Despite light winds and spring tides, a mixed fleet of 50 boats took to the water for the annual Dyer Cup. These ranged from Mirrors to Spitfires and included 13 Cruisers. After last year's fast race it was clear as the fleet battled against the tide making slow progress on a broad reach towards Doctor that no records were going to be set this year. The first boat to finish took over an hour to complete the course and the last took almost two and a half hours !
First Place: K6 201 - Phil Newman
Second Place: Fireball 15122 - Dave Hall
Third Place: Fireball 14905 - Charlie Stewart
First Cruiser (16th overall): Geronimo - Tommy Mills
PIctures of the Podium placed boats below - taken by Guy Hawkins
On 14th November our Tuesday Evening Talks got off to a great start when over 50 members packed in to the club room to hear Julie Nelson give a detailed and humorous account of the Friday Sailors annual May pilgrimage to Menorca Sailing in the beautiful bay of Fornells. She was ably assisted by Zoe and Belinda and recounted many interesting tales of the fun you can have in other people's boats. One disaster led to another with much capsizing and unintentional collisions but everyone returned in one piece leaving the clubs equipment in ruins and the instructors in need of counselling. Our Commodore can be seen below demonstrating his unusual sailing position when trying out an RS Vareo.
Our next talk is by Nigel Willsher on Tuesday 12th December entitled "My big fat Greek Flotilla Holiday". Come along and learn what can happen if you try to sail beyond your level of ability. The bar opens at 7:00 pm and the talk starts at 7:30pm. Don't miss it !
Mike Foster was part of the winning team on JP Carine, a 47' Beneteau that won cruiser class B at at the Bodrum Cup in Turkey.
Congratulations to Frankie Ash on winning the BSC Photographic Competition and his winning picture will appear on the front of the 2018 Calendar and the next 11 best pictures will appear monthly and all these photos are on display at the Club.
Orders for the calendar are now being taken and order forms are by the display. Calendars cost £8 and desk calendars cost £5. They make ideal Christmas presents and now is the time to get that order in!
The Club will be running an RYA First Aid Course on Sunday 5 November between 0930 and 1700.
A chance for those who need to revise their skills or who need to update their instructor certificates. You never know when your expertise might be needed!
Details are here. Please contact the Sailing School Manager at email@example.com
There was terrific interest in the Macmillan fundraising stalls on 8 October and I'm very glad to report that an amazing £1315.35 was raised! This is a record breaking result towards a very worthy cause.
A very big thanks to all the people who gave the time and energy putting it on and all the support given by members providing various goods for sale or by working on the stands selling the items or by providing all the refreshments and doing the cooking. A special thanks also to all the members and guests who turned up and gave gererously.
A job well done and it is very much appreciated.