CLASSIC DB WEEK AT FALMOUTH

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 full results can be viewed here: https://ywdb.co.uk/data/results_list.php

2021 YWDB NATIONAL CHAMIONSHIP WEEK AT FALMOUTH

HOSTED BY THE ROYAL CORNWALL YACHT CLUB

SATURDAY 20TH JUNE – THURSDAY 24TH JUNE.

The YWDB Association is delighted to confirm that this year’s Dayboat Week in Falmouth will go ahead as planned.

Race Programme:

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.

Social events:

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. 

Entry:

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

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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.

Free visit registration for virtual Dinghy Show

Link to Notice of Races and the Entry Form for DB Week 2021

DB WEEK 2019 – ROCK – Report and Photos

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: –

Sunday Race 1 link

Wednesday Races 3 & 4 link

Thursday Race 5 – link

People and After racing – link

2019 Dayboat week at Rock – 22 to 27 June

DAYBOAT WEEK 2019

Will be held at

ROCK SAILING & WATERSKI CLUB

THE QUAY, ROCK, CORNWALL, PL27 6LB

SATURDAY 22nd JUNE – THURSDAY 27th JUNE 2019

A WEEK OF RACING & CRUISING IN THE WATERS OF THE CAMEL ESTUARY

Excellent club facilities, 29 Trophies, prize-giving dinner and other evening social events.

5 Points races, long distance race, ladies race, crews race, cadets race.

NEW MEMBERS & FAMILIES ESPECIALLY WELCOME.

IF YOU ARE NEW TO DAYBOAT WEEK AND DON’T WISH TO RACE, WHY NOT BRING YOUR DAYBOAT TO CRUISE AROUND THE ESTUARY AND JOIN IN THE SOCIAL EVENTS

More details will be published on the Association Web site www.ywdb.co.uk or contact Phil Lokier

Tel: 01202 698584 e-mail: phil.lokier@gmail.com

Notice of DB Week 2018

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.

5 Points races, long distance race, ladies race, crews race, cadets race.

NEW MEMBERS & FAMILIES ESPECIALLY WELCOME.

IF YOU ARE NEW TO DAYBOAT WEEK AND DON’T WISH TO RACE, WHY NOT BRING YOUR DAYBOAT TO CRUISE AROUND POOLE HARBOUR AND JOIN IN THE SOCIAL EVENTS

To view or download the confirmed Sailing & Social programme for the week and other useful documents go to the link

https://ywdb.co.uk/data/Current_Events_list.php

or for any other help

Tel: 01202 698584 e-mail: phil.lokier@gmail.com

Download poster below

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Cruising in Brittany

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.