Southwold Sailing Club is taking part in the Royal Yachting Association’s Push the Boat Out event on the 9th of May.
Come along to the club from 12.00 onwards to meet us, have a look around the clubhouse and, most importantly, give sailing a try in one of our Pico dinghies! Please see here for location details and sign-up on our facebook event page.
Our first race of the season is fast approaching. The White Hart Race is the traditional season opener. The race will take place on a course layed to the West of the Bailey Bridge, in the area usually used for Pico training. To give people the opportunity to bring boats back down to the club and organise them after winter storage the race will take place in the afternoon, with a 3pm start.
The clubs Pico fleet is available for use of club members for this race. email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
There will also be a Rescue boat refresher session running, again please email to register interest.
We have our Fitting Out Supper this coming Saturday evening at 7 for 7.30pm.
As on previous occasions it is a DIY affair and as usual there will be a roaring fire and a warm welcome from our Commodore and his team of helpers.
There is no need to book just turn up bringing your favourite sweet or savoury dining contribution and have warm and pleasant evening.
On Sunday there is a Workparty from 10.00-13.00. Please come along and help get the club & dinghy fleet ready for the season.
Hope to see you all there!
ASKA Sails for Denmark when the weather moderates. New owner has space
for crew member/s. Should be at least competent crew. Get in touch if interested (southwoldsc[at]gmail.com, replace [at] with@)!
Of course our last post was actually an April Fool, and the GB team won’t be using Southwold as their training venue for Rio (though they would be welcome to come visit!). But why not put yourself on the road to Tokyo 2020 by joining our “Learn to Sail” or “Learn to Race” programmes this summer. Details can be found here or come along to our open day on May 9th to find out more…
Huge news this morning, as Team GB confirm they will be making Southwold their training camp in the run up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio. A team spokesman said “the conditions in Sole Bay are ideal for our sailors as they replicate as closely as possible the conditions they will face in Rio next summer” standby for further news at midday…
Despite the very “spring” like weather of horizontal rain and a southerly wind gusting to 40mph, 10 intrepid walkers and a few four legged friends enjoyed the inaugural Spring walk on Sunday.
After waiting for the main front to pass over, and assured by chief forecaster Alan, that the worst of the rain had passed, the walkers led by chief guide Aubrey were taken on a loop of Walberswick footpaths and lanes, before returning to the clubhouse where a roaring fire and hot bowl of soup awaited.
The next event in the calendar is the Fitting Out Supper on Saturday 11th April.
We’ll be posting plenty of photos showing what the club gets up to. A selection of cruiser photos from Alan from past seasons can be found on our facebook page
As part of the RYA’s Push the Boat Out Campaign the club are holding an Open Day on Saturday 9th May, from midday. This will give prospective new members an opportunity to view the club facilities and take part in on the water taster sessions.
See the RYA event description here.
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We also now have a for sale section for members only. If you want to get rid of some boaty bits n’ bobs then, please email southwoldsc[at]gmail.com with a description of that you want to sell.