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Winter Walk

Sunday 29th Jan 1.30pm

This year’s winter walk will start from Big Vern’s carpark and will be a circular walk of around 2.5 hours sumo wrestling suits hosted by Blue Badge guide Roger Noel.
All he has asked for is a review on Trip Advisor and a cup of tea at the end!
Please come and join our winter social event with your friends. 


Membership Berthing and the Clipper Bursary

Dear Sailors and Friends,

The new membership and dinghy berthing form is now available for you to print off and send to Jamie to ensure your 2017 membership and berthing is up to date. Please ensure that your boat is registered and paid up for the 2017 season, boats not registered at SCSC may be removed to allocate space.

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Applicants of all ages are invited to apply for the 2017 mechanical bull for sale Jersey Clipper Bursary – a £1,000 cash award aimed at furthering maritime endeavour.
The bursary is designed to assist an Islander of any age to achieve a particular nautical ambition. This could be a trip on a tall ship, attending a training course, participation in a watersports competition, undertaking a marine biology field trip or competing in an ocean race – anything with a maritime theme.
The annual award, 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 to ensure the future of the award has recently been provided by UBS, enabling the trustees to increase the main bursary to £1,000 and offer a runner’s-up award of £500.
The 2017 winner will follow in the wake of St Catherine’s Sailing Club member Katie Bennett-Jones who used the 2016 award to attend a Senior Dinghy Instructor course at the Rockley Watersports Centre in the UK.
‘The course was such hard work but so interesting and I have now come back full of new ideas and information,’ said Katie on her return to Jersey. ‘I cannot thank the trustees enough for giving me this amazing opportunity.’
Last year’s runner-up, surfer Hayden Bishop, used his award to help fund his participation in the British National Surf Championships held at Perranporth in Cornwall in October.
The deadline for submitting written applications for this year’s award is the end of April 2017. They should be no more than 200 words in length and should be emailed to

Happy New Year for 2017!



Starting the new year, SCSC has offered our friends in the long distance swimmimg club our facilities for soup after the New Year’s Day Swim. Please come and support them and share some stories from the bay.

The club will be open from 10am with a swim at 1045am.



Optimist Inland Championships – Saturday & Sunday 13 & 14 May 2017

2 days of sailing at Grafham Water Sailing Club, UK.
Donald Forbes is kindly heading up mechanical bull for sale a trip for our young sailors.
All optimist sailors are invited and the trip will take place from Thursday 11th with a late ferry departure and return on the following Monday.
please get in touch if you would like your sailor to go to this National Ranking event. There is currently space avaible on a towed stacker and we would like to confirm places to get most competitive rates.




New Commodore’s Welcome and update



Dear Sailors and Friends,

Festive greetings and best wishes to you and your familes at Christmas time!

It is with great pride that I bring you this first mechanical bull for sale message as the new Commodore of our great sailing club, knowing that it is in excellent shape following the departure of Paul Raimbault as commodore.


Coming up soon is the eagerly awaited Boxing Day Race where, as times past, we see a themed morning hosted by the House committee, and racing (if suitable ) for the hardy, often dressed in festive clothing!

I hope you can make it for the 11am start and as always cakes, mince pies and the like are grateful received on the day.



As usual, Winter training is taking place this season so please let Martin, James or David know that you are intending to sail or be part of the safety, support or training team as his plans are based around numbers participating at this time of year.


From the Tony Cavey Training Centre we have been given the opportunity to gain a great deal for SCSC members at the London Boat Show this winter, please see the info below.

Can I take this opportunity to wish you all, again, a very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful and Prosperous new Year, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all again soon, at our club enjoying the sport of sailing in the beautiful surroundings of St Catherine’s Bay.

Justin Horton, Commodore SCSC




Buy 1 ticket for £12.50 and get 1 FREE ticket

This Promotional Code is strictly for the use of St Catherine’s Sailing Club members.

Individual members may purchase up to 5 discounted tickets at £12.50 each. 1 free ticket will be sent with each purchased ticket.

Individual members may only use the Promotional Code a single time.

All tickets are valid ANY DAY including Preview Day on Friday 6th January.

Tickets can be ordered up to MIDNIGHT on Thursday 5th January.

Youngsters 15 years or under go free (up to two per accompanying adult) provided tickets for them are requested when ordering adult tickets.

A single transaction fee of £1.95 applies whether ordering one or more tickets.

Tickets are only available as ‘Print at Home’ via the London Boat Show website.

Click on ‘BUY TICKETS’ at top/right of homepage.
Enter and submit Promotional Code JGSCSC. This will bring up the ticket ordering sequence which is straightforward to follow.
John Goode Promotional Tickets – terms and conditions:
This offer is only available to persons contacted or made aware of the offer via John Goode (individually referred to as an “Eligible Person”). An Eligible Person will be provided with a code which must be entered into the Show ticketing website and will entitle them to one Standard ticket at a discounted rate of £12.50. A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all purchased tickets, which shall apply per transaction and not per ticket. Upon purchasing a discounted ticket under clause 62, an Eligible Person will receive this ticket via email and will also receive two free Standard tickets via email. An Eligible Person is entitled to purchase one discounted Standard ticket (and shall only be entitled to two free Standard tickets) only via this offer. The Organiser reserves the right to cancel and/or void any tickets (whether discounted or free) obtained in excess of this under this offer. Free and discounted tickets under this offer will be valid on any one day between the 6th January 2017 and 15th January 2017. Purchasing and/or presentation of a ticket (whether free or discounted) under this offer for Show admission is subject to the terms and conditions for i) General Ticket Purchases and ii) John Goode Promotional Tickets. In the event of a conflict between these terms, the precedence shall be: i) John Goode Promotional Tickets terms and conditions; and ii) General Ticket Purchases terms and conditions. Tickets will not be sent by post. Tickets will be sent via email and must be printed and provided at the Show on the day of intended admission. Tickets are valid for one admission only. Upon exit from the Show visitors will not be re-admitted. The Organiser reserves the right to remove this offer at any time. Subject to clause 69, this offer is available whilst stocks last, but will in any event shall close at 11.59pm on January 5th 2017. This offer is not available on the gate. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Tickets (whether free or purchased) cannot be exchanged, or transferred, nor may they be resold for commercial gain. The face value of a free ticket is £0.00. Full terms and conditions here