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Thinking of buying a dinghy?

Well you have some options….

Move quick and visit the Glencoe auction tomorrow, some lasers and toppers that had been stored at St Aubin’s Fort are up for sale and look like a good deal (sorry about late notice!).

See auction catalogue  auction items glencoe

Bide your time and wait for an ex-Island Games laser, these are being purchased brand new before the Island Games and then sold at a large discount just after. If you are interested ask Jeff Speller to add your name to the list.

See poster for details  Laser XD Jersey Sales Poster







Evening full of Bright Ideas

The recent club future ideas evening was a great success, a huge thank you  to all those that found time to contribute. Around 30 of us spent a few hours contemplating what the future might hold! Not bad for a week night as I know how busy everyone is.  All the ideas are enclosed in the attached presentation.

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Over the coming months we hope to be able to tick a few easy ones off the list! In time a grand plan may well emerge too !!

Latest News

Spring 2015 Newsletter

All members should now have received the newsletter, along with a copy of our 2015 fixtures list , membership form and the 2015 marine users guide.

This is a copy of our newsletter, this time in colour…

Newsletter Spring 2015 Looking Forward to the Season

Club future ideas evening : Thursday 26th February 6:30 p.m.


We are getting very excited about this Thursday evenings future ideas brainstorming session at the club from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for each and every club member to help formulate some fantastic new ideas that we will incorporate into our plan for the clubs future. Please make an effort to come along if you can, we want members of all age groups involved, all are welcome. We will be generating and capturing ideas in what we promise will be an interesting, fun and energetic way! Just to warn you though, there will be no catering provided as we will all be far to busy to eat and drink!! plan your evening accordingly.

If you think you can make it please RSVP so we have an idea of numbers attending. Thanks the ‘imagineering’ team.

Sailing Lessons : sign-up from Monday 23rd February  

The Tony Cavey RYA training centre was busier than ever last year delivering not only sailing lessons, but also power boat and first aid training. The lessons were a huge success and filled up quickly last year, so to avoid disappointment sign-up early. The training centre tab gives lots of information or e-mail if you have any questions for the training team

Mexican Themed Fitting Out Supper 

Mexican night

Check out the Fitting out supper 2015  This will be a great night organised by the House committee. You are all invited to come along in fancy dress and join us for a fantastic start to the sailing season! Tickets are priced at £8  for a Mexican themed feast with a quiz, games and music! BYO drinks.  Contact Sarah Carnegie at:  by the 4th March. (Limited Ticket numbers). .  

New Year Update

2015 Jersey Clipper Bursary Award

Applicants of all ages are invited to apply for the 2015 Jersey Clipper Bursary – cash awards of  £1000 and £400 aimed at furthering maritime endeavour. The bursary is designed to assist an Islander of any age to achieve a particular nautical ambition.

Click here     2015 Bursary Clipper Bursary Award     for full information.     Over recent years a number of St Catherine’s members have been successful, including last years winners Louise Bennett-Jones and William Holden.

Winter Walk: 2:00 p.m. Sunday 8th Feb

Meet at Devils Hole Car-park for a bracing cliff path walk, followed by some well earned refreshment at the Priory Inn.

All donations this year will go towards a defibrillator that we wish to install at the club for use by all in the St Catherine’s community if an emergency should occur. This decision has been inspired by conversations at the recent first aid course.

Dinghy Park Tidy Up: 11:00 a.m. Sunday 22nd Feb

We need  to clear some boats that have been abandoned  in the dinghy park to free up spaces for member’s  who are active and need a boat space . If you can spare a few hours that would be a great help.  Tea and (probably!) cakes afterwards as an added incentive.

Future Ideas Evening 6:00 p.m. Thursday 26th Feb  

All members are invited to meet at the Club House for what promises to be an interesting and fun few hours. We want to gather all your ideas  for what would make our club house facilities even better, This is an opportunity for us all to think and talk big about the clubs future, it would be great to see you there!

Tony Cavey Centre:  RYA Sailing Lesson Dates 

We have already been getting enquires about training courses for the summer. Note the booking form will be published after February half term.  The courses dates are now available, click on the Lessons tab for details.

Boxing Day Race

Hope to see as many of you as possible at the club on Boxing Day. Sailing from 11 – fingers crossed we have some good conditions to help blow away the excesses of Christmas day!! There will be traditional mince pies and mulled wine in plentiful supply, together with a great chance for a catch-up chat with your sailing friends.

Best wishes all for a great Christmas