TONIGHT – 6.30 for 7pm Pudding Night
Saturday 17 March, 12.30 & 2.45pm Six Nations Rugby
Saturday 17 March, eve Private dinner – Upper Deck
Friday 23 March, 8pm 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
Sunday 1 April, 12-2pm Easter Sunday Carvery Lunch
Friday 6 April Club Racing -Series 1 Race 1
Saturday 7 April Diners
Thursday 12 April, 7 for 7.30pm RNSA pre-season meet
Friday 13 April Club Racing Series 1 Race 2
14/15 April Powerboat Level 2 Course
Saturday 14 April COGS Falmouth – Fowey
Sunday 15 April COGS Fowey – Falmouth & Prize giving
Wednesday 18 April, 7pm Quiz Night – Nick Ames
Thursday 19 April, 6.30pm Annual General Meeting
Friday 20 April Club Racing, Series 1 Race 3
Friday 27 April Club Racing, Series 1 Race 4
Ladies Keep Fit – Wednesdays 10.30 am – Upper Deck
Bridge – Thursdays at 2pm
RACING at the RCYC
The 2018 season
In case you missed it last week and because the sailing season is now pretty imminent – a reminder of the sailing talks taking place later this month!
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.
If anyone has a mooring which they are not using this season for any length of time please let us know as we are looking for somewhere to put our Sailing Trust Boat.
Six Nations Rugby
Round 5 of the 2018 Six Nations Championship kicks off in Rome with Italy v Scotland at Stadio Olimpico. All eyes then turn to Twickenham, where newly crowned champions Ireland will attempt to win their third-ever Grand Slam when they face England. Come and watch the action here on the big screen in the Upper Deck.
Garden Working Party â€“ Last Wednesday (7 March)
â€œA big thank youâ€ to those members who helped out last week in the garden despite the weather. There was lots of tidying in the front beds around the Clubhouse and car park. Hopefully the weather will improve so that the area on the bank and around the courtyard marquee can be tackled next time.
Men’s and Ladies Dinners
It looks like everyone had a jolly good time at the Men’s and Ladies Dinners last weekend. The speakers on both nights were excellent, and the food was first class!
Easter Sunday Carvery Lunch
Our popular Sunday Carvery lunches are still taking place with the next one on Sunday 25th March, which coincides with the monthly Sunday Walk, but you may wish to plan ahead and book for Easter Sunday – 1st April.
Bring the family and enjoy a delicious roast dinner with all the trimmings but without the hassle!
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