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This is all the latest news from St. Catherine’s Sailing Club, Jersey, C.I.

Calling all Double Handed Crews . . . . . .

Next Sunday’s Double Handed & Dayboat event is all about you.

The race committee are organising 3 back to back races, with long spinnaker legs and clear breeze.

It’s definitely worth dusting off that trapeze boat and joining in!

First race starts at 11am, with a briefing at 10:15am so please be ready so that we can fit the whole programme in.


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.





SCSC Jubilee Regatta is this weekend …SCSC Club 2013

Racing starts at 11am with 3 races back to back followed by lunch hosted by the house committee at the club.

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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 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 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 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 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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