Clipper Race 2019 (Updated *** see below)
The race is on! Steph is on her travels, crewing on “Dare to Lead” and well on her way to the first stop in portugal. There is a new link on the links tab which will take you to the boat’s team page, from here you can find the boat’s position and current standing in the race . Also Keith has posted other links in his latest message on centreboard. Steph has sent the following message to the club:
As you know I am participating in the Clipper Round the World Race. Here are some details for those interested!
The race starts at St Katherine’s Docks in London on 1st September with a parade of sail through London. The official race start will be around 10am the following day from Southend Pier.
This first leg will stop in Portimao, Portugal mid September before crossing to Punta del Este, Uruguay. I will be on this leg arriving around mid October.
I then head home before departing for China mid February. The boat has continued on its journey through the southern ocean and around Australia before heading for the tropics.
I will re-join in sunny Zhuhai, before heading to freezing Qingdao and then across the Pacific arriving into Seattle between 19-24April.
This is leg 6 of the race nicknamed the Mighty Pacific.
Last week we discovered our team partner. I will be on board ‘Dare to Lead’ under the watchful eye of our skipper Guy Waites. He is very experienced and is entering the Golden Globe race when we return.
There are no communications on board these boats so the only way to stay in touch is to go on the race tracker and look out for the daily blog which is sent to the Clipper office and will be published every day.
If you go to the team web page you can find all the details of the skipper, mate and crew. It is also where you will find the daily blog and race tracker when it is live.
I’m looking forward to this adventure now and hope we live up to that team name!
***First stop reached – Dare to Lead currently lying 2nd.
2019 Year Books
The year books are back from the printers. They will be available for collection from the club this evening – Friday 14/6/19 from 1830 hrs.
Regatta entry forms and instructions
Entry forms and instructions are now available on the site they can be found under “sailing” on the website menu.
Year Book 2019
The current year book is not back from the printers but there is a PDF version in the members only area of the website. Click on the “Year Books” tab (you will need the members only password to access the PDFs).
The courses for 2019 are now available as a PDF file. The link is on the courses page which is under the “Sailing” tab from the main menu.
Just in case you missed the e-mail from the Club Captain, here is a copy of it for your information.
“John Earp will shortly be contacting Carmet for a date to lay the moorings . A notice will be posted in the clubhouse in due course, payment for laying your mooring must be made in advance, (in an envelope with the boats name on it). Can all members therefore make sure their moorings are ready by the weekend of 30/31 March? We have to take the date offered by Carmets weather permitting. If your moorings are made up any welding of shackles etc can be done on this weekend if necessary.”
If you ordered chain last month your order can be collected this Saturday (2/3/19) at midday. If you want/need an itemised bill for your order and have not yet received one please contact the Club Captain by email or see him at the club.
Subs for 2019 – Supplemental
For those who have not yet paid their subs for this year – please note the assistant secretary’s recent posting on centreboard. The discounted rate is only available until the end of this month.
Subs are now due please see the Assistant Secretary’s post in the members section of centreboard.
Chain For Moorings
The club captain will be ordering mooring chain and ancilliary bits and pieces soon. There is a list up in the club, if you need anything please get your name on the list before the end of the month. The order will placed on Feb 1st.
Furniture up for grabs
We have a number of low bar stools in the loft which are in good condition but haven’t been used for a long time. Free to a good home.
Contact Andrew Watson if interested.
Victory for Wallasey Y C
It has now been revealed that the Wallasey team has won this year’s LYC/TSC Handicap Yachts Commodores cup which took place on Sept 29th. Ian Ralli helming with Andy Blythe as his crew beat off 10 other teams to take line honours on the day, sailing Neil Thomas’ Prima 38 “MAX TOO” to a clear victory, beating the second boat home “La Republique” by almost 10 minutes. After applying the handicaps and adjusting times the Wallasey team were still nearly four and a half minutes clear of the nearest rival (this fact was not revealed until last saturday at the WYC prizegiving) . Well done Ian and Andy!
Moorings liftout 19/10/18
Meet on the beach at 1130 hrs. Teams will be needed on the beach and in the club yard. At least one representative from each boat should turn out. See the email from the club Captain – This is heavy work so the more people we have to help, the easier it will be.
Seabird Haul Out postponed 13/9/18
The scheduled haul out of Seabird has been postponed for one week. It is now planned for Saturday Sept 29th – Time to be notified.
Weather Forecasters get it wrong (again) 9/9/18
Yesterday’s race was supposed to take place in a strong breeze – what we got was light airs which at times were insufficient to sail over the tide. Two boats retired but the others, with dogged determination, carried on and eventually crossed the line courtesy of the flooding tide.
Whimbrel makes it back to the water 5/9/18
After many months of work Mike and Pam successfully re-launched Whimbrel last Sunday. Many thanks to all who assisted