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Topper Worlds and Nationals 2015

Chew sailors at the Topper Worlds and Nationals.

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CVLSC mentoring events for safety boat helms.

Would you like to update and refresh your RIB handling and rescue skills before your next safety boat duty at Chew? The Safety Boat mentor team are planning to run 2 mentoring event days on Saturdays 19th and 26th September. Most of us don’t do a safety boat duty often enough to fully keep up our skills. Advice on rescue techniques improves with time and most of us could benefit from a refresher. The added experience and confidence may also make the safety boat duty more enjoyable.
               The plan is to run each day in a fairly informal, non-confrontational way, allowing plenty of opportunity for 2 way discussion and the ability to tailor the exercises to an individual’s needs. Topics covered will include RIB preparation and handling, but in particular safety and rescue techniques as they apply to Chew. It is hoped that most of the time will be spent on the water and it is planned to launch some club sailing dinghies for rescue practice. To participate you must have at some time have passed power boat level 2, but this refresher is not an official RYA course.
If you are interested in attending one of these days (or helping), please e-mail Charlie Tricks at health-safety This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Dates for your diary

Tomorrow, 2nd September,   Wind down wednesday 2. One start, 6.30 from the race hut

The bar and galley will be open, come and enjoy the last wednesday evening sail !!

2nd September. Police Open.


Looking further ahead:

RYA training courses: 5th/6th, 19th/20th  26th/27th September. contact Rich Hole This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Age trophies and Anniversary Cup -  including masters AND Juniors. 6th September

Topper training 12th September

Topper Open 13th September

Police Sailing  17th September. safety cover from 3.30, open to all

Safety Boat Mentoring  19th and 26th September. Contact Charlie Tricks. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BARTS BASH 20th September.  To wet your appetite, here is the link to Mike's wonderful film of last year's event.


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Last Updated (Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:00)


YET Another "Well done" for Chew Sailors

Have a look at the Flying Fifteen worlds results - Ian Cadwallader and Dave Sweet in the top 10, Bill Chard, Nick Stone, Danny Pilgrim and Josh Preater also flying the flag for Chew. 

Meanwhile in Pwllheli Derian and Andy Scott won a race at the fireball worlds and ended up First Lady helm and 15th overall. Charlie and Will Maunder also "getting better and better " through the regatta.

Paul Croote and Ed Higham 2nd in the Cherub nationals - well done everyone

There will be other great acheivements that I have missed, please let me know!!

It doesn't have to be racing!!

Helen Martin ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Last Updated (Saturday, 29 August 2015 13:34)


Commodore's Blog

As I faced Matthew Hoggard in the opening over of an exhibition T20 in Taunton a few weeks ago, I realized what it was like to be so far out of my comfort zone that the cricket was barely recognizable.  In 6 balls 5 I didn’t see and the last I hit for 4 so there was a least some endorsement of my efforts and thus a good experience.

Sailing is the same and offers progressive challenges to all of us regardless of our capability and if you are minded to improve, then moving beyond the comfort zone is important.  We have the September RYA courses coming up which for some is an opportunity to improve and beyond that the prospect of some great winter sailing and for those that are interested even some windsurfing, so keep making the most of your membership and don’t let a slight change in temperature put you off as comfort zones are there to be extended.

Barts Bash 2 is on 20 September and there is no excuse not to have everyone on the water for another huge fun race.  Register now and don’t forget to pledge £5 to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation in doing so or alternatively donate on the day as we had over 100 boats on the water last year and it would be great to do the same again.  Follow the link below.

Rob Mitchell

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Last Updated (Monday, 17 August 2015 12:05)


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Topper Open
South West Traveller Series

Sunday 13th September

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Barts Bash 2015
Sunday 20th Sept
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Laser Open Report
Sat 13th of June

The April Newsletter is now online, download it here

or download the print friendly version here.

Ladies Day Report
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Read about the BUSA Western Team Trials here

A new book about the History of CVLSC has now been produced, click here for the full story


The laser fleet have created some training videos. See them here

WiFi internet is now available in the club.


Weather station is now
linked to a Raspberry Pi.

We'll see how it runs for
a few weeks.

Click here for more live weather data