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Commodore's May Newsletter

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Published 09:27 on 1 May 2024

Never cast a clout till May is out! But, warmer weather is forecast and will hopefully be warmer for the events taking place over the first May Bank holiday, listed below. It was so cold for our rally over Easter, but those that did make it had a great time with good food, good company and an enjoyable day in Herm.

Combined Channel Island Yacht Clubs Triangle 2024
This is an event that was proposed by Guernsey Yacht Club and has been taken up between the four Channel Islands yacht clubs. It is being run over the last Bank Holiday of May and consists of four races, three to count making up the triangle. The notice of race is on our yacht racing web page. Leg 2 is part of our Offshore Series, the NoR is on our website and you can enter here.
Pleasure Craft Report Changes (for reporting passages to the UK)
The UK Home Office have updated the Pleasure Craft Report process - the online way to report a passage arriving to the UK. It relates to the skippers' responsibilities to ensure the passport information for his/her crew are valid and that they have the necessary permissions to arrive in the UK. From 18 April 2024, they introduced automated immigration checks known as permission to travel checks to this service. They will return a UPT response message showing you the outcome of the check, when you report an arrival to the UK from outside the Common Travel Area (CTA). The CTA includes travel between the UK, Ireland and Crown Dependencies.

They will use the details of the people you add, to confirm they have valid permission to travel, or if you must verify their documents. For British and Irish nationals a valid passport is their permission. You must check if all people onboard have a valid passport or travel document that is acceptable in the UK, or a valid visa or exemption document if they are from a country where a visa is always required. The link for reporting is Sailing pleasure craft to and from the UK - GOV.UK (
Marine Auction
There is always a huge amount of effort that goes in to running this event coordinated by Jason. A big thank you to all involved and especially Sam, David, Kay, Chris, Kevin, Caroline, Liam, Ian, Bob, Jane, Chris, Rhys and Mark.

It is a great opportunity for members to sell and or buy items, but also raises a significant amount for the chosen charities. The amount raised was: £1,440.40.

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If not, they can use this link to register. Alternatively, email the office at to receive the latest news about our yacht racing, social events and rallies along with general Club updates.
Boat Show
The Club stand at the Boat Show this coming weekend, will be 14 New North Quay. This is located opposite the Maritime Museum entrance. In addition, the other maritime charities which the Club supports, all have stands at the boat show with merchandise. Please make a point of also visiting them over the weekend.
Jersey Friends of Channel Islands Air Search
They are looking for new members to join the committee. No special knowledge required, just enthusiasm and a wish to help organise fund-raising events. Speak to them at the show, or email their chairman Claire de Than at

Dates for your diary...

Friday 3rd: Rally to Granville
Saturday 4th: David Johnson Trophy and Rallye Hubert
Sunday 5th or 6th: Pumpkin Time Trial
Tuesday 7th: Dayboat Race 1
Wednesday 8th: Bingo Night
Monday 13th: Alex Bleasby Race 3 
Sunday 19th: Summer Bay Race Series Race 1
Monday 10th - 23rd: RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Wednesday 22nd: Dayboat Race 2
Thursday 23rd: Hettich IRC Evening Series Race 3
Friday 24th - 27th: Rally to Carteret
Saturday 25th: Offshore Race 2: Jersey to St Quay Portrieux
Tuesday 28th: Alex Bleasby Race 4

Wednesday 5th: Dayboat Race 3
Thursday 6th: Hettich IRC Evening Series Race 4
Sunday 9th: Summer Bay Race Series Race 2
Wednesday 12th: Alex Bleasby Race 5
Thursday 13th: Summer Wine Tasting
Friday 14th: Offshore Race 3: Silver Jubilee & CIYC Trophies to St Malo
Sunday 16th: Offshore Race 4: Evacuation and Howard Johnson Trophies
Tuesday 18th: Evacuation Reception
Thursday 20th: Dayboat Race 4
Saturday 22nd: Savills Inter-Island Race
Wednesday 26th: Alex Bleasby Race 6
Sunday 30th: RNLI 200 Event

Jeff Speller
St Helier Yacht Clu

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