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Latest changes under Covid19

Now that the nights are drawing in and the temperature dropping, we are providing an area for drinking in the older part of the clubhouse nearer to the bar and an eating area in the conservatory and the 2 rooms at the far end. This has allowed us to have 9 or 10 tables socially distanced for diners and an area for drinkers in the main bar area. 

Although this is a pain for all of us who just want things to return to normal, please stick to the rules as the last thing that we need is a Covid 19 outbreak at the club which results in an enforced closure. 

Our interpretation of the government rules at 14th Sept mean that –

  • No more than 6 in a group and no intermingling between groups.
  • Groups and tables to be 2m apart from each other.
  • Please sign in at the table close to the bar. This is mandatory for ‘Track & Trace’.
  • Social distancing of 2m between people, including queuing for the bar.
  • Drinking inside you must be sitting down at one of the tables in the seating area.
  • Please bring and place upside down dirty glasses in the dishwasher rack provided.
  • As before, only one person in the toilets at a time. 
  • Please use the hand sanitiser.

We look forward to seeing you at the club and on the water – stay safe.

Friday September 11th

Photos from Junior Sailing by Chris Hosken

Wanted: Anarth 10

Do any members have an Anarth 10 they wish to sell?

Perhaps an old one that needs a bit of attention which isn’t being used?

If you do please get in touch with Tracey in the office on 01326 231006

or email moc.tcennoctbnull@nimda-csrh.

What’s happening at Your Club?

Since opening on 4th July, the Club has sprung back into life in spite of limited hours which are under constant review depending on demand. As the main summer season gets under way, our opening hours will increase and with that an enhanced menu.  For the moment we are still in the experimental stage of re-opening whilst complying with the covid regulations, so watch this space for further details!

Single-handed dinghies can be taken out by competent sailors and 3 wayfarers are in the water so that family groups can sail together. 

Don’t forget the annual May Cup dinghy race is being held this Sunday 19th with a forecast steady northerly 9-14kts and lots of sunshine (at the time of writing!).  This usually attracts lots of participants, let’s hope so this year.

Please use the dinghy WhatsApp group for booking out boats as we have a disinfection and cleaning routine in operation and not all boats are available at any one time. 

Covid Policy

  • For the reassurance of members and staff, we have invested in a so-called ‘fogging’ machine which can disinfect whole rooms and items against both viruses and bacteria with minimal disruption and without using harsh chemicals.
  • Please follow the one-way system to the toilets marked by arrows and notices.
  • For the moment, showers have to remain closed because of the need to clean between uses. 
  • As before a 2m distancing policy is in operation throughout the club premises.  Again, the Committee thank you for your patience over this extraordinary time – we aim to relax regulations and get back to normal as soon as it is considered safe to do so. 

We look forward to seeing you at the club and on the water – stay safe.

Club Dinghies

During these unusual times, the Committee are keen to enable you to use club dinghies at HRSC.  The RYA have advised us to proceed with caution, so as a first step we have decided to make club dinghies available to the Adult Sailing Group.

More info…

L’Aber Wrac’h

It is with regret that HRSC has had to cancel the annual L’Aber Wrac’h race.

Owing to the Covid 19 pandemic and current UK / French Government Quarantine restrictions HRSC is unable to run the Helford to L’Aber Wrac’h 2020 Race.

The race is always a huge event in the HRSC calendar and will be sorely missed by all those who take part each year in the actual race and the social event that precedes it.

The next Helford to L’Aber Wrac’h Race will take place on 25th June 2021.

We look forward to seeing you then.

HRSC Committee

GOOD NEWS

The 70 year old August Rock navigation buoy has been replaced this season by a brand new buoy, thanks to the generosity of Trinity House Charitable Trust.

It remains a starboard hand buoy and is lit green flash every 5 seconds .

Could we, the Helford River Navigational Aids Committee, who manage the buoys voluntarily, remind river users to remember all four navigation buoys are simply aids to navigation and you should be particularly careful near low water springs?

John Head
Chairman HRNAC

Drying moorings

The Club has 2 drying moorings suitable for boats up to 22ft available for rental.  They are situated a short distance from the end of the Club pontoon.  They will dry out on a big spring tide.

The cost is £440 for this season.

If you are interested in renting one of these moorings please email moc.tcennoctbnull@nimda-csrh

Thank you

Application Forms

INFLATABLE/KAYAK/CANOE/TRAILER STORAGE APPLICATION

TENDER ON PONTOON APPLICATION

DINGHY PARK APPLICATION

Junior Sailing 2020

Hi All.
I hope you’re all well and haven’t been washed away with all the rain we’ve had this winter! On the plus side it will be summer soon and we’ll be back to sailing, therefore please find attached the application form for Junior Sailing 2020! 

There are a couple of changes this year, most notably the cost will now be £15 per child for the summer, this is in the interest of keeping Junior Sailing as inclusive as possible.

The application form looks a little different however the information is the same, if you are completing it for more than one child please ensure they have one application each however you can duplicate the emergency contacts. as long as this is very clear when you submit them. 

As ever we are always looking for volunteers to help out so if you would like to support more than just at the start and finish of the sailing session please do let me know. Furthermore if any juniors are interested in becoming Assistant Instructors please let me know prior to sending their applications in. 

Application can be sent to HRSC or emailed directly to this email address, all money must be sent to HRSC directly. 

I’m really looking forward to another fabulous summer on the water and hope to see you all soon!

Best wishes
Sall

Junior Sailing Application 2020

Sunday Lunch

Come and join us for our first Sunday lunch with Vix Nance 

Lunch will be served from 12-4pm

To book a table please email moc.liamgnull@csrevirdrofleh Monday to Friday

For bookings on the weekend please call 01326 231460

TRY DINGHY RACING AT HRSC

My first experience of racing was in a Shrimper belonging to HRSC member Simon Sugrue. Simon had kindly asked me to join him as his crew, racing off Mylor and St. Mawes on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings in the Carrick Roads. He was a great teacher and shared with me many tips on how to win races! It was then I realised what fun racing can be and how much there is to learn.

Four years ago, I decided to have a go at racing in a Club Wayfarer at HRSC with Pete Headland a fellow Tuesday sailor. I was quite nervous at first, I knew that I would be sailing against far more experienced dinghy racers. However, I found after a few weeks, although I was far from up to their standard, they were friendly
and keen to encourage me. In particular Captain Dinghies, Stephen Brooks is extremely helpful. The races are “handicapped” and the scoring is based on average lap so the faster boats and helms may complete 5 laps whereas slower boats and helms may only complete 3 laps during the course of a race. This means you don’t have to worry about being left out on the river with the Safety Boat after everyone else is in the bar!

If you would like to join racing next year one Thursday evening or Sunday email Captain Dinghies or just turn up. It’s best to come down to the club an hour or so before the race is due to start to allow enough time to rig the boat and get down to the start line. As well as Club Wayfarers, Fevas, RS Visions, Fusions, Lasers and a Pico are available in the dinghy park for racing.

Captain Dinghies will either tell you the course on shore or the Safety Boat/Committee Boat will tell you once you’re out on the water. You can download the racing courses from the website.

The Dinghy Racing Calendar is printed in the Yearbook. When you are on Captain Dinghies email list he will email weekly to let you know the weather forecast and previous race results. He does have a very original turn of phrase!

This year Tracey will be forwarding racing information to all members to encourage them to give it a go.

We would particularly like to encourage more juniors to join the adults.
Lily and Freya have been frequent racers this year.

So, to sum it up, come and have a go at Dinghy Racing. It’s fantastic fun! If I can do it so can you!

ANGIE WATSON – VICE COMMODORE

JUNIOR SAILING 2019

This summer’s sailing has been awesome.

We did a lot of fun activities, on land and water. On Friday nights there are a lot of children that learn to sail, it’s a good way to make new friends and also see old friends from last year’s sailing.

Learning to sail is so much fun, from capsizing drills, learning to race, on windy nights having to hike out and learning to rig a boat; so much fun!

I been sailing since I was 8 years old and this year I have learnt
so much and the friendly instructors helped me to push my limits of sailing to achieve what I wanted to do. This year one of the instructors, Chris Hosken, took me out on one of the racing days called the May Cup. I loved it to see other side of sailing, after that I got really into racing and I entered in some more races and also some sailing regattas. Hopefully I will be doing more next summer, when I am out on the water sailing I feel like I can do anything!

Junior helm was great. It’s an evening where kind adults take us out on their sailing boats and let us have a go. When it’s bad weather and can’t go sailing we have theory nights; we learn knots , rules of the water and lots more. But it’s done in a fun way with games and competitions and we get to win a prize. This summer has been the best and I’m looking forward to next summer.

LILY POPE

Juno COGS 2019

2019 was our 4th season racing Juno in the Cornwall Offshore Group Series. The season started early, with the first race to Fowey scheduled for the weekend before Easter. The forecast was not good and on the day, the Race Officer took a view that Force 7 Easterly was bit much for a sail to Fowey and postponed.

We had a lively trip back across the bay to Helford with gusts over 30 knots. First time I’ve clipped on to do that trip! We missed the cross channel downwind master blaster to Roscoff, because I was ill, but Olly Berryman had an excellent sail in Sea Jade finishing 2nd behind Stuart Sawyer in Black Dog. The Trinity Race (Falmouth, Wolf Rock, Eddystone, Falmouth) was the first time Jack Lawrence and I sailed two-handed together, and by the end of that race we were officially a team. It was a shame Olly had to retire on the leg to Wolf Rock, as he was sailing well particularly well in the light winds and the result could have been very close.

Then followed a whole raft of races, Gull Rock Manacles, Saltash to Fowey and then one of my favourites, the night race from St Mawes to Eddystone and back. Once round St Anthony lighthouse we popped the kite in about 15 knots south-wester and dropped it 3½ hours later at the Eddystone light. A full moon illuminated the way back to St Mawes, and the wind stayed good allowing us to cross the finish line 2 minutes shy of 8 hours after we started, which is certainly a personal best for me. Good job we finished early, because Tom Lake hadn’t bought his sleeping bag. The following weekend we raced to L’Aberwrach with boat well tuned up and a top crew and we picked up some good prizes, one of which was a bottle a whiskey, which was mostly consumed after a good result in the COGS race to Penzance.

Propellor issues prevented from taking part in the Penzance to Scillies and Back race, but Olly kept the HRSC burgee with his first victory in the offshore series. After a break in August COSG racing resumed in September with a Fowey and back champagne weekend. It was a real honour to have my Dad on board that weekend and show him what Juno can do. The final race of the season was Dodman Range Buoy C and back. We took some quite spectacular waves in a lumpy Easterly beat and I’m still trying to work out how sea water got inside the glass bit in the oven door! So our final tally was 3 bullets and 4 second places, which makes Juno the 2019 Coastal Series champion. And congratulations to Sea Jade and Olly Berryman who won the 2019 Offshore Series.

