Start of new Series this Sunday

Dear Sailors and friends,

This Sunday is the start of the Farley Series (Fast) and Verner Series (slower handicap) 1 & 2.

Start is at a slightly more leisurely 10 o’clock, with the coached fleet meeting at the same time.

With all our sailing we very much appreciate parents being on scene when juniors are out on the water, in order to receive them if they need shore support.

Volunteers are always welcome on the slipway to help with launch and recovery as well as on water support if you can help on the boats. See the officer of the day to let them know if your young sailor is going out or if you are able to assist in any way.

Have a great bank holiday weekend!




Early start for the last in series.

The ANRP/Amy 7/8 will start at 0900hrs this Sunday at the club, so please be arriving at 0800 to ensure that you are not late for the early start.

There will be no waiting for late boats!

All boats will need to be off the water around 1200 hrs so time is tight for the 2 scheduled races.

The weather looks better for the morning so enjoy the sail!



Salty Dog Spring Regatta.

Next weekend all of our sailing will be based from our sister club The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club.

With the fine venue of St Aubin’ s Bay and the promise of a good looking forecast our sailors are eagerly awaiting great racing amongst 9 classes of different craft.

Fast Dinghies class 8 start soon after 11am on Saturday with class 9 (slower dinghies) starting after that.


Entries should be in by Tuesday 1pm .

All available help is required to get our sailors safely afloat so please contact if your are able to join the merry team of supporters.

Yours in sailing, Justin

Safeguarding at SCSC

Dear Members and visitors to the club.

In accordance with the RYA and as standard good practice, we encourage all persons to be aware of their safeguarding responsibilities around the club and on water at our own events and away….

St Catherine’s Sailing Club is committed to safeguarding, from physical, sexual or emotional harm, neglect or bullying, children taking part in its activities. We recognise that the safety, welfare and needs of the child are paramount and that all children, irrespective of age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual or gender identity or social status, have a right to protection from discrimination and abuse.


For the purposes of this policy anyone under the age of 18 should be considered as a child. All members of the Club should be aware of the policy.

Club Welfare Officer

The Club Welfare Officer is: Justin Horton (07797728587)

Staff and Volunteers

All Club staff and volunteers whose role brings them into regular contact with young people will be asked to provide references. The Club Welfare Officer and those regularly instructing, coaching or supervising young people will also be asked to apply for an Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure, with Barred List check if appropriate.

Good Practice

All members of the Club should follow the good practice guidelines attached (see RYA Sample Document 4) and agree to abide by the Club Code of Conduct (see RYA Sample Document 5) and the RYA Racing Charter contained in the Racing Rules of Sailing. Those working or volunteering with young people should be aware of the guidance on recognising abuse (see RYA Appendix A).


Adults are requested not to enter the showers and changing rooms at times when children are changing before or after junior/youth training or racing. If this is unavoidable it is advised that they are accompanied by another adult.


The Club will seek written consent from parents/carers before taking photos or video of a child at an event or training session or publishing such images. Parents and spectators should be prepared to identify themselves if requested and state their purpose for photography/filming. If the Club publishes images of children, no identifying information other than names will be included. Any concerns about inappropriate or intrusive photography or the inappropriate use of images should be reported to the Club Welfare Officer.


Anyone who is concerned about a young member’s or participant’s welfare, either outside the sport or within the Club, should inform the Club Welfare Officer immediately, in strict confidence. The Club Welfare Officer will follow the attached procedures (see RYA Flowcharts 1 and 2).


Any member of the Club failing to comply with the Safeguarding policy or any relevant Codes of Conduct may be subject to disciplinary action under Club Rules.

updated 15.4.18

Please find code of conduct and guidelines from the RYA below..

RYA Safeguarding and Child Protection Guidelines Feb 2018

Easter regatta

Easter Regatta – Monday, 2 April   

All sailors are welcome to join in our first regatta of the year.  Three back to back races starting at 10am are scheduled and there are Easter Eggs to be won!

Lunch will be provided by our House Committee after the sailing.  Teas and coffee available all morning to spectators and visitors.


It would help with planning and catering if you could register your intention to take part an/or stay for lunch on the following link:,

but all are welcome on the day!

We would be very grateful for any donations of salads and cakes, or assistance in the kitchen.  Please let Angela ( know if you can help.



This is a reminder that membership and berthing fees fare payable by the end of 31 March.  We are using a new membership system called Webcollect (, and Angela will be available at the club during the Easter regatta to help with any queries.   For those who prefer to manually complete a membership form, they can be down-loaded from the club website( or obtained from the clubhouse.


March News letter

Fitting out Supper

The season gets underway with the fitting out meal at the clubhouse on Saturday 24th at 7pm. with a theme of the 80’s it going to get both the adults and children going with music, costume and food to match.

Book via the Webcollect system to avoid disappointment.

Sailing Starts!


