Sunday May 1st Race report

Sunday 1st May 2016

SSC week summary Sunday  1st May

 

No racing this week due to a bay engulfed in thick fog and choppy seas – it was great though to see so many sailors who actually turned up knowing possibly full well that “The Peoples Friend” our enthusiastic Phantom sailor from up on the cliff was going to give the days proceedings the thumbs down.

 

An early return home for some and maybe the Sunday roast and the local paper to catch up on all bank holiday excitement. This of course was not the case for everyone as it only seems like yesterday when the rowers vacated the building to make a bit of room for the sailing community to return.

 

Well after this weekends events we will be needing more room as there was an expectant team of PB2 pupils waiting patiently in the new Bosun’s Locker training facility equipped with all the tools required to enable Jo our clubs training instructor to pass on her knowledge and experience to the willing trainees. Congratulations to Paul and Sam Underwood inc Terry Cemm our resident Bosuns Locker caretaker and with an age range from 12 to 83 it was a testament to the fact that you are never to young or old to enjoy sailing or water activities here at Saundersfoot SC.

 

Upstairs there was another crowd gathering to take part in a first aid course being run by Lynda Cook from Neyland yacht club so a busy schedule for the training team before the club was being made ready to be hired out during the evening for another members social.

 

On Sunday the PB2 course completed with a trip out to Wool house rocks and a lot more tactical manoeuvres in the bay for the team being trained.

 

In the afternoon the club also hosted and was open to the RNLI fund raising team for the “Brew for the Crew”. Unfortunately the weather was not as kind to attract in lots of passing visitors as I think they were all possibly tucked up in their caravans or hotels keeping warm. There was though a good number who braved the weather for this great cause and attended and thanks as always to the ladies who organise and bake all the fabulous cakes. Salty dog can not get enough jam and cream scones.

 

Next Weeks racing

Sunday 8th starting at 6pm with Maurice Clarke as OOD and one race to control from hopefully a sunny spot on the corner of the harbour. This week sees the start of the clubs Friday sailing sessions so watch Facebook for details and what’s happening.

 

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.

The Bosuns Locker

We have the Flyer returning from some technical repairs on Wednesday and if the sea trials go well will be available again for race duties.

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. Currently the club has received over 65 entries so get those applications in soon to avoid disappointment.

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. See the clubs website or Facebook for up to date information on events and menus.

We are pleased to announce to 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 Cancer Research.

The bar will be stocked with our very own SSC beer supplied by the local Pembrokeshire brewery along with own labelled wines from around the world and being sold at prices that you will not be disappointed with. More detail on Facebook the website or just search twitter #coppetweek2016.

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.

Tickets 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 Elements 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 PB2 trainees out in testing conditions