JOHNNY WALKER – COGS CHAIRMAN

SAILING REPORT

As is usual at this time of year the river gets to look a completely different place, where in the summer there is hardly a mooring not used, to now its just a few of the working fishing boats on their moorings. The summer has been favourable to sailing this year with few if any cancellations in any races, there were a few yacht races when we did wonder if we would ever get back to the mooring, thank goodness for the engine, and full credit to those who always sail to their moorings.

Dinghy racing has been well attended on most outings with two very good regattas run by Captain Dinghies and his team; the training taking place over the last few weeks of the season has been a great success thanks to Keith Wilkin and Linda, some rising stars in laser racing are benefiting gaining confidence and skills.

My own last sail of the season was a leisurely cruise up to Gull Rock and back with Andrew on Morgawr in mid October, a stunning day with a good steady WNW wind.

The junior sailing finished at the end of the summer holidays and was well attended, thanks must go to our great team of qualified instructors who turn up each week and give their time to teach the next generation of HRSC sailors.

I look forward to seeing many of you in the club at our events throughout the winter months.

CHRIS HOSKEN – REAR COMMODORE SAILING

Winter Newsletter 2019

COMMODORE’S REPORT

What a fantastic season we have had at the sailing club, I would like to thank all the staff, committee members and people behind the scenes for all their hard work and commitment.

The L’Aber W’rach 60th Anniversary Pursuit Race was a huge success. This year saw the spirit of the race well and truly restored with 51 enteries and 50 starters with 21 French and 30 UK yachts entering. A big thank you to every- one who was involved with the preparations and to those who participated in the race.

We welcomed Tracey this year to the office staff, she has taken over from Penny and Helen. I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Penny and Helen for their hard work and Tracey for her already invaluable input and support in the office.

I would like to thank Tom Moore, Finn Johnson, Megan Pascoe and their team for a very successful summer season in the bar and restaurant. Both visitors and members have commented on the welcoming and friendly atmosphere at the club this year.

During the winter, new member Lisa Walker will be serving delicious Sunday roasts and winter fayre to support the successful calendar of social events organised by Di Best and the Social Sub Committee. Keep an eye on our website for details www.helfordriversc.co.uk

Finally I would like to wish all members a very happy and peaceful christmas and a prosperous new year.

JOHN BOLITHO – COMMODORE

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L’Aber Wrac’h Merchandise

THANK YOU

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the Lady Members who kindly donated the delicious cakes, scones, sandwiches sausage rolls and quiches for the regatta tea on Sunday! The tables were absolutely laden with homemade mouth-watering fayre to feed the hungry sailors! Thank you so much for all your help and generosity!

Kind Regards,

Penny Bolitho and Di Best

L’ Aber Wrac’h Race Report 2019

Results: 21st June 2019

1st Jeronimo Patrick Elies

2nd Juno Johnny Walker & winner of Sundowner Trophy for 1st Helford Yacht

3rd Jackdaw  Gill Fox

Marie Jo Trophy -Youngest competitor  Act of Defiance  Emeric & Titouan Guidal     aged 6 and 8 years.

Consolation prize for last Yacht to finish– A set of charts and sponges!

Ma Bro Francois Barat

The 60th Helford to L’Aber Wrac’h Pursuit race saw the spirit of the race well and truly restored with 51 entries and 50 starters. 21 French and 30 UK yachts entered. 

The first yachts crossed the start line at 11.30hrs, the last at 17.45hrs. They had a light breeze until the Manacles and then a good breeze until 21.00hrs when it disappeared until the Easterly filled in at 03.00 to 04.00 hrs in the morning. Those that went East caught the wind first.

Jeronimo crossed the line at 10.54, Juno at 11.00 and Jackdaw at 11.12. The next 8 yachts then finished within 4 minutes of each other, Ma Bro was the last to cross the line at 15.44.

Celebrations were greatly enjoyed both sides of the Channel with music and fireworks to add to the Champagne Recovery Party at HRSC and an excellent spread of food, drink and music after the Prizegiving at Yacht Club des Abers. John Bolitho, commodore of HRSC, was presented with a painting by the Mayor of Landeda for the Club.

Thanks must go to the Handicap Committee – Terry Pascoe, Ian Wort and Olly Berryman and the staff at HRSC, especially on the night of the Champagne party when they worked incredibly hard for many hours. Hopefully the success of this year’s race will inspire people to carry it on for many years to come. See you all next year, l’annee prochaine!

Sue Hewett

YACHT RACE RESULTS | 12 June 2019

Early Summer Series 2019

Results as of 9:17 on June 12, 2019

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RYA Powerboat Level 2 Courses

The Helford River Sailing Club will be running RYA Powerboat Level 2 Courses during the season.  Could anyone who is interested in doing the course please let Angie Watson know so the parties involved have an idea of numbers?

Please contact Angie Watson on   moc.kooltuonull@1nostaweigna

August Rock Buoy

The August Rock buoy Fl green 5sec is now back on station after its winter overhaul. It has been moved slightly [50 metres] and an update for waypoint purposes will be published soon.

The winter gales do cause concern and we have put down a new mooring block with eye and new chain with welded shackles, expensive but very necessary.

John Head
Helford River Navigational Aids Committee.

FIVE MILLION TIDES

Members may be interested in a new book by local author Christian Boulton.

‘Five Million Tides’ is a history of the Helford River from prehistoric times to today and describes ‘one of the most important waterways in Britain’.

Despite being mainland Britain’s most southerly haven, it has not always been a place of good fortune. Once a thriving seat of Celtic Christianity, it would end up more associated with villainous seafarers. Nor could it be always relied upon for sanctuary from storms, as the numerous graves of mariners in its village churchyards attest.

Available from Amazon.

Drying moorings

The Club has 3 drying moorings suitable for boats up to 22ft available for rental.  They are situated a short distance from the end of the Club pontoon.  They will dry out on a big spring tide.

The cost is £440 for this season.

If you are interested in renting one of these moorings please contact Penny at the Club office – 01326 231006 or email moc.tcennoctbnull@nimda-csrh.

Thank you

Yoga Classes at HRSC

I am planning to start Yoga Classes again at HRSC on Friday mornings from 9.30am – 11am. The cost will be £54 for 6 sessions or £10 per individual session.

It is preferable if students can book for 6 sessions at a time but I understand that commitment is not always possible so you can also book in for single sessions, preferably in advance.

If you book for 6 sessions and have to miss one then you  are welcome to drop in to the St. Martin’s class at St. Martin’s village hall on a Wednesday to make up. This class is also 9.30am – 11am.

If you wish to try a class to see if it suits you then please drop in to either class.

All welcome – beginners and improvers

For more information or to make a booking please contact Fo Beresford

01326 221353 or email moc.liamgnull@drofserebof

YACHT RACE RESULTS | 12 September 2018

Late Summer Series 2018

Results as of 21:49 on September 12, 2018

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YACHT RACE RESULTS | 29 August 2018

Picture © Jim Lee

Late Summer Series 2018

Results as of 7:39 on August 30, 2018

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YACHT RACE RESULTS | 22 August 2018

Picture © Dom Brandreth

Late Summer Series 2018

Results as of 16:00 on August 23, 2018

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YACHT RACE RESULTS | 8 August 2018

Picture © Dom Brandreth

Late Summer Series 2018

Results as of 16:15 on August 16, 2018

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Club Slipway

The Club slipway will be closed to all vehicles from 17.30 to 20.30 on Friday evenings from May to September. This is for the safety of our junior sailors.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Membership Drive

This year the Committee is making a special effort to increase the membership of the Club. In particular we will be encouraging local residents to join.

With this in mind we will be taking out Temporary Event Notices, otherwise known as TENS licences for particular events. A TENS licence will allow non-members to attend the Club and purchase alcohol without being signed in by a Member. In other words it means that during these events the Club will open to non-members.

The first of these events will be the Big Spring Party on Saturday 21st April. ‘The Soundcasters’, a popular band from Kent, already known to many locals having played previously many times at The Shipwrights, will be headlining. Our new stewards Alex and Patrizia will be serving internationally inspired street food.

From Saturday May 26th to Friday 1st June the Club will be open to non-members. This will be a great opportunity to promote the Club at the start of the season. It will allow non-members to experience what the Club has to offer both on the water and in the clubhouse during a whole week. On the Saturday they will be able to try the activities we are organising for the ‘RYA Push the Boat Out’ event. You will be hearing a lot more about this event.

Invite your friends and neighbours so they can experience the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of HRSC.

We will ensure that non-members are aware that parking in the Club car park is only available for Members.

Angie Watson Vice Commodore

Commodore’s Report: Spring 2018

As many of you will be aware the tidal surge, caused by Storm Emma on 1st March, caused a lot of damage to the pontoon, the heart of the Club’s infrastructure. Then, the following day, a tree trunk was swept under the seaward pontoon. I am pleased to confirm that our insurers and the underwriters have reported that the loss is recoverable and have no objection to us authorising Falmouth Divers to commence work on the repairs, which we hope will start on Monday 26th March.
However the Club will be paying for elements considered to be part of general maintenance. Therefore we will be organising fundraising events to contribute towards this extra expenditure throughout the year.

I am pleased to see that our new stewards Alex and Patrizia are settling in so well. They are both good chefs and I am encouraged to see the Club is now busy with Members enjoying their food and drink.
I would like to thank all the Committee members for their support and hard work and wish all Members a successful and enjoyable year on and off the water.

John Bolitho Commodore

Spring Newsletter 2018

Safety Boats

Dear All

The new season is almost upon us and as the new Safety Boat Captain, I am working with the current team to make sure that the boats are in tip top condition ready for the first days sailing in April.

The Safety Boats and their volunteer crews form an integral part of day to day sailing at the Club and have always operated to a high standard.

We are actively looking to increase our Safety Boat crews and would like to hear from any member who wishes to get involved. As a member of the team you will receive both shore based safety training (classroom) and of course refresher training, both helming and safety boat training in the RIB.

I am also interested in volunteers who may wish to crew the boats ( No previous experience necessary), with an aim to eventually helm the safety boats once sufficient knowledge has been gained from being partnered with some of our more experienced helms.

We will be running regular quarterly safety meetings with teams associated with sailing and safety boats.  These meetings will be formed of a briefing and forum designed to attract suggestions and comments concerning safety from members who are not only experienced in water based activities, but also those who can can bring knowledge and wisdom from all other facets.

