February Newsletter

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February newsletter.

Dear Sailors and friends,

As the new season is just around the corner, I would like to update you on a few changes and up coming events…
May I wish you all the very best for the 2018 season and I look forward to seeing both new, and familiar faces again at your club in the heart of Jersey’s premier dinghy racing and sailing venue.

Yours in Sailing, Justin.

Winter Training

The training schedule is as advertised on our 2018 sailing calendar and dutyman but the next few dates remaining are on Sunday March 4th and 18th at 0930.
As usual please let Bruno know if you can help, or volunteer on dutyman https://dutyman.biz/dmmain.aspx?id=S0002335 as we always appreciate notice before the events.
Sailors are reminded that hats, boots, gloves and either a good 5mm wetsuit or drysuit is required at this time of year, as weather conditions can and do deteriorate quickly on the water making what was a beautiful sunny warm day into a cold unbearable day if you are not fully equipped. please see gul.com and contact Karen Rowarth for your equipment order at exceptionally reasonable prices which the club has secured for members……. roworthkaren@gmail.com
Winter training is generally for those who have their own boats and who are aware of their own capabilities. Please ask the lead instructor if you are not sure if conditions are suitable for you or your sailor.

Winter Walk Sunday 25th February from the Clubhouse at 2pm.

The House Committee and Commodore have designed a social walk from the Club house to Rozel Bay Pub where transport will be given to drivers to pick up their cars after the event.
The walk will take in the lesser known areas of La Coupe and Saie Harbour as well as some of the parish’s rural roads.
It is anticipated that the walk will be around 2 hours, with some muddy climbs amongst woodland, so be prepared in appropriate foot wear!
We look forward to seeing all our members and their friends, please reply to St Catherine’s House <stcatherineshouse181@gmail.com> to give us numbers for transport vehicles.

Site developments

If you have been to the club recently you will have noticed some further changes around the club.
Firstly a new road layout which defines an area know as a virtual walkway. this enables our sailors to walk their boats against the traffic safely, but at the same time has taken away some of our parking on the road side adjacent to the club. The Ports of Jersey have agreed that their boat pound is available for use on busy days where members will be able to park their cars for the day of sailing. Otherwise please use the marked bays before the club as usual or the road side beyond the virtual walkway, but I respectfully ask you not to park in front of the Canoeist’s building or in front of the safety boats, thank you.

Secondly the steps have been constructed up to the sail loft, which just need a hand rail to complete. Thank you as always to Geoff and his team for their hard work, as well as Ports for their kind donation of £1000 towards the replacement project.

Thirdly is the levelling and hardstanding area of the safety boats, which many of you will have seen the paving slabs ready to be used. This project is next on the list to do and will start in a month or so whilst using the topsoil to level out the dinghy park area nearest the club house where the water gathers. There may be some disruption to the boat parking area in the early part of the season but we will notify you if your boat is to be stored elsewhere for the duration of the works.

Summer Sailing Training programme

Over this winter, the training committee have been working really hard to provide a training scheme which works for our sailors and the club, which is sustainable, and provides the courses that best fit potential future sailors.
Dates of courses and sign up info are to go out on Monday February 19th at 0900hrs.

Look out for the info going out on line… www.scsc.org… there will a first come, first served basis.

Fitting out Supper at the clubhouse:  Saturday 24th March 7pm.

As every year we celebrate the beginning of the year with a fitting out supper which introduces families and friends back into the club after the long winter.
To book your place please contact St Catherine’s House <stcatherineshouse181@gmail.com>
The theme this year will be the “1980’s” with music, food and dress to suit!

2018 Subscriptions are now due!

Please get your 2018 subs in now if you are intending to sail, berth a boat at the club, or be part of the social scene that is St Catherine’s Sailing Club!
Benefits of being a member are many, and our club is alway open to member’s friends and other groups within our sailing community. There is a full sailing programme with benefits of training, coaching and support for all our members please see scsc.org.je website for updated 2018 info.

And finally: We have a Webcam!

Thanks to club family member David Wood and his knowledge and experience we now have a web cam directed towards the slipway and pier. It’s still in tweaking mode so bear with us if things are not working quite right…Available publicly, you can find it here….https://webcam.io/webcams/pPVdvM/30-minutes?fps=2
Enjoy the view.!

