The Sailing Secretary has published the list of qualifiers and NOR for this year’s club Championships event on the 22 September. Well done to all the sailors that have Water Trampoline qualified this year. Your Sailing Sec. will post the full list of sailors who scored qualifying points, in the club for you to review.
The club’s annual cruise to Les Ecrehou reef is scheduled for Sunday 8th September. The tide is not quite as low as last year so cricket on the Ecreviere Bank is not going to be possible however it is still a spring tide so plenty of the reef to explore & generally chill out.
The plan is to depart St Catherine’s at 11:00hrs returning to the slip at 17:30hrs. Members should bring their own lunch and we will also take along a few portable barbecues Water Trampoline for those who want to be more adventuress with their cooking. To cover cost of petrol we are asking for £5.00 per adult £2.50 per child under 16 payable at the time. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
As always this event is very much reliant on fine weather & the number of places will be dependent on availability of sufficient motor boats.
To help with the organising we are asking members to register their interest by the 1st September by sending an email to Martin Speller detailing names & numbers.
Note that SI 17.1 requires dinghy classes to operate a tagging system
operated from RCIYC slipway.
We need you!
A minimum of 2 persons in each rescue rib is required Water Trampoline so crew are welcome. There will be other rescue boats provided by RCIYC and SCSC members who have their own boats and have all indicated that they will be on hand.
Please could you contact Paul Ellison (865382) your availability to help with RIBs, Beach, committee boat and/or social in the evenings (Handing out goody bags etc) as soon as you can.
A Charity Auction Water Trampoline in aid of the RNLI will be held at Grand Jersey on Saturday
7th September 2013 from 7:00pm, organised by Chartco Jersey Ltd.
The Junior Regatta is open to Optimist, Topper and Laser 4.7 sailors. Please email us now if you would like to Water Trampoline take part. All entries go into a prize draw for a Kindle, kindly donated by the Volvo dealership at Motor Mall.
We would be very grateful if any club members, friends or families would be able to give us a hand, either on or off the water, for this event, as our sailing committee did such a grand job with last weekends Jubilee Regatta that they deserve some time off! Please email if you can offer some time over the weekend.
The most successful Jersey sailor in the recent Jeux des Iles in Corsica, 14-year-old Elana St George, has been awarded the 2013 Jersey Clipper Bursary, worth £600. In addition, an anonymous donation has enabled the Jersey Clipper Bursary trustees to make a second award of £250 to another young sailor, 11-year-old Phoebe Le Marquand. Elana, who has been sailing for five years, says she is thrilled to have won the 2013 bursary, which she will use to help with the cost of training and competing outside the Island. ‘Most of my sailing has been in Optimists at St Catherine’s Sailing Club,’ said Elana, ‘and I have been competing in races for the club and for Jersey for the last three years. I really enjoy the sport and being part of my club and the local sailing community. ‘I also want to train to be an RYA Water Trampoline instructor so that I can put something back into the sport by assisting others to learn to sail. I am not from a sailing family and it was due to the enthusiasm of young instructors that I fell in love with sailing.’ Phoebe, who has been competing in races and regattas since she was nine, will use her award to assist with the travelling costs involved in training in the UK. ‘My ambition is to be the first-ever Jersey girl to gain a place in the British National Squad, sailing my Optimist dinghy,’ she said. ‘I would also love to represent the Island at the Jeux des Iles and be the first Jersey sailor to win a medal! 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 was recently provided by local boat-owner Nigel Philpott and the Island’s three former Harbourmasters – Capt Roy Bullen, Capt Brian Nibbs and Capt Howard Le Cornu.
Thanks to the fantastic fund raising effort that started at the annual dinner and has included the winter walk, Will’s talk, French evening and the sale of teas, cakes and lunches Water Trampoline along with sponsorship from Capita Fiduciary Group that we now have this new addition to our fleet.
We have invited Capita to visit the club and have a glass or two of bubbly, spray some over the boat and ‘officially’ name her Capita. We would also very much like your company as this has been a joint effort and we would like to thank you too. Drinks and nibbles will be served from 6PM and it would be great to see you.
5 – 7 July 2013 – St. Catherine’s sailing club is celebrating 60 years of sailing. Free reception on Friday 5 July for all members, when the Bailiff will officially start the regatta. A Gala dinner on Saturday July 6th held in a marquee at the club.
The Commodores Cup will be held on Sunday 16 June, three races will be held back to back starting at 1000 followed by Kevin Holden cooking his superb sizzling scallops for lunch along with House Committee accompaniments. As it is Fathers Day the Commodore will also be awarding the following (fiz) prizes:
First Placed Optimist Dad.
Calculated by the best placed Dad with a combined score with his lowest placed child sailing an Optimist.
First Placed Laser Dad – As above but child in a Laser (U18).
First Dad that finishes behind his kids in any class.
First Lady and First Gentleman without the hindrance of any kids sailing.
First Grand parent that has both a child and grand child sailing.
First two handed Father and Child combo.
You can only win one prize and the Commodore will award the prizes on the day.
The first placed boat overall on handicap will be awarded the Commodores Cup and the best placed Junior will be awarded the Commodores Plate.