WINTER 2023 DINGHY RACES
A NEW series of WQSC dinghy races will take place this winter on the following dates:
Series 1 EQUIINOX Sundays from 14:30, 2 races each day for 3 weekends
24 Sept, 1 Oct and 8 Oct.
Series 2 AUTUMN Sundays from 14:30, 2 races each day for 3 weekends
15 Oct, 22 Oct and 29 Oct.
Pursuit THE CHILLY A pursuit race, first start at 14:30 on Sunday 12 Nov
Spare week 5 Nov in case a weekend is cancelled.
See here for more details.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR 2023
You can download a programme of this year’s events here
All talks take place at Bere Alston Bowling Club starting at 7:30pm – Bar open from 7pm and charge is £1 at the door
16th January – The work of HM Border Force Maritime. See here for more details.
13th March – The History of Plymouth Breakwater – Cancelled as speaker unavailable
20th March – Napoleon’s Visit to Plymouth Sound. See here for more details.
Dinghy & Cruiser Events
Further information will be provided for each event nearer the time.
26th March – Dinghy Rig and Registration
7th April – First Friday Evening Dinghy Session
7th April – Cruisers Pre-season Meet Up for drinks afloat on “Firestorm” to discuss plans for season – Cancelled as Cruising Officer, Martin Hunter is not able to attend.
13th May – Dinghies Tamar Bridge Race
27th to 29th May – Cruisers to Fowey/Salcombe for May Bank Holiday
11th June – Upriver Dinghy Sail
On Sunday 11th June, we are going on a dinghy sail upriver to Calstock. We will take the larger club dinghies. This event is suitable for all abilities.
Arrive at Weir Quay by 09:30. We will expect to return at around 16:30. Bring sailing gear, sunhat, sunglasses, drinks, packed lunch, and money if you want to buy anything at Calstock.
All sailors under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. All unaccompanied sailors under the age of 18 must bring a printed and filled in copy of the consent form. Every participant must also have printed, completed and handed in the registration form with their emergency and medical details. Email Sophie Dandy for the consent form and the registration form if you do not have these: firstname.lastname@example.org
11th June – Day sail for our younger members on the last surviving operational Tamar Barge “Lynher”.
Lynher approaching the bridges with our young members on board as crew
16th – 18th June – Falmouth Classics and Sea Shanty Festival in Falmouth harbour
17th June – Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit Royal Western YC
23rd June – BBQ for Downriver Clubs Event cancelled as insufficient support available to organise it!
1st July – Regatta – Dinghy races and Trans-Tamar model boat race
2nd July – Regatta – Cruisers sail to Plymouth Sound for lunch then pursuit home
8th to 9th July – Cruisers Falmouth Area Cruise Weekend
15th July – Downriver Dinghy Sail
22nd July – Cruisers Cellar Beach BBQ
8th – 10th August – Cotehele Camp
Mid Aug date TBC – Plymouth Fireworks Championship – Cruisers anchor to watch
2nd September – Awayday Dinghy Sailors with Cruisers – Cawsand/Jennycliff Bay
16th to 17th September – Cruisers Late Season Cruise to the Yealm with meal out
29th September – Last Friday Evening Dinghy Session
6th October – Jelly and Ice-creams Party
21st October – Dinghy De-rig at 11am
13th November – AGM at Bere Alston Bowling Club 7pm for 7:30pm start
18th November – End of Season Dinner & Prize Giving at the Bedford Hotel