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This is all the latest news from St. Catherine’s Sailing Club, Jersey, C.I.

London Boat Show – 6th to 15th January 2012

Valid any day including  Preview Day on Friday 6th January

TELEPHONE BOOKINGS: 0871  230 7140
Tickets can be ordered up to midnight on Thursday 14th January. They can be printed at home, delivered by post, or collected at the Show.*

A single transaction fee of £1.75 applies whether ordering one or any greater number of tickets.

Youngsters 15 years or under go free (up to two per accompanying adult) provided tickets for them are requested when ordering adult tickets.

The above phone number and website are for orders of less than 10 tickets. Group orders for 10 or more tickets (still at the same price) can only be made by telephoning  National Boat Shows ticketing agency, Seetickets, on 0871 231  0828.

*Because tickets ordered via postal delivery could take up to 7 days to arrive, those purchased shortly before the show can be collected on arrival from the advance ticket box office at the main entrance. The most  expedient option, for those ordering tickets over the Internet, is to use the  website’s ‘Print at Home’ facility.

This Saturday – Laying up club boats

Sadly another sailing summer comes to an end and this Saturday we are laying up the Club boats and rescue ribs for the winter and could really do with some help.
We are meeting at the club at 11am, we will provide soup and bread for lunch and hope to be finished by 3pm.
Please can you come in old clothes and if you have any old plastic ice cream cartons/tubs bring them with you as we can use them for putting boat bits into.
It is an important  time for SCSC  in ensuring Club boats are put away securely for the winter so that they are in good condition and ready to go next year, and its usually quite a fun morning!
Please can you email Paul Ellison if you are able to attend, to allow for catering and plan work parties.

2013 Bermuda Island Games

The Jersey Sailing Association has been asked by the Island Games Association of Jersey (IGAJ) to provide likely team numbers by the end of this month. The reason is the cost of attending the Games, which is expected to be in the region of £2,000/2,500.  However sailing is one of the sports that are likely to have “home stay accommodation”, as this is what is normally offered during regattas. This will reduce the cost, hotel accommodation costs are high in Bermuda and have been included in this total expected cost.

It is likely individual sports will arrange their own transport, so again costs can be reduced by looking for best deals and booking early. As a result of this we would make the qualifiers earlier next year instead of September/October to allow the team to get together and make the necessary arrangements.

In any event it is still expected to be an expensive games, but on the other hand 2015 is being held in Jersey.

To assist with planning and so we can advise the IGAJ of likely numbers please would you let Jeff Speller know if you are considering sailing in the qualifiers for the 2013 Games in Bermuda and thereby seeking selection.

The sailing format in Bermuda will follow recent games in that the team will consist of 2 Laser Standard and 2 Laser Radial competitors. They will compete for individual medals and a team medal.

Jeff Speller
The Jersey Sailing Association

Contact details:

modile: 07700 337094
Home telephone number 482499

SCSC Test Newsletter

You will have got an email with “SCSC Test Newsletter” in the subject box, its not a test but a real newsletter! Rather unfortunately I inadvertently sent this to our email list of nearly 300 people, instead of the a small test list to proof it, more haste, less speed!

Big turn out for Condor Series

A 22 boat turn out for the Condor series was an amazing start to this years autumn series. The sunshine and 28 degrees as we basked in the Indian summer helped to swell numbers.  The results have been posted on the results page under the ‘All In’ class.  Martin Speller is clear ahead with two bullets, with a pack of Optimists on his heels.  Race 3 & 4 are next Sunday 9th October first race starts at 1400.

TC is Launched

The Tony Cavey Power Boat Training Centre, which is an approved RYA training centre, and is incorporated into the club have recently lauched ‘TC’ a brand new RIB. We are absolutely thrilled that we have a new Rib in the club this year, watch this news report to see the launch.

Extra sailing dates

For those wondering how they are going to get through this month without any race dates, we are putting on 3 short races back to back on Sunday the 18th of September. (SPARE date on the fixture list) These races will not contribute toward any series, although there may be a small (edible) prize for the winner. Racing will start at 10am sharp. If you don’t want to race but would like to help on the RIB please contact me!


23 boats on the water in light airs and sunshine.

Well done Martin Speller for winning the Jubilee Cup! Nick Ellison won the Jubilee plate as first junior sailor and William Holden was awarded the Jubilee Mug as first Optimist. Thanks to all the sailors who took part. It was great to see new faces out in the bay! Huge thanks to the race officers Louise and Rhys Perkins, the guard boat crews Ian Moisan, Jeremy Barnes, Andy Harris and Tracey Ingle, and to Cath Moisan and Louise Perkins for a great lunch. Thanks also to washer-uppers, trolley launchers and all others who made it a splendid day!