For those who may be interested, the minimum requirement for helms is RYA Power Boat Level 2 and as previously mentioned, safety boat training will be given.  If you feel that you may not be suitably qualified, please don’t be put off.  As an RYA Power Boat Instructor, I can arrange courses in Power Boat Level 2, Safety Boat and VHF SRC.

Please contact me asap:

moc.liamgnull@tolipdpS

07887 512091
01326 281038

I look forward to hearing from you

Simon Drakeley
Captain Safety Boats

Lobster Pots and Yacht Safety

Poorly marked lobster pots and fishing gear are a hazard to coastal sailors. Fishermen, too, report the loss of expensive gear as a result of entanglements. In one year alone the RNLI has dealt with 295 incidents of fouled propellers, and many encounters go unreported.

At the Cruising Association we thinkit is time to find a new solution, particularly one that is cheap and practical for our fishermen, and we are petitioning for a government consultation with all interested parties.

If you support our campaign, please:

  • Sign the petition
  • Report incidents to ku.gro.acehtnull@stopretsbol, and fill in the RYA form
  • Tell your friends, family and club members

Sign the petition before time runs out! (Closing date 12th March 2018)

Download the Cruising Association poster.

 

Bridge Classes at HRSC

Bridge classes every Monday from 14.00 to 16.00 under the expert guidance of John Moody.  All are welcome – beginners and returners alike.

Art Classes at HRSC

The renowned artist Sarah Wimperis will be holding Art Classes at the Clubhouse starting on 1st February 2018.

Everyone is welcome – experienced and aspiring artists alike.

Please contact Sarah on 07837 096027 or email moc.liamgnull@sirepmiwharas for more information and to book your place on the course.

Yoga Classes at HRSC

Fo Beresford will be restarting Yoga Classes at the Clubhouse from Friday 12th January for a six week period until 16th February from 09.30 to 11.00.

The cost will be £52 for the six week period or £10 per individual session.

This class is bookings only so please make sure you contact Fo if you would like to join in.

Fo has no internet at the moment so please call her on 01326 221353 or 079723 59261.

Beginners and returners welcome.

OBITUARY – ALLEN BENNEY

Died peacefully 12.12.2017 AGED 70 YEARS

We are very sad to report that Allen Benney, who was a long-standing Member of the HRSC and served on the Committee for many years, has passed away peacefully at Fairholme Nursing Home.

Allen loved the Helford River and sailing was his passion, with a boat and mooring on the river for over 53 years. He was an active member of the Club from 1972; racing his various yachts throughout the years, both on the Helford and in Falmouth, especially enjoying the Falmouth Week Regatta and the Sunday Pursuit Series, and into the Autumn as a Member of Flushing Sailing Club. He was fiercely competitive and had a regular crew of friends who put up with his yelling and determination to ‘stand on!’ for over 30 years.

Allen served as Hon Treasurer for many years when the Club was experiencing financial difficulties and through his determination and fortitude, being very sound and honest he guided the Club out of its problems and into a safe financial footing. He was also Rear Commodore Admin. and Vice Commodore. It was thanks to Allen that our deep-water moorings were all updated with larger sinker blocks that he had made up and brought out in his tractor and trailer from his farm in Helston at his own expense.

Allen was generous to a fault and incredibly kind. He never liked to see anyone alone and was always the first person to welcome visitors to the Cub. When Jane was Commodore he introduced himself as the ‘Commodores Wife’ and enjoyed entertaining at the bar! He was an enormous support during Jane’s time as Commodore.

Allen served on the WCORA (West Coast Offshore Racing Association) Committee with Wally Royal who remembers their trips to Plymouth in his Land Rover with great fondness.

Allen took enormous pleasure and pride in taking Privateer 20 years ago across the Atlantic, via The Canaries and Cape Verde Islands to the Caribbean and back, via Bermuda and the Azores. He had wonderful friends who accompanied him both ways and they had a lot of fun.

The funeral will be held at Helston Methodist Chapel, Coinagehall Street on Friday 22 December at 1.00pm and afterwards at the Clubhouse from 3.00pm

JUNIOR SAILING 2017

We had a fantastic summer season on the water. Junior Sailing was at capacity again this year. All the sailors progressed on so much while having an amazing time. There were some challenging conditions to sail in this year but the sailors coped incredibly well and came away more
confident in their abilities. There were new friendships formed and new challenges reached. I’d like to thank all the volunteers for their help this year. Without their dedication and time Junior Sailing couldn’t happen. We will be celebrating Junior Sailing at Posh Nosh, the date of which is to be confirmed soon.

Nick Glossop – Captain Juniors

YACHT REPORT

I write this towards the end of October and almost all of us have got our boats off their moorings, out of the water and safely tucked away in barns and boatyards for the winter. The nights are closing in and the season is almost over. ‘Summer’s lease hath all too short a date’ as Shakespeare famously wrote and this year’s lease seems to have been rather shorter than most as the latter part of the summer did not see very much really good weather and we missed out on the lovely autumn we were hoping for.

However we did have some pretty good sailing weather in the earlier part of the year.

I had a lovely week on Scilly with some friends, being especially blessed with an easterly to sail over and a westerly to return, spinnaker up both ways, nothing to complain about there! And I know that others took advantage of the June weather to get over to Brittany for a glorious cruise along the north coast and back via the Channel Islands.

We organised an early summer cruise in company to Fowey which was well attended and great fun. We also had another cruise in company to Fowey in late August when we experienced the most torrential rain squalls I have ever sailed in and which certainly tested my reefing skills and my foulies to their limits!

The annual Helford to L’Aber Wrac’h race was well supported, again mainly by the French contestants despite the loss of some entrants due to a twenty four hour postponement for the bad weather to clear. The French contingent again took all the podium positions. However Helford’s honour was upheld in fine style by Wally Royall in his 90th year sailing his excellent boat ‘Xenia’ and taking the Sundancer Trophy for first Helford boat.

Wednesday evening racing continued as usual throughout the summer but again, despite our efforts to encourage a variety of boats to enter under the PY handicap system, only five 707s were racing. Although we had a much depleted fleet we all still had a lot of fun in some very hotly contested races with almost every contestant winning at least one race. However Charles Richardson and his crew sailed ‘Dragun’ most consistently and won all three series, though when Ed Bolitho and his crew on ‘Miss Moneypenny’ were free from their Half Ton duties, their boat speed certainly gave the rest of us something to dream about.

Who knows what the next season will bring, but rain or shine no doubt we will all be out enjoying ourselves on the water one way or the other and hopefully in the Club over the winter.

Nick Gough – Joint Captain Yachts

COMMODORE’S REPORT 2017

Now that most of the boats and yachts are on dry land for safety over the winter season, and waiting for repairs and servicing to be done before launching again for next summer which I hope goes well for all Members, we have time to reflect on the season which hopefully we have all enjoyed.

The Club has been very popular this year and our new stewards have done extremely well. Word has been spreading up and down the coast about the great atmosphere and food at the Club. As a result of this we have had visits from many visiting yachtsmen and women, other sailing clubs and South West Gaffers to name but a few, all enjoying the Club facilities. Members have also been making the Club really busy this year, so much so that it has been necessary to buy extra seating for the balcony. Not only have the clubhouse and balcony been really busy but all the activities the Club runs have gone very well this season. Our Social Committee has arranged a really good social calendar for 2017/2018 and Members should keep a close eye on the Club emails and also this Newsletter for details. The ladies on the Social Committee have done us proud this year.

You will see from this Newsletter that all Membership, Mooring and Berthing fees will increase for 2018. Last year the fees were not increased because of the poor service offered to Members due to the lack of stewards. The increase for next year is to keep in line with inflation and more importantly to keep the Club on a sound financial footing. If you look around at the other local sailing clubs you will find that they do not offer as many activities or sailing boats that can be used free of charge, so that Members still have a good deal financially. In order to secure any stewards for this year the Club had to subsidise them as another year without stewards would have badly damaged the Club’s reputation and been a financial disaster. As the Club has been extremely busy this summer the Committee feels that it was a good decision. The winter season is also always difficult for stewards to make a living and they lose most of the profit made in the summer, thus the need for a subsidy. This arrangement is however up for negotiation in December.

As from the AGM on 19th January 2018 you will have a new Commodore who I hope will enjoy the job as much as I have and I am sure he or she will make a great success of it. All is looking good for 2018 here at the Club and better weather next summer would be a bonus.

Finally I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a successful New Year.

Mark Buckley – Commodore

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Please bail out your boats

As we have had so much rain recently can you please make sure you bail out your boats on the pontoon on a regular basis.  The extra weight of all the water causes stress to the fingers on the pontoon.

Also a reminder that all boats need to be removed from Club premises by 31st October.

Thank you

Dave Blanning – Captain Moorings

Late Summer Series

Results as of 15:48 on September 21, 2017

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Thank you

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the Members, tea helpers, Committee, safety boat crew, liberty boat crew, office, kitchen and bar staff for making Sunday such a huge success. Our reputation as the best day of Falmouth Week has certainly  been upheld.

The tables were groaning with the quantity of delicious tea that was donated and there was not a crumb left!

The Club has received many congratulations on the hospitality provided.

Thank you – we could not have done it without you

Heather Ibotson
Vice Commodore

Mid Summer Series 2017

Results as of 17:30 on July 27, 2017

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Anchors and ground tackle

In the last week anchors and ground tackle have gone missing from the Committee Boat and Fun Yak without the knowledge of Captain Safety Boats. Chris Hosken makes a considerable effort to maintain the boats so that members can sail in safety. It is vitally important that the boats are maintained and carry the correct equipment. As an RYA recognised training centre the Club and its equipment have to pass a rigorous inspection by the RYA and the lack of anchors on safety boats would result in a fail and curtail of Junior Sailing.

Accidents do happen – for instance throwing the anchor without ensuring it is tied to the boat – embarrassing it may be but someone needs to be told so that it is replaced.

Please note that the anchors and tackle at the Club be they on boats or sailing marks are there for a reason. Should you consider such items are required elsewhere ask your team leader – just don’t do what you think is right as it impacts others.

Should anyone have any information concerning the whereabouts of the missing items please contact me moc.tenretnitbnull@yeldud.evilc

Regards
Clive Dudley
Rear Commodore Sailing

Remarkable Handicapping for L’Aber Wrac’h 2017

The final finish times for the race are attached and show that the first 13 boats finished within 50 minutes of one another over a distance a little under 100 miles. This is a wonderful feat of handicapping on the part of our very experienced Handicap Committee of Wally Royall, Ian Wort, and Terry Pascoe.

Congratulations to all the competitors who made it a special occasion. I hear that our French friends are already getting very excited about the 60thAnniversary race in 2019 – which I suspect might be somewhat special!

