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Gorey Regatta sail around on Friday Evening at 6pm.

Dear Sailors and Friends,

The club is organizing an assisted sail around this Friday to Gorey, where sailors should be rigging at 5pm for a 6pm start.

The sail around will be controlled by our safety boats. Sailors should follow the instructions to hold until everyone is ready to sail. This will be a low tide sail around to Gorey and sailors should follow the course due to the unexposed rocks just under the water especially on the approach to Gorey Castle.

Parents of young children should ensure that their sailor has all of the safety equipment required by their class of boat, as well as water and sunscreen. If unsure about their abilities, check in with the safety crew, and if in any doubt of the conditions and your sailor’s experience  please do not hesitate to go by road.

Trolleys should remain the responsibility of the sailor or their family, some assistance may be available by negotiation between Sailors and families driving by road.

Boats arriving at Gorey should have their trailer delivered to the low tide mark, so that they can pull their own boat up to the seawall and leave there neatly for the weekend.

Please look at the club notice board outside the club or contact the safety crews for updates on the day.


Winter Talk and Explore with Kevin McIllwee

Dear Members and Friends.

This Saturday we will be welcoming Kevin McIlwee of the Jersey Marine Conservation Society to guide us through the diverse species and biodiversity around St Catherine.

Please bring your wellies and rain gear and be prepared to clamber around over all types of terrain.

Meeting at 1pm at the clubhouse, we head off to the coastal and inter tidal area in the bay.

We return to the club for a chat and talk from Kevin on seagrass and it’s important role in the ecosystem, as well as any questions you may have, drawing on his extensive knowledge as a renound diver and lecturer.

Please bring biscuits and cake as has become customary in our friendly open club.

We look forward to seeing you there.

RYA Sailing courses for 2020

RYA Sailing courses for younger sailors will start after the Summer half term, on Wednesdays (entry level) and Thursdays (Intermediate and and racing,) booking will be online through Webcollect from February 25th 2020 (see bookings.)

Priority will be those who are fully paid up members for the year, and bookings will go online in the first week after spring half term, followed by temporary members in the following weeks. It is hoped that families will continue to make use of the club, and become active members throughout the year.

Our summer RYA sailing Courses will begin at the end of July, during the summer holidays. The dates are…

27th to 30th July (level 1-4)
10th to 13th Aug (level 1-4)
24th to 27th Aug (level 1-4)
We hope to publish dates of the adult learn to sail courses nearer the time.
Please contact Justin Horton, Principal,  TC Training Center at St Catherine’s Sailing Club for further details.

Winter Training dates for 2020



Winter training dates for 2020 are as follows..

Jan 4th and 18th
Feb. 1st, 15th, 29th
March 14th 21st, 28th
April 4th
All are on Saturday from 10am and are over neap tides. Open to all SCSC members with own boats or by arrangement.
Dates and times may change due to weather.


Tropical Fitting out Supper 16th March 2019


Dear Sailors and Friends,

The annual Fitting out Supper is this Saturday (16th March) at the clubhouse starting at 7pm.

It reintroduces families and friends back I nto the club after the winter, with a theme of ‘Tropical’ with food and games to suit.

Dress is encouraged to embrace the theme with prizes for best dressed and games for everyone!

£10 for adults and £5 for children 10yrs and under, tickets in advance on

Look forward to seeing you there!

Annual Prizegiving and Dinner



Dear Sailors and Friends.

The Annual St Catherine’ s Prize giving and dinner will be at the Hampshire Hotel, St Helier , on Saturday 24th November. 6pm arrivals for a 7pm dinner, dress code casual smart.

Menu for the evening meal is here…

St Catherine’s Annual Dinner Menu 2018. (Kids menu is also available .)

There will the the usual Raffle prizes drawn after the prize giving and dinner where proceeds will go to the Channel Island Air Search again,  followed by dancing and a late bar with a comfortable lounge area for all to enjoy.

We very much hope that all prizewinners are able to come as well as all our friends and sailors at the club, please rush to the our web collect payment system , so as not to be disappointed,  numbers are limited .

Bookings can be made for a room for the evening direct with the hotel and is always popular with members who like a leisurely breakfast after a long evening, email below.


We very much look forward to seeing you all in this most sociable occasion of the club’s calendar of events.



Junior Regatta this Saturday


Open to all juniors who have completed courses this year and in club boats at no charge. Mums and Dads to be involved too …prepare to get wet!
Meet from 9am to get your boat rigged and dressed overall. Fancy dress prize too for sailors. Fun and games from 10 til 12pm with prizes after.
This is for you if you want to continue with club events and see how the club rolls… be part of the action!

Early bird entry to UBS Jersey Regatta only until 6th August

Dear Sailors and Friends.

Please be advised that entries are now being taken for the UBS Jersey Regatta online, and the Early bird entry is only until 6th August 2018….

The Notice of Race is available in the clubs and on Entry is exclusively on-line this year under ‘Race Administration’ on the website.

Please e-mail if you have any queries.

Final entries will be received up to 1800 hours Friday 7th September after which time no further entries will be accepted;

St Catherine’s Annual Regatta 2018


This weekend sees the 2018 SCSC Annual Regatta with weather predicted to be very favorable it will be a popular event!

Here’s an outline of the weekend…

Fri 13-Jul

19:00 Swan Verner Single Handed Race

19:05 Crews Challenge Race Crews Challenge Trophy

Sat 14-Jul

10:00 Moisan Keg of Ale Pursuit Race

10:20 Mini Moisan Pursuit Race Mini Moisan Trophy

11:30 Optimist Peace Race Peace Cup

11:35 Muhleman U21 Race Muhleman Mug

11:40 Veterans Single Handed Race Veterans Trophy

14:00 RNLI Race RNLI Pennants (Senior & Junior) – Aurum Trophy – U21 Mug – Junior Trophy

B2B Bolitho Race Bolitho Cup – Bolitho Plate – Bolitho Shield – Aurum Trophy – U21 Mug – Junior Trophy

Sun 15-Jul

10:00 Double Handed Boats sailed Single Handed Marrett Trophy

10:30 Oppie Race Trophy De Paris C

11:00 His & Hers Race P & T Cup OH

11:45 Ladies Race Thyra’s Bowl OH

14:00 Ann Port Race 1 Ann Port Trophy – Aurum Trophy – Carter Clipper – CIYS Regatta Laser Shield – Feva Regatta Prize – Laser 4.7 Regatta Prize – Millennium Cup – Pico Regatta Prize –Pippamarie Cup – Plaything Bowl – Streaker Cup – U21 Mug– Junior Trophy

B2B : Ann Port Race 2 Ann Port Trophy – Aurum Trophy – Carter Clipper – CIYS Regatta Laser Shield – Feva Regatta Prize – Laser 4.7 Regatta Prize – Millennium Cup – Pico Regatta Prize –Pippamarie Cup – Plaything Bowl – Streaker Cup – U21 Mug– Junior Trophy

Please sign up for any club boats required, after sailing thisThursday, at the club notice board.

There will be food provided on Friday before sailing, Lunch on Saturday between races, a BBQ in the eve after sailing,. Lunch will also be provided on Sunday . The all in figure for food for the weekend is an amazing £15 per person!

Here’s looking forward to another great regatta!