TONIGHT: Club Racing, Series 2 Race 1
Saturday 19 May,11am Royal Wedding Celebration
Friday 25 May Club Racing Series 2 Race 2
Sunday 20 May, 10am-12pm Junior Sailing
Sunday 20 May, time? Members’ private party – marquee
Friday 25 May Club Racing, Series 2 Race 2
Sunday 27 May, 12 – 3pm Bank Holiday Carvery Lunch
Monday 28 May – Bank Holiday Club open all day
Wednesday 30 May, 0930 Gardening session
Friday 1 June Stewards Cup
Friday 8 June Club Racing Series 2 Race 3
Saturday 9 June RCYC/RNSA Round Wood Quay meet
Saturday 9 June, 1-3pm Junior Sailing
Sunday 9 June Loe Beach Regatta
Saturday 9 – 16 June Chew Valley visit
Forthcoming events to note:
Thursday 13 June – Suhaili Dinner – further details next week….
Friday 14 June – Suhaili Parade of Sail
22 – 24 June – Falmouth Classics Weekend
** Meandering – Thursdays – meet at 10 am **
** Bridge – Wednesdays at 2pm **
“Push the Boat Out Day” goes from strength to strength
Our Push the Boat Out Day in association with the RYA was a great success last Saturday and many members helped showcase the Club and take visitors out on the water. Itâ€™s our annual opportunity to show the hospitality, bonhomie and facilities we offer, with a particular slant on helping encourage younger people into the sport.
And the boat got well and truly pushed out this year. The Club was buzzing.
The RNLI and Coastguard were there, and the RNLI generously checked life jackets and gave excellent advice of all sorts.
Visitors were invited on board the offshore lifeboat that came alongside, and a dramatic Man Overboard rescue drill was demonstrated off the Club – both of great interest and excitement particularly to the children judging by the size of their grins.
The Coastguard provided a friendly and cheerful presence, answering all sorts of questions.
Our local MP Sarah Newton joined in the fun, as did a group of French visitors from Audierne in Brittany, which twins with Penryn, including the Mayor and President. This group was taken out by skipper Peter Collett who, to their great delight, had sailed in their home waters.
There were various stalls and games on the lawn, and tea, coffee and cakes were provided all day, a day that enjoyed glorious sunshine most of the time (even the heavy showers that developed failed to dampen spirits).
Many people came just to get an idea of the Club, were shown around individually and left commenting on the friendly welcome. Brilliant!
And best of all, just under 70 individuals took to the water in boats – sailing dinghies, cruising yachts, and high speed RIBS, and there were well over 70 trips as many, especially children, went out in more than one type. This was up on last year and is a significant achievement. In fact, visitors were still arriving and getting out on boats after the official finishing time. Grateful thanks go to a very long list of Club volunteers for their hard work and generosity and for providing the craft, their time and their expertise. Again brilliant!
Thanks must go in particular to Kaye Price who was overall in charge of the event and of course responsible for all the build-up and planning that goes on behind the scenes before the day itself. Kaye received the Jackett Cup in recognition of outstanding service.
The Falmouth Packet wrote up the day (itâ€™s still on sale in a shop near you if you havenâ€™t seen it) under the headline: â€œSailing open day successâ€. That just about sums it up.
We hope you enjoy the actions photos of the day and the series of characterful portraits taken by Cinzia Collings, with additional shots from Keith Hancock.
Thank You –
We’ve now got over half our Ambassadors – but need a few more to make up this historic party
Many thanks to all those who have already volunteered themselves as Ambassadors to mark the 50th anniversary celebrations of Suhailiâ€™s momentous Golden Globe win, and the arrival of the 2018 Golden Globe fleet in Falmouth in June.
We still need a few more volunteers to be around between June 7-14 to make this yearâ€™s GG contestants feel at home here and help them find their way about. No language skills needed, just a friendly welcome and some knowledge of local facilities.
