ST CATHERINE’S SAILING CLUB NEWS February 2005
COMMODORE’S OPENER OOD’s – The club programme will be out
shortly and this will list when the OOD duties
Enclosed with this newsletter is our 2005 fixture are. If you cannot do your duty then can you
list. Once again we have a very please let the others you are doing it with know
comprehensive schedule of activities ranging and then swap with someone else. If it is not
from our ever popular regattas, series races possible to find a swap then can you please let
and training days plus we have included a rally me know so I am at least aware. Also if you
to a special location for lunch; should be lots of have been an OOD before or would like some
fun. Dot and her committee have also hints and tips then please come along on
organised plenty on the social side, so lots of Sunday 20 March to the maintenance day
good reasons to come down to the club. where the sailing committee and I will be
providing some OOD training.
This year we are hosting the first stage of
Trophee Des Isles. Last time we ran this Racing – This season opens with the club’s
regatta we had an excellent turnout of boats Easter Regatta on Monday 28 March. This is a
from Jersey, Guernsey and St Malo. I am sure day of racing starting in the morning with a
this year will be just as successful. The club break for lunch and some more racing in the
will also be well represented off island with a afternoon. It promises to be a great days
junior squad competing in the Jeux Des Isles in racing and a brilliant way to start the season.
sunny warm Crete and our Island Games
seniors in hopefully sunny warm Shetland! Thanks
A little reminder, I hope many of you have sent Joel
back your subscriptions and berthing fees; it
really does help us if we can avoid TRAINING REPORT
unnecessary administration and costs chasing
for payment. On Wednesday 9 March we are very fortunate
to have Nick Rogers coming to the clubhouse
Finally, I look forward to see as many of you as to give a talk on dinghy sailing. This informal
possible on the water or maybe just down at talk will be aimed primarily at junior sailors but
the club enjoying the relaxed atmosphere all are welcome so please come along. The talk
having a cup of tea and making the most of our will start at 5pm and we aim to have a short
facilities and excellent location. talk and then a question and answer session.
Tea and cakes will also be provided so please
Good sailing! come along, whatever your sailing ability, all
At 8pm Nick will also be giving a talk at St
Shetland Ahoy! Helier Yacht club on his Olympic campaign and
St Helier have extended a warm invitation to all
Well done to Joel Lucas, Jeff Speller, David our members.
Carter and Martin Speller for qualifying to
represent Jersey in this years Island Games
being held in Shetland. Training Weekend 16 / 17 April
Joel and Jeff will compete in the Laser We are hoping to kick start the sailing season
standard rig with David and Martin in the Radial this year with a weekend of training for all
fleet. except beginners. We are fortunate to have two
RYA coaches across from the UK who along
SAILING SECRETARY’S UPDATE with the club coaches will provide a weekend of
sailing. The cost will be £20 to include two days
Sailing Instructions – There have been some coaching, lunches and snacks during the
changes made to the sailing instructions since weekend. If you are interested please return
last season. The main change for which I wish the enclosed form with your cheque made
to make everybody aware is about the payable to St Catherine’s Sailing Club. Closing
qualification for the Hardy Cup. The format for date for this weekend is 10 April. A letter of
this year’s club championship has changed to confirmation with final times, details of the night
try and allow for a more competitive out on the Saturday will be sent out then.
competition. This years qualifying will allow all
sailors who complete more than 12 races TRAINING COURSES
throughout the season to compete for the
trophy. For a full set of sailing instructions see Following the feedback received from the last
either the copies in the club or on the club newsletter it has been decided to offer the
website where it will be posted shortly. following courses during the summer term.
Once again I would ask you to fill in the
ST CATHERINE’S SAILING CLUB NEWS February 2005
enclosed form and return it to me together with TROPHEE DES ISLES
payment - all cheques made payable to St
Catherine’s Sailing Club. This year the first leg of this three way junior
competition is to be held in Jersey. This will be
Novice - Children held over the weekend of 7 / 8 May. Racing will
be in three classes, Laser Radials or 4.7,
This will be an eight-week course commencing Toppers and Optimist. This is a fun event and
on Monday 16 May in Oppies. Start time will although we would like to beat Guernsey and
be 6pm until 8pm and will cost £45. The group St Malo of course, we would rather see as
size will be a maximum of ten. You must be in many of our junior sailors as possible on the
year three or above and have done none or water. We are hoping to run a regatta class -
very little sailing. It is a Beginners course. that is coached racing for the more novice
Optimist sailors - so please give it a go. It
Improver - Children promises to be a fun weekend with prizes
galore, good food and the opportunity to make
This course is aimed at those children who new friends.
have already done some sailing with us or at St
Aubin’s. Its aim is to progress with sailing and We shall also be looking for volunteers to host
assumes the basics are understood. Sailing visiting children, help both on the water and in
will be in Oppies or Toppers. Numbers will be the kitchen so please keep this weekend free
limited. Start time will be 6pm commencing on and return the slip below.
Wednesday 11 May and will again run for eight
weeks. Cost for the course is £45. The second leg for those of you who are keen,
will be in St Malo over the Bank Holiday
Race Beginners – Adult / Children weekend in August.
This course is aimed at those who have sailed MAINTENANCE DAY
with us before, can sail upwind and would like
to break onto the racing circuit gently! It can be As mentioned in the last newsletter, we’re
a daunting prospect to move into club racing having a maintenance day on Sunday 20
and so the idea here is to have some specific March. Please come along and help us
race coaching finishing in time for you to put it prepare for the new season. There will be
all in practice in the evening race. This course plenty of varied work – something for everyone.
will be run every Thursday an evening race is And more hands make light work.
scheduled in the programme until the end of
July. The cost is £30 and numbers will be Refreshments will be available to keep us all
limited. Start time will be 5.30pm ON THE going and it will be a great opportunity to renew
Adult Beginner / Improver FITTING OUT SUPPER
Again we shall be running an adult ‘learn to sail And yet another reminder and date for your
and improve your sailing’ course hopefully diary – Saturday 19 March. Dot and the
towards the beginning of the season. Please House Committee team will be serving up both
return the form to me and I shall contact you a quiz and food to get the new season off to a
with the dates as soon as I can finalise them. winning start.
Sunday Training Although numbers are limited tickets are
available at £8 per head. Please contact Dot
After feedback from this new initiative last year on 767984 if you’d like join in. The event starts
we shall be running a training course on the at 7.30pm.
four Sundays indicated in the programme.
Again this will be aimed at all levels except
complete beginners. It is open to both adult
and children. Training will start at 10am and be
finished at 4pm. These four days will provide
structured coaching and will include some mini
races. The cost for this course is £30.
Well hope there is a course there for you.
Looking forward to hearing from you in the not
too distant future, as I do follow a first come
first served procedure!
ST CATHERINE’S SAILING CLUB February 2005
TRAINING BOOKING FORM
(Check, circle or highlight what training course/event you require)
Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
Contact Number Tel -
Training Weekend (16 /17 April) £20
Novice Children (Monday) £45
Improver Children (Wednesday) £45
Race Beginners (Thursday) £30
Adult Beginner / Improver (Day TBA*) £TBA*
Sunday Training £30
* Louise Perkins will provide further details
All cheques payable to St Catherine’s Sailing Club
TROPHEE DES ISLES
Contact Number Tel -
Class (please circle) Laser Topper Optimist Regatta
I can / cannot* help with catering, hosting, RIB
* Delete as appropriate
Please return to Louise Perkins, The Post House, La Rue es Picots, TRINITY, JE3 5JG