SAILING SUNDAY 4TH FEBRUARY CANCELLED

Unfortunately the forecast for tomorrow shows NE F7 in the morning and a rather cold setting with real feel temperatures hovering 0 degrees
Regrettably we need to cancel sailing and will be looking to reschedule subject to crews availability

Apologies once again, the opportunities to sail this winter have been far between so far, but we’ll continue to look for any opportunity available to us to safely get on the water!
The sailing committee

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Training and Open Sailing this Saturday 27th January 10.00h

Calling in all sailors

We’re happy to announce that with the current forecast and neap tides we’ll be able to host a training and sailing session this Saturday 27th January, meeting in the club at 10.00 for a session 11.00-13.00

Also would like to call for help both on the slip and to help on the ribs, this is much appreciated

For planning & ensuring safety we appreciate if you can signal your availability on duty man using the link below

https://dutyman.biz/dmmain.aspx?id=S0002335

Many thanks and hope to see all in the water

The Sailing Committee

2018 Sailing Calendar is now available

Happy new year to all members and supporters of the St Catherine’s sailing club

The Sailing Calendar for 2018 is now published in the Sailing-Fixtures List  tab of our website

http://www.scsc.org.je/?page_id=78

We’ll be publishing the 2018 Notice of Race and Sailing instructions shortly and update  dutyman for the coming season

Fair winds

The Sailing Committee

 

Sailing Saturday 20th January cancelled

Unfortunately the forecast for tomorrow shows F9 in the morning that will only decrease in the afternoon, which together with low tide at 1453 would not allow us to launch and retrieve Ribs in a safe manner
Regrettably we need to cancel sailing and will be looking to reschedule subject to crews availability
The sailing committee

Sunday 21 January 2018 training & open sailing update

In light of the current weather conditions and being our crews and sailors safety our utmost priority,  we’ve been monitoring the forecasts for this weekend  with particular attention

There is now a fair degree of confidence that Sunday 21January will see winds in excess of 30kn, and therefore unsafe to sail in St Catherine’s

Regarding Saturday 20th January, the situation is fast evolving- from a forecast of NW <10kts 24h ago to the latest issued that depicts a worsening condition

Therefore the club decided to not host sailing session on Sunday, but  only tomorrow with a settled forecast will we announce if Saturday sailing will be happening instead, or if we postpone to next weekend

Please keep an eye out for club comms on the site or Facebook for the latest update

Thank you for your support

The Sailing Committee

 

Training session/Open Sailing change- Saturday 6 Jan 0930 instead of Sunday 7 Jan 0930

Happy new year !

In light of the current weather forecast it has been decided to move the scheduled training session for Lasers, Toppers and Optimists/ Open sailing day from Sunday 7 Jan 0930 to Saturday 6 Jan 0930

Apologies for the late notice, but it is now clear that Sunday sailing will not be possible, and instead Saturday forecast has a good 8h window with light winds for us to get back in the water and dust the cobwebs away

Besides the training this is an open sailing event for all club members  to practice using the marks and Ribs in the water

Hope to see all in the water, please be aware of the current air and sea temperature when planning the weather gear to be used

The Sailing Committee

 

2018 Membership and berthing forms now available.

Please find here and under the membership section, the new 2018 membership and berthing form.

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The membership and berthing fees have increased only very slightly this year to keep abreast of improvement costs that have become visible recently as well as those in the very near future. Temporary and associate membership fees remain the same.

May I take this opportunity to wish you and your families the very best in sailing for 2018 and we very much appreciate your continued support in our family friendly sailing club.

Yours in sailing, Justin and the General committee .cropped-Que-to-launch1.jpg

2013 Bursary winners - Phoebe Le Marquand(L)

Boxing Day sailing 11.00h- Volunteers required

Hello all

We require a few volunteers to help run the Boxing day race, namely for  safety boat and mark laying

If you’re available to help, please login to duty man using the link below and select your preference from the available roles

http://www.dutyman.biz/dm.aspx?id=S0002335

If you don’t remember your login please click on ‘click here for a login reminder’ button to receive an email with your credentials

Thank you for your help and support to sailing at St Catherine’s

Many thanks

The Sailing Committee

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