Saturday 24 Feb, pm Six Nations Rugby – Upper Deck
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
Wednesday 7 March, 9.30am Gardening working party
Wednesday 7 March, 7.15pm RINA Talk – ‘Waves’
Friday 9 March 7 for 7.30pm Men’s Dinner – Black Tie
Saturday 10 March, 10am RIB forum
Saturday 10 March 7 for 7.30pm Ladies Dinner – Formal
Sunday 11 March, 12-2pm Carvery Lunch
Wednesday 14 March, 7pm Quiz Night
Friday 16 March, 7pm Pudding Night
Friday 23 March Sailing talk – racing basics
Sunday 25 March Walk & Carvery Lunch
Thursday 29 March, 12 for 12.30 Meanderers’ Lunch
Friday 30 March, 7pm Skippers briefing followed by
‘racing rules’ talk
Ladies Keep Fit – every Wednesday 10.30 am – Upper Deck
Bridge – every Thursday at 2pm
Lovely lazy Sunday lunches at the Club
The Sunday Carvery that was introduced last year, and takes place every two weeks, continues to be very popular, and many Members have become regulars, enjoying a range of roasts and trimmings at excellent prices. Do come along if you haven’t tried it yet. And, there’s more good news: Members are reminded that a roast is ALSO served on non-Carvery Sundays, so you can always be assured of a crackling good Sunday lunch without the hassle.
Please ring our bar and catering team on 01326 311105 to book a table.
Tailor your own menu at the Club
Chef has asked us to point out that he is delighted to receive requests from Members for menus of their choice. So if you’re having a party of any size and want to go off piste as far as the menu is concerned, have a word with Brian, give him reasonable notice and he’ll cook up pretty much anything you fancy at a reasonable price.
RCYC Rib Forum – Saturday 10 March, 10am
All RCYC members trained or RYA qualified patrol boat (aka rescue/safety boat/power boat level 2)
Those wanting to helm/crew RCYC patrol boats
Topics to be covered:
Location of keys & kit, log in/out
Liaison with RO
Casualty landing and liaison with coastguard
Safety kit carried by patrol boat – what’s in the boxes?
Race organisation kit – what’s in the boxes?
Save the date!
Meanderers’ Lunch Thursday 29 March, 12 for 12 30
Ahoy meanderers, would-be meanderers and Club members all! The date for the pre-season lunch is Thursday March 29 and all are welcome.
For new members who are not familiar with the concept, and old Members whoâ€™ve forgotten, hereâ€™s a brief intro to the wonderful world of meandering. Itâ€™s â€œTurn-up-and-Goâ€ sailing that matches boat owners with non-boat owners (or just people who fancy a sail in someone elseâ€™s boat). Itâ€™s open to all ages and abilities and Meanderers can play as active or passive a part in the dayâ€™s sailing as they wish. Itâ€™s a great way to be out on the water, meet new people, enjoy sailing and have a good lunch. It works like this: Meanderers (skippers and crew) assemble at or off the Club at 10 15 am on Thursdays during the season, equipped with provisions for a hearty lunch en route. Just turn up, no need to book. Boats and crews are agreed and a lunch destination selected, say a sheltered cove near the Helford. The various boats then enjoy 2 to 3 hours sailing before arriving at said cove, where the boats anchor and raft up for what is always a leisurely and highly sociable meal on board, often as enjoyable as the sailing and sometimes the highlight! Boats return to Falmouth around 4 pm.
So, new and old Members, why not give it a try? Bring a friend whoâ€™s not a member if you want, to see if they like Meandering. Maybe theyâ€™d join the Club. Remember itâ€™s â€œTurn-up-and-Goâ€ sailing. Itâ€™s fun, itâ€™s for all ages and abilities. And thanks to the generosity of our skippers itâ€™s FREE. If youâ€™d like to be on the Meanderersâ€™ mailing list please email your details to Hugh Kellett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday Talk – 2nd March
Mervyn Wheatley – ‘Atlantic Rescue’
The list is now full for the last social talk of the season on Friday 2nd March at 8pm. Suppers served from 6.30pm.
Men’s Dinner and Ladies Dinner
Every year we hold a traditional Men’s Dinner (black tie) – Friday 9th March – and a Ladies Dinner (formal) – Saturday 10th March – where we have a guest speaker for each evening and a delicious menu. Click the links for the menu – Men’s Dinner menuLadies Dinner menu
The guest speaker at the Men’s Dinner is Lieutenant Colonel Ewen Southby-Tailyour OBE, FRGS, FRN, who is an author, sailor, and retired Royal Marine. He served for 32 years in the Royal Marines and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After retiring from the Royal Marines he concentrated on his sailing and writing careers and has written a number of books on military history and the Royal Marines.
Meanwhile the Ladies are destined for a trip down memory lane. Their guest speaker, Lesley Robinson, will be giving “extracts from the diary of a 19th century Cornish lady”. The diary is that of Katherine Trefern, who lived with her family near Flushing, and recorded her day to day life in 1836. The extracts are brought to life with artefacts Katherine encountered and she also records her travels to the city of Bath, and its very particular social scene. However, the diary may, for some members, contain surprising details. One in particular may be guessed!
The Chinese New Year evening was a great success – over 60 members and guests enjoyed a splendid buffet laid on by our Chef. Thank you to Jackie Turnbull for sending us this image of some of our ladies looking splendid in their costume!
We may hold similar themed evenings in future so watch out for announcements in the newsletter.
If you have a sweet tooth you may wish to come along to our 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. Numbers are limited so do let us know if you wish to add your name to the list.
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.
Spring is just around the cornerâ€¦â€¦â€¦
Next Gardening Working Party – Wednesday 7 March 9.30am
“March brings breezes loud and shrill and shakes the dancing daffodil â€¦â€¦â€¦.” The question is where are they all? Lots of miniature daffodils were planted in the tubs in the autumn but there only seem to be a few tulips this year! Let us hope they are just late coming up. All joking aside it is the time of year for lots of tidying on the bank and the beds. Hopefully the cold dry weather will continue until the next working party on the 5 March. Please come along and give a hand even if you can only spare an hour. Dress of the day is sensible footwear and gloves and some hand tools if you have them. Coffee will be provided to warm you up. Any questions in the meantime please contact Rachel 01326 212185 or Eleanor 01326 318351.
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