Every year at CYC we have some sort of event to help raise funds for this worthy service we can all relate too.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and they provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service.
On 27th May at CYC we will be holding a RNLI 1 day Club Regatta with committee boat starts in the 'CYC Lake area' for 2 h'cap fleets (Fast and Slow).
Entry fee per boat is a minimum of £2.00, please donate on-line via the CYC Paypay system,(no account required, see below) and CYC will pass this onto the RNLI.
There will also be a collection box by the signing on/off sheet on the day.
Donate on-line (Race Fee is £2.00 minimum) for the CYC Club RNLI Regatta 27th May 2013. Simply click on the below button, & enter the amount. If you do not have an account click on the Continue link to complete your donation by card. Many thanks for your support of this event on behalf of the RNLI
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Photos by John Crawley & Tony Purser
Chichester Yacht Club were pleased to welcome Solo sailors to their Open Meeting on the 11th May. Sailors had travelled from across the South of England from as far as the Isle of Wight, and Salcombe, for the Chichester Open on Saturday followed by an Open meeting at Dell Quay on the Sunday. Strong winds were the order of the day, with wind of Force 5-6. Race Officer John Crawley set a course in Chichester Lake, with a committee boat start.
Close competition in the Solo Fleet
In Race 1 on the first beat most of the sailors took the west side out of the tide. Read More...
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Saturday 8th June 2013 6.30pm at CYC in the Upperdeck at CYC.
Saturday night entertainment following the Dell Quay Regatta and getting everyone in the mood for the CYC Regatta on the Sunday.
All Chichester Harbour clubs welcome.
Tickets for the Junior Disco are £3.50 including a hot dog. There will also be food and a social for adults for which tickets are not required.
Buy a ticket now on-line for the Junior Disco.
Select from the drop down menu the number of Junior tickets required (you can buy up to six tickets on-line), then click on the 'Buy Now' button below to complete the transaction and pay for your ticket by card via the secure PayPal web site. Thank you.
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With 27 entrants, Ian Barnett at first lead the CYC charge with Mark hot on his transom. Ian was sporting a new Rondar FRP Solo, having just taken delivery the previous day..
In a fresh 17-20 knot breeze, we all had a good time with Derek and Roger trading places, and Mark showing Ian how to roll tack in 20 knots, much to Ian’s delight. Ian then showed us all how to come in in on port at the windward mark... A full report can be found HERE
The local Chichester Observer write-up can be found HERE
Photo © Jason Watson DQSC
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Todays results can be found HERE
Steve Ede Winner of the CYC 2013 Solo Open
Photo by Tony Purser.
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The first races of the lady Todd series took place on Saturday 27th April. The day brought a stiff northerly breeze Force 4-5 with sun, but a cold wind. The sun brought a number of sailors back down to the club with the apparent, if late dawn of spring. Race office Ian Lissamore set a course in Chichester Lake, which gave a good range of sailing.
Race 2 was notable for a building breeze, providing exciting conditions. A sudden and dramatic gust, reading 32 Knots on Cambermet swept through the Fleet part way through the race. While a few of the leading boats managed to ride out the gust, the majority of the Fleet capsized. The conditions continued with very strong winds, and sailors struggled to get their boats upright. Read More...
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Report and photographs by Luissa Smith
Chichester Yacht Club kick started its season for young sailors with a week-long training camp for sailors racing in the Optimist Class of dinghy. Running from 8-12 April, around 20 youngsters aged from 7-13 years old, were trained by three energetic and expert coaches – with a focus on race training, but most importantly fun. CYC and harbour club sailors were joined by youngsters from further afield, including Jersey.
Above photograph reproduced with the kind permission and © Copyright Rosie Berry.
The focus was to bring new racers and the more experienced racers together, and develop and improve their sailing skills ready for the summer season. Most importantly the camp aimed to enthuse everyone and forge social friendships between youngsters, with an overriding emphasis on fun – so the week was packed with entertaining activities both on and off the water. Read More...
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