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
Friday 11 May
IRC1 – 1st – Juno – Johnny Walker
IRC2 – 1st – Temeraire – Martin Eddy
IRC3 – 1st – Kizzy – Luke Goodden
FF15 – 1st – The FF Word – Nick Woodley/Tim Julian
W Fleet – 1st – Texere – John Lee
For full results click here
This weekâ€™s session will be on Sunday 20th May at 10am. We expect these sessions to last up to 2 hours. It would be helpful if the children could be there in good time and be changed ready to start at the specified time above. If anyone does have their own wetsuits, buoyancy aids, etc it may be worth them bringing them along.
While we are establishing Junior Sailing, we plan to run sessions on or around high tides. This will allow us to hold the sessions in the basin area in front of the club. Hopefully, if interest in this endeavour grows both with participants and volunteers, we would hope to extend the frequency of the sessions and possibly move some of the more experienced sailors out into the main channel. Please see below for more dates and times of further sessions throughout the season. It would be helpful if you could let me know if you are planning to attend these sessions. This will not only allow to plan the sessions better but will also allow me to inform you if a session needs to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
After a free taster session, there will be a fee of Â£15 for the season to take part in Junior Sailing. This money is to be ringfenced for the sole use of Junior Sailing to provide us with funds for replacing/repairing our equipment.
We are also looking for more volunteers to assist with these sessions so if there is anyone out there who may be able to assist your input (however small) would be really appreciated.
If you have any further questions or wish to join in with Junior Sailing, do not hesitate to contact Melody at email@example.com
Junior Sailing Dates
Sun 20th May – 10am-12pm
Sat 9th June – 1-3pm
Sun 17th June – 10am-12pm
Sun 8th July – 1-3pm
Sun 22nd July – 2-4pm
Sun 5th August – 11am-1pm
Sat 25th August – 3-5pm
Sun 2nd Sept – 10am-12pm
Sat 8th Sept – 2-4pm
Sat 22nd Sept – 3-5pm
GARDEN WORKING PARTY
Wednesday, 30 May at 9.30am
Extra hands required to do a make-over on the flower bed in the rear marquee. We are hoping to do a really good tidy up and put down weed suppressing membrane and stone chippings. The plan is to have pots of herbs which the Chef can then utilise in the kitchen. A few extra men would be really good to help move the bags of chippings! The group has been a little thin on the ground the last few months and some additional help would be very welcome. New faces are always welcome. There are a number of events coming up in the near future and we would really like to improve the appearance of this back entrance! As usual sensible shoes and gloves and a few hand tools if you have them. Hopefully we will be potting up the tubs too with summer bedding if you prefer a more sedate activity! Coffee will be provided.
In addition if you have any large terracotta pots going spare, which can be used for the herbs please leave them by the back entrance. The pots should be at least 10-12 inch diameter please.
Any questions in the meantime please contact Rachel 01326 212185 or Eleanor 01326 318351.
We are sorry to inform Members that Mike O’Brien passed away earlier this week. Mike had been a Member here for over 10 years up until 2017 when he had to resign due to poor health. Our condolences are with his wife, Carol, and family.
The funeral is taking place on Friday 25th May, 12 noon, at Penmount Crematorium and will be followed by a Wake at Alverton Manor.
Member applications on the board this week:
Andrew Cope â€“ Kingswear â€“ Outport member
Alun Spillman â€“ Cranleigh â€“ Outport member
Jake French â€“ Redruth â€“ Inport member
Thomas Bamford â€“ Falmouth â€“ Inport member
Paul Wyatt â€“ Falmouth â€“ Inport Couple
Diana Defer-Wyatt â€“ Falmouth â€“ included partner
Simon Braunholtz â€“ Edinburgh â€“ Outport member
Is this your Seago Dinghy?
The Seago dinghy pictured has no stickers on and is causing an obstruction in the compound.
If it belongs to you and you have paid for a dinghy space please come and identify it and place it in the correct space with the 2018 stickers.
If we hear nothing by the end of this month, we will remove the dinghy.
Dinghy Park stickers
If you have not yet collected your 2018 stickers for the dinghy park please call in to the office as soon as possible, or alternatively, let us know if you wish them to be left in the letter rack in the entrance hall or posted to you.
If you attended the charity concert last Sunday by the Suitcase Singers you may wish to know that they raised Â£760 for their 2 chosen charities – Shelterbox and St Petroc’s.