With the clocks going forward on Sunday 25th we find the start of the sailing season at 2pm with the Amy/ANRP Series 1 and 2 open to all boats .

The ANRP mug is for all those slower than a Laser 4.7 on handicap and the Amy cup is sailed for by Laser 4.7 and above on the SCSC PY 2018 handicap.

We hope to see you all on the start line at least 5 mins before hand in appropriate clothing (sea temp 7 degrees) and having signed on at the club house before you leave.

Please remember to rig up on the slipway and make use of the virtual walkway that has been completed this winter for our safety.


Easter Regatta


With the Easter Regatta following quickly on the heels of the first sailing  in series we would respectfully ask all participants to register on Webcollect for the event as the house committee will then be able to cater efficiently for your needs.

With 3 races back to back and 3 separate prize categories there will be plenty of Easter eggs to go around!

The first Race starts at 10 am on Monday 2nd April

Yours in sailing, Justin


February Newsletter


February newsletter.

Dear Sailors and friends,

As the new season is just around the corner, I would like to update you on a few changes and up coming events…
May I wish you all the very best for the 2018 season and I look forward to seeing both new, and familiar faces again at your club in the heart of Jersey’s premier dinghy racing and sailing venue.

Yours in Sailing, Justin.

Winter Training

The training schedule is as advertised on our 2018 sailing calendar and dutyman but the next few dates remaining are on Sunday March 4th and 18th at 0930.
As usual please let Bruno know if you can help, or volunteer on dutyman as we always appreciate notice before the events.
Sailors are reminded that hats, boots, gloves and either a good 5mm wetsuit or drysuit is required at this time of year, as weather conditions can and do deteriorate quickly on the water making what was a beautiful sunny warm day into a cold unbearable day if you are not fully equipped. please see and contact Karen Rowarth for your equipment order at exceptionally reasonable prices which the club has secured for members…….
Winter training is generally for those who have their own boats and who are aware of their own capabilities. Please ask the lead instructor if you are not sure if conditions are suitable for you or your sailor.

Winter Walk Sunday 25th February from the Clubhouse at 2pm.

The House Committee and Commodore have designed a social walk from the Club house to Rozel Bay Pub where transport will be given to drivers to pick up their cars after the event.
The walk will take in the lesser known areas of La Coupe and Saie Harbour as well as some of the parish’s rural roads.
It is anticipated that the walk will be around 2 hours, with some muddy climbs amongst woodland, so be prepared in appropriate foot wear!
We look forward to seeing all our members and their friends, please reply to St Catherine’s House <> to give us numbers for transport vehicles.

Site developments

If you have been to the club recently you will have noticed some further changes around the club.
Firstly a new road layout which defines an area know as a virtual walkway. this enables our sailors to walk their boats against the traffic safely, but at the same time has taken away some of our parking on the road side adjacent to the club. The Ports of Jersey have agreed that their boat pound is available for use on busy days where members will be able to park their cars for the day of sailing. Otherwise please use the marked bays before the club as usual or the road side beyond the virtual walkway, but I respectfully ask you not to park in front of the Canoeist’s building or in front of the safety boats, thank you.

Secondly the steps have been constructed up to the sail loft, which just need a hand rail to complete. Thank you as always to Geoff and his team for their hard work, as well as Ports for their kind donation of £1000 towards the replacement project.

Thirdly is the levelling and hardstanding area of the safety boats, which many of you will have seen the paving slabs ready to be used. This project is next on the list to do and will start in a month or so whilst using the topsoil to level out the dinghy park area nearest the club house where the water gathers. There may be some disruption to the boat parking area in the early part of the season but we will notify you if your boat is to be stored elsewhere for the duration of the works.

Summer Sailing Training programme

Over this winter, the training committee have been working really hard to provide a training scheme which works for our sailors and the club, which is sustainable, and provides the courses that best fit potential future sailors.
Dates of courses and sign up info are to go out on Monday February 19th at 0900hrs.

Look out for the info going out on line…… there will a first come, first served basis.

Fitting out Supper at the clubhouse:  Saturday 24th March 7pm.

As every year we celebrate the beginning of the year with a fitting out supper which introduces families and friends back into the club after the long winter.
To book your place please contact St Catherine’s House <>
The theme this year will be the “1980’s” with music, food and dress to suit!

2018 Subscriptions are now due!

Please get your 2018 subs in now if you are intending to sail, berth a boat at the club, or be part of the social scene that is St Catherine’s Sailing Club!
Benefits of being a member are many, and our club is alway open to member’s friends and other groups within our sailing community. There is a full sailing programme with benefits of training, coaching and support for all our members please see website for updated 2018 info.

And finally: We have a Webcam!

Thanks to club family member David Wood and his knowledge and experience we now have a web cam directed towards the slipway and pier. It’s still in tweaking mode so bear with us if things are not working quite right…Available publicly, you can find it here….
Enjoy the view.!

Competitive Multiclass Dinghy Racing