Mark Ross has uploaded this great collection of photos. Here’s the link
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
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.
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: –
Sunday Race 1 link
Wednesday Races 3 & 4 link
Thursday Race 5 – link
People and After racing – link
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: email@example.com
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.
This was held at THE ROYAL CORNWALL YACHT CLUB, FALMOUTH, CORNWALL from
Saturday 17th June – Thursday 22nd June 2017
Pending receipt of a report on the week and the excellent racing we had here is a short video clip sent in by Nigel Young of the start of, I think, the second or third Points Series race on the Monday (Health warning for promotion of certain sails!) :
For the first time in 39 years since the 1977 event 26 DB were welcomed warmly by Brixham YC. The entry of 26 was made up of 9 DB from Bosham SC, 8 from Poole YC, 3 from Thornbury SC, 2 from Royal Cork YC, 2 from Island Cruising Club, 1 from Weston Bay SC and one unaffiliated.
The Race Officer set courses well away from the land out in the middle of Torbay and for the first three days racing we enjoyed mainly moderate W or NW breezes which enabled good racing in relatively flat water.
The first two points series races were won by Nigel and Jack Young in Pa Pa II with Pete Hewitt and Chris Locket in Merlin in second place. The third race sailed back to back with the second on Tuesday was won by Colin Blewett and Chrissy Campbell in Alice with Merlin achieving another second.
The fourth points race started in the usual NW breeze but almost as soon as the fleet crossed the line the breeze began to fail. 30 mins later no one had managed to round the windward mark and at least one boat was considering joining in the 29 ER fleet over near Torquay! Then as per the Sailing Instructions the Race Officer cancelled the race and we waited for some breeze. After nearly an hour there was some breeze from the East sufficient to make another start. Then after the first leg the wind began to fail again and the Race Officer hoisted the Shorten Course flag. Those who had read the Sailing Instructions closely knew that all they had to do then was to cross the finish line which was near the Leeward mark. Those who had not read the S I did the sausage leg before finishing. Thus Alice scored another 1st position and David and Fiona MacFarlane in Yellow Peril were second.
So after 4 races and discards being applied Nigel Young in Pa Pa II needed do better Peter Hewitt in Merlin in the 5th Points race to take the Championship Cup home. Conditions were ideal for this race with a steady NW 4-5 breeze with sun. After the standard three laps of triangle, sausage & triangle Pa Pa II led the fleet home with Michael Hewitt and Steve Creasey in Snazzie in second place.
Thus the first six boats in the championship were
- Nigel and Jack Young in Pa Pa II from Royal Cork YC
- Colin Blewett and Chrissy Campbell in Alice from Poole YC
- Alan and Mike Davis in Lucky from Weston Bay SC
- Michael Hewitt and Steve Creasey from Island Cruising Club
- David and Fiona MacFarlane in Yellow Peril from Bosham SC
- Peter Hewitt and Chris Lockett from Poole YC
The full points series results can be viewed by clicking here.
The Opportunity Race which was sailed after the first point race included all the entrants for Cadet Trophy, Ladies Race and Crews Race was won by Jack Young in Pa Pa II giving him the Cadet and Crew’s trophies. Second was Fiona MacFarlane in Yellow Peril enabling her to take the Ladies Plate home. Full results here
The long distance race was sailed in sparkling conditions over the full distance around the coast and across to Torquay where we tied up in the Marina for lunch on the sunny terrace of the Royal Torquay YC. First was Nigel Young in Pa Pa II, second Peter Hewitt in Merlin, third was Colin Blewett in Alice. Then three ladies with Sue Clayton in Hullabaloo in 4th, Fiona Young in Pa Pa 5th with Diana Parkinson in Avocet in 6th. The full 18 finishers can be viewed here
And to round of this brief account of a really splendid championship week hosted by a very friendly and helpful club here is a list of all the trophy winners
And it would be a shame not to mention by far the oldest boat in the fleet which was DB 136, Merganser. sailed by Michael Sykes. Michael has restored the boat built by his father in 1952.
TRY A DAYBOAT
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WOULD LIKE TO SAIL IN A DAYBOAT (HELM OR CREW), POOLE YACHT CLUB MEMBERS ARE HOLDING A ‘TRY A DAYBOAT DAY’ ON
MONDAY 2nd MAY 2016
DAYBOAT SAILORS WILL BE ON HAND TO TAKE YOU OUT TO EXPERIENCE THE THRILLS AND EXCITEMENT OF DAYBOAT SAILING. NO WET FEET, JUST STEP OFF THE PONTOON INTO A DAYBOAT AND ENJOY A SAIL IN POOLE HARBOUR.
MEET AT POOLE YACHT CLUB (BH15 4AQ) IN THE NORTH ACEDEMY ROOM FROM 11:00AM ONWARDS ON THE DAY (TEA AND CAKES AVAILABLE) OR ON THE DAYBOAT PONTOON AND BRING SOME WATERPROOF CLOTHING.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL JOHN OR PHIL LOKIER ON 01202 698584