Start of SITraN Challenge Race Falmouth to Les Sables dâ€™Olonne, France. Photo credit Hugh Hastings
What’s On at the Club…..
TONIGHT: Club Racing Series 2 Race 4
Saturday 16 June, 3pm Wedding party in Marquee
Saturday 16 June, pm Falmouth Town Regatta
Sunday 17 June, 10am-12pm Junior Sailing
Wednesday 20 June Quiz Night – CANCELLED
Friday 22 June Club Racing Series 2 Race 5
Friday 22 – Sun 24 June Falmouth Classics
Saturday 23 June Falmouth Classics BBQ
Friday 29 June Club Racing Series 2 Race 5
Friday 29 June RCYC/RNSA Fowey meet Saturday 30 June St Mawes Regatta
Saturday 30 June – Friday 6 July Blind Week
Saturday 30 June, 7pm Blind Week Dinner – Marquee
Sunday 1 July, 4pm Champagne & Strawberries
Friday 7th July, 6pm Blind Week Formal Dinner – Marquee
Friday 7 July Club Racing Series 2 Race 6
Saturday 8 July, 1-3pm Junior Sailing
Thursday 12 July RCYC/RNSA joint meandering
Friday 13 July Club Racing Series 3 Race 1
Wednesday 18 July, 7pm Quiz Night
** Meandering – Thursdays – meet at 10 am **
** Bridge – Wednesdays at 2pm **
A warm welcome for Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and
2018 Golden Globe Race skippers
Fifty years after Sir Robin Knox-Johnston set out from Falmouth in his yacht Suhaili to sail single-handed around the world in the 1968-69 Golden Globe Race the RCYC was delighted to welcome him back ashore at the Club and to become an Honorary member.
The Commodore, Bob Collings, presented Sir Robin with a framed burgee commemorating this tremendous achievement, and also a RCYC cap!
Everyone present enjoyed hearing Sir Robin recount some stories from his historic journey and the Golden Globe 2018 skippers (pictured below) were clearly inspired by him. You can follow their progress en route to Les Sable d’Olonne for the start of the Golden Globe race on the GGR website
The atmosphere in the Club was lovely and we would like to thank our bar and catering team for producing an outstanding BBQ for over 300 people. Thank you also to Tracey, Lyn and the social committee volunteers who helped the evening run smoothly. We must also thank Andrew Pool for arranging the ambassadors for the GGR skippers and the press boats for the Suhaili 50 Parade of Sail.
Falmouth Town Regatta
Saturday 16th June – tomorrow!
Open to all classes
Click here for Entry form and Sailing Instructions
Falmouth Classics 2018
Just one week to go before the 2018 Falmouth Classics weekend of sailing – with a record number of entries this year it looks to be a great event. There is plenty of racing alongside a comprehensive programme of social events and of course the Sea Shanty Festival. If you haven’t yet entered for the sailing click on this link for the Falmouth Classics website.
Friday 9 June – Series 2 Race 3
IRC1 – 1st – Juno – Johnny Walker
IRC2 – Joint 1st – Encore – David Cunliffe/Tai Mo ShanNeil – Chamberlain
IRC3 – 1st – Moonlighter – Paul Collins
A MOCRA – Joint 1st – Ultraviolet – Peter Stephens/Firefly – Gladwell/Parker
FF15 – 1st – The FF Word – Nick Woodley/Tim Julian
Sunbeam -Ivy – Nigel Glanville
For full results click here
Round Britain & Ireland Race
RCYC members Bob Warren and Gilly Fox in Jackdaw are leading the monohull class in the Twohanded Round Britain and Ireland Race after the second leg which is a considerable achievement.
From the Yellowbrick Tracker it looks as if the whole fleet is now sheltering from 30 knot winds in Castlebay on the island of Barra on the Outer Hebrides where the second leg finished. All boats have a compulsory 48 hour stopover there but appear to be waiting for the wind to abate before putting to sea again.
Anyone wanting to follow their progress can do so by going to the Royal Western website, find RTBI page and click on Tracking.
the Quiz Night scheduled for next Wednesday 20th June is cancelled – apologies for disappointing anyone who was thinking of coming along. The next Quiz Night is on Wednesday 18th July at 7pm – the list is in the bar or click on the link below to add your name. Quiz Nights are fun and informal and just Â£1 to enter.
Champagne & Strawberries
The date has been set, the strawberries are ripening and the champagne is on ice!
Do come and join us for the annual Champagne & Strawberry event on Sunday, 1st July at 4pm in the Marquee and on the Club lawn. Â£10 per person, with all profits going to the Commodore’s Charity, ‘Blind Week’ Sailing.
Please add your name to the list in the bar or click on the booking link below.
When the Club is open, and there is no other event on, we will be showing the World Cup Football on the large screen on the Upper Deck.
Dates over the next week are as follows:
Week 1: Saturday 16 June
Week 2: Thursday 19 June, Thursday 21 June, Friday 22 June, Saturday 23 June, Sunday 24 June