April Bulletin

St Mawes SC – April 2019 Bulletin

News from the commodore: Just to let everyone know that the clock on our property above the old Lloyds Bank is away for repair/replacement and will be reinstalled as soon as possible

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THURSDAY 4th APRIL  AT 2000 – A TALK ON THE SINGLE AND TWO HANDED TRANS ATLANTIC RACES  Almost 60 years ago saw the first ever single handed transatlantic ocean race that started from Plymouth. Called the OSTAR, 5 intrepid sailors competed for a wager of half a crown to race alone across the north Atlantic to New York. Little did they know in 1960 that they had sown the seed for what was to become a global shorthanded yacht racing phenomenon.  Neil Dunkley is coming to tell us the story from the beginning and what is currently being planned for the next race in 2020.
A sailors supper of Chicken Leek and mushroom pie and salad will be served at 1845 please book through Anna on. stmsc-bar@live.co.uk

THURSDAY 11th   at 2000 – THE RNLI SAFETY TEAM TALK ON MAN OVERBOARD PROCEDURES
The RNLI safety team pay their annual pre season visit to the Club and this time they will be going through the latest advice on Man overboard procedures.

SUNDAY 21st APRIL  AT 1800 ON THE QUAY – SIR ROBIN KNOX – JOHNSTON’S RETURN 50 YEARS ON
The list for Club attendees has currently closed at 120 with a reserve list running. We are expecting at least 110 paying guests,  all associated with his various ventures and clubs and weather permitting Sir Robin will be arriving at the Ferry steps in Suhaili.  Our Commodore, The Chairman of the St Mawes Pier and Harbour Company,  we and JAKKA Jazz will be there to welcome him.
Proposedtimings:
1750 – St MSC Hosts arrive in Marquee!800 – Ferry arrives with guests from Falmouth.
1815 – Sir Robin arrives at Ferry steps in his yacht Suhailij
1800- 2000 Reception on the Quay

Tickets for the St MSC members will cost £15pp and payment details will be published soon!

Stoneworks: The quay team have issued a polite reminder that members wishing to use space in the Engine Shed in 2019 need to have completed an application form and paid the appropriate amount. Active key fobs currently with a large number of previous users who have not re-applied are to be de-activated after April 14th.

Sailing

NOR and SIs are now available to download.

Standard Start Times and Classes are different this year and are detailed in the Club Yearbook and the NOR. You will be emailed once the Race Card is ready to download.

All those entering Club racing are reminded of the need submit an entry form  to the Race Office before their first race of the season. This includes classes A/E/U which this year are using the same Club Entry Form as the other classes.

Racing starts on Easter Sunday (21 Apr) with the first of the Early Bird series

May Day Cups race is on Sun 5 May

Junior sailing
Winter sailing finished last weekend (23rd March).
Instructor training starts week beginning 6th April.
Spring coaching and afternoon racing begins 13th April.

RYST This is a lovely article produced by the RYA this week:
Roseland Youth Sailing Trust transforms young lives including in some of Cornwall’s most economically-challenged areas. We’ve all seen the power of sailing for good but the young people that could benefit the most from the opportunity to get on the water are also typically the ones who are the hardest to reach. However in Cornwall, the Roseland Youth Sailing Trust is making sure those who most need support do not miss out as 450 young people prepare to get afloat thanks to the Trust this summer. But the charity is not doing it by taking them sailing themselves. Instead the Trust works to connect schools with sailing providers, and since its launch in 2015 it has grown from working with two local schools to 16 countywide this year.

It’s an impressive volunteer-led organisation, driven by a passionate belief that, in a county surrounded by water and hit hard by the collapse of its traditional industries, every young person should be able take advantage of the watersports opportunities on their doorstep and they shouldn’t have to pay for it.

As co-founder Dina Croft explains: “There are so many places sailing can take you, and the coastal water is the best resource we have in Cornwall. Yet inland there is a mining history and many of the young people have never been to the beach despite living half an hour from the sea. It’s about opening doors to new possibilities. It’s changing families too. Parents are managing to get to the beach to see their children on the water, which is helping them overcome their mental hurdles about sailing too, and one mum told me her son was now talking about joining the Navy. Sailing has a transformative effect but you have to be able to experience it to know it.”