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Reconnect with Sailing 2021

Dear Members,

We are delighted to announce a return to some sailing activity at the club after some long and wet winter months. In compliance with the recently announced Government COVID Guidelines the following plan has been created to facilitate our return to sailing for Under 18’s from Wednesday 17th February and those 18 years and over from Monday 8th March.

Please use the following link to our latest SCSC Reconnect with Sailing Plan 2021:

Reconnect with Sailing 2021 Presentation

Please take time to read through the presentation carefully, it is essential that we all play our part with the implementation of this plan, to keep ourselves and others safe whilst we enjoy our sailing activities. Details of the forthcoming activities will be posted on the Club website and Facebook.



Notice is hereby given for the 2020 St Catherine’s Sailing Club Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday 29th November at 15:00 hrs.

Due to the current COVID-19 guidelines, this year’s AGM will take place in the Westward Room at St Helier Yacht Club with numbers being limited to 15 attendees. Members will be able to sign up for available spaces using Webcollect.  The meeting will also be accessible online via Zoom. 

Any items for the Agenda should be sent via email to the Club, 8 days in advance of the event. 

Winter Training 2020-21

Winter Training is due to start on Saturday 7th November. Due to the increase in the spread of the coronavirus on Island, particularly with evidence of positive cases at several Island schools and sports clubs, the Committee have decided that it will be in best interests of everyone to return to some of the previous guidance measures adopted earlier this year. Please read the information the following linked document:

Requirements & Guidance for Winter Training Sessions 2020-21

COVID Update for members

Isolation and Testing Requirements
All travellers into Jersey are required to isolate upon arrival.  The highest risk zone a traveller has stayed in, even for one night, within the fortnight before travel sets the following isolation and testing requirements:

Travel from a Green Zone + SCSC Rules

  1. Test on arrival at the airport or harbour.
  2. Second test on day five
  3. Please do not participate in a Club sailing event or visit the Clubhouse until you have received confirmation of a negative result for BOTH tests.  This will include all members of your household if a household member is awaiting test results.

Travel from an Amber Zone  + SCSC Rules

  1. Test on arrival at the airport or harbour.
  2. Second test on day five.
  3. You must isolate until receiving two negative tests.
  4. Please do not participate in a Club sailing event or visit the Clubhouse until you have received confirmation of a negative result for both tests.  This will include all members of your household if a household member is isolating in that home.

Travel from Red Zone + SCSC Rules

  1. Test on day zero and you must isolate for two weeks regardless whether the initial test result is negative.
  2. Please do not participate in a Club sailing event or visit the Clubhouse until your two week isolation period has been completed.  This will include all members of your household if a family member is isolating in that home.

Track & Trace

In preparation for tighter track and trace requirements could any adults who now have young family members with phones set them up with their own logins on webcollect.  This will help us with the webcollect registration list as it will show them under their own names.    

In addition we will have a QR scan code on the club front door similar to bars and restaurants.  We would ask anyone who has not registered on webcollect for that day eg parents and race team to scan the code with their phone camera and register their presence on the day. 

Many thanks SCSC Committee

Condor series 1,2 & 3

It’s hopefully looking like a Northerly Force 4 with some sun for the three races of the Condor Series tomorrow, but be prepared for a chilly morning on the water!

First race starting promptly at 10:00 hrs.

Please sign on today via Webcollect.

SCSC 67th Summer regatta

The weather is looking perfect for a great weekend of sailing.

Please make sure that you enter for the racing and order your food via Webcollect – Enter & Order

The first race on Saturday is the Keg of Ale and Mini Moisan pursuit race, please print off the starting sequence card so that you know when to start – Link

This is a polite reminder that all double handed dinghies should be crewed by individuals from the same family or household, regardless of age, under the current Government Guidelines for the early stages of level 1.

We are looking forward to a great weekend on the water!

st catherine’s SC 67th Annual summer regatta

Dear Sailors,

The 67th Annual Summer Regatta is this weekend and the weather is looking promising for a weekend of sailing, sun and fun at the club.

Sailing will commence on Friday from 19:00hrs with the Swan Verner for single handed boats and the Crews Challenge for the double handers starting at 19.05hrs.

On Saturday we start with the first Moisan Pursuit Races starting at 10:00 using the Clubhouse line in traditional fashion, followed by the Peace Cup, Mulheman and Veterans races before lunch. The RNLI pennant and the Bolitho Cup (2 races back to back) will be held in the afternoon starting at 14:00hrs.

Sunday racing will commence with the Marrett Trophy at 10:00hrs, the Transition Fleet (Club Oppies only) in the Trophy De Paris at 10:30, the His and Hers race at 1100hrs and the Ladies Race at 11:45 before lunch. The Regatta concludes with the Ann Port Trophy (2 races back to back) starting at 14:00hrs.

A sign-up sheet for club boats will be posted at 6pm on Thursday at the club if you would like to use a Club owned Pico, Feva or the Omega.

The House Committee will be providing food after sailing on Friday, with lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Due to the current COVID-19 Government guidelines, we are unable to hold a full Club prizegiving or join together for the usual Saturday evening BBQ. Please spread out across the site for lunch and maintain 1m social distancing.

We are looking forward to a very busy weekend of sailing at the Club and hope that you are able to join us.

Please view the updated Regatta Programme for 2020 using this link:

Happy Sailing!

Dave Jones


Having promptly communicated the Guidance for Level 1, Jersey Sport have this morning advised me that unexpected changes were made by the Government at the last minute. The changes relate to the previously communicated ‘Close Contact’ sport, when in fact it is only ‘Close Fleeting Contact’ sport that is permitted during the early stages of Level 1.

IMPORTANT – this unfortunately means that the crewing of Double Handed boats and RiB’s will only be possible for members of the same family or household for the time being.

I appreciate that this will be frustrating for some and Jersey Sport has asked me to pass on their apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Please use the link below to view the presentation which has been amended accordingly:

View Updated Presentation 15:00hrs Saturday 8th August 2020

Dave Jones