The last Open of the year is at Gravesend over the weekend of 11/12 September.
OPEN WEEKEND 11th & 12th September 2021
Gravesend Sailing Club would like to welcome all Dayboat Owners to this years Open Weekend. Sailing on the Saturday will be a long distance race upriver, starting at 15:00hrs with a briefing at 14:00hrs. This will be followed by a BBQ or fish supper. On Sunday there will be 2 shorter races, the first starting at 13:30. With the prize giving following after the second race. The entrance fee for the weekends sailing is £15/boat. If you require assistance with accommodation please give me a call on 07818 425498 or e-mail email@example.com Geoff Honey Dayboat Class Captain
Despite the limitations imposed by the Covid guidelines which meant our gatherings were limited to a quiz, AGM and Prize Giving in a marquee we had a week of good weather, moderate winds and great racing on courses devised by our hosts, Falmouth Y C. for the sixteen competitors.
We ended the week with new champions in the shape of Alistair and Jacqui Seaton from Bosham, who led Peter Hewit and Chris Locket from Poole by one point overall. And in third place overall just one more point behind was another Bosham boat raced by Mark and Shirley Stanton.
The YWDB Association is delighted to confirm that this year’s Dayboat Week in Falmouth will go ahead as planned.
The full programme of racing with include:
-5 points races from Sunday to Thursday
-The Opportunity race for ladies, crews and cadets
-The long distance race.
As you may be aware the full lockdown is planned to be lifted on Monday 21st June so, in order to comply with the restrictions up to that date, we are proposing to move the reception event planned for Saturday evening to Monday.
The RCYC are very keen to host the event and the arrangements for the Week are well in hand. If you are planning to enter it would be appreciated if you could submit your entry by the end of April. This will give the Association and the host club the opportunity to finalise the details based on the number of entries.
In the unlikely event that further Covid restrictions are applied which necessitates the cancellation of the event, there will be a full refund of the entry fee.
If you have any questions regarding the event please do not hesitate to send us a message
VIRTUAL LONDON DINGHY SHOW – 27 & 28 FEB 2021
The event which would have been held at the new location, the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, in place of Alexandra Palace has gone virtual for 2021. Visitors will be able to ‘visit’ the virtual show, pick up brochures and chat with people manning the stand during the weekend. The YWDB Association will be attending with a virtual stand manned by volunteers so that visitors can browse information and chat with us.
A report of the weeks racing submitted by David Macfarlane to Yachts & Yachting will be found by following this link
Richard , the manager of everything at Rock S &WS Club, took a large number of photos on Sunday and Thursday. Roger Harrison covered the two races on Wednesday and after racing on Thursday including the Dinner, etc. A selection of their hundreds of photos will be found in the albums listed below: –
The DB Association has gratefully accepted an invitation from Poole YC to hold the 2018 DB National Championship there. The event will start with registration, etc on Sunday 12th August 2018 and run to Friday 17th August.
DAYBOAT WEEK 2018
Will be held at
THE POOLE YACHT CLUB
POOLE, DORSET, BH15 4AQ
SUNDAY 12th AUGUST – FRIDAY 17th AUGUST 2018
A WEEK OF RACING & CRUISING IN THE WATERS OF POOLE HARBOUR
Excellent club facilities, 29 Trophies, prize-giving dinner and other evening social events.
Rob Williams took his boat, Shorehugger, with his family to Quiberon Bay in Brittany in August 2017.
In August he wrote from Quiberon Bay where Admiral Hawke prevented an invasion and sent two pictures taken by Lara.
I’ve been dilatory in posting them but maybe now is a good time to encourage you to make similar, even if less ambitious plans for 2018!
In the first picture you can see the Ecole Nationale de Voile people having a race in the background – in the second Rob is chatting to a cuttle-fisherman who was 53 just like Shorehugger. They were often coming in from their boats when Rob picked up the kids from the beach for a sail.