Regards
Clive Dudley
Rear Commodore Sailing

L’Aber Wrac’h 2017 FINAL FINISHING TIMES

L’Aber Wrac’h 2017

This year’s race got off in fine style on Saturday following a 24 hour postponement due to poor weather conditions. The delay meant the loss of some entrants owing to work commitments but on the day 16 boats started. The French contingent made the running but that old campaigner, Wally Royall (in his 90th year) was the first Helford boat to cross the line – congratulations Wally!

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Wednesday Evening Yacht Racing

One of our members who sails a Contessa 26 is very interested in joining our Wednesday evening Yacht Race Series but would like some similar yachts to race against in addition to our current 707 competitors.

Please can we encourage anyone who has a similar yacht to join us on a Wednesday evening to make our racing more inclusive and varied. Please contact me on ku.oc.oohaynull@hguoglorackcin if you are able to come along.

Thank you

Nick Gough – Captain Yachts

Adult Dinghy Sailing

The Helford River Sailing Club is starting Adult Dinghy Sailing every Saturday during the summer season beginning at 2.00 pm on 8th July.  The start time will alternate between 2.00pm and 10.00am depending on the tide. Our aim is to attract new members to the club by offering an opportunity to Try Sailing a Wayfarer or our new Drascombe Lugger with an experienced club sailor.

All existing club members with or without dinghy experience will be most welcome to join us. Most importantly we need to build up a list of experienced sailors and safety boat crews who are able to help.

This will be promoted in the West Briton as an opportunity to “Try Sailing” which, as you know, has taken place for many years and with great success on Tuesday nights.

If you would like to take part or want to help, please email Angie Watson at ku.oc.stnenopmocmpnull@retep

Thank you

The Club Pontoon

Dear All

Our pontoon has served us well for over 15 years now, but is getting old. Like all things old it needs to be looked after and cared for. We are doing our bit and hope you will as well.

Here are a few tips I hope will help us all.

  1. First a reminder that boats on finger berths must be under 5m in length and less than 2m in the beam. (There are a few exceptions to this by very special arrangement and agreement by the Committee.)
  2. No boat shall have an outboard which exceeds 90hp 2 stroke or 75hp 4 stroke.
  3. No boat shall exceed 450kg (992.08lb) including engine in weight.

The weight is very important as overweight boats are putting a great deal of stress on the pontoon.

Please see page 27 of the Club 2017 Yearbook

Some tips

  1. Please bail out your boat whatever size it is regularly. 1gallon of water = 10lb or 5kg. Water adds to the weight of your boat very quickly and can take it over weight.
  2. Please make sure that your boat is left secure and with a bucket over the prop for those left in the small boat area. We all should be mindful of other users and their property taking care that we don’t cause damage to other users of the pontoon.
  3. Please do not leave any items unattended on the pontoon. They can cause trip hazards and can be dangerous. Any item left unattended will be removed. Also, please remember not to leave painters or mooring lines on the pontoon for the same reasons.
  4. All boats must display a current year sticker which will have been given to the boat owner when they paid for the berth. The Club will in the next few weeks be checking all boats on the pontoon and will remove any that do not display a current year sticker.

Please see page 27 of the Club 2017 Yearbook

  1. Please do not let children play on the pontoon. We have recently had a number of incidents where children have left a lot of mud on Members’ boats after swimming and playing on them.  Some damage has also occurred. Swimming off or near the pontoon is dangerous and is not permitted. Catching crabs or fishing from the pontoon is also not permitted. The bridge to the pontoon moves on rollers with the tide and waves. It weighs over 2 tons and will not stop because a small finger or foot is in the way.
  2. A gentle reminder that Rule 9 of the Club Byelaws states: ‘All boats using Club premises or participating in any Club event or using Club mooring facilities (that means the pontoon as well) shall be insured for third party risks. The amount of cover shall be £2,000,000. You could be asked for proof of insurance.

Please see page 32 of the 2017 Club Yearbook

We are a Club and all the work carried out is by volunteers so please help if you can. If you see someone struggling please ask if you can help. If you notice something wrong or broken please tell someone from the Club in the office or the bar.

Thank you and safe sailing.

Dave Blanning – Captain Moorings

Early Summer Series 2017

Overall

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Devon and Cornwall Alert

In the past Devon and Cornwall police has run a scheme called Community Messaging which involved getting information to members of the community regarding crime or incidents in their area. However, this scheme is now being replaced with a new scheme called Devon and Cornwall Alert.

Devon and Cornwall Alert is a two-way community messaging service which helps us connect with our communities by telling then what is happening in your area and allows you to respond directly with information for the police. Anyone can register for the service for free on the website.

http://alerts.dc.police.uk/

PCSO 30053 Julia Berry

Devon and Cornwall Police
Helston Police Station covering The Lizard Peninsula

Boat Watch

Falmouth Boat Watch is now on Facebook…

Our new Facebook page ‘Falmouth Police Boat Watch’ can be used predominantly for information sharing between the marine community and Police to assist us in tackling marine crime. The page will be used to keep interested persons informed of any local marine crime/anti-social behaviour as well as crime prevention advice and can be used by people from the maritime sector to raise any concerns and post direct to the page.

As always you can still email me personally if preferred however our public page can be used to post items publically which may be of interest to others.

Besides Facebook, Boat Watch is on Twitter. Please follow us for updates – @falboatwatch

This is the time of year we typically see an increase in marine crime. Please ensure you take precautions to protect your items with appropriate locks, where possible remove items of value from boats when unattended, security mark items of value and ensure makes, models and serial numbers are recorded. We also have new stock of protective outboard engine covers and microdot marking kits available. These are available from Macsalvors Boathouse and Robin Curnow Outboards.

Thanks

PCSO 30569 Chris Braddon

Falmouth Police Station, TR11 2ES
@PCSOBraddon & @FalBoatWatch
facebook.com/FalmouthPolice

Work party needed

A work party is needed to help put boards along the pontoon to stop the dinghies being pushed underneath and sustaining damage.  This is a very important task and we would therefore ask anyone who has a dinghy on the pontoon to help out if possible.  The more volunteers the less time it will take.  Please email Dave Blanning, Captain Moorings if you can help.

moc.liamgnull@gninnalb.evad

Yacht Wash-up Meeting Minutes

Wayfarers are out

Dave Sumner would like to join me in thanking all those that formed muster to retrieve the Club Wayfarer dinghies from the water on Saturday. In addition to the strong turnout from our active Adult Sailing section,  assistance from  Dave Church; Dan Flunder; Stephen Brooks; Keith Goy; Mark Ibotson (apologies to anyone I have left out) made for an orderly and quick haul out.

Eight Wayfarers were recovered from the water in a somewhat testing easterly slop by a team not afraid to get their feet wet. Two trailers were utilised to shuttle the boats up the ramp where another team parked them up. Not content with getting them out of the water members then pressure washed the boats, removed all gear to the shed, before un-stepping the masts.

Dave Sumner and his ‘team’ have a full programme of maintenance planned over the winter and any offer of help would be appreciated.

Adult sailing on Tuesday evenings (and socially throughout the winter) is a great way to make new friends and enjoy the beautiful Helford River – why not give it a go!

It was good working with you all.

Thanks

Clive Dudley
Rear Commodore Sailing

Captain Social position on Committee

There is currently a vacancy on the Club Committee for a Captain Social. This position would be ideal for someone who likes organising and attending social events at the Club and can be very rewarding.

If you feel you would like to be involved in the running of your Club please contact Mark Buckley at moc.duolcinull@yelkcubnailuj or email the Club office at moc.tcennoctbnull@nimda-csrh.

 

Late Summer Series 2016

Results as of 8:07 on September 22, 2016

One Design Fleet

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 8, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
1st One Design Jambo Hunter 707 7086 Phil Philpot 1 (1.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 6.0 5.0
2nd One Design Avocet Hunter 707 7072 Nick Gough 1 (3.0) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 14.0 11.0
3rd One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 2.0 3.0 (4.0) 4.0 4.0 DNF 2.0 19.0 15.0
4th One Design Dragun Hunter 707 7103 Charles Richardson 1 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 (9.0 DNC) 26.0 17.0
5th One Design Mawgawr 707 Modified 7002 Tom Smith 1 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 (9.0 DNC) 4.0 33.0 24.0
6th One Design The Wildebeest Hunter 707 7097 Phil Badger 1 (9.0 DNC) 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 54.0 45.0
6th One Design Swordfish Hunter 707 77076 Tom Lake 1 (9.0 DNC) 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 54.0 45.0
6th One Design Miss Moneypenny Hunter 707 7103 Ed Bolitho 1 (9.0 DNC) 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 54.0 45.0

R1 – One Design Fleet – 24 Aug at 18:25

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:25:00
Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:30:00
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating Place Points
1 One Design Jambo Hunter 707 7086 Phil Philpot 1 1 1.0
2 One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 2 2.0
3 One Design Avocet Hunter 707 7072 Nick Gough 1 3 3.0
4 One Design Dragun Hunter 707 7103 Charles Richardson 1 4 4.0
5 One Design Mawgawr 707 Modified 7002 Tom Smith 1 5 5.0

R2 – One Design Fleet – 24 Aug

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:25:00
Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:30:00
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating Place Points
1 One Design Jambo Hunter 707 7086 Phil Philpot 1 1 1.0
2 One Design Avocet Hunter 707 7072 Nick Gough 1 2 2.0
3 One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 3 3.0
4 One Design Dragun Hunter 707 7103 Charles Richardson 1 4 4.0
5 One Design Mawgawr 707 Modified 7002 Tom Smith 1 5 5.0

R3 – One Design Fleet – 31 Aug

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:25:00
Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:30:00
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating Place Points
1 One Design Jambo Hunter 707 7086 Phil Philpot 1 1 1.0
2 One Design Avocet Hunter 707 7072 Nick Gough 1 2 2.0
3 One Design Dragun Hunter 707 7103 Charles Richardson 1 3 3.0
4 One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 4 4.0
5 One Design Mawgawr 707 Modified 7002 Tom Smith 1 5 5.0

R4 – One Design Fleet – 7 Sept

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:25:00
Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:30:00
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating Place Points
1 One Design Jambo Hunter 707 7086 Phil Philpot 1 1 1.0
2 One Design Avocet Hunter 707 7072 Nick Gough 1 2 2.0
3 One Design Dragun Hunter 707 7103 Charles Richardson 1 3 3.0
4 One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 4 4.0
5 One Design Mawgawr 707 Modified 7002 Tom Smith 1 5 5.0

R5 – One Design Fleet – 14 Sept

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:25:00
Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:30:00
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating Place Points
1 One Design Jambo Hunter 707 7086 Phil Philpot 1 1 1.0
2 One Design Avocet Hunter 707 7072 Nick Gough 1 2 2.0
3 One Design Dragun Hunter 707 7103 Charles Richardson 1 3 3.0
4 One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 DNF 4.0

R6 – One Design Fleet – 21 Sept

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:25:00
Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:30:00
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating Place Points
1 One Design Jambo Hunter 707 7086 Phil Philpot 1 1 1.0
2 One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 2 2.0
3 One Design Avocet Hunter 707 7072 Nick Gough 1 3 3.0
4 One Design Mawgawr 707 Modified 7002 Tom Smith 1 4 4.0

Report to Members

The time has come to report to Members regarding the problems the Club has experienced this summer which have affected many of you.

