A great evening was enjoyed by 70 sailors and partners at the end of season dinner for the Wednesday and Thursday midweek sailing series. The midweek captain, Guy Mattinson's report follows: "The season has been a success if we are to go by the number of boats sailed. For both Wednesday and Thursday we have had a good average of 10 boats out on the start line. The season has been a
Published 10:00 on 15 Sep 2017
In February next year, the Club will celebrate the 125th Anniversary of its founding in 1893. This wonderful occasion will be heralded with a celebratory lunch on SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2018 for members of the Club. There will also be a festival of family celebrations over the weekend of FRIDAY 27TH - SUNDAY 29TH JULY 2018 for members & guests, with a themed
Published 13:21 on 8 Sep 2017
The final races before the summer pause were a strange mixture. On Wednesday there was a good turn-out with 11 boats in benign sailing conditions. Thursday’s weather forecast was not good with strong winds expected – in the end the wind gave up and 7 of the 14 Mermaids did not finish. So far in the series we have lost four of the Wednesday races and none of the Thursday ones. Normal
Published 12:39 on 22 Jul 2015
Wednesday was a really lumpy sailing day with wind over tide, which is probably why only five boats raced. That said it was a good close race and everyone enjoyed themselves. Thursday was a much nicer day and ten boats raced over a very good course. A couple of boats suffered a navigation malfunction, but managed to retrieve the situation (can you spot them in the picture?). Only another week to go
Published 16:30 on 10 Jul 2015
Tuesday evening and it was the final Team Racing match of the season against BHYC in near ideal conditions. Unfortunately, not everyone listened to the brief and the second match teams sailed a triangular course instead of a rectangular one. Despite abandoning that race, SVYC won the overall match, making a clean sweep for the season. Wednesday was back to reality with a pre-start drift and then abandonment due to lack of wind.
Published 06:12 on 3 Jul 2015
Wednesday and Thursday’s races were very similar. 10 boats in each race, light winds which kept shifting and a strongish tide. At one of the marks there was a gathering of six boats with tide and wind causing havoc, however, they all made it round the mark (just).
Published 19:19 on 27 Jun 2015
After narrowly losing to the RVYC in last year’s 4-way match, the SVYC set about making amends this year. When it came to the last flight the RVYC was pitted against SVYC, each with two wins under their belt. After a good race SVYC emerged victorious and thus won overall. The two Midweek races were well attended and sailed in good conditions.
Published 15:26 on 22 Jun 2015
An excellent turnout for the Green Welly, but unfortunately the weather proved to be a stumbling block and there was no racing. However, over 40 people attended the supper and a convivial evening was had by everyone. Such was the enthusiasm that we hope to run the race in September. Wednesday was not much better with a very choppy sea (see the picture above) and so it was early to the bar. Thursday was much
Published 11:08 on 12 Jun 2015
Wednesday’s Warner Trophy was raced for by all 14 Mermaids and in near ideal conditions the race was won by Guy Mattinson. Thursday saw the evening race start in perfect conditions: wind, sun and not much tide. However, seconds after the first boat started, the wind dropped from 10 to 5 knots and stayed like that until the first boat finished, when the wind increased again. Such is life in Midweek Sunset Sailing.
Published 09:00 on 5 Jun 2015
Tuesday’s annual team racing match against the RSYC took place in favourable wind conditions. There was a strong turnout from the RSYC, but in the end SVYC won the competition. As ever the racing was followed by an excellent supper in the club. Racing conditions were near ideal on Wednesday with a good turnout of 12 boats. Thomas Youngman, a mere 15 years, did well following his recent success in winning the
Published 10:47 on 29 May 2015