Easter Regatta – Cancelled

Easter Regatta is cancelled due to forecast and what will be impossible launching conditions. Revised date for event will be published ASAP, I am sure the Easter Eggs will keep!

The Easter Regatta is this Monday 1 April, and is the first club sailing event of the year.  Many of t

he House Committee are away, so if anyone can spare a little bit of time to help out in the kitchen it would be greatly appreciated – just half an hour or so helping serving up or washing up.  We could also do with a few cakes for afternoon tea.  If you can help out in any way, please would you contact Sarah Carnegie who would be delighted to hear from you.

2013 Jersey Clipper Bursary

Applications are being invited for the 2013 Jersey Clipper Bursary following new funding that has helped to secure its future for the next four years. Nigel Philpott, until recently the Island’s Director of High Net Worth Residency, has donated £1,800 to the Bursary funds, enough to cover the award for the next three years.

A keen boat-owner, Mr Philpott has been presented with the model of Jersey Clipper, previously housed in the Maritime Museum, in recognition of his gift and has arranged for the model to be prominently displayed in the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club at St Aubin.

In addition, the Island’s three former Harbourmasters – Capt Roy Bullen, Capt Brian Nibbs and Capt Howard Le Cornu – have jointly pledged an additional £600 to the Bursary funds, ensuring a further year’s award.

Now in its seventh year, the Bursary – originally a legacy from the three Jersey campaigns in the Clipper Round-the-World Race made possible through the generosity of Dandara, Les Pas Holdings and UBS – is designed to assist an Islander to achieve a nautical ambition. This could be a trip on a tall ship, participation in a watersports competition or training programme, undertaking a marine biology field trip or competing in an ocean race – anything with a maritime theme.

Applicants of all ages are invited to apply for the 2013 award and the winner will follow in the wake of David Raimbault, a young member of St Catherine’s Sailing Club who won the 2012 Bursary.

David (13) used his £600 award to help with the travel costs of training and sailing his Optimist dinghy in the UK. The top-ranked Optimist sailor in the Channel Islands, he recently gained a place on the International Optimist Class Association Development Squad.

The deadline for submitting written applications for this year’s award is the end of May 2013. They should be no more than 200 words in length and should be e-mailed to philipjeune@gmail.com