We took on new stewards who came highly recommended and had many years of experience. Sadly it soon became obvious that they had no idea of how to run a Club. The food was inconsistent, as was the staffing of the Club. The cleaning was also not up to the standard required. The Committee had no choice but to terminate their contract in view of their fundamental breach of agreement.

The next step was to employ a chef, bar staff and waiting staff to run and clean the Club, organising daily menus and various functions that happen during the summer season. During the first couple of weeks we had problems with chefs leaving, staff not turning up for work, which gave us no time to inform Members that the Club may be closed which was very annoying and disappointing for Members and guests.

We hope we have now solved these problems for the remainder of the season before we commence the winter opening times. We are taking steps to advertise for new stewards so that we can select the best candidates. We will keep you informed of our progress.

Vice Commodore Heather Ibotson has worked wonderfully well under extreme pressure organising staff and replacing them when necessary and must be praised for her efforts in running the Club.

The Committee would like to apologise to Members for all the inconvenience caused by our problems this summer and also for the lack of communication to Members.

Mark Buckley
Commodore

Laser Plate Final 2016

First Aid Course at HRSC

A First Aid Course will be run shortly at HRSC for anyone wanting to gain or renew their qualifications.    Please remember that Rescue Boat drivers need to renew every 3 years.

If you would like to attend this course (it will probably be on a Saturday) please contact Joan Kearsley on ku.oc.esuohyrrebelkcuhnull@naoj or call 01326 280337.

Regatta Day

A big thank you to everyone who helped make yesterday’s Regatta Day such a success.

To everyone who made food contributions for the teas, the barbecue helpers and the washer uppers, the bar staff, the liberty boat crews and everyone else who gave up their time to help out.

Many thanks again –

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Mid Summer Series 2016

Results as of 14:24 on July 28, 2016

One Design Fleet

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 8, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
1st One Design Jambo Hunter 707 7086 Phil Philpot 1 1.0 (9.0 DNC) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 14.0 5.0
2nd One Design Dragun Hunter 707 7103 Charles Richardson 1 (2.0) 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 11.0 9.0
3rd One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 (4.0) 4.0 19.0 15.0
4th One Design Avocet Hunter 707 7072 Nick Gough 1 4.0 3.0 4.0 (9.0 DNC) 3.0 5.0 28.0 19.0
5th One Design Mawgawr Hunter 707 7002 Tom Smith 1 5.0 (9.0 DNC) 5.0 4.0 5.0 3.0 31.0 22.0
6th One Design The Wildebeest Hunter 707 7097 Phil Badger 1 (9.0 DNC) 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 54.0 45.0
6th One Design Swordfish Hunter 707 77076 Tom Lake 1 (9.0 DNC) 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 54.0 45.0
6th One Design Miss Moneypenny Hunter 707 7103 Ed Bolitho 1 (9.0 DNC) 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 54.0 45.0

R1 – One Design Fleet – 15 June at 18:25

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:30:00
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating Place Points
1 One Design Jambo Hunter 707 7086 Phil Philpot 1 1 1.0
2 One Design Dragun Hunter 707 7103 Charles Richardson 1 2 2.0
3 One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 3 3.0
4 One Design Avocet Hunter 707 7072 Nick Gough 1 4 4.0
5 One Design Mawgawr Hunter 707 7002 Tom Smith 1 5 5.0

R2 – One Design Fleet – 29 June

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:30:00
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating Place Points
1 One Design Dragun Hunter 707 7103 Charles Richardson 1 1 1.0
2 One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 2 2.0
3 One Design Avocet Hunter 707 7072 Nick Gough 1 3 3.0

R3 – One Design Fleet – 6 July

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:30:00
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating Place Points
1 One Design Jambo Hunter 707 7086 Phil Philpot 1 1 1.0
2 One Design Dragun Hunter 707 7103 Charles Richardson 1 2 2.0
3 One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 3 3.0
4 One Design Avocet Hunter 707 7072 Nick Gough 1 4 4.0
5 One Design Mawgawr Hunter 707 7002 Tom Smith 1 5 5.0

R4 – One Design Fleet – 13 July

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:30:00
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating Place Points
1 One Design Jambo Hunter 707 7086 Phil Philpot 1 1 1.0
2 One Design Dragun Hunter 707 7103 Charles Richardson 1 2 2.0
3 One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 3 3.0
4 One Design Mawgawr Hunter 707 7002 Tom Smith 1 4 4.0

R5 – One Design Fleet – 20 July

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:30:00
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating Place Points
1 One Design Jambo Hunter 707 7086 Phil Philpot 1 1 1.0
2 One Design Dragun Hunter 707 7103 Charles Richardson 1 2 2.0
3 One Design Avocet Hunter 707 7072 Nick Gough 1 3 3.0
4 One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 4 4.0
5 One Design Mawgawr Hunter 707 7002 Tom Smith 1 5 5.0

R6 – One Design Fleet – 27 July

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:30:00
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating Place Points
1 One Design Jambo Hunter 707 7086 Phil Philpot 1 1 1.0
2 One Design Dragun Hunter 707 7103 Charles Richardson 1 2 2.0
3 One Design Mawgawr Hunter 707 7002 Tom Smith 1 3 3.0
4 One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 4 4.0
5 One Design Avocet Hunter 707 7072 Nick Gough 1 5 5.0

Susanna May Race Report 23 07 2016

Dinghy Race Report: Laser Plate 2

Dinghy Race Report 10 07 2016

Junior Sailing: July 8th

Stage 1 and 2 Junior Sailors having fun and learning this evening. Huge thanks go to the instructors, they put so much time and effort into making the evening safe and fun.

Dinghy Regatta Report 18 06 2016

L’Aber Wrac’h 2016

“Twenty five boats set out on Friday 24th June for L’Aber Wrac’h in a fresh SW breeze making for a fast crossing. The previous evening participating crews and members celebrated at the Champagne Reception where a good time was had by all. Crews received excellent hospitality on arrival in L’Aber Wrac’h and Carol Lawrence worked her magic in collating the results and prizes. Winning Boat ‘Farsteo’ – Monsieur Cochet. First British yacht was ‘Mrytle’ – Dave Whitmarsh. The youngest competitor was Ali Gill on Buster. Carol also gave a ‘Super soaker’ to ‘Diomedes’ – Ed Osman as this was a youngish crew and their 1st Helford L’AberWrac’h race. Rob Hweitt, as he has done for many years, gave his speech proudly in French. The L’Aber Wrac’h Race has a proud tradition within the Club and is an excellent way to participate in a channel crossing in company in a friendly competitive way. Hopefully next year we can increase the numbers that take part.”
Clive Dudley
Rear Commodore Sailing

Full results (PDF)

 

Dinghy Regatta Photos

Dorothy Winfrey Race 2016

Results as of 17:00 on June 25, 2016

R1 – One Design Fleet – 22 June 2016 at 18:25

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:30:00

Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo HelmName Rating Place Points
1 One Design Jambo Hunter 707 7086 Phil Philpot 1 1 1.0
2 One Design Grumpy Hunter 707 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 1 2 2.0
3 One Design Dragun Hunter 707 7103 Charles Richardson 1 3 3.0
4 One Design Avocet Hunter 707 7072 Nick Gough 1 4 4.0

Dinghy Regatta Results

Results are final as of 16:43 on June 22, 2016

Feva Fleet

Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Rating system: PY, Entries: 4, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
1st Feva RS FEVA XL 5444 St Mawes SC Henry Hallam Ashley Hill 1235 1.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 4.0
2nd Feva RS FEVA XL 6112 St Mawes SC Amy Boyle Kit Gordon Brown 1235 2.0 2.0 1.0 5.0 5.0
3rd Feva RS FEVA XL 5443 St Mawes SC Max Fisher Tristan Young 1235 3.0 3.0 3.0 9.0 9.0
4th Feva RS FEVA XL 5452 St Mawes SC Lottie Hack Daniel Brigg 1235 4.0 4.0 4.0 12.0 12.0

Laser 4.7 Fleet

Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Rating system: PY, Entries: 10, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
1st Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 185336 St Mawes SC Lawrence Calverley 1195 1.0 1.0 3.0 5.0 5.0
2nd Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 68927 St Mawes SC Joe Pothecary 1195 3.0 6.0 1.0 10.0 10.0
3rd Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 108868 Helford River SC Beks Hosking 1195 5.0 4.0 2.0 11.0 11.0
4th Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 208210 St Mawes SC Kieran Andrews 1195 4.0 3.0 4.0 11.0 11.0
5th Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 20311 Helford River SC Ollie Chamberlain 1195 6.0 2.0 5.0 13.0 13.0
6th Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 88716 St Mawes SC Ollie Croft 1195 2.0 8.0 8.0 18.0 18.0
7th Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 179728 Helford River SC Matthew Broad 1195 10.0 5.0 6.0 21.0 21.0
8th Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 58039 St Mawes SC Stuart Freeth 1195 8.0 10.0 7.0 25.0 25.0
9th Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 133333x Helford River SC Ed Hosken 1195 9.0 7.0 9.0 25.0 25.0
10th Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 185655 St Mawes SC Nyles Thomas-Horton 1195 7.0 9.0 10.0 26.0 26.0

