Saturday 15 October – RCYC Prizegiving
Wednesday 19 October – Quiz night
Friday 21 October – Trafalgar Dinner
Sunday 30 October – Walk & Lunch
Click here for RCYC/FSC Joint Pursuit Race Results
Boo! it’s October…Hooray! the new Club Selection reds and whites are here!
And to celebrate their arrival, Chef has put together a number of tasty, tantalising nibbles to show them off to their best. Pop down to the Club next Wednesday evening, buy a glass or a bottle among friends and enjoy the nibbles for FREE.
Which will you prefer – the sassy new Cotes de Gascogne white with its ‘delicious ripe fruit and well-balanced freshness and acidity’, or the full-on Shiraz-Cabernet all the way from Oz with its ‘cool intensity, showing dark, fresh flavours’? Well, you won’t know until you try. So don’t let October get you down, put the date in the diary now for next Wednesday October 5th between 6.30 and 7.30.
Commodore’s Charity Curry Lunch scheduled for Sunday 2nd October has been CANCELLED due to insufficient numbers.
First TALK of the Season – Peter Collett
Friday 7 October
A sure sign that the autumn is here is the start of the Friday talks! The first one needs little introduction as you will all know the speaker well â€“ Peter Collett. Peterâ€™s talk is titled â€œLife in Water and on the Waterâ€. It is sure to be an entertaining evening.
To those of you who havenâ€™t come to a talk before – food is served from 6.30pm and the talk starts promptly at 8pm. There is no charge for the talk which takes place on the Upper Deck and no need to eat if that is not your thing! Just come along. The evening is very sociable, informal and will give you an opportunity, if you so wish, to sample the new menus and wines available from the bar. This will be a popular talk so do put your name down quickly on the list which is in the bar (telephone 01326 311105) or contact the office (01326 312126).
RCYC Annual Dinner Dance
Friday 2nd December at the Royal Duchy Hotel
I know it’s early in the season but attached here is the menu choice and booking form for the RCYC Annual Dinner Dance. We are returning to the Royal Duchy Hotel again this year as this has proved to be a really enjoyable and popular evening. We are also inviting members of Flushing Sailing Club to join us if they wish.
Club House & Launch Service Winter Hours
A reminder of the opening hours for bar & catering from 1st October until 31 March:
The Launch Service hours for the month of October will be 1015 – 1645 (half hour lunch break taken about 1330).
Copies of the winter Social & Sailing Calendar are now available for collection in the Oak Room.
A blast from the past
(Pictured L-R: Peter Morgan, Andrew Pool, Columbus O’Donnell, Bob Collings, Trelawny Williams)
A few weeks ago the Club had a letter from Columbus Oâ€™Donnell, the donor of the American Tankard, which is now one of the AZAB trophies. His visit in 1952 and the race between his Sheevra and Pip Holmanâ€™s Morva is covered on page 63 of the Club History.* The Commodore invited him to lunch last week, with Peter Morgan and kindly included me.
Columbus, who lives near Nottingham, came with his wife, her sister and her brother-in-law Trelawny Williams, the grandson of a founder member Michael Henry Williams of Tredrea and later Pencalenick. Trelawny was quite unaware that he is founderâ€™s kin and was surprised to discover that his ancestor had owned a yacht.
Columbus, now in his 90th year, had spent a month or more in 1952 fitting out Sheevra for an extended cruise and had fallen in with the old guard of the past, including Pip Holman, Andrew Farrant, Peter Carrington Peirce, and Philip Fox. He had also rubbed shoulders with many of the American yachtsmen of the pre-war and early post-war period, including Sherman Hoyt and Olin Stephens. His stepfather had owned the 70ft tri-sail ketch Vamarie that finished second in the 1935 Newport-Bergen race to the smaller Stormy Weather in her first season and said to have been Olin Stephensâ€™s favourite of all his many designs http://www.stormy.ca/stormy/extract4.html.
We all had a jolly good lunch and parted new friends.
*Copies of the book “A History of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club 1871 – 2012” by Andrew Pool are available to purchase for Â£30.00.
Gardening Working Party
A really big thank you to all those who turned out last Wednesday. It was great to see a few new faces too. Lots of bushes and shrubs were cut back and cleared, particularly on the bank. There is even access again along the path! Although it will look a little bare for a while we know from experience that it will soon recover! The car park area too has had a bit of a spruce up. All in all a very good morningâ€™s work. Thank you.
Bridge will recommence on Thursday 6th October, commencing at 2pm (not 2.30pm as advertised last week). It is a very mixed ability group to which all Members are welcome. Anyone interested who has not taken part before please contact Andrew Pool on 01326 374433.