go by we believe they did just that. No invite is necessary, everyone can just come and enjoy our fabulous location and facilities.
Saturday 16th September 2-4pm will be our last Junior Sailing session of the season. Thanks for all those who have attended so far and we hope to see you all again next season as we look to grow this venture further. To celebrate the end of the season, we will be doing something a little different. As our session coincides with Bart’s Bash, we plan to hold a race for the juniors. Each Junior will be in a boat with an adult, unless they have proven their competency through the season, and shall negotiate a short up and down course whilst being timed. In order to organise this event efficiently, I will need to know in advance if your child wishes to attend so I can arrange for enough adult volunteers to be there.
Please can you email Melody at email@example.com by Thursday at the latest if you wish to attend or if you would be available to help out. I will then forward on more details to you.
Commodore’s Charity BBQ
The weather was disappointing but that didnâ€™t dampen the spirits of those members who attended the Commodoreâ€™s BBQ at the Club last weekend. A good time was had by all and over Â£344 was raised which will swell the coffers of the Commodoreâ€™s Charity, in particular for the Charity Blind Week Sailing which is fast approaching in June 2018. Thank you to all those who helped and came along to make the lunch a great success.
Wednesday, 27 September, 9.30am
Thank you to all those who turned up to the last session and managed to remove one of the very large flax which was taking over the lower bank. It was hard work and the men in particular must have shed a few pounds! The team cleared a lot of the undergrowth down the steps and around the car park too. The next session will be more tidying around the steps and also planting up the tubs ready for the autumn/winter season. The team hope you have enjoyed the summer tubs and hanging baskets. The geraniums in particular have been a picture and provide a cheerful welcome by the newly painted front entrance. A big thank you too to the members who volunteered to water the tubs throughout the summer months.
Please come along to the next session. As usual dress of the day sensible footwear and gloves and please bring along a few hand tools if you have them. Donâ€™t be put off by the comments above there will be less arduous jobs as well! Coffee will be provided. In the meantime any questions please contact either Eleanor 01326 318351 or Rachel 01326 212185. See you soon.
Ian Royston has worked hard recently on smartening up the entrance to the Clubhouse in his spare time and it is now looking much fresher and more welcoming. Ian has offered to continue with the good work over the winter but would welcome some assistance. If you can wield a paint brush or a scraper Ian would love to hear from you – he may be contacted on 01326 375731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AUTUMN is just around the corner â€¦â€¦â€¦.
The nights are drawing in and that can only mean one thing â€“ talks at the club will start shortly. There is a good selection of topics, with we hope, all tastes being catered for.
The first talk on the 6th October will be given by a member of Bristowâ€™s Helicopters who run The Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopter Service throughout the UK for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
A representative will be coming along from St Mawgan to give us an insight into the valuable service they offer around the coast of Cornwall and beyond.
The second talk in October on the 20th will be all about the Cutty Sark, that grand old lady of the sea and the exceptional and highly successful Tea Clipper. The speaker is David Pollard who lives in Cornwall and is well known for his talks on cruise ships, including Cunard. The Club is extremely lucky to have both these speakers so please support them.
So now that you have had a taster of what is to come donâ€™t forget to put your names on the list in the bar well in advance to ensure a seat! The format if you are new members or have not come along before – Food is available from 6.30pm and the talks start promptly at 8.00pm. There is no charge for the talks and if you wish to come along just for the talk that is fine too. Further talks have been arranged for later in the year and will be advertised in due course. So watch this space â€¦..
Don’t forget to call in to the office to sign the card and leave a donation for Tash, Bar Manager, who is getting married on 16th September. Nick & Karen Ames are arranging to send the couple off for a surprise mini moon (short honeymoon) as a way of thanking them for looking after everyone. The last date for donations is 15th September.