Learn to Sail Courses now on line.

The Tony Cavey RYA Centre at St Catherine’s Sailing club has now offered it’s 2017 courses on line.

All courses from beginner to race training with spinnaker as well as adult courses and the very popular Multi Activity course are available to down load, print off and apply through the post.

Please hurry if you want to get your young sailor (or yourself) enrolled this season. Our courses are very popular, and prove to be the best in value and obtaining RYA qualifications.



Katie Bennett-Jones (pictured above) will be the Senior Instructor this Season.

Go to RYA Training at the top for details of course dates.

Race Committee Training.

TITLE: Race Organisation & Management Session on 12 March at 11.00h

The SCSC Sailing Committee would like to invite all members assigned to organising and preparing races in the 2017 calendar to a session on race Organisation and Management.

This short session will last 1-2h and is designed to share best practices and respond to questions regarding the organisation & management of races

Key topics will include…

– Using Dutyman to consult and change your assignments to the 2017 sailing calendar

– Explain the main roles in race management

– The Race Officer kit bag

– Setup of the race course

– Signals and sounds – The flags and signals guide & a live example of the team in action

This session is also open to anyone interested in race management but not currently assigned to roles on duty man

This will be held on the SCSC clubhouse and light refreshments will be available,

Thank you in advance for your support in the  2017 Club sailing season,

Best Regards

Bruno Gomes

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“Let’s go Sailing” Eve

Our partner in sailing, St Helier Yacht Club, has initiated a programme to attract more sailors and boats to organised
cruising and racing.

To mark the start of the “Let’s Go Sailing” programme St HYC is holding an open house social evening at the St Helier Yacht club, South Pier, on Wednesday 1st March starting at 1900 HRS.
Jeff Speller and other St HYC Club officers will introduce the programme and provide further details. The St. HYC is pleased to invite all interested potential and current sailors and boat owners. Refreshments will be served.
For further information or to register your attendance please telephone the Yacht Club on 732229

RYA Assistant Instructors required! 

Are you in school year 10 or above? If you are a club member, regular sailor and keen to join the team teaching sailing at the Tony Cavey Training Centre at St Catherine’s then we would like to hear from you as we will shortly be training the next batch of RYA Assistant Instructors. Entry criteria are as follows:

+You must be 15 years old (or in Year 10 at school, therefore turning 15 before 1st September)
+You must hold the RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate
+You must hold a First Aid certificate, recognised by the RYA (We will be running this course in the Spring)
+You must undertake and pass the 2 day RYA Assistant Instructor Course

2017 Sailing Calendar

Dear Sailors and Friends,

The eagerly awaited SCSC sailing calendar is now here.

Get out your diaries and pencil in all the regattas and events….

SCSC Sailing Programme 2017 V3.7

Please note we are now using Dutyman for staffing the events, you can see who is on duty and make changes easily with the new system.


We thank the Sailing Sec. and his team for the hard work in getting the calendar out , and we look forward to another great season on the water at St Catherine and all the other venues.


Winter Walk

Sunday 29th Jan 1.30pm

This year’s winter walk will start from Big Vern’s carpark and will be a circular walk of around 2.5 hours hosted by Blue Badge guide Roger Noel.
All he has asked for is a review on Trip Advisor and a cup of tea at the end!
Please come and join our winter social event with your friends. 


Membership Berthing and the Clipper Bursary

Dear Sailors and Friends,

The new membership and dinghy berthing form is now available for you to print off and send to Jamie to ensure your 2017 membership and berthing is up to date. Please ensure that your boat is registered and paid up for the 2017 season, boats not registered at SCSC may be removed to allocate space.

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Applicants of all ages are invited to apply for the 2017 Jersey Clipper Bursary – a £1,000 cash award aimed at furthering maritime endeavour.
The bursary is designed to assist an Islander of any age to achieve a particular nautical ambition. This could be a trip on a tall ship, attending a training course, participation in a watersports competition, undertaking a marine biology field trip or competing in an ocean race – anything with a maritime theme.
The annual award, a legacy from the three Jersey campaigns in the Clipper Round-the-World Race, was established in 2007 through the generosity of Dandara, Les Pas Holdings and UBS. Further funding to ensure the future of the award has recently been provided by UBS, enabling the trustees to increase the main bursary to £1,000 and offer a runner’s-up award of £500.
The 2017 winner will follow in the wake of St Catherine’s Sailing Club member Katie Bennett-Jones who used the 2016 award to attend a Senior Dinghy Instructor course at the Rockley Watersports Centre in the UK.
‘The course was such hard work but so interesting and I have now come back full of new ideas and information,’ said Katie on her return to Jersey. ‘I cannot thank the trustees enough for giving me this amazing opportunity.’
Last year’s runner-up, surfer Hayden Bishop, used his award to help fund his participation in the British National Surf Championships held at Perranporth in Cornwall in October.
The deadline for submitting written applications for this year’s award is the end of April 2017. They should be no more than 200 words in length and should be emailed to philipjeune@gmail.com.

Happy New Year for 2017!



Starting the new year, SCSC has offered our friends in the long distance swimmimg club our facilities for soup after the New Year’s Day Swim. Please come and support them and share some stories from the bay.

The club will be open from 10am with a swim at 1045am.



Optimist Inland Championships – Saturday & Sunday 13 & 14 May 2017

2 days of sailing at Grafham Water Sailing Club, UK.
Donald Forbes is kindly heading up a trip for our young sailors.
All optimist sailors are invited and the trip will take place from Thursday 11th with a late ferry departure and return on the following Monday.
please get in touch if you would like your sailor to go to this National Ranking event. There is currently space avaible on a towed stacker and we would like to confirm places to get most competitive rates.