PY Fleet Fleet

Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Rating system: PY, Entries: 13, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
1st PY Fleet LASER 201511 Helford River SC Roger Macdonald 1095 1.0 4.0 1.0 6.0 6.0
2nd PY Fleet SOLO 4785 Helford River SC Phil Samuel 1140 3.0 2.0 2.0 7.0 7.0
3rd PY Fleet RS 400 588 Helford River SC Ollie Berryman Ed Bolitho 943 7.0 1.0 6.0 14.0 14.0
4th PY Fleet LASER RADIAL 171278 Helford River SC Beccy Kestin 1136 4.0 5.0 5.0 14.0 14.0
5th PY Fleet LASER 138471 Helford River SC Andy Biggs 1095 2.0 3.0 10.0 15.0 15.0
6th PY Fleet LASER 179651 Helford River SC Stephen Brooks 1095 6.0 6.0 3.0 15.0 15.0
7th PY Fleet BLAZE 604 Helford River SC Phil Philpott 1021 9.0 7.0 4.0 20.0 20.0
8th PY Fleet LASER 133333 Helford River SC Andrew Hosking 1095 5.0 8.0 7.0 20.0 20.0
9th PY Fleet COMET TRIO 412 Helford River SC Anton Chamberlain 1086 10.0 10.0 8.0 28.0 28.0
10th PY Fleet SOLO 1360 Helford River SC Dave Philpott 1140 12.0 9.0 9.0 30.0 30.0
11th PY Fleet BYTE CII 2621 Helford River SC Fin Walsh Newton 1148 8.0 11.0 12.0 31.0 31.0
12th PY Fleet RS VAREO 252 Helford River SC Chris Hosken 1071 11.0 12.0 11.0 34.0 34.0
13th PY Fleet WAYFARER 5 Helford River SC Matt Palmer Ben Clayphan 1107 14.0 DNC 14.0 DNC 14.0 DNC 42.0 42.0

R1 – Feva Fleet

Start: Start 1 – Fevas, Finishes: Place
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Place Points
1 Feva RS FEVA XL 5444 St Mawes SC Henry Hallam Ashley Hill 1235 1 1.0
2 Feva RS FEVA XL 6112 St Mawes SC Amy Boyle Kit Gordon Brown 1235 2 2.0
3 Feva RS FEVA XL 5443 St Mawes SC Max Fisher Tristan Young 1235 3 3.0
4 Feva RS FEVA XL 5452 St Mawes SC Lottie Hack Daniel Brigg 1235 4 4.0

R2 – Feva Fleet

Start: Start 1 – Fevas, Finishes: Place
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Place Points
1 Feva RS FEVA XL 5444 St Mawes SC Henry Hallam Ashley Hill 1235 1 1.0
2 Feva RS FEVA XL 6112 St Mawes SC Amy Boyle Kit Gordon Brown 1235 2 2.0
3 Feva RS FEVA XL 5443 St Mawes SC Max Fisher Tristan Young 1235 3 3.0
4 Feva RS FEVA XL 5452 St Mawes SC Lottie Hack Daniel Brigg 1235 4 4.0

R3 – Feva Fleet

Start: Start 1 – Fevas, Finishes: Place
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Place Points
1 Feva RS FEVA XL 6112 St Mawes SC Amy Boyle Kit Gordon Brown 1235 1 1.0
2 Feva RS FEVA XL 5444 St Mawes SC Henry Hallam Ashley Hill 1235 2 2.0
3 Feva RS FEVA XL 5443 St Mawes SC Max Fisher Tristan Young 1235 3 3.0
4 Feva RS FEVA XL 5452 St Mawes SC Lottie Hack Daniel Brigg 1235 4 4.0

R1 – Laser 4.7 Fleet

Start: Start 2 – L47, Finishes: Place
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Place Points
1 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 185336 St Mawes SC Lawrence Calverley 1195 1 1.0
2 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 88716 St Mawes SC Ollie Croft 1195 2 2.0
3 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 68927 St Mawes SC Joe Pothecary 1195 3 3.0
4 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 208210 St Mawes SC Kieran Andrews 1195 4 4.0
5 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 108868 Helford River SC Beks Hosking 1195 5 5.0
6 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 20311 Helford River SC Ollie Chamberlain 1195 6 6.0
7 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 185655 St Mawes SC Nyles Thomas-Horton 1195 7 7.0
8 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 58039 St Mawes SC Stuart Freeth 1195 8 8.0
9 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 133333x Helford River SC Ed Hosken 1195 9 9.0
10 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 179728 Helford River SC Matthew Broad 1195 10 10.0

R2 – Laser 4.7 Fleet

Start: Start 2 – L47, Finishes: Place
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Place Points
1 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 185336 St Mawes SC Lawrence Calverley 1195 1 1.0
2 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 20311 Helford River SC Ollie Chamberlain 1195 2 2.0
3 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 208210 St Mawes SC Kieran Andrews 1195 3 3.0
4 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 108868 Helford River SC Beks Hosking 1195 4 4.0
5 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 179728 Helford River SC Matthew Broad 1195 5 5.0
6 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 68927 St Mawes SC Joe Pothecary 1195 6 6.0
7 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 133333x Helford River SC Ed Hosken 1195 7 7.0
8 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 88716 St Mawes SC Ollie Croft 1195 8 8.0
9 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 185655 St Mawes SC Nyles Thomas-Horton 1195 9 9.0
10 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 58039 St Mawes SC Stuart Freeth 1195 10 10.0

R3 – Laser 4.7 Fleet

Start: Start 2 – L47, Finishes: Place
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Place Points
1 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 68927 St Mawes SC Joe Pothecary 1195 1 1.0
2 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 108868 Helford River SC Beks Hosking 1195 2 2.0
3 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 185336 St Mawes SC Lawrence Calverley 1195 3 3.0
4 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 208210 St Mawes SC Kieran Andrews 1195 4 4.0
5 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 20311 Helford River SC Ollie Chamberlain 1195 5 5.0
6 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 179728 Helford River SC Matthew Broad 1195 6 6.0
7 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 58039 St Mawes SC Stuart Freeth 1195 7 7.0
8 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 88716 St Mawes SC Ollie Croft 1195 8 8.0
9 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 133333x Helford River SC Ed Hosken 1195 9 9.0
10 Laser 4.7 LASER 4.7 185655 St Mawes SC Nyles Thomas-Horton 1195 10 10.0

R1 – PY Fleet Fleet

Start: Start 3 – Handicap, Finishes: Finish time
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Elapsed Corrected Points
1 PY Fleet LASER 201511 Helford River SC Roger Macdonald 1095 0:38:24 0:35:04 1.0
2 PY Fleet LASER 138471 Helford River SC Andy Biggs 1095 0:38:27 0:35:07 2.0
3 PY Fleet SOLO 4785 Helford River SC Phil Samuel 1140 0:40:08 0:35:12 3.0
4 PY Fleet LASER RADIAL 171278 Helford River SC Beccy Kestin 1136 0:40:10 0:35:21 4.0
5 PY Fleet LASER 133333 Helford River SC Andrew Hosking 1095 0:39:29 0:36:03 5.0
6 PY Fleet LASER 179651 Helford River SC Stephen Brooks 1095 0:39:37 0:36:11 6.0
7 PY Fleet RS 400 588 Helford River SC Ollie Berryman Ed Bolitho 943 0:34:32 0:36:37 7.0
8 PY Fleet BYTE CII 2621 Helford River SC Fin Walsh Newton 1148 0:42:30 0:37:01 8.0
9 PY Fleet BLAZE 604 Helford River SC Phil Philpott 1021 0:37:56 0:37:09 9.0
10 PY Fleet COMET TRIO 412 Helford River SC Anton Chamberlain 1086 0:40:29 0:37:17 10.0
11 PY Fleet RS VAREO 252 Helford River SC Chris Hosken 1071 0:40:02 0:37:23 11.0
12 PY Fleet SOLO 1360 Helford River SC Dave Philpott 1140 0:42:42 0:37:27 12.0
13 PY Fleet WAYFARER 5 Helford River SC Matt Palmer Ben Clayphan 1107 DNC 14.0

R2 – PY Fleet Fleet

Start: Start 3 – Handicap, Finishes: Finish time
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Elapsed Corrected Points
1 PY Fleet RS 400 588 Helford River SC Ollie Berryman Ed Bolitho 943 0:36:10 0:38:21 1.0
2 PY Fleet SOLO 4785 Helford River SC Phil Samuel 1140 0:43:50 0:38:27 2.0
3 PY Fleet LASER 138471 Helford River SC Andy Biggs 1095 0:42:50 0:39:07 3.0
4 PY Fleet LASER 201511 Helford River SC Roger Macdonald 1095 0:42:54 0:39:11 4.0
5 PY Fleet LASER RADIAL 171278 Helford River SC Beccy Kestin 1136 0:44:38 0:39:17 5.0
6 PY Fleet LASER 179651 Helford River SC Stephen Brooks 1095 0:43:02 0:39:18 6.0
7 PY Fleet BLAZE 604 Helford River SC Phil Philpott 1021 0:40:26 0:39:36 7.0
8 PY Fleet LASER 133333 Helford River SC Andrew Hosking 1095 0:43.56 0:40:07 8.0
9 PY Fleet SOLO 1360 Helford River SC Dave Philpott 1140 0:46:40 0:40:56 9.0
10 PY Fleet COMET TRIO 412 Helford River SC Anton Chamberlain 1086 0:45:17 0:41:42 10.0
11 PY Fleet BYTE CII 2621 Helford River SC Fin Walsh Newton 1148 0:50:50 0:44:17 11.0
12 PY Fleet RS VAREO 252 Helford River SC Chris Hosken 1071 0:49:40 0:46:22 12.0
13 PY Fleet WAYFARER 5 Helford River SC Matt Palmer Ben Clayphan 1107 DNC 14.0

R3 – PY Fleet Fleet

Start: Start 3 – Handicap, Finishes: Finish time
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Elapsed Corrected Points
1 PY Fleet LASER 201511 Helford River SC Roger Macdonald 1095 0:46:02 0:42:02 1.0
2 PY Fleet SOLO 4785 Helford River SC Phil Samuel 1140 0:48:22 0:42:26 2.0
3 PY Fleet LASER 179651 Helford River SC Stephen Brooks 1095 0:47:17 0:43:11 3.0
4 PY Fleet BLAZE 604 Helford River SC Phil Philpott 1021 0:44:24 0:43:29 4.0
5 PY Fleet LASER RADIAL 171278 Helford River SC Beccy Kestin 1136 0:49:57 0:43:58 5.0
6 PY Fleet RS 400 588 Helford River SC Ollie Berryman Ed Bolitho 943 0:41:49 0:44:21 6.0
7 PY Fleet LASER 133333 Helford River SC Andrew Hosking 1095 0:49:43 0:45:24 7.0
8 PY Fleet COMET TRIO 412 Helford River SC Anton Chamberlain 1086 0:50:09 0:46:11 8.0
9 PY Fleet SOLO 1360 Helford River SC Dave Philpott 1140 0:53:50 0:47:13 9.0
10 PY Fleet LASER 138471 Helford River SC Andy Biggs 1095 0:52:26 0:47:53 10.0
11 PY Fleet RS VAREO 252 Helford River SC Chris Hosken 1071 0:53:15 0:49:43 11.0
12 PY Fleet BYTE CII 2621 Helford River SC Fin Walsh Newton 1148 0:42:45 0:55:51 12.0
13 PY Fleet WAYFARER 5 Helford River SC Matt Palmer Ben Clayphan 1107 DNC 14.0

 

Dinghy Regatta

The Dinghy Regatta was a great success and a big thank you goes to everyone who helped on the water, back at the Club providing great food and hospitality and above all, the sailors.

