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

Winter Dinghy Series ~ update

This weekends racing is postponed due to strong wind warnings and will be re-run on 14 January –Amendment Nr 3

Winter Dinghy Series races 1, 2 and 3 reschedule to 17 Dec- Amendment Nr 2

This weekends racing was postponed due to strong wind warnings and will be re-run on 3rd December. Amendment Nr 1

The clocks have sadly gone back, racing at St. Caths has come to an end, but good old Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club (RCIYC) have set up a short dinghy series starting this Saturday with 3 races back to back, and concluding on 19 November, all St. Cath’s members are invited to race.  It is great fun to sail is St. Aubins bay at this time of year, the water is still warm, with a good breeze.  Lets face it what else is there to do at this time of year, apart from the Christmas shopping!  If you have any questions about taking part please email Paul Ellison.  You can down load the NoR and SI’s below:

November Dinghy series 2011 NoR


SCSC 2011 Autumn e-newsletter

An edited version of the 2011 Autumn newsletter with some extra photos (there was only room for one on the paper copy; disappointing.  So this is like getting the director’s cut with extra scenes and the out-takes; without the out-takes!) can be down loaded from the membership page now.

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.