Liberation Regatta

 

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The Liberation regatta takes place this Wednesday 9th May and includes lunch at the club. The Vega pursuit race will start at 10:00. All sailors and family are welcome, BYO beer & wine if you wish.

After lunch, two more races will be held back to back; first the Beagle then the Liberation trophy.

Did you know….
That the St. Catherine’s Liberation Day regatta has been held every year since the club started 65 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!

Start of new Series this Sunday

Dear Sailors and friends,

This Sunday is the start of the Farley Series (Fast) and Verner Series (slower handicap) 1 & 2.

Start is at a slightly more leisurely 10 o’clock, with the coached fleet meeting at the same time.

With all our sailing we very much appreciate parents being on scene when juniors are out on the water, in order to receive them if they need shore support.

Volunteers are always welcome on the slipway to help with launch and recovery as well as on water support if you can help on the boats. See the officer of the day to let them know if your young sailor is going out or if you are able to assist in any way.

Have a great bank holiday weekend!

Justin

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Early start for the last in series.

The ANRP/Amy 7/8 will start at 0900hrs this Sunday at the club, so please be arriving at 0800 to ensure that you are not late for the early start.

There will be no waiting for late boats!

All boats will need to be off the water around 1200 hrs so time is tight for the 2 scheduled races.

The weather looks better for the morning so enjoy the sail!

Justin

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Salty Dog Spring Regatta.

Next weekend all of our sailing will be based from our sister club The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club.

With the fine venue of St Aubin’ s Bay and the promise of a good looking forecast our sailors are eagerly awaiting great racing amongst 9 classes of different craft.

Fast Dinghies class 8 start soon after 11am on Saturday with class 9 (slower dinghies) starting after that.

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Entries should be in by Tuesday 1pm .

All available help is required to get our sailors safely afloat so please contact justindavidhorton@gmail.com if your are able to join the merry team of supporters.

Yours in sailing, Justin

Safeguarding at SCSC

Dear Members and visitors to the club.

In accordance with the RYA and as standard good practice, we encourage all persons to be aware of their safeguarding responsibilities around the club and on water at our own events and away….

St Catherine’s Sailing Club is committed to safeguarding, from physical, sexual or emotional harm, neglect or bullying, children taking part in its activities. We recognise that the safety, welfare and needs of the child are paramount and that all children, irrespective of age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual or gender identity or social status, have a right to protection from discrimination and abuse.

 

For the purposes of this policy anyone under the age of 18 should be considered as a child. All members of the Club should be aware of the policy.

Club Welfare Officer

The Club Welfare Officer is: Justin Horton (07797728587) justindavidhorton@gmail.com

Staff and Volunteers

All Club staff and volunteers whose role brings them into regular contact with young people will be asked to provide references. The Club Welfare Officer and those regularly instructing, coaching or supervising young people will also be asked to apply for an Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure, with Barred List check if appropriate.

Good Practice

All members of the Club should follow the good practice guidelines attached (see RYA Sample Document 4) and agree to abide by the Club Code of Conduct (see RYA Sample Document 5) and the RYA Racing Charter contained in the Racing Rules of Sailing. Those working or volunteering with young people should be aware of the guidance on recognising abuse (see RYA Appendix A).

 

Adults are requested not to enter the showers and changing rooms at times when children are changing before or after junior/youth training or racing. If this is unavoidable it is advised that they are accompanied by another adult.

 

The Club will seek written consent from parents/carers before taking photos or video of a child at an event or training session or publishing such images. Parents and spectators should be prepared to identify themselves if requested and state their purpose for photography/filming. If the Club publishes images of children, no identifying information other than names will be included. Any concerns about inappropriate or intrusive photography or the inappropriate use of images should be reported to the Club Welfare Officer.

Concerns

Anyone who is concerned about a young member’s or participant’s welfare, either outside the sport or within the Club, should inform the Club Welfare Officer immediately, in strict confidence. The Club Welfare Officer will follow the attached procedures (see RYA Flowcharts 1 and 2).

 

Any member of the Club failing to comply with the Safeguarding policy or any relevant Codes of Conduct may be subject to disciplinary action under Club Rules.

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Please find code of conduct and guidelines from the RYA below..

RYA Safeguarding and Child Protection Guidelines Feb 2018

Easter regatta

Easter Regatta – Monday, 2 April   

All sailors are welcome to join in our first regatta of the year.  Three back to back races starting at 10am are scheduled and there are Easter Eggs to be won!

Lunch will be provided by our House Committee after the sailing.  Teas and coffee available all morning to spectators and visitors.

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It would help with planning and catering if you could register your intention to take part an/or stay for lunch on the following link: https://webcollect.org.uk/scsc/event/easter-regatta,

but all are welcome on the day!

We would be very grateful for any donations of salads and cakes, or assistance in the kitchen.  Please let Angela (theraimbaults@gmail.com) know if you can help.

 

Memberships

This is a reminder that membership and berthing fees fare payable by the end of 31 March.  We are using a new membership system called Webcollect (https://webcollect.org.uk/scsc), and Angela will be available at the club during the Easter regatta to help with any queries.   For those who prefer to manually complete a membership form, they can be down-loaded from the club website(www.scsc.org.je) or obtained from the clubhouse.

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March News letter

Fitting out Supper

The season gets underway with the fitting out meal at the clubhouse on Saturday 24th at 7pm. with a theme of the 80’s it going to get both the adults and children going with music, costume and food to match.

Book via the Webcollect system to avoid disappointment.

Sailing Starts!

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With the clocks going forward on Sunday 25th we find the start of the sailing season at 2pm with the Amy/ANRP Series 1 and 2 open to all boats .

The ANRP mug is for all those slower than a Laser 4.7 on handicap and the Amy cup is sailed for by Laser 4.7 and above on the SCSC PY 2018 handicap.

We hope to see you all on the start line at least 5 mins before hand in appropriate clothing (sea temp 7 degrees) and having signed on at the club house before you leave.

Please remember to rig up on the slipway and make use of the virtual walkway that has been completed this winter for our safety.

 

Easter Regatta

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With the Easter Regatta following quickly on the heels of the first sailing  in series we would respectfully ask all participants to register on Webcollect for the event as the house committee will then be able to cater efficiently for your needs.

With 3 races back to back and 3 separate prize categories there will be plenty of Easter eggs to go around!

The first Race starts at 10 am on Monday 2nd April

Yours in sailing, Justin

 

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