Gorey regatta will be run on 1-2 June and the great news is that their will be a Hog Roast on Saturday at Les Pres Manor for all competitors. Even better news is that the proceeds will help raise funds for the new SCSC rib. If you have not been to a ‘Les Pres’ hog roast before then you must come to this one! It will be a very sociable evening and an opportunity for the whole family to make new friends and feel part of the St. Catherine’s Sailing Club Community. Print the form, fill it in and post it now before you forget or it’s sold out. Hog Roast Form 2013
The Liberation regatta takes place on 9th May. The Vega pursuit race will take place starting at 10:00, followed by lunch in the club. All sailors and family are welcome BYO beer & wine. After lunch two more races will be held back to back first the Begal then Liberation trophy. We only run two pursuit races during the year and they are great fun, it may seem complicated but once you have started it is great fun, please ask us at the club to explain the start sequence if you are unsure or down this information sheet. This link is to the RYA Pursuit race information sheet.
Did you know….
That the St. Catherine’s Liberation Day regatta has been held every year since the club started 60 years ago. The 3 races held on Liberation day are The Vega, The Beagle and The Liberation Day Trophy all with historic significance to the Liberation of the Channel Islands. First race of the day is the Vega named after the Red Cross Ship SS Vega that made several trips to Jersey with Red Cross parcels, then on 9th May 1945 HMS Beagle arrived at St. Helier harbour and later that day the island was liberated, hence the order of our races!
2012 saw the birth of the St Catherine’s Sailing Club Petanque Team – with May nearly upon us it is time to dust off those boules and start playing again!.
If you want to have a shot at petanque; gather at the Weighbridge on a Wednesday evening after work,
all ages are welcome and simple instructions will be given if you have never played previously.
Do feel free to join us – boules will be provided.
Weather permitting see you 5.30 pm, Wednesdaay 1st May at the Weighbridge!
Should you require any further information please contact Gemma by e-mail at gemmarowley1 at hotmail.com
Following the re-organisation of the dinghy park we would now like to allocate a numbered position for all dinghies in the main park area, to be confirmed by attaching a tag number accordingly to each of your trailers. Dinghy Park Boat IDs
St. Catherine’s Sailing Club will be holding 100 Club monthly prize draws, from April 2013 through to December 2013. This is to help raise funds for the new Club training RIB.
This weekend is the clubs annual open day and we would love to see you all and please bring your friends and family. The club will be open from 12 to 4pm with racing for members at 2pm. We will have bacon rolls on sale from 12 -2pm and tea and cake 2-4pm.
Centre Regional de Nautisme de Granville are coming to Jersey as part of the twinning between St Brelade and Granville, aboard Marité. The club’s youth and juniors are invited to race against Granville – a leading sailing school in France. Racing will be for Optimist, Laser 4.7 & Laser Radial classes. You can down load the NoR and SI’s from the sailing pages.
Easter Regatta is cancelled due to forecast and what will be impossible launching conditions. Revised date for event will be published ASAP, I am sure the Easter Eggs will keep!
The Easter Regatta is this Monday 1 April, and is the first club sailing event of the year. Many of t
he House Committee are away, so if anyone can spare a little bit of time to help out in the kitchen it would be greatly appreciated – just half an hour or so helping serving up or washing up. We could also do with a few cakes for afternoon tea. If you can help out in any way, please would you contact Sarah Carnegie who would be delighted to hear from you.
Applications are being invited for the 2013 Jersey Clipper Bursary following new funding that has helped to secure its future for the next four years. Nigel Philpott, until recently the Island’s Director of High Net Worth Residency, has donated £1,800 to the Bursary funds, enough to cover the award for the next three years.
A keen boat-owner, Mr Philpott has been presented with the model of Jersey Clipper, previously housed in the Maritime Museum, in recognition of his gift and has arranged for the model to be prominently displayed in the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club at St Aubin.
In addition, the Island’s three former Harbourmasters Capt Roy Bullen, Capt Brian Nibbs and Capt Howard Le Cornu have jointly pledged an additional £600 to the Bursary funds, ensuring a further year’s award.
Now in its seventh year, the Bursary originally a legacy from the three Jersey campaigns in the Clipper Round-the-World Race made possible through the generosity of Dandara, Les Pas Holdings and UBS is designed to assist an Islander to achieve a nautical ambition. This could be a trip on a tall ship, participation in a watersports competition or training programme, undertaking a marine biology field trip or competing in an ocean race anything with a maritime theme.
Applicants of all ages are invited to apply for the 2013 award and the winner will follow in the wake of David Raimbault, a young member of St Catherine’s Sailing Club who won the 2012 Bursary.
David (13) used his £600 award to help with the travel costs of training and sailing his Optimist dinghy in the UK. The top-ranked Optimist sailor in the Channel Islands, he recently gained a place on the International Optimist Class Association Development Squad.
The deadline for submitting written applications for this year’s award is the end of May 2013. They should be no more than 200 words in length and should be e-mailed to email@example.com
Come and join us in La Belle France at 7pm. There will be a French themed meal followed by the usual fun and games. (Vegetarian food available on request). There’ll be a prize for the best dressed. Tickets are £8 and numbers are limited to 50 people. For further information and to book your tickets by Tuesday 5th March, please e-mail Catherine Behan