TONIGHT – 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, 6.30 for 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
Friday 6 April – Club Racing -Series 1 Race 1
Thursday 19 April – Annual General Meeting
On a very wet Monday morning, following the meteorological excitements of the previous week, a hardy band of 14 volunteers turned up to put the Dinghy Compound back together again. After 2.5 hours in the pouring rain, it is safe to say that all the supporting frames are back in their correct positions, but some of the dinghies are not.
Please would all those who own a dinghy that is stored in the vertical position in the compound, go and check their dinghy for any damage caused by the storm and ensure that their boat is in its correct slot.
My thanks go to:
Peter Gledhill, Bob Noble, Neil Hopkins, Lynne Stoppard-Jones, Peter Flutter, Bob Collings, Kim Tregidgo, Hugh Kellet, Nick Bradley, Sarah Hancock, Keith Hancock, Neil Palmer, Lyulph Hesling –
for all their help and support in the very wet conditions with which we contended all morning.
RACING at the RCYC
The 2018 season
In recent years the club has provided racing on Friday nights for boats racing under the IRC (International Rating Certificate) system. Some years ago the club also provided racing for boats under the RYA Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) scheme but this fell into abeyance when the RYA stopped providing support for the PY system. The result is now a fairly widespread perception that racing for RCYC members is largely at the high end of the racing spectrum, both in quality and performance, and some members feel that there is little provision for the Corinthian sailor who just wishes to take part in low-cost club racing in his or her boat, which is more often than not primarily used for cruising with family and friends rather than as a stripped-out racing machine.
The Sailing Committee wishes to encourage all members to join in, including those who have rarely raced before, so it has been decided to re-introduce non-IRC racing on Friday nights: boats in these classes will be handicapped using the same system as has been used for some years now in Falmouth Week. IRC racing will of course continue as before, in addition to this initiative.
There will be a talk on 23 March at the club, which will focus on:
what is planned for non-IRC racing this year
the handicap system to be used and the recent improvements to it
how to enter
how to prepare your boat for racing
how to race safely around a race course
The talk will start about 8pm, after a sailing supper, and should take about 75 minutes. The emphasis will be on interactive discussion throughout; the ethos will be to encourage members to race and to advise them on how best to achieve this. This will be aimed at those who are perhaps new to racing, but more experienced racers will be welcome in order to pass on hints and tips to the new racers.
The RCYC sent a team to the Inter Club Quiz, held at Flushing last Tuesday night. There were six other teams from Flushing and Mylor and I would like to thank all of those on our team, none of whom we could have done without. Each individual contributed to the result, which was a victory for our team. We have returned triumphant with an interesting trophy, for which we will have to find a suitable location.
We will have to return next year to defend our title! Michelle Atkinson, Rear Commodore Social
Quiz Night – Wednesday, 14th March, 7pm
For those who can’t wait until next year, we have our regular Quiz Night next Wednesday 14th March at 7pm. Liz and Anne Hammick are the quiz hosts. If you haven’t come along to one of these evenings, it is just Â£1 per person to enter, which forms the prize money at the end of the evening. Suppers are available from the board.
Pudding Night – Friday, 16th March, 6.30 for 7pm
The list is now full for the pudding night on Friday 16th March so if you have your name down you can look forward to an evening of delicious desserts.
Lazy Sunday lunches, 12 – 2pm
Don’t forget this Sunday, 11th March, is Mothering Sunday, and it is also one of our fortnightly Carvery Lunches, where you can be assured of a delicious roast dinner with all the trimmings but without the hassle. Booking is advisable – please ring 01326 311105.
Leave the city behind for a classic country walk. Several steep hills, uneven paths, very muddy in places, particularly around field gateways – stout footwear essential. At most one stile (if the missing gate happens to have been replaced) and some river views. Short stretches on very minor roads. About 2 hours/ 4 miles.
Meet at the far end of the free Car Park (opposite the Scout hut) at Boscawen Park for a 10.00 am start. The Park is on the east side of the Truro River. Turn off the A39 at the Trafalgar Roundabout towards Malpas (4th exit). The Park is on the right hand side, across the river from the quay at Newham.
(Walk courtesy of the local Ramblers)
Eleanor Williams (01326) 318351 or 07763 783112
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?
If the magazine in the Oak Room has a sticker on which says ‘Please do not remove – Reserved for xxxx’ then please respect your fellow members who have paid for it and do not remove it!