Winter in Sydney

In June I helped some friends sail their Cavalier 38 up the coast. We were expecting to get to Queenlsand but only got to Nelson Bay (about 80nm when the skipper fell off and broke two ribs. That ended that adventure. No pictures unfortunately.

Regular winter maintenance goes on aboard Tulip and there have been nice days of cool sunshine and some SW winds which make good sailing in Sydney Harbour.

The highlight of July was the Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Cruising Division Long Lunch last weekend. I attach a photo which will give you an idea of it. About 30 attendees which is a good number since many of the members have sailed north to cruise the Barrier Reef and Queenland coast.

 

 

Richard Williamson, 01.08.2017 | More from Richard Williamson’s blog

Circumnavigation of Britain

David Clements and the crew of Bagheera of Whitby on 16th July completed a successful circumnavigation of Britain, from Dartmouth to Dartmouth anti-clockwise via the Caledonian Canal. LSC members Mike Gill, Nicola De Quincey, Barrie Martin, Don Walker, Sylvia Chesters and Martin Sandford all took part at various times. Attached is a picture of Bagheera in Peel Harbour on the Isle of Man. David will be giving a talk about the trip at the Club on 26th September.

Val Tunmer, 26.07.2017 | More from Val Tunmer’s blog

A Day at the Races at the British Classic Yacht Regatta, Cowes

Recently Barrie Martin’s A Day at the Races had a very exciting day at the British Classic Yacht Regatta in Cowes. On board was Hannah Stodell, a great yachtswoman, she competed in the first ever British Paralympic sailing team in Athens 2004 Olympics and again in Beijing and London.  In the disabled world championships Hannah has three gold medals, two silver and two bronze medals. Currently she is in training to be the first paralympian in the Vende Globe. Hannah also arranged for her bow man and Team Principal,  Ben Forbes to join us. Hannah and Ben were wonderful company and they generously coached the crew all the way around the course and so we had a fantastic day. On board was a very well behaved ship’s dog called Rumpole who rather stole the show. 

 

nicola de quincey, 20.07.2017 | More from nicola de quincey’s blog

Black Tie Dinner

Dear Fellow members,

Last week at the Middle Harbour Yacht Club we had a Commodores Black Tie Dinner and who should we see there but fellow LSC member Pam Cassidy who was visitng to get away from the scorching English summer :-). Anyway it was good to see her and catch up with some LSC news.

I attach a photo of Pam my wife lale and me.

Best wishes to all,

Dick Williamson 

Richard Williamson, 27.06.2017 | More from Richard Williamson’s blog

Events at the Club

A great hat trick of social occasions here at the Little Ship Club.

Below are a few pictures of recent events at the Club, for those who could not attend: the Lord Mayor’s visit (13/6),  the Commodore’s Cocktail Party (15/6) and the Over 50s Lunch (19/5). These events are lots of fun, and, while they take a great deal of organisation, they are for the members. If you attend events like this do consider contributing to the life of the Club by helping organise events.

Anne Billard, 26.06.2017 | More from Anne Billard’s blog

West Mersea Rally, 29 April – 1 May 2017

Organisers: John Davison, HPO, and Jonathan Hague, Rear Commodore Sail & Power

By Jill Moffatt and Kate Newman

The early May Bank Holiday weekend saw the annual LSC pilgrimage to West Mersea. This is the traditional opener of the East Coast rally season and in our opinion is one of the highlights of the Club’s sailing calendar, particularly for foodies and lovers of fresh seafood. The rally is promoted as offering fine dining, great company and a seafood & bubbles Sunday breakfast – plus the best sunset in Britain. It certainly lived up to this impressive billing!

The Passage

Jill Moffatt, 30.05.2017 | More from Jill Moffatt’s blog

Autumn in Sydney

Dear Little Ship Club friends,

I have been rereading the last two LSC magazines and getting great pleasure in all the descriptions of rallies and members trips.It was nice to see and read about  old friends again even though I am half a world away.

Richard Williamson, 29.05.2017 | More from Richard Williamson’s blog

Training Dinner

It was great to have such a well-attended and convivial end to the term's training. The Training Dinner saw friends and families of the successful students receive their certificates and prizes from Richard Falk of the RYA.

Paul Banks, 19.05.2017 | More from Paul Banks’s blog

LAKE GENEVA - NEW HPO

 Jonathn Le Feuvre has become our newest HPO for Lake Geneva, he is a member of the oldest sailing club in Switzerland -Societe Nautique Rollaise  (1880).  The club races every Wednesday during summer and should anyone be  holidaying in Switzerland and passing Lake Geneva, please make contact and share a glass of their local wines.

Anne Le Verrier..., 28.04.2017 | More from Anne Le Verrier-Bizzey’s blog

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