Commodore's September Newsletter
Published 01:00 on 1 Sep 2023
Im writing this newsletter on a very damp and overcast last day of August, but then this headline pops up, the UK could be hit by an Iberian plume bringing 26C heat to the country, according to new weather maps. Where have I heard this before! But lets hope for an Indian summer.
An Evening of Colour & Style at the Club was very well received and enjoyed by those taking part. This feedback was received following the event using the link through our website. A note of thanks for a really enjoyable evening on the 15th Aug for an evening of Colour and Style organised by the Social Committee. A fun night and so refreshing to do something different with a group of people with the shared interest of the yacht club and at the same time supporting local Jersey businesses. Fingers crossed for more such events. Due to the success of the recent Evening of Colour & Style, we will be holding another event on Wednesday the 18th of October.
The Westward Room was used to screen the FIFA Womens World Cup final, it is great to see the Club being used in so many different ways and that the Last Night of the Proms has been a sell-out success.
And away from the Club and Jersey, David Myatts Erica has been competing in the Metre Class series along the French coast consisting of 4 regattas. He is currently competing in the 8 Metre Class world championship regatta hosted by the Royal Italian Yacht Club in Genoa. Erica is at the time of writing, 14th in the Championship and 12th in the Sira + Neptune Class. Racing ends tomorrow and we wish him and the crew of Erica every success.
The August Bank Holiday weekend was an opportunity to race or rally with the Club. The race fleet went to Alderney as part of our Centenary Triangle, the second race being the Alderney Regatta Round Island race. In addition to competing against the Alderney boats, there were also competitors from Guernsey. While it is a great opportunity to compete against boats from the other Islands, it is always great fun socially.
The rally went to Carteret with Barneville-Carteret Yacht Club being the perfect hosts. There is a real desire to build a much closer relationship not just between the two Clubs, but between Normandy and Jersey. A big thank you must go to Debs, our chair of Rally, who together with Chris, went over several days before to get all the arrangements in place and make it the success it was.
Picture by Peter Funk with Jacques Haebig, International Relations, welcoming us and talking about closer ties between Normandy and Jersey. Click here to view the photo album.
Summer may be ending, but nautical activities continue at the Club, so you can keep enjoying the sea while staying active. September is perfect to enjoy the sea around Jersey and the 25th Jersey Regatta sponsored by Carey Olsen takes place 8th to the 10th of September. Tuesday is the last day to get your entry in, so if you havent done so yet, get your entry in NOW at www.jerseyregatta.com
Dates for your diary.
6th: Bingo Night
6th: Alex Bleasby Retired Gents Race 12
8th - 10th: Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta
9th: Last Night of the Proms ***Fully Booked***
14th: Jersey International Air Display
16th: The 25th Jersey Dragon Boat Festival
22nd: Alex Bleasby Retired Gents Race 13
22nd: Offshore Race 7: Glendewar & Kent Trophies to Granville
23rd & 24th: Rally to Granville
24th: Trevor Beaton Trophy - Granville to Jersey
4th: Bingo Night
5th: Alex Bleasby Retired Gents Race 14
8th: Coastal Race 4
14th: Rallye Hubert - David Johnson Trophy
15th: Pumpkin Time Trial - Granville to Jersey
18th: An Evening of Colour & Style
21st: RYA VHF Radio Course
25th: Golden Members Evening
28th: Laying Up Supper
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