May News

Commodores Cup  

Sunday 29th May 10:00 a.m.

Its the commodores cup Regatta on Sunday and the forecast looks very favourable at the moment. There will be three back to back races, then in for a relaxing lunch organised by House.  I hope to see you there,  making the long weekend even more enjoyable!

Jeux Des Iles

Sailing Team

Good luck to our Jeux des Iles sailors; Clemmie Carnegie, Finn Rogers, Edward Poignand, Phoebe Le Marquand who are representing Jersey in Mallorca.

Clipper Bursary Winner

Katie Bennett-Jones

Well done Katie for winning the 2016 clipper bursary of £1000  awarded in association with  UBS .  18 year old Katie is a keen sailor and dinghy instructor at St Catherines.  She plans to use the money to help fund a weeks training in the UK to become an RYA Senior Instructor.

Katie

 

 

Up Coming Events

Summer (Evening Series) Begins 

Thursday 19th May

So Summer has officially arrived for us sailors, since its the first Summer Evening Series race this Thursday, race start 7 pm. So hope to see you on the start line.

This Sunday – Early start!

Sunday 22nd May 9:00 a.m.

Its normal Sunday sailing this weekend (Farley / Verney 5 & 6) but with a slight twist! The twist being that we need to start SHARP at 9:00 a.m. due to an awkward tide, which will be off the slip by 11:00 a.m  so we’ll need to be efficient!

Look forward to seeing you there EXTRA bright and EXTRA early.

5th CI Masters Open Championship

Friday 24th – Sunday 25th June

An important weekend for the calendar for sailors of a certain age (35 and over to more precise). It’s our turn to host the CI masters championship now in its 5th year, a dedicated committee has been busy with arrangements. It’s a very sociable weekend of sailing when we enjoy competing for various highly coveted trophies with our fellow Channel Islanders. As a sailor of a certain age I highly recommend it!

Here are the Notice of Race  including entry form and  Sailing Instructions 

Regattas and Training

Liberation Day Regatta

Monday 9th May

The Liberation regatta takes place this Monday 9th May and includes lunch at the club. BYOB + cakes for afternoon tea always appreciated!

The Vega pursuit race will start at 10:30, with a briefing at 9:45 to explain all, especially useful for those new to pursuit races. After the pursuit race there will be two open handicap races held back to back; first the Beagal then Liberation trophy. Then its in for a well deserved lunch around 2 pm, before the tide is the off the slip!

Did you know….

That the St. Catherine’s Liberation Day regatta has been held every year since the club started 66 years ago.  The 3 races held on Liberation day are The Vega, The Beagle and The Liberation Day Trophy all with historic significance to the Liberation of the Channel Islands.  First race of the day is the Vega named after the Red Cross Ship SS Vega that made several trips to Jersey with Red Cross parcels, then on 9th May 1945 HMS Beagle arrived at St. Helier harbour and later that day the island was liberated, hence the order of our races!

Spring Regatta

Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th May

The Spring Regatta is nearly upon us and promises some great racing in St Aubin’s Bay. Now is the time to enter, so here is the all important link to the NOR and entry form
http://rciycjersey.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Spring-Regatta-NoR-2016-30mar16.pdf

If you are not planning to sail, offers of support on RIBS would be very much appreciated. Just contact Justin at justindavidhorton@gmail.com who is arranging the cover for the weekend.

Training Courses

Summer Term and Summer Holidays

Now the sun is out how would you like to learn to sail or  power boat? Well at St Catherine’s we have a great set-up for training delivery, with a team of RYA qualified dinghy and powerboat instructors. Our Tony Cavey Training centre runs RYA courses, you can gain some great new skills. Here is the link you need to sign-up for a course  https://www.scsc.org.je/?page_id=19   but don’t delay as they are filling up fast!  This year too we are launching a new initiative aimed at youngsters; that combines sailing, power boating and kayak skills in one week! Details on the training pages. Any questions / expressions of interest are most welcome just e-mail the training team at tonycaveytraining@gmail.com