All posts by Justin Horton

Winter Training Begins!

island games


Dear Sailors and Friends,

The winter training begins this weekend on Sunday for all those who are prepared to brave the more brisk elements!

All classes from Optimist to the fastest dinghies including  Laser and Topper are all given tuition from the top club coaches , many of which have competed at international level. This is a great opportunity to get your skills up to speed.

Support boats are on hand to lay courses and assist with up close technique and skills tuition.

We look forward to seeing all our hardy members from 9.30am this Sunday, then again on the 25th Nov and 10 Dec this year….

Happy (slightly colder) sailing, Justin

winter training


Notice is herby given for the 2017 SCSC AGM to be held on Sunday 26th November at 3pm.

Any items for the Agenda should be posted through the club letterbox before 8 days of the event.

All members are invited to attend with light refreshments available from the house committee in the galley.

Justin.  3.11.17

Annual Dinner and Prizegiving

Dear Sailors and Friends,

Please see the poster and booking forms for the Annual Dinner and Prize giving to be held at the Hampshire Hotel on Saturday 25th November.

The forms can be sent electronically to Sarah and Alison on the email…..

… later than midnight 16th Nov please!

We really look forward to seeing you all there.

Annual Dinner Poster

Adults Menu 2017

kids menu st catherines sailing club 2017

Booking Form 2017 Annual Dinner and Prize Giving




SCSC Sailor Tom Pollard 5th Uk sailor.

St Catherine’s Sailor Tom Pollard has just finished 5thBritish Sailor in the recent Laser 4.7 Worlds held in Nieuport Belgium.

Travelling as the Clipper Bursary winner and with his father, Tom produced some excellent results over the week away. His father , Jon, comments…

“….Tom had a very enjoyable and positive time at the Laser 4.7 Worlds. His best day sailing was on day 3 when he got a 19th and 4th position  – one of the highest by any GB sailor. Sadly on day 4 the winds were light and patchy with huge shifts and the results moved him down from gold to silver fleet for the last 2 days. He sailed well in silver to finish 26th and top GB in silver fleet and 5th GB boy overall. It was a great event with sailors from 45 countries.”

We look forward to welcoming Tom back after racing in the Nationals with Jon, and wish them both the best of luck.




2017 C.I. Masters in Guernsey

Please see below the link to the Notice of race and Sailing instructions for the 2017 Masters championships to be held in Guernsey in September.

A group of over 45’s have already signed up for a fun weekend hosted by the Guernsey Yacht club, but if you have not done so yet and would like to go, please contact Martin …

There is limited availability on the trailers already booked so hurry if you want to catch a lift.

CI Masters 2017 NoR final

Entry Form 2017 Circulation Draft

64th Annual regatta July 14/15/16th July



Dear Competitors, Friends and Helpers,

The 64th Annual regatta is this weekend and the weather is looking promising for a weekend of sailing, sun and dining at the club.

The house committee have asked you to sign up for the weekend on Friday with a £15 all inclusive deal for all the meals served from Friday eve (Gorey butcher Hot dogs, ) Saturday lunch and eve BBQ, and Sunday Lunch buffet.

Sailing will commence on Friday from 1900hrs with one race for single handed boats or Crews helming their skipper’s boats.

On Saturday we start with the first Pursuit Races starting at 1000 with the clubhouse line in traditional fashion,  followed by Peace cup and Mulheman and Veterans before lunch and RNLI pennant and Bolitho (2 races) in the afternoon.

Sunday will commence with the Marrett at 1000hrs, the transition fleet (club oppies) in the Trophy De Paris at 1030,  His and Hers race at 1100hrs and the Ladies Race at 1145 before lunch. Lastly the Ann Port Race 1 and 2 from 1400

A sign up sheet for club boats will be posted at 6pm on Thursday at the club if you would like to borrow one.

It will very busy weekend at the club house this weekend, we hope that you can make it to race, spectate or help out in any way.

Please contact Justin to help out on the water, slip or start box, and Alison  / Sarah catering.

Please see the website / sailing for info on races.

Yours in sailing, Justin

SCSC 64 regatta programme 2017 v1


News up date

Dear Sailors and Friends,

As the 160th Logicalis Gorey Regatta approaches,  I encourage all entrants to get their forms before the final late entry date (Thursday 29th June .) This year we have a full weekend of sailing and activities with the new addition of Thai on the pier on Saturday eve. from 6.30pm.

As usual your entry gains you a ticket for the prize giving meal at the Moorings hotel on Sunday.

All entrants and helpers will receive a free 160th commemorative book.

see for details as well as the facebook page.

Gorey Regatta


Gul Clothing and Wetsuit Orders

Karen Roworth has kindly taken on the Gull orders, so if you would like to order any clothing, wetsuits, buoyancy aids or booties etc through the club with very favorable rates (just over half stated price) please get in touch.

She intends to order every month starting on the 28th June keeping postage to a minimum with larger orders.

Do get the exact size and color, as well as the catalog number, and ensure that you have checked the size chart. regrettably orders can not be sent back, and no refunds are possible. Please submit payment before you collect.

Send your order to Karen…



Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you at the Gorey Regatta on 1/2nd July.


Commodore’s Cup this Sunday

The Commodore’s cup will be an Open series of 3 Races back to back starting at 1000am.  See sailing instructions for courses.

Lunch will be hosted by the house Committee after sailing when all are ashore. £5 for adults and £3 for under 10’s.

Please see one of the race committee if you are unsure of the conditions, or if you would like to borrow a club boat before 0900.