Sunday 24th April race report

Sunday 24th April 2016

SSC week summary Sunday  24th April

 

The location for sailing out in this bay just has to be up there in the bucket list for things to do and it was no exception today that the sun was shining and there seemed to be an expectant crowd of holiday makers lining the railings of the dinghy park just watching the boats getting ready to go out in the sunshine.

 

There are a dedicated group of helpers around the club as with all similar organisations but we seem at present to be gaining in the numbers of members wanting to help and today Maurice turned up as the race days official assistant bosun to help organise the rescue and ribs and crews so thanks to Maurice and looking forward to our other volunteers in following weeks helping to spread the load.

 

The sun was shining and as it was a late start we only had one race planned which was being over seen by the RS200 and ex love boat team of Julia and her assistant Paul. A good turn out with a late start at 6.30pm of 8 boats was great to see and very positive for the seasons race program.

 

An Amroth – Monkstone  - Harbour course set and they were off in a good f3 breeze across a sun lit flat sea in the direction of Amroth. Ben was ducking and diving on the start line but managed to keep behind enough for a great start and in with the pack to get clean wind. There did seem to be a problem of a seagull perched on the top of his mast but it turned out to be a camera so look out for those extra special photos on our Facebook pages as Ben tacks in close for some selfie shots around the marks.

 

Nice to see Steve Cavel back and in good form mixing it with Harry who it seems was on form as well today and must have been happy with his sailing this week in the pack. Keith in the Aero was going well in the conditions but who can tell with all these handicap boats mixing it with race leaders Maurice and Simon in their race tuned contenders.

 

The eventual race winner was Simon in his Contender- 2nd was Maurice also in a Contender – 3rd Ben in the Laser Radial.

 

Thanks to OOD team of Paul / Julia and assisted by Tom. Rescue this week was Hywel and Ann in the refurbished and apparently sporty Dory along with Mick and Tom in his also refurbished rib along with depth sounder and fish finder and apparently dishwasher.

 

Next Weeks racing

Sunday 1st May with two races starting at 12.30 and the OOD is James Hayden and Clare.

 

 

 

 

 

Club Training

 

This years sail training plans are well under way including the very popular Push the Boat out which the club is hosting on May 20th see website for details.

Level 1-2 sailing will be July 25-29 for anyone who signs up at Push the Boat out. There are Powerboat Level 2 course planned in the diary as well but are currently fully booked.

Saturday 30th April we have a very popular course which is now fully booked on First aid and also there are the PB2 sessions continuing as well over the weekend so much to see and do at the club.

The Bosuns Locker

We have the Flyer out for some technical repairs but should be back within a couple of weeks and all systems go to be ready for Coppet Week.

Ramblings from the locker

The new refurbished locker seems to be getting the use it was planned to from members repairing and using the equipment available to keep their prized boats in top order. Contact Mick for more details but we have a really great facility now available and if you want to repair your boat in the dry then look no further.

Wednesday repair club

Wednesday is proving to be popular with helpers offering to come down and be involved, thanks to those who have contacted me and of course we all cannot make it each week but there is now a list in the locker of all the ongoing jobs that we need to be keeping up with to maintain not only the sailing fleet but the club

Coppet Week

This annual event which attracts over 70 plus boats each year along with their owners and families is well into being one of the best yet. We have secured the help of a local couple who will be running the clubhouse and organising food each day which from first viewing at the menus will mean that old Salty dog will be moving in each night for tasting. Current plans involve and we are please to announce we have secured an exclusive quiz night organised by local band member Rod from the Shambolics turning his talents onto an unsuspecting crowd for an evening of fun, laughter, food and maybe a little musical comedy. We will also be running the very popular horse race social and will give us all a chance to go home that much richer and at the same time supporting that very special charity Macmillan.

The water activity is as always being crafted with precision and safety as paramount to visiting boats. Applications are coming in thick and fast and this year the club has decided to limit the numbers to 75 so do not wait until the last night to sign on as you may be disappointed.

The bar will be stocked with our very own SSC beer supplied by the local brewery along with own labelled wines from around the world and being sold at prices that you will not be disappointed with. More detail will follow but watch the website for updates and of course those tasty menu dishes being planned.

Coppet Week raffle prizes are currently being finalised but watch this space as St Brides Spa Hotel are currently offering a very impressive number of prizes to be announced and tickets will soon be available.

Ticket will be available form all committee members as well as from the club which is always open on a Wednesday and race day Sundays, we are also pleased to announce that Eliments of Pembrokeshire located in the Strand will  be supporting the club by selling these much sought after tickets as well from their very popular shop in the centre of the village.

 

A Salty Sea Dog

Photo shows the race start