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!
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:
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:
As you will already be aware, the Government has moved the Island to the early stages of Level 1. Please use the link below to view a presentation on the Revised Sailing Plan for the Club which contains updated information and the necessary precautions that need to be taken to be compliant with Government guidelines:
With the success of our return to sailing programme and the large numbers of members enjoying some fantastic sailing at the Club, we must all continue to play our part in following the current guidelines to mitigate against the spread of the coronavirus, particularly as many members are now travelling off Island.
As a polite reminder to those of you who have been off Island, please do not visit the Club for any reason until the results of your test have been confirmed as negative.
Your continued participation and due diligence in helping to keep us all safe is very much appreciated.
The Sailing Committee has updated this years Race Programme in an effort to recover many of those events lost during lock down.
The revised race schedule can be found on the Fixture List page with changes highlighted in Red along with SI Amendment Nr 5.
Notably for your diaries the Club’s Annual Regatta is to be held over the weekend 14th-16th August
The Dutyman system has also been populated to reflect the updated programme. Many of you will have received Duty notifications by email and the Sailing Committee urges members to accept or swap duties as soon as possible by logging into the system and action accordingly.
This Sunday the club is running a combined Commodore’s / Double Handed & Day Boat Regatta. Warning Signal of the first race is 10:55hrs (see Fixture list page for the Updated Sailing Instructions).
Entries should be made as per usual through the club’s web collect system. The weather forecast is still looking good and we are hoping to see a strong turnout for the club’s first Regatta of the year so please arrive in plenty of time. Sailors briefing will be held at 10:15hrs.
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.
COMMODORE’S REGATTA – SUNDAY 28th JUNE
Our first regatta of the year!! Three races back to back with the first starting promptly at 10am. Please arrive at 9am to help the race management team run the event within the current guidelines. There will be a sailors briefing outside the Clubhouse at 9:20am, current social distancing rules apply.