TONIGHT: Club Racing, Series 1 Race 5
Friday 4 May COGS Falmouth – Roscoff
Saturday 5 May Royal Western Yacht Club Triangle Race
Prize giving & supper
Monday 7 May RCYC/RNSA meet at Helford
Wednesday 9 May, 8pm Film screening “The Crown”
Friday 11 May, 9.30am Gardening session
Friday 11 May Club Racing, Series 1 Race 6
Saturday 12 May, 11am-5pm Push the Boat Out Open Day
Sunday 13 May, 2pm Suitcase Singers Spring Sing & Cream Tea Wednesday 16 May Film Screening â€œThe Crownâ€
Friday 18 May 10 – 2.00 DNW Valuation – Oak Room
Saturday 19 May Royal Wedding Celebration
Friday 25 May Club Racing Series 2 Race 2
** Meandering – Thursdays – meet at 10 am **
** Bridge – Wednesdays at 2pm **
A warm welcome to our new Members this month:
New member applications on board this week:
Andrew Cope – from Kingswear
Now that summer has arrived !! our bar and catering service will remain open during the afternoons from Wednesday through to Sunday and they will be serving afternoon teas and drinks. (Please note earlier finish times on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.) Our full opening hours are listed below – these can also be found on the home page of the RCYC website
Hi all – first on water event – very modest so you can sail, motor, paddle, row or drive.
7th May Bank Holiday Meet at Helford [HW 1030 ish]
R/V in the Helford at 1200. Lunchtime session at HRSC.
See you there!
Volunteers for garden tidy-up
Friday, 11 May – 9.30am
The beds and bank need a bit of a spruce up before the â€œPush the Boat outâ€ Event on the 12 May. So please come along for just an hour or so to make sure the Club is looking at its best. If you have a few hand tools so much the better. Coffee will be provided. Any queries in the meantime please contact Eleanor 01326 318351 or Rachel 01326 212185.
Push The Boat Out Day
Saturday, May 12th May, 11am – 5pm
A final reminder about our “Push the Boat Out Day” on Saturday, 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. Dinghies will be available between 11am and 2pm, after that time please book a slot.
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. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency and the Fire Brigade will also be in attendance. A man overboard drill is also planned so there will be plenty of action both on and off the water.
The Suitcase Singers
Spring Sing & Cream Tea – Sunday 13th May, 2pm
We have a few tickets left for this lovely event – the Suitcase Singers are a local community choir with beautiful accoustics – link to their FaceBook page here.
The ticket price of Â£10 includes a cream tea and all proceeds from the day will go towards St Petroc’s and ShelterBox, two very worthwhile charities.
Please contact the admin office to reserve your ticket.
Royal Wedding Celebration
Join us to celebrate The Royal Wedding on Saturday 19th May at Midday
We will be serving High Tea & Prosecco – Â£30 for 2 people.
Wedding Cocktails – 2 for Â£10 – ‘American Blossom’ or ‘Gin Fizz’.
Please add your name to the list in the bar or click the link below.
HELP HOST THE 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF SUHAILIâ€™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 dâ€™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 wonâ€™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 â€œEmbassyâ€ and very, very much looks forward to hearing from you at firstname.lastname@example.org