Liberation Day Regatta 2017

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Dear Sailors and Friends.

Liberation Day Regatta is upon us again and as 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.

Justin.

 

A Great Start to the Season!

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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 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 .

 

 

EASTER REGATTA CHANGES.

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 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.

SCSC Sailing Instructions, Handicaps and Regatta Programmes now published

Please read the new sailing instructions prior to racing as a number of courses and systems have changed for 2017.

The Race officers will not be able to give individual instructions to sailors other than through amendments 30mins before the start of the race on the official notice board.

Have a great season, and see you on the water soon!

SCSC Sailing Instructions 2017 v1.71

SCSC Regatta Programme 2017 v1

2017 Handicaps – Mar 17

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Star Wars Themed fitting out Supper

Dear Sailors and Friends.

The eagerly awaited start to the season kicks of with the fitting out Supper at the club on Saturday 18th March at 7pm.

This year’s theme will be Star Wars!! Food/fun and games! Food to be served includes Hans Burgers, La Cantina chilli and Yoda Soda! Prizes for best costumes.

Tickets @ £8 per person and £5 per child under 10yrs.

Please contact Alison and Sarah on the email below to reserve your place, spaces are limited so a waiting list will apply.

Email …              stcatherineshouse181@gmail.com    

                               May the force be with you! 

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Learn to Sail Courses now on line.

The Tony Cavey RYA Centre at St Catherine’s Sailing club has now offered it’s 2017 courses on line.

All courses from beginner to race training with spinnaker as well as adult courses and the very popular Multi Activity course are available to down load, print off and apply through the post.

Please hurry if you want to get your young sailor (or yourself) enrolled this season. Our courses are very popular, and prove to be the best in value and obtaining RYA qualifications.

Katie

 

Katie Bennett-Jones (pictured above) will be the Senior Instructor this Season.

Go to RYA Training at the top for details of course dates.

Race Committee Training.

TITLE: Race Organisation & Management Session on 12 March at 11.00h

The SCSC Sailing Committee would like to invite all members assigned to organising and preparing races in the 2017 calendar to a session on race Organisation and Management.

This short session will last 1-2h and is designed to share best practices and respond to questions regarding the organisation & management of races

Key topics will include…

– Using Dutyman to consult and change your assignments to the 2017 sailing calendar

– Explain the main roles in race management

– The Race Officer kit bag

– Setup of the race course

– Signals and sounds – The flags and signals guide & a live example of the team in action

This session is also open to anyone interested in race management but not currently assigned to roles on duty man

This will be held on the SCSC clubhouse and light refreshments will be available,

Thank you in advance for your support in the  2017 Club sailing season,

Best Regards

Bruno Gomes

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