There’s lots of great events over the next weeks to tempt you onto the water:

Lake & cake and Ladies Trophy Day Saturday 03-Sep-22

This Saturday 3rd September is the Ladies Trophy Race and Lake and Cake. Andy and Derian Scott are providing Training in the morning and the Trophy race will be in the afternoon.
Anyone who would like to come for a cruise from 13:45 and join us in the bar for tea and cake afterwards at around 16:00 as usual for Lake and Cake is very welcome.
The training will be from 11:00. -12:30  and the race briefing will be at 13:45 with prizegiving and cake eating afterwards!
The trophy race is open to any women, female or lady sailors who would like to join in, you can have a male crew if you are sailing a double hander! If you have little experience of racing this is an ideal time to have a go in a friendly and supportive event!
The forecast keeps changing but at the moment it will be 18-21 degrees warm and cloudy with light winds in the morning and cloudy with wind building to moderate by the end of the afternoon!
Hilary and I are looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

Jo Cudmore

September Shenanigans – 04-Sep-22 from 10.30

With races/activities on the water for families and independent young sailors  starting at half past the hour, from 10:30-13:30 and a BBQ from 14:30 followed by an afternoon BBQ.

To join the sailing fun, just turn up on the day. Briefings for each activity will take place by the flag post, at half past the hour. We’re expecting to do an egg and spoon race, relay race and “sink the oppie” competition. Details will depend on the weather.

Age Trophies and Anniversary Cup  – 04-Sep-22

Also on Sunday 04-Sep-22 starting from 11am is the annual age trophies race, followed in the afternoon by the Anniversary Pursuit race

Barts Bash  – 11-Sep-22

Don’t forget that Barts Bash is on Sunday 11 September as a part of the Family Fun Day, our annual charity race for everyone to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Foundation set up in the memory of Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, a double Olympic medallist who tragically lost his life whilst training for the America’s Cup in 2013 and whose aim is to bring young people into the sport of sailing.

The event is run concurrently around the world with over 1000 venues in 32 countries and with all of the results amalgamated to find an overall winner. If you have never raced before, this is the opportunity to have a go and possibly even beat Ben Ainslie!

We will set up a simple triangular course and depending on the number of entries, will have one or more starts.  You don’t need to have raced before and there will be plenty of people around to help and give advice and so the perfect opportunity to give it a go. The day will culminate with some fun on the water actives in the afternoon.

There will be the amazing Barts Bash barometer trophy to race for and plenty of other spot prizes and so for a donation of £5 to the charity, please register now at the following link.  We will collect the donations when you arrive on the day.

We would like to see as many youth sailors and those from the groups on the water as possible as well as all the ‘hot shots’ and ‘cool shots’.

Youth Regatta 18-Sep-22

On Sunday the 18th of September the Club will be running a Youth Regatta. This is aimed at anyone under the age of 18, whether they’ve never raced before or whether they’ve won championships, all abilities are welcome! There will be coaching on the day as well for those who may not have much experience! To enter, please contact Mikey:

RYA Level 1&2 Course Completes Successfully

Congratulations to our members who recently completed the club’s combined RYA Level1 (Start Sailing) and Level 2(Basic Skills) course. It all went really well and the course completed in a swift 5 days, a day ahead of schedule. It’s great to see several of our new sailors already out on the water. A shout out to Andy Laker, Paul Baxendale, Matthew Trump, Ed Brown, Lorenz Werndle, KwangYang Lee and Tim Corum.

My thanks to the instructors who helped deliver the course – Hugh Nettlefield, Camilla Blakesley, Tony Clutten, Helen Martin, Mike Fotherby, David Pye, Ed Baker and Colin Walsh.

Dave Orme, RYA Principal,

On the road

Lots more travelling success for Chew members over the month:

  • Alex Knight travelled to Flensburg in Germany for the International 14 Worlds, finishing 14th overall, with 3 top 10 race finishes (report)
  • Bill Chard sailed in the Starcross YC Solo Open (report) ahead of a venture to the Flying Fifteen Europeans and the following weekend John Ellis took his Solo to the Salcombe YC regatta (report). The Solo travels were continued by Chris Meredith a week later at Teigh Corinthian where he finished 2 of the 3 races were in the top 4 (report)
  • Derian and Andy Scott took their Fireball to Lough Derg for the Irish Nationals / Pre-Worlds (report) followed by the Worlds, where they finished 10th overall in a fleet of 79 (report)
  • Callum Farnden started 2 consecutive weeks of Nationals by stepping up as a last minute crew for Lijia Xu (London 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist) at the 2000 nationals at Castle Cove SC. They never finished outside to top 7 to win the event overall (report) in a fleet of 57. Congratulations Callum!
  • The following week was the RS200 Nationals at Hayling Island SC. In the largest 200 Nationals ever held (182 boats), the club was represented by two boats. Ed Harris sailed with Archie Goodhead to a top half finish and Callum Farnden crewed for Alex Smallwood to 3 top 10s (including a 2nd) to finish a brilliant 13th overall (report)
  • Two Chew boats sailed at the Flying Fifteen Europeans held at Cowes Corinthian YC. Bill Chard & Josh Preater finished exactly mid fleet while Ian Cadwallader crewed for Ian Pinnell to 2nd overall, including a final race win (report)
  • Tim and Jo Johnson travelled to Dartmouth Regatta and sailing their fifteen won every race in their division, while Kate and I also competed winning the Cruiser 2 division
  • Dru Townsend continued the member travels by competing further afield in the ILCA 4 U21 Worlds at Vilamoura (report)

Andy Jones