in view of the strong winds forecast for tomorrow, Saturday 20th, we will not be running the launch service.
A reminder also that the last day of the launch service will be Tuesday 31st October, finishing at 16.45.
The external door to the showers and toilets will be out of action from Monday 23rd October for a period of up to 5 days to permit repairs to be carried out.
TONIGHT: Talk – David Pollard – Cutty Sark – 8pm;
Suppers from 6.30pm
Saturday 21 Oct Trafalgar Night Dinner – 7.30 for 8pm – Black Tie
Friday 27 Oct RCYC prize giving 7pm
Sunday 29 Oct Walk 10am (Chacewater/Wheal Busy/Penstraze)
& Carvery Lunch served between 12 and 2pm
Friday 3 Nov Talk 8pm – John Head –
Wear & Tear of Horses in the Boer War
Saturday 4 Nov Diners
Wednesday 8 Nov Meanderers Post Season Lunch – 12 for 12.30pm
Friday 10 Nov Talk 8pm – Susie Greenslade – Truro Cathedral
Sunday 12 Nov Sunday Carvery 12-2pm
Wednesday 15 Nov Quiz Night – Nick Woodley – 7pm
Saturday 18 Nov Charity Coffee Morning & Yot Grot – from 10am
Thursday 23 Nov RCYC/RNSA Laying up Supper
Sunday 26 Nov Walk 10am & Carvery Lunch
Friday 1 Dec Masquerade Dinner Dance at the Royal Duchy Hotel 7.30pm
** Ladies Keep Fit – Wednesday 10.30 – 11.30am **
** Meanderers – Thursday meet at 10.00am **
** Bridge – Thursday at 2.00pm **
Christmas Masquerade Dinner/Dance
Friday, 1st December at 7.30pm
This year the Annual Dinner Dance which is to be held at the Royal Duchy Hotel on Friday 1st December will have a Masquerade Theme.
Some of you will have already seen the menu at the recent Special General Meeting but for those of you who are still in the dark copies are available from the office or on the Clubâ€™s Website.
There is only just over a month to go until this very important date so put your names down quickly to reserve your space. With the evenings now drawing in there is the perfect opportunity to design and decorate your own mask. Let your imagination run away with you â€“ there are lots of ideas online to help you but if you prefer buy one already completed! (Masks are available too from party shops.) There will be a prize for the best male and female mask on the night! Kick off the festive season with an evening that is a little different.
Dress is black tie, cocktail dresses for ladies. The price is Â£36 for a delicious meal and dancing to live music.
We are sorry to say goodbye to Craig, who has been our regular weekday Bosun for the past five years. Craig is leaving us today to go and work on the Falmouth Tugs and we wish him well for the future. To thank Craig for his hard work over the years we have started a collection – if you wish to contribute please either call in to the office or leave a donation with the bar staff before the end of October.
RCYC Prize Giving – Friday 27 October, 7pm
Don’t forget that the annual prize giving is next Friday, 27 October. Whether you have won a prize in the Club series racing or not, come along, bring your crew and toast the end of the sailing season for 2017.
The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean shorebased course
Thinking of doing the Azores and back in 2019? Want to brush up on some astro-nav? Planning a longer cruise, where you’ll be out of sight of land for a week or more? The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean shorebased course could be for you. This course, plus proof of appropriate sea-time, leads to qualification as an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, which is the highest cruising qualification.
The club is planning to run the shorebased course this winter, on Saturdays and Wednesdays in January and March 2018. The cost for RCYC members will be Â£150 all in, which includes the study pack of exercises and learning material, and this represents a substantial saving on courses offered by commercial training providers. The instructor will be our very own Hon Sec, Peter Morgan, who has extensive experience as both an instructor and as a cruising yachtsman. If you’re interested in doing the course, please register your interest with Chris Davis (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or with Peter Morgan (email: email@example.com) by 27 October.
A grey plastimo inflatable (rolled up) was left outside the dinghy compound. Please would the owner remove it. It has been moved inside the compound for safekeeping.
Next social events
Friday Night Talks
‘The Wear and Tear of Horses in the Boer War’
Speaker John Head Veterinary Surgeon
Johnâ€™s grandfather, also a veterinary surgeon, fought in this war and kept an extensive diary of events. This will be an illustrated talk with something for everyone. Be prepared to be both shocked and occasionally amused. There will be a one question competition during the talk with a Mars Bar for the winner! This is bound to be a popular night so get your names down early!
‘An Introduction to Truro Cathedral’
Speaker Susie Greenslade
Some of you may know Susie Greenslade as she used to man the office at RCYC some years ago. Susie is a â€œFriend” at Truro Cathedral and will give us an insight into the history and other goings on at this most prominent building in our County.
The lists are up in the bar for all talks and social events so donâ€™t forget to add your names when you are at the Club or alternatively email or call the office. For talks nights, food commences at 6.30pm and talks start at 8pm sharp.
A number of members have expressed an interest to visit the Cenotaph on Plymouth Hoe where there is a display of the ceramic poppies first seen at the Tower of London in 2014.
So we have looked into hiring a coach on 9th November. It would leave the RCYC clubhouse at 1000am, drive to Plymouth Hoe to visit the poppy display. We would lunch at a place yet to be decided, but would possibly be The Column Bakehouse in the Royal William Yard.
The coach would then leave Plymouth at 1600hrs and return to the clubhouse at approx 1800hrs.
Cost of the coach would be Â£22 per person which would not include lunch.
At the moment we have 8 available places, and we would need to know by Sunday (22nd October) who would like to go in order that we can confirm the coach booking on Monday morning.
Interest parties should contact Julie Hopkins on 01326 219202. Mobile number 07565 33 2706 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org before 1800 hrs on Sunday.
Hi Ho Silver Ladies!
A huge thank you to the team of ladies who came in earlier this week to polish the silver ahead of next week’s prize giving. I am not sure what was in the silver polish but there was a lot of laughter to be heard!
Sunday Walk – 29th October, 10am
Chacewater – WhealBusy – Penstraze – Chacewater
This walk takes us along the byways of Chacewater, a long-ish climb up to Wheal Busy and then follows roads and tracks up and down through quiet countryside that will one day become part of Greater Truro. The route back down through fields from Penstraze to Chacewater is quite steep. Two stiles. Some road walking is necessary. Under 4 miles, but muddy and uneven ground in places – sturdy footwear essential!
Meet at the entrance to the free Car Park in the centre of Chacewater for a 10.00 am start. To get there from the Truro direction, turn left after the Kings Head, TR4 8PY, into The Square. If the car park is full, there is on street parking on side roads, up the hill towards the school, also near the bottom of Kerley Hill. Please park considerately.
We will then return to the Clubhouse at approximately 1pm for a Carvery Lunch.
Meanderers’ Lunch – book your place!
If you’ve been meandering this year, or even just thought about it, please book your place at the post season lunch at the Club on Wednesday November 8th, 12.00 for 12.30.
This is always a very jolly event, and an opportunity – for all those for whom a day on the water (with a long, leisurely lunch) is one of life’s great pleasures – to meet up and reminisce. If you know of possible future meanderers who are not current members why not consider bringing them as guests; it’s often a good way into the Club.
The menu with 2 and 3 course options is good value and attached here……and on the Meanderers’ page of the website.
Please be kind enough to sign up in the book in the bar with your choice of menu, or if that is tricky for you Hugh Kellett has said he will sign up for you if you email him at email@example.com. He has also asked for any good photos you have of this season’s days out to be emailed to him, for an undisclosed reason.