TONIGHT – 7 for 7.30pm Chinese New Year
Wednesday 21 Feb – 7pm Quiz Night
Friday 23 Feb, 8pm Film Night – TBA
Saturday 24 Feb, Six Nations Rugby
Saturday 24 Feb, 6.30pm New Members’ Evening
Sunday 25 Feb , 12-2pm Walk 10am & Carvery Lunch
Friday 2 March, 8pm Talk – Mervyn Wheatley ‘Atlantic Rescue’
Saturday 3 March Diners
Tuesday 6 March Interclub Quiz at Flushing SC 7.30pm
Wednesday 7 March RINA Talk
Friday 9 March 7 for 7.30pm Men’s Dinner – Black Tie
Saturday 10 March 7 for 7.30pm Ladies Dinner – Formal
Wednesday 14 March, 7pm Quiz Night
Friday 16 March, 7pm Pudding Night
Sunday 25 March Walk & Carvery Lunch
Ladies Keep Fit – every Wednesday 10.30 am – Upper Deck
Bridge – every Thursday at 2pm
New Members’ evening
If you are one of our new Members who joined in the last year you should have received an invitation in the post recently to our ‘Welcome’ evening on Saturday 24 February and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Your proposer/seconder will also have been invited.
We hope that committee members and active volunteers are also able to come along so that our new Members can meet you.
The evening starts at 6.30pm with a complimentary drink and suppers can be booked from 7.30pm from the menu.
If you know anyone who is thinking about becoming a member please bring them along!
Mainly for the attention of our Racers but also for those members with cruising yachts – the 2018 Notice of Race has been published on the RCYC website today.
Please note, we have introduced the South West Yacht Time Correction Rating system (YTC) on a trial basis for 2018.
This is a free rating system being adopted by many of the yacht clubs in the region and, by introducing it, we hope to encourage those of you with cruising yachts to join in our racing on Friday evenings.
We look forward to seeing you on the water on the 6th April when the first race of the 2018 season takes place.
The first talks of the year by Peter Searle and Alex Head have been well attended and very much enjoyed. If you didn’t manage to get to them the next talk is due to take place on Friday 2nd March. Mervyn Wheatley, transatlantic sailor and AZAB competitor will be revealing just what happened when he was rescued in 2017 during a severe North Atlantic storm, as well as talking about his fascinating adventures at sea. The list is filling up so don’t delay if you want to be sure of a good seat.
We have a pretty full house for the Chinese New Year this evening so if you have missed out on that why not book for the Pudding Night on Friday 16th March? Following a light Cornish seafood or meat platter, our In-House Chef, Brian will produce a selection of five puddings to tempt you – all hand-made. A selection of competitively priced dessert wines will also be available. Click here for more details..
Quiz Nights are always popular and great fun – its just Â£1 per person to enter, usually teams of 4 people, and the money is given out as a cash prize to the winning team. The next one is on Wednesday 21 February at 7pm. Suppers are available to order and there are some nibbles during the first round of the quiz, free of charge.
Every year we hold a traditional Men’s Dinner (black tie) and a Ladies Dinner (formal) where we have a guest speaker. This year the Dinners are being held on Friday 9 March and Saturday 10 March respectively. Choose from either ‘Confit Spice Duck Leg’ or ‘Potted Chilli Prawns’ for the first course, ‘Chasseur Steak with Brandy Cream’ or ‘Baked Scottish Salmon Fillet’ for the main course. Followed by Rum Truffle Chocolate Terrine, Cheese Platters, Coffee and Roskilly’s Fudge! The men pay a little extra and have a glass (or two) of our vintage port. Men’s Dinner menuLadies Dinner menu
FUNCTION BOOKINGS We are trialling a new booking system – please click here to book for our functions – this will send an email direct to admin.
Lists are still in the bar for those who prefer to call in to the Club! Or you can telephone 01326 312126 or 311105 to book.
Sunday Walk – 25th February
Trelissick Woodland Walk followed by lunch at the RCYC
Departing Trelissick House Car Park at 10.00am Approx. Distance 3 miles.
For details please click here
Anne and David Hamilton Tel: 01209820664 Mob:07718393591
WANTED : 4-drawer filing cabinet
If anyone has an unwanted lockable 4-drawer filing cabinet in good condition we would be pleased to take it off your hands.
Six Nations Rugby
IF there is enough interest we will show the matches on Saturday 24 February: Ireland v Wales at 2.15pm and Scotland v England at 4.45pm.
If you are planning on coming in please let us know – the list is in the bar or telephone the Club to add your name – 01326 311105.
RCYC Training Courses
The club will hold courses over the coming weeks in First Aid, use of marine radio and driving rigid inflatable boats. The courses will be held either at the club or at Falmouth School of Sailing, depending on the course concerned. Full details will be in the joining instructions and RCYC members taking these courses will benefit from a 25% discount on course fees.
Courses will be held as follows:
The course provides a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft.
Also provides the Senior First Aid certificate, required by World Sailing for offshore racers.
This is the minimum qualification required by law to operate VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on a yacht.
The course will be taught and examined using radio simulators and will include a short written test.
RYA Level 2 Powerboat
This course aims to teach boathandling and seamanship, using the RCYC RIBs. It covers low speed close quarters driving, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations.
RYA Safety Boat Driver
This course uses the RCYC RIBs and covers the skills required to provide safety cover for racing and race training activities, including rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.
Bookings should be made by emailing the clubâ€™s Training Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org.
RCYC members will note that the course costs are much lower than comparable costs with many commercial training providers. Members should also note that those who complete the powerboat and safety boat driver courses are eligible for a refund of course costs if they drive a RIB to support club racing on Friday evenings, or at any of the clubâ€™s championships or open meetings. Full details are available on request from the Sailing Secretary or from the Training Officer.