Friday 27 April Club Racing, Series 1 Race 4
Saturday 28 April, 5.30pm Sunbeam Spring Meeting
Wednesday 2 May, 8pm Film screening “The Crown”
Friday 4 May Club Racing, Series 1 Race 5
Friday 4 May COGS Falmouth – Roscoff
Saturday 5 May Royal Western Yacht Club Triangle Race,
Prize giving & supper
Wednesday 9 May, 8pm Film screening “The Crown”
Friday 11 May Club Racing, Series 1 Race 6
Saturday 12 May Push the Boat Out Open Day
Sunday 13 May, 2pm Suitcase Singers Spring Sing & Cream Tea Wednesday 16 May Film Screening ‘The Crown’
Friday 18 May 10 – 2.00 DNW Valuation – Oak Room
Saturday 19 May Royal Wedding Celebration
** Meandering – Thursdays – meet at 10 am **
Series 1 Race 3
1st A Mocra – Cornish Meadow – Steve Hutt
1st IRC1 Juno – Johnny Walker
1st IRC2 Brightwork – John Kulpa
1st FF15 – Wild Affair – Abi + Mark Rickard
It would be great to have some pictures and a short report on the racing so if you have anything please send to the Club for inclusion in future newsletters!
Bridge will continue through the summer, but on Wednesday afternoons instead of Thursdays to avoid the clash with Meandering. (It will revert to Thursdays in October to avoid the clash with Ladies Move to Music.) New bridge players most welcome. Please contact Andrew Pool on 01326 374433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget ‘Push The Boat Out Day’
Members will be aware that we are running our “Push the Boat Out Day” on May 12th. It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase the Club, help people get out on the water and encourage new members to join us. It would be fantastic if as many members as possible could be at the Club on the day to help make the event as welcoming as possible.
Members of the public of all ages and abilities are invited to try sailing or just pop along and see if the RCYC floats their boat.
There’s something for current members too: the RNLI will be there and theyâ€™ll give anyone who needs one a free life jacket check. So you can check if you’ll float as well as your boat.
Kaye Price is still looking for some assistance in specific areas so please do email her on email@example.com if you are free to help.
BE PART OF HISTORY!
CLUB ‘AMBASSADORS’ WANTED.
HELP HOST THE 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF SUHAILI’S MOMENTOUS GOLDEN GLOBE WIN WITH THE 2018 COMPETITORS.
Suhaili was famously the first yacht to be sailed non-stop around the world single-handed in the 1968-69 Golden Globe Race. RCYC members will know that her intrepid skipper (Sir) Robin Knox-Johnston stepped ashore at the Club (where the steps used to be!). Few people back in 1968 gave the 29-year-old merchant seaman any chance of winning the Golden Globe. But of the nine who entered, only one finished, 313 days later. And the rest is history.
Now, 50 years on, Suhaili is back on the water and will be arriving with Sir Robin in Falmouth to take part in a Parade of Sail on June 14 to mark the anniversary. It gets better: a number of other globe trotters including Gypsy Moth IV and Lively Lady will take part in the parade. Better still the complete fleet of the 2018 Golden Globe Race will be here too, prior to the SITRaN Challenge charity race to Les Sables d’Olonne as a warm-up to the 2018 Golden Globe itself.
And this is where Club Members come in and why we are
looking for Ambassadors.
The fleet consists of 19 individuals of the following nationalities: Irish, Indian, Italian, Dutch, USA/Palestinian, French, Australian, Estonian, Turkish, Norwegian, Finnish, Hungarian, Russian and of course British/English: if you speak any of the languages (including the latter) regard yourself as Ambassador material.
Ideally we need 19 Ambassadors who can attach themselves to the competitors during their time here, help them find their way around, welcome them to the Club, offer advice into best local outlets (sailmakers, chandlers, riggers, dentists, doctors, chemist, restaurants etc), or just simply speak their language.
Please all, do think if you could step up and represent the hospitality the RCYC is justly known for. It won’t be too onerous, it will be fun and you will be part of history in the making!
Andrew Pool has kindly offered to coordinate the ‘Embassy’ and very, very much looks forward to hearing from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Our Man In Antigua
I arrived here last Saturday afternoon via a 9-hour train journey to Gatwick (signal failure at Ivybridge) and a 8-hour flight courtesy of Virgin Atlantic. So flying the Atlantic was quicker. On Sunday morning I was pitched into Antigua Classics as a supernumerary member of the committee vessel team, and again on Monday, the last day of the regatta. For me the star of Classics was the 2014 replica of the 141ft 1923 New England fishing schooner â€œColumbiaâ€ which was tragically lost with all hands in 1927 during an Altantic storm. What a sight!
Sailing conditions in Antigua are very good with reliable 15-20 knot easterly tradewinds. The committee vessel is quite frisky lying to waves superimposed on a long swell. On Saturday I will be a member of the team onshore starting and finishing the Round Antigua Race which raises the curtain on Sailing Week. Then on Sunday the points series starts and runs through to the following Friday, with a lay-day on Wednesday. I am race officer for the Bravo fleet which includes three classes of CSA yachts (the Caribbean Sailing Association rating system is preferred to IRC) and four classes of charter yachts.
The Crown – Season 1
The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne….a new era is dawning.
If you missed this hugely popular series on TV don’t worry as we will be screening it in our Upper Deck over the next few weeks on the following dates:
Wednesday 2nd May – 2 episodes from 8pm
Wednesday 9th May – 2 episodes from 8pm
Wednesday 16th May – 3 episodes from 7pm
Suppers will be available to order – list in the bar.
We have 9 tickets available to RCYC Members for this lovely event – all the proceeds will go towards St Petroc’s and ShelterBox, two very worthwhile charities. The event will take place in our marquee on Sunday afternoon, 13th May, and the ticket price of £10 includes a cream tea. Tickets can be reserved by contacting the office but must be paid for in advance – cash only please as the money will be handed to the organisors on the day of the event.
North Wales Charity Request
Can you help?
Raising money for three worthwhile charities over £250,000 to date, the Children’s Cancer Charity Gafael Llaw/Holding Hands is based in North Wales and keen fund raisers often take on challenges to raise money on their behalf with money raised for their local childrens hospice, Clic Sargent and Liverpool Alder Hey children’s hospital.
The charity has recently been contacted by a group of four men who have challenged themselves to travel around the United Kingdom coast in a high powered Rib. Whilst the men are funding the challenge themselves, they are seeking help through Gafael Llaw Charity with publicity and accommodation.
Due to the nature of the challenge, much will depend on the weather and tides and therefore the start date is not certain however it is hoped the crew will start from Holyhead 18/19 May completing the route within 9 days. The anticipated re-fuel date and overnight stop for Falmouth being 26/27 May.