A great effort was made by the juniors of St. Mawes and comments from their coach sums up the day. ‘Our lot got back to St. Mawes just before 2100 hrs determined to sail all the way.  They were all very bubbly on their return and had obviously had a great day, one they will remember for many years, a life time.  I imagine they all slept well last night. Thank you so much for all your hospitality.  The greeting they received on arrival was excellent and much appreciated by the adults as well.  What is more the pasta went down like a treat.  Thank you.’

Photos to follow

Clive Dudley
Rear Commodore Sailing

Sale of HRSC Committee Boat Q20

  1. Bids must be sent in by post to HRSC,  Helford, Helston TR12 6LB, or delivered by hand to the Club office no later than 1stJuly 2016.  Please include your name, email address and/or mobile or home phone number with your bid.
  2. All bids will be kept secret and we will select a qualified person to oversee that honesty and fair play takes place when bids are opened and the integrity of the Club cannot be questioned.
  3. The Q20 may not be taken from Club premises until full payment has been made by the successful bidder.
  4. The Q20 can be seen by appointment with Chris Hosken. Please contact him on 01326 231240 or email moc.nsmnull@neksohsirhc.
  5. The Q20 boat is sold as seen and the Club takes no responsibility for it after the sale.

Early Summer Series 2016

Overall

Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Entries: 8, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Boat Class SailNo HelmName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Nett
1st Jambo 707 OOD 7086 Philpott (9.0 DNS) 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 16.0 7.0
2nd Dragun 707 OOD 7103 Richardson (9.0 DNS) 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 20.0 11.0
3rd Grumpy 707 OOD 7057 Pascoe/Dudley (9.0 DNS) 3.0 9.0 DNS 9.0 DNS 3.0 3.0 3.0 39.0 30.0
4th Avocet 707 OOD 7072 Gough (9.0 DNS) 9.0 DNS 3.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 9.0 DNC 41.0 32.0
6th Miss Moneypenny 707 OOD 7007 Bolitho (9.0 DNS) 9.0 DNS 9.0 DNS 9.0 DNS 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 63.0 54.0
6th Wildebeast 707 OOD 7097 Badger (9.0 DNS) 9.0 DNS 9.0 DNS 9.0 DNS 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 63.0 54.0
6th Swordfish 707 OOD 7076 Lake (9.0 DNS) 9.0 DNS 9.0 DNS 9.0 DNS 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 63.0 54.0
5th Mawgawr 707 ++ 7002 Smith (9.0 DNS) 4.0 9.0 DNS 9.0 DNS 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 58.0 49.0

R1 – 4 May

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
Rank Boat Class SailNo HelmName Place Points
1 Jambo 707 OOD 7086 Philpott DNS 9.0
1 Dragun 707 OOD 7103 Richardson DNS 9.0
1 Grumpy 707 OOD 7057 Pascoe/Dudley DNS 9.0
1 Avocet 707 OOD 7072 Gough DNS 9.0
1 Miss Moneypenny 707 OOD 7007 Bolitho DNS 9.0
1 Wildebeast 707 OOD 7097 Badger DNS 9.0
1 Swordfish 707 OOD 7076 Lake DNS 9.0
1 Mawgawr 707 ++ 7002 Smith DNS 9.0

R2 – 11 May

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
Rank Boat Class SailNo HelmName Place Points
2 Jambo 707 OOD 7086 Philpott 2 2.0
1 Dragun 707 OOD 7103 Richardson 1 1.0
3 Grumpy 707 OOD 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 3 3.0
5 Avocet 707 OOD 7072 Gough DNS 9.0
5 Miss Moneypenny 707 OOD 7007 Bolitho DNS 9.0
5 Wildebeast 707 OOD 7097 Badger DNS 9.0
5 Swordfish 707 OOD 7076 Lake DNS 9.0
4 Mawgawr 707 ++ 7002 Smith 4 4.0

R3 – 18 May

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
Rank Boat Class SailNo HelmName Place Points
1 Jambo 707 OOD 7086 Philpott 1 1.0
2 Dragun 707 OOD 7103 Richardson 2 2.0
4 Grumpy 707 OOD 7057 Pascoe/Dudley DNS 9.0
3 Avocet 707 OOD 7072 Gough 3 3.0
4 Miss Moneypenny 707 OOD 7007 Bolitho DNS 9.0
4 Wildebeast 707 OOD 7097 Badger DNS 9.0
4 Swordfish 707 OOD 7076 Lake DNS 9.0
4 Mawgawr 707 ++ 7002 Smith DNS 9.0

R4 – 25 May

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
Rank Boat Class SailNo HelmName Place Points
1 Jambo 707 OOD 7086 Philpott 1 1.0
2 Dragun 707 OOD 7103 Richardson 2 2.0
4 Grumpy 707 OOD 7057 Pascoe/Dudley DNS 9.0
3 Avocet 707 OOD 7072 Gough 3 3.0
4 Miss Moneypenny 707 OOD 7007 Bolitho DNS 9.0
4 Wildebeast 707 OOD 7097 Badger DNS 9.0
4 Swordfish 707 OOD 7076 Lake DNS 9.0
4 Mawgawr 707 ++ 7002 Smith DNS 9.0

R5 – 1 june

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
Rank Boat Class SailNo HelmName Place Points
1 Jambo 707 OOD 7086 Philpott 1 1.0
2 Dragun 707 OOD 7103 Richardson 2 2.0
3 Grumpy 707 OOD 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 3 3.0
4 Avocet 707 OOD 7072 Gough 4 4.0

R6 – 1 june

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
Rank Boat Class SailNo HelmName Place Points
1 Jambo 707 OOD 7086 Philpott 1 1.0
2 Dragun 707 OOD 7103 Richardson 2 2.0
3 Grumpy 707 OOD 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 3 3.0
4 Avocet 707 OOD 7072 Gough 4 4.0

R7 – 1 june

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
Rank Boat Class SailNo HelmName Place Points
1 Jambo 707 OOD 7086 Philpott 1 1.0
2 Dragun 707 OOD 7103 Richardson 2 2.0
3 Grumpy 707 OOD 7057 Pascoe/Dudley 3 3.0

 

Helford River Navigational Aids Committee Update

To all HRSC members from Helford River Navigational Aids Committee

Just an update on the navigational buoys in the river as at June 2016.

August Rock buoy replaced with a “new” buoy. New Light that is longer range. Green flash every 5 seconds
( Picked it up 3.2 miles out on a clear night at beginning of June)

Voose buoy rebuilt in stainless steel and base repainted.

Car Croc replaced with brand new east cardinal buoy. In addition it is now lit. Flash Quick (3) 10 seconds.

Bar buoy. Cleaned and repaired

A special thanks to HRSC for their help and to all those individuals who have contributed. If you have been meaning to contribute financially but just not got down to it, then it isn’t too late! There are continual ongoing running costs for this voluntary committee.

Email John Head (chairman HRNAC) at moc.loanull@daehnotsleh for details

Last weekend’s cruise to Fowey 

Last weekend’s cruise in company to Fowey was most enjoyable despite the lack of wind on Friday and Saturday.
 
Friday’s gentle float in the sunshine was very pleasant and we all had a very good afternoon and evening in Fowey, all looking lovely in the evening light.
 
Many thanks to those of you who joined us and commiserations to those who had to cancel at the last minute for various social and work obligations. We will certainly repeat the venture later in the summer.
 
I will be away cruising in Brittany for the rest of this month but if anyone wishes to organise a cruise in my absence that would be great.
 
Let’s hope for good sailing weather in the weeks to come.
 
Nick Gough
Captain Yachts

Drying Moorings for Rent

We have 3 drying moorings still available to rent. These are fairly close to the Club pontoons and are suitable for boats up to 22ft.

The cost is £364 for the season.

If you are interested in renting one of these please call Penny in the Club office on 01326 231006.

Dinghy Racing: May 26th

Members use of Club Wayfarer Dinghies

The Club Wayfarers are now available for Members to use at any time, during daylight hours, with the exception of Tuesdays and certain special event days.

If you would like to be put on the list of those suitably qualified to use the boats please contact, in the first instance, David Sumner (Adult Sailing) on moc.liamelgoognull@staobdloydluom or Stephen Brooks (Captain Dinghies) on moc.liamgnull@yhgniddrofleh.

A reservation system will operate and you will be able to reserve a boat up to two weeks in advance for a maximum of two days in any one week. Wayfarers not reserved will be available on the day on a first come first served basis.

The reservation book will be kept in the bar alongside the Boat Scrub book.

PS: The earlier reference to ‘hiring’ was entered in error and there has never been any intention by the  Committee to charge a fee for the use of Wayfarers.

Junior Sailing: May 13th

Dinghy Racing: May 12th

Dinghy Racing: May 8th

Dinghy Racing: May 5th

Dinghy Racing: May 1st

Dinghy Racing: April 24th

Dinghy Racing 2016

What a great 2015 year hosted by Team Captains Dinghies Andy and Karen Biggs. Writing this with 70 mph gusts outside we are reminded how generous the wind was with only one outright race cancellation. Andy gained huge support from the Committee for re-investment in 2016 dinghy racing.

Two RS Visions – think Wayfarer with easy righting / crew recovery, naturally aspirated with huge Spinnaker and a 1134 Handicap to die for. The perfect introduction to club racing.

A dual purpose Safety / Committee boat with a robust construction we think will tempt more Safety Boaters out in all weathers.

We need to get on the water a little earlier for three equipment acquaint sessions starting 3rd April to hone our Safety and Asymmetric skills before racing starts on 14th April.

Andy on moc.tenretnitbnull@sggib.j.ydna is keen to take out new and adult Members for refresher race training in the Visions on Tuesday evenings or as convenient. If any juniors’ parents are kicking their heels on the quay, we hope to offer similar temptation on Friday evenings. The Club’s stock of lovingly maintained Wayfarers is also available for adult sailing / training on Tuesday evenings. Contact Dave Sumner on 01326 240350 or moc.liamelgoognull@staobdloydluom.

We are actively exploring ways HRSC and HRCST can encourage the flow of adults and juniors into racing and hope there are opportunities with RNAS Culdrose. The Club, founded in 1948 by many ex-RN members, naturally should exploit their “special relationship”.

