• 06 Jul 2011 7:58 PM | Thomson (Administrator)
    Sarah writes...
    'I recently found out that I'm one of 20 girls from Great Britain who've qualified for the Laser Radial Youth Worlds in La Rochelle, France, this summer. There were three weekend qualifiying regattas at Stokes Bay, Plymouth and Pwllheli and the week-long Youth Nationals in Hayling Island, all of which contributed to the Youth ladder ranking order. A disappointing result at the Youths and a lack of wind at Plymouth meant I had to go to Pwllheli the weekend before my Higher exams started!
    Since hearing the news I've been spending a lot of time at the gym trying to get fitter for the event - the laser is a very physical boat and La Rochelle is renowned for being windy! I'm working on my aerobic fitness and also core strength and stability. Over exams I gave up a bit and I'm regretting it now!
    Registration and measurement take place on the 24th and 25th of July then there is a four day qualifying series to divide the fleet into Gold and Silver. Then another two days of racing to determine the final places before we get a rest! I'm really looking forward to the week, it's my first time competing abroad so I'm mainly just hoping to get round the course within the time limit! It's hard to believe it's only four years since I did my stage 1 and 2 - any of the cadets on Summer School could be doing the same in a few years! '
  • 26 Jun 2011 8:14 PM | Thomson (Administrator)

    Tiso's Sailing Clearance sale starts on Friday 24th June.

  • 19 Jun 2011 3:37 PM | Thomson (Administrator)

    There is an extensive collection of fantastic Regatta photos on 'Flickr'. 

    These are courtesy of Richard Miller

  • 19 Jun 2011 1:57 PM | Thomson (Administrator)
    Photos of this competition have been uploaded to the website.
  • 14 Jun 2011 8:42 PM | Thomson (Administrator)

    The latest images of the Regatta have been uploaded, courtesy of Matthew Gibbons, Linda Sheridan and Richard Miller

  • 13 Jun 2011 5:48 PM | Thomson (Administrator)

    The Quiz Night on Saturday 18th June at 7.30 pm in the Club House has been postponed until further notice due to unforeseen circumstances.  This is a popular event which we hope to run later in the year.

  • 11 May 2011 6:33 PM | Thomson (Administrator)
    Fun Fridays are a period of social sailing with rescue boat cover which is available to all club members. Fun Fridays are proving very popular and are often fully booked fully very quickly.

    The sessions are limited to those people who have booked and all places must be booked on the website regardless of whether or not you are using your own boat. The session numbers are controlled in order that the club can provide sufficient and appropriate safety cover. It is of course appropriate for anyone with their own boat to sail whenever they like, but the rescue cover will be there for those signed up to take part in the Fun Friday session.

    Bookings open 7 days before the Fun Friday session for example Friday 27 May will be available to book from Friday 20th May. The reason for making people book each week is to try and provide opportunities for more people to be able to take part.

    We will ONLY accept the person  that is booked for the session, we will not accept substitutions unless previously agreed through If there are any cancellations they will be made available on a first served basis through the website. If you are unable to make the session please email ASAP and we will endeavour to make your place available to others. We do not hold a waiting list.

    There is a small charge of £3 per person to take part in Fun Fridays, and this includes use of a club boat if required. You will be expected to have passed your RYA Stage/Level 2 and to be able to sail to this standard, although those running the session will try to help out, if somebody is struggling they may be returned to shore.

  • 10 May 2011 8:42 PM | Thomson (Administrator)

    Novice Racing will be held on the Thursdays when there is already club racing taking place and will consist of a Novice Start which may be around a separate novice course or around a shortened version of the full course for the evening.  There will be no tuition.  Booking will now be open 14 days before the event.  Starting time will be 19:30 on the water. 

    Either use your own boat, or club boats are for hire for £3 per person per session. 

    The reason for booking is to ensure that sufficient rescue cover is provided and the sessions remain safe.

  • 09 May 2011 8:18 PM | Thomson (Administrator)
    Photographs of the Commodore's Coffee Morning and the May 6 Fun Friday have been uploaded to the website.  They were taken by Derek Braid.
  • 05 May 2011 12:41 PM | Thomson (Administrator)

    The file showing dinghy park space allocation is available in the 'members only' section of the website (you will have to log in)

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