Well done to the St. Catherine’s sailors that competed in the Island Games, in the Laser standard rig Martin Speller finished 12th and Charlie Perkins 16th. In the Laser radial rig David Carter finished 18th and Laurence Carter finished 10th overall . In the sailing team event Jersey finished 8th. Click here for the complete results for the sailing event. You can also follow the team on the Jersey team web site or the Natwest Island Games website.
The sailing instructions for Gorey Regatta can be downloaded from the regatta website, the link is below. An amendment to them has been issued today (6th July) which you should also read. Take note of the courses as they have changed!
A new race series starts this Sunday at 1000 for the Gala and Bel Val trophies. The Gala is for boats with a handicap of 1162 or less and the Bel Val is for boats with a handicap of over 1162. The series runs until the end of July.
Jubilee Regatta was cancelled today due to F6/7 SE winds.
A fantastic days sailing with 24 boats turning out on a wet and very windy morning. The Commodore and his team set 3 great courses, with plenty capsizes and drama! The Cup was scooped by Jeff Speller and the best placed junior was won by David Raimbault. Both the Commodores cup and plate will be presented at the Annual dinner. The commodores prize, dinner for two at the Moorings, was won by Meriel Ellison.
Club member Neil Singleton, who will soon be circumnavigating the globe aboard Singapore Clipper in the gruelling. Clipper 11-12 Round-the World Yacht Race, has been awarded the 2011 Jersey Clipper Bursary, worth £600.
Also, thanks to an anonymous donation, the trustees have been able to make an additional award of £150 to 13-year-old sailors Lily Carter and Mary Perkins, currently representing Jersey in the Jeux des Isles in Sicily.
The recent quiz night at St Helier Yacht Club was well attended and enjoyed by all.
A donation will be made to the RNLI from the evening’s proceeds.
An amazing piece of film of our Regatta from 1954, how times have changed!
SCSC instructor, sailor, racer and web entrepreneur Daniel Williams won last year’s Jersey clipper award. The Jersey Clipper Bursary is designed to help islanders achieve their nautical dreams – whether it is a sailing trip, an ocean race or studying marine biology.
See Dan’s TV interview here.