Saturday 18th June 14:00 – HRSC Dinghy Regatta: we have the return of the Junior Feva Travellers , Laser 4.7ers, and let’s see if we can lure RNAS Culdrose to the friendly melee. We are delighted and proud to have secured Commodore Grafham Water – Tom Smith, to RO the day. Tom will require the generous loan of a Committee boat capable of comfortably holding 4-6 volunteer spotters and recorders under cover.

Saturday 23rd July 18:00 – Susanna May Memorial Cup: the perennially popular event for the May family and friends to joust with HRSC Dinghies. Congratulations to Captain Reginald ‘Fido’ Vivian-May for his British Empire Medal awarded last September!

Saturday 17th or Sunday 18th September – Bart’s Bash: www.bartsbash.com it is appropriate in an Olympic year to honour Sir Ben Ainslie’s late friend Bart Simpson by sailing for Bart on 18th September.

I look forward to meeting old and new rivals alike on the river for an exciting programme of Club racing, regattas, and even the odd expedition or two.

Stephen Brooks – Captain Dinghies moc.liamgnull@seihgniddrofleh

Commodore’s Report

Now that the winter is over, we will hopefully enjoy a far better summer than last year which will enable us all to get out onto the water and have lots of fun.

We have new Stewards who started at the Club just before Easter and we wish George and Linda Dykes the very best in their new venture. As we all know working here at the Club and keeping everyone happy is a challenging job! If you have any comments or suggestions please pass them on to our Vice Commodore, Heather Ibotson. May we take this opportunity to remind Members that only food purchased from the Stewards may be consumed on Club premises.

Training courses at the clubhouse are back on the agenda so please sign up to learn new skills or to refresh existing ones. The initial course run this year was the First Aid course on 2nd April. Please keep an eye on the Club website and emails for future courses.

We have now provided some facilities for children in the end room of the clubhouse so the whole family can now come down and enjoy time together at the Club. Parents are reminded that children do need to be supervised at all times please.

The ever popular adult dinghy training on Tuesday nights will continue. Wednesday evening keelboat racing needs a lot more support this year. Handicap, 707 and white sail racing can all be accommodated so please come along and join in. Dinghy racing on Thursday evenings has a strong and active contingent and is very competitive and will no doubt thrive again this season. Junior sailing will take place again on Friday evenings and is, as always, very well supported.

During the winter months Yoga classes have been held at the clubhouse and these will soon be joined by Art and Spanish classes. Please look out for notices about these and possible other classes on the website and emails.

Now is a particularly good time to join the Helford River Sailing Club as the joining fee has been reduced to £10 so please encourage your friends to join.

We have an active social calendar planned for this summer as you will see later on in this Newsletter. Notable amongst the events are the L’Aber Wrac’h Champagne Party on Thursday 23rd June and the Falmouth Week Helford Regatta Day on Sunday 7th August. Please come along and support your Club and our new Stewards.

Finally may I wish all Members a very happy and fun-packed summer both on and off the water and I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible down at the clubhouse.

Mark Buckley – Commodore

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More Yoga classes

The very successful Yoga classes run by Fo Beresford will continue for another 6 week session from Friday 8th April to Friday 13th May.

The cost will be at the usual rate of £48 for the 6 sessions.  There is also the option to pay £10 for an individual session provided that this is booked and paid for in advance.  This may be useful for anyone wishing to try Yoga for the first time.

Please call Fo Beresford on 01326 221353 or email moc.liamgnull@drofserebof

HRSC SPANISH COURSE FOR BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS

Wednesday 13th April 2016
11am to 1.15pm

Tutor Julia Dean: moc.loanull@aihRailuJ

Cost £6 per hour minimum 5 students

Course lasts for 5 weeks, £60 per student

A fun and lively Spanish language course. We will be using all four skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing which will be practised through practical activities.

The course is aimed at people wanting to be able to communicate whilst travelling, speak to Spanish people or simply as a way of having fun. We will cover topics such as greetings and introductions, talking about yourself and family, ordering drinks and food in a bar, and other topics according to student’s requirements.

Basic Spanish grammar will be explained.

Contact Julia Dean
tel: 01326 231334
e-mail moc.loanull@aihRailuJ

Watercolour Classes

Yacht Wash-up Meeting 26.2.2016

Present: Mark Buckley, Clive Dudley, Pat Scannell, Nick Gough, Matt Palmer, John Walker, Phil Badger, Charles Richardson, Steve Kestin.

Agenda: To review 2015 yacht racing season and discuss plans to attract more yachts to participate in racing and cruising in 2016

NG. voiced the general feeling that it was a great shame that the fleet racing had fallen away from around ten 707s and some PY yachts on each start line in 2013 and 14 to only half that number of 707s and no PY yachts last year, despite very good close racing.

NG said that he had been approached by a few PY yacht owners saying that they wished to be included and felt left out. He proposed that we try to include PY yachts by having a joint 707 and PY start.
There were some objections but NG asked that we try that for the first series and see if PY yachts do actually want to race.

It was generally agreed that we must try to encourage more participation and include PY yachts.

NG presented some ideas that had been sent to him by Tom Smith and also thanked Phil Badger for sending some ideas all of which were discussed.

It was agreed that:-

  • Yacht owners should be contacted to ask what support and encouragement they would like and what type of racing. NG to contact owners.
  • Occasional Cruise/Races to be organised, also cruises in company. NG, PS and CD to take forward.
  • Courses to be varied sometimes two short races other times one longer at discretion of the OOD.
  • The race night should remain on Wednesday for the coming season at least.
  • Juniors should be encouraged to join the 707 racing.
  • CD to talk to Nick Allsop, Capt Juniors, to identify likely elder juniors. PS to talk to Dominic and Ian Lawrence to ask if their boys might be interested.
  • NG and PS to consider offering Avocet as a ‘junior boat’ skippered by one of them with junior helm and crew.
  • PB also volunteered to skipper a junior boat if necessary.
  • VHF sets to be used by all racers on channel 72 for safety reasons and also to enable self starts if no OOD was available.
  • OODs should be encouraged to attend but if that meant a boat not sailing on that evening then self start should be agreed.
  • Rule infringements should be owned up to on the water and the appropriate 360 or 720 penalty taken. However protests can be a learning exercise and should not be discouraged. They should be conducted as an opportunity to talk through the rules and issues.
  • CD has a Protest pack and offers to chair the protests.
  • The relative small cost of owning and racing a 707 should be widely advertised.
  • NG to work out average cost and add to news letter and put on notice board.
  • Race day meals should be good value to attract racers back to the club. £10 meal and pint was suggested. MB to discuss with new stewards.
  • Culdrose Naval base should be encouraged to enter a team. The possibility of the club buying or chartering a 707 for Culdrose to use for a season was suggested. MB to formally contact Ian Fitter at Culdrose.
  • MP to make some informal soundings among his colleagues at Culdrose. MB to raise the purchase/charter ideas with the Committee.

All agreed to try to encourage friends and acquaintances to take part in more club racing, cruising and other activities.

NG thanked everyone for attending on such a wet night and for such useful ideas and participation.

Nick Gough 27.2.16

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First Aid Course

Do you wish to obtain (or renew) your First Aid certificate ready for the new season?

Remember that if you are a Safety Boat Driver or Sailing Instructor, you must have a current 1st Aid certificate and keep in mind that certificates expire after 3 years.

The club is organising 2 courses, both to be run on Saturday 2nd April 2016 in the clubhouse:

  1.  A full one-day course for those with no previous RYA First Aid qualification and those whose 3 year certificate has now expired. Cost £36.00 *. 0930 hrs – 1600 hrs (half an hour for lunch break).
  2.  A 3-hour refresher course for those whose certificate is still current (but may be about to expire). Cost £31.00 *. 1000 hrs – 1500 hrs

The courses will only run if we have sufficient numbers (minimum of 8 per course).

If the above courses are over-subscribed, we will run more courses, so if you wish to attend an RYA 1st Aid course, but cannot make the above date, please do let us know and we’ll notify you if and when further course dates are on offer.

The cost of these courses is extremely reasonable, so do take advantage of this offer while it’s available!

To reserve a place on a course please email Ginny Sykes by Sunday 13th March, giving us your name and contact details (email and telephone) and telling us which course you wish to apply for. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so book in early.

Please make cheques for the appropriate amount payable to HRSC and send to: Helford River Sailing Club, Helford, Helston, TR12 6LB or pay by BACS to: Helford River Sailing Club. Sort Code: 30-94-07. Account No: 00090120. Please put your name and ‘1st Aid’ as reference.

Payment must be received by Sunday 20th March or your place may be allocated to someone else.

* First Aid books will be available to purchase on the day at a cost of £2 each.

There is no minimum age limit for course participants, so young people who are keen and wish to gain a 1st aid qualification are most welcome to attend.

YOGA CLASSES AT HRSC 2016

Following on from this year’s successful Yoga Classes at the Clubhouse, Fo Beresford is planning to run another 6 week session starting on Friday 19th February 2016 til Friday 1st April 2016 (not Good Friday) at a cost of £42 for 6 sessions. The classes will be from 9.30am to 11.00am

If you do not want to book for 6 sessions you can book for individual sessions at £10 each provided you book and pay for these sessions IN ADVANCE.

If you would like to have a go at Yoga or would like to carry on from previous sessions please contact Fo Beresford on 01326 221353 or email moc.liamgnull@drofserebof

Commodore’s Report Winter 2015

COMMODORE’S REPORT

We have just had a summer in which we have had either too much wind or not enough or just plain bad weather. This has meant that probably, like myself, you have found it less pleasurable to go sailing and have therefore been out less often. Hopefully the sailing season next year will be blessed with better weather.

Despite this, dinghy racing has again been very successful this year with good and competitive racing which bodes well for next season. Thank you to all the safety boat crews for providing cover for the dinghies.

The yacht racing on Wednesday evenings has been great fun with closely contested races and was enjoyed by all who took part We need more keelboats racing as the fleet is getting smaller so please consider joining in with Wednesday racing next year.

Our stewards Chris and Janet have not had the best of summers with fewer visitors and unfavourable weather which has resulted in less business for the Club. Chris and Janet will be leaving the Club on 30th November. I would like to thank them for all they have done for us over the past year and to wish them the best for the future.

As always the Club website is updated on a regular basis so please keep an eye on it for all news of what is happening at the Club.

Lastly I would like to thank everyone who has worked hard in helping with any Club activity and keeping everything running successfully. Without your help this Club would not be able to function.

I wish everyone a happy Christmas and all the best for a prosperous New Year.

Mark Buckley – Commodore

Winter Newsletter 2015

Stewards

The Committee is currently seeking to appoint new Stewards to run the Club.  If you would like to be considered for these positions or know of anyone who might like to apply, please contact Penny in the Club office on 01326 231006 or email moc.tcennoctbnull@nimda-csrh.