Friends & Family Open Day -

Following a very successful day last year we are holding our second friends and family day on Saturday 23rd May from 10:00 a.m. 

(apologies we have had to postpone so not taking place this Saturday 23rd after all )

All club members are encouraged to drop-in during the day and also to invite their family or friends along to the club too. Perhaps those that have shown an interest in St Catherine’s in the past or are thinking about getting involved with sailing, though would like to know more first. The day will be inflatable boxing ring for sale a good chance for people to find out what we are all about by chatting to you and being introduced to other club members. There will be plenty of information on hand about the club and training opportunities There will also be the chance for you to take family and friends (weather permitting!) for a sail with RIB’s on the water to provide cover. Sailing gear and the new club hoodies and rash vests  will also be on sale.

In Memory of John Speller

It was with sadness that I learned last weekend that John Speller (aged 83) passed away. John was an Honorary member of St Catherine’s Sailing Club and a real stalwart for many years, contributing his energy and enthusiasm. He held the position of Sailing Secretary and was also inflatable boxing ring for sale Commodore from 1981 to 1982. During the 1980’s when the club was extended by members, it was John who was instrumental in achieving this. John was also one of those industrious dads that built his own mirror dinghy, which then encouraged his sons to get into sailing too. I know you will all join me in extending heartfelt condolences to Jeff, Martin and their families.  The club has a proud history and John’s part in that is an important one.

Liberation Day Regatta

The Liberation regatta takes place this Saturday 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 inflatable boxing ring for sale the Begal then Liberation trophy. We only run two pursuit races during the year, it may seem a bit complicated at first but once you have started it is just great fun, please ask us at the club to explain the start sequence if you are unsure, also you may like to download this information sheet.  This link is to the RYA Pursuit race information sheet

Did you know….

That the St. Catherine’s Liberation Day regatta has been held every year since the club started 62 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!

Spring Regatta Results and Pictures

Congratulations to all those that competed at last weekends Royal Channel Spring Regatta. Also a big thank you to the support team and of course from St Catherine’s SC to Royal Channel  for putting on an excellent event

Results can be found on RCIYC website here  http://www.halsraceresults.com/crs/crs.aspx?DSKey=1171

There are some great action pictures taken by Louise inflatable boxing ring for sale Bennet-Jones and Simon Ropert, which can be found at the RCIYC facebook page https://www.facebook.com /RCIYCJERSEY and via our facebook page too.

and some faces of sailing in the JEP gallery are here!

http://jerseyeveningpost.com/jep-picture-galleries/2015/05/01/gallery-island-faces/sailing-faces-royal-channel-islands-yacht-club-spring-regatta-4/

 

April 2015 News

Island Games Team

Many congratulations to the recently selected Island games team.

Laser Standard – George Moisan, Dylan Griffiths, with Joel Lucas as reserve
Laser  – David Raimbault, Nick Ellison, with Lily Carter as reserve

RCIYC Spring Regatta

Here is the NOR and entry form for the Spring inflatable movie screen for sale Regatta on 25th / 26th April

http://rciycjersey.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Spring-Regatta-NoR-2015.pdf

There will hopefully be a great turn out of dinghies from St Catherine’s for some excellent racing.

If you’re not sailing please consider helping with the RIBS or launching. The dinghy fleet will launch and recover from the RCIYC and help is needed as follows;

  • 4 people per day to drive and crew our two RIBS (TC & BJP), drivers must hold RYA PB2 qualification
  • 2 people per day to run the slipway including signing in and out sailors as they launch and recover.

Races begin at approximately 12:00 each day so you will need to be available from around 10:30 with an expected finish time of about 16:30. If you can help then please contact Will Carnegie will@willcarnegie.com. Places will be allocated initially to those with children afloat and then on a first come first served basis

RIB naming competition

We are looking for a name for our 4 metre RIB, which will be launched soon. This is great for the club as it will bring the RIB fleet up to full strength as we prepare for another busy season.

The naming competition is open to all U18’s and a £20 Gul voucher will be awarded to the winner. Please e-mail Will Carnegie by latest Saturday 18th April at  will@willcarnegie.com with your ideas

Easter Regatta

Its the Easter Regatta this Monday at St Catherine’s our first Regatta of the season so hope to see you there! … fingers crossed that the weather is on our side.  The inflatable movie screen for sale plan is to start early at 9:30 due to a falling tide, so please aim to get there in good time for rigging and then a briefing at about 9.00 a.m.

House Committee are organising lunch after 3 back to back races planned for the morning.

Sailing instructions, list of prizes for the year and handicaps are all now updated and published here  http://www.scsc.org.je/?page_id=26  on the general sailing information page.

 

Maintenance Day and new RIB

Maintenance Day this Sunday 11:00 a.m

If you can make it to the club from 11:00 a.m. this Sunday 22nd March your help would be very much appreciated helping the team get organised for the season.

New RIB and orange for sale

The exciting news is that the club has purchased a inflatable movie screen for sale new 4 M RIB which we hope will be in the Island by the end of the month. We will be organising a launch ceremony and a naming competition, more about that soon!

If you interested in buying orange RIB which has given sterling service to the club over the years and is being replaced by our new RIB here are the details.

Avon Searider for sale

 

 

 

 

Thinking of buying a dinghy?

Well you have some options….

Move quick and visit the Glencoe auction tomorrow, some lasers and toppers that had been stored at St Aubin’s Fort are up for sale and look like a good deal (sorry about late notice!).

See auction catalogue  auction items glencoe

Bide your time and wait for an ex-Island Games laser, inflatable movie screen for sale these are being purchased brand new before the Island Games and then sold at a large discount just after. If you are interested ask Jeff Speller to add your name to the list.

See poster for details  Laser XD Jersey Sales Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening full of Bright Ideas

The recent club future ideas evening was a great success, a huge thank you  to all those that found time to contribute. Around 30 of us spent a few hours contemplating what the inflatable movie screen for sale future might hold! Not bad for a week night as I know how busy everyone is.  All the ideas are enclosed in the attached presentation.

SCSC Brainstorm_typed flips

Over the coming months we hope to be able to tick a few easy ones off the list! In time a grand plan may well emerge too !!

Competitive Multiclass Dinghy Racing