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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 Moonwalks for sale 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 sumo wrestling suits for sale 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 sumo wrestling suits for sale 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 sumo wrestling suits for sale 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.





SCSC Jubilee Regatta is this weekend …SCSC Club 2013

Racing starts at 11am with 3 races back to back sumo wrestling suits for sale followed by lunch hosted by the house committee at the club.

RYA logo sailing centre

Well done to the Tony Cavey team for gaining RYA Recognition and passing the inspection with flying colours a true testament to the hard work and dedication of all of our fabtastic volunteers at the club.

Great club, great people, come join!

Happy sailing, Justin.



Clipper Bursary 2017 Announced


St Catherine’s Sailing Club assistant instructor Tom Pollard has been awarded the 2017 Jersey Clipper Bursary, worth £1,000.

The award, made in association with the Jersey branch of Swiss bank UBS, will help to fund the 16-year-old’s participation representing Great Britain in the Laser 4.7 World Championships in Nieuwpoort, Belgium, in July.

In addition, thanks to an anonymous donation, the sumo wrestling suits for sale Jersey Clipper Bursary trustees have been able to present a runner’s up award of £500 to 17-year-old Hobie Cat sailor Ollie Voak who is travelling to Noordwijk in Holland to race in the European Multihull Championships.

‘I feel very honoured and proud to be selected as the winner of the Jersey Clipper Bursary,’ said Tom, ‘and I look forward to the opportunities it will provide.

‘Since my application I have also been selected to represent Great Britain in the Laser Radial Youth World Championships taking place in Medemblik, Holland, in August, and with these international experiences I hope to inspire the younger members of St Catherine’s Sailing Club and help to improve the standard of sailing.’

Ollie Voak, who like Tom goes to Victoria College, has been racing Hobie Cats since he was ten and has recently been busy training for the European Championships in July.

‘I have gained first position in the local Spring Series Hobie Spinnaker class and, with upcoming training days with top UK multihull coach Brian Phipps, I believe I have a great chance of successfully representing Jersey at this event,’ he said.

‘Competing in the Europeans against world-class sailors of many different nationalities has long been a personal goal, and the award will make a big difference to me in funding this exciting challenge.’

The annual Jersey Clipper Bursary, a legacy from the three Jersey campaigns in the Clipper Round-the-World Race, was established in 2007 through the generosity of Dandara, Les Pas Holdings and UBS. Further funding has since been provided by local boat-owner Nigel Philpott, the Island’s three former Harbourmasters – Capt Roy Bullen, Capt Brian Nibbs and Capt Howard Le Cornu – and, most recently, UBS.

We all at St Catherine’s sailing club wish both Tom and Ollie congratulations, and the best of luck in this year’s events.

Liberation Day Regatta 2017


Dear Sailors and Friends.

Liberation Day Regatta is upon us again and as sumo wrestling suits for sale is customary at St Catherine’s S.C. there will be a full day of activities at the club.

Starting at 10am will be the Vega Pursuit Race, open to all classes. There will be information posted in the club after 0930 for the order of the Pursuit race.

After the first race, sailors will come ashore over low tide for lunch, provided by the House Committee, (please sign on for lunch before you go sailing!) Bring you own drinks as required.

After lunch will be the Beagle and Liberation trophies sailed back to back, providing an excellent opportunity to get out again in good forecast conditions.

Here’s an explanation of the history behind our races….

St. Catherine’s Liberation Day regatta has been held every year since the club started in 1953.  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!

Looking forward to seeing you at the club house or on the water.



A Great Start to the Season!


With the Amy/ANRP series now at an end and the Easter Regatta behind us, we now go forward with a full season of racing, cruising and courses.

Well done to all the many sailors who have taken part so far it has been a joy to see so many on the water in such excellent conditions for the time of year. Thanks to all the sumo wrestling suits for sale on water volunteers for great racing, and house committee that gave up their time to make the Easter Regatta very special with eating outside after sailing .

A special mention to the winners of the first series, Tom Pollard in the fast boat and Olly Cadin in the slow boat class, and again congratulations to Tom for winning the Easter Regatta!

It’s not all about the winning as we have already seen our latest recruits out on the water joining the fleet with guidance and support around the courses. Level 3 sailors are out there getting their skills up before the next course with the support of parents and instructors making sure they are getting the best ot of the favourable conditions in our club boats.

We look forward to seeing you all at the club soon, sailing, helping out, or relaxing.

Please note that the club membership is now due, and our very efficient membership officer, Jamie will be chasing up subs. Please don’t be disappointed, get your 2017 membership in now.

Happy Sailing, Justin .




Dear Sailors and Friends.

The Easter Regatta format will be 3 races back to back with a lunch after all are ashore and ribs recovered .

Please be ready to start at 1000Hrs sharp.

Lunch is sumo wrestling suits for sale provided by the house committee for £5 per person.

If you have not sailed this year yet please read the new Sailing instructions as we are using slightly different courses and signals.

Happy Sailing,  and we look forward to seeing a big fleet on the water this Easter Monday.