3pm - Building the fire under the careful supervision of Michael John Abbott
5:30 - 6pm lighting of the bonfire - please bring your own sparklers
7 pm - Let the fireworks begin.
.....well not really but it feels like it!
I have just heard the Sam Barker has won the Contender National Championships in Plymouth. Well done Sam fantastic result.
Another Castle Cove regular, Rob Smith, finished 5th.
Simon Hawkes sailed to a decisive win and became the K1 National Champion in an event that finished on Sunday
Meanwhile, up North ( a long way north) Adam Bowers became the first person to win the Dragon class prestigious Edingburgh Cup, three times.
All impressive stuff I am sure you will agree but they were all trumped by Benjamin Pascoe winning the much coveted Castle Cup...... with a bit of help from Dad and Nanny.
If this keeps up we will have a real dilema when it comes to awarding the Trailer boaerd trophy for best result outside of the club.
That's a nice problem to have though!!!
Racing is a core activity at CCSC and will be the "theme" of Sail4All during the month of August. The three sessions in August will cover the fundamentals of racing,; including starting options, mark rounding and sailing around a course. Sail4All will culminate this month in the CCSC Novice Race (Saturday 28th). For our confidence builders, and others who may find it of interest, HERE is a short brief covering some of the fundamentals of sailing. Embedded within the brief are videos illustrating starting options, mark rounding advice and the starting sequence used at CCSC.
The "theme" for our confidence builders during August is "Racing Fundamentals". Racing is a core activity at CCSC and all members are welcome to participate. By its very nature, racing requires all sailors to be confident when sailing at close quarters. Close quarter sailing requires good boat handling skills and application of the rules designed to avoid collisions. The race course is governed by the "Racing Rules of Sailing" which are, to an extent, underpinned by maritime Rules of the Road, the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. HERE is a short brief on the Rules of the Road with which all sailors in the club should be familiar.
The Basso cup is one of the oldest and most revered trophies in the Castle Cove Treasure chest.
This year the dinghies will contest for the Basso cup in a series of four races. When more than three races have been completed a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
The keelboats have the opportunity to race a long distance race on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday Class 9 ( All dinghies) 2 races
Race one start 14:00
Race two start back to back.
Class Z ( All Keelboats)
Long distance race Start at 14:05
Sunday Class 9 (All dinghies) 2 races
Race three start 13:00
Race four start back to back.
Have a great time and I look forward to seeing you on the water soon.
Sail4All on Saturday 17 July (14.00 on the water) maintains July's "safety" theme for our confidence builders, with "Man Overboard" recovery. Please click on the LINK to open a short briefing on the RYA's favoured Reach/Tack/Reach method for recovering a man overboard from a dinghy, and an excellent video of Dame Shirley Robertson demonstrating the technique. Single-handers may think this doesn't apply to them; however, the technique does practise boat handling skills that often apply in other scenarios (e.g. coming alongside, picking up a mooring or even recovering gear that has fallen overboard).
Sail4All remains a free sail on a non-race day with safety boat cover and beachmaster support. Full details of Sail4All and its embedded confidence builder themes may be found on the club website training page (http://www.ccsc.org.uk/training). Come and join us.
Sail4All returns on Saturday 10 July (14.00) after a break for the Weymouth Dinghy Regatta. A free sail with safety boat and beachmaster support, next week's Sail4All will present our confidence building sailors with an opportunity to witness a demonstration of capsize recovery and the support that can be provided by a safety boat in attendance. The demonstration (and Golden Globe winning repartee) will be delivered by our resident RYA Senior Instructor, Mick Church, within plain sight of the CCSC pontoon. Even if you are not one of our confidence builders, you may find the demonstration worthwhile. If you would like to practise your capsize recovery drill under Mick's supervision, let him know after the demonstration and your wish will be his command.
If you wish to get ahead of the game, a short brief on capsize recovery including some illustrative videos may be found HERE
Alan Welling Cup this Sunday at Castle Cove
14.00 start for Dinghies (up to 7 races back to back)
14.05 for keelboats (1 long race)
3 min start sequence
This is our Endurance event of the year.
Castle Cove Sailing Club Open Day
Saturday 26th June 2021
Our Clubhouse and grounds will be open to visitors and members alike from 10.00 until 16.00.
Everyone is welcome so do come along and enjoy a day out at your remarkable local Sailing Club.