Cruise Roscoff Area - 20 July

Tony Head in TRIPLE VENTURE is taking part in a RNSA race to Roscoff departing Friday 19 July with ETA Roscoff Saturday pm.  CYC yachts are invited to cruise across (or better still take part in the race!) then join up in Roscoff marina that week-end for a few days cruising in company the following week (perhaps to Morlaix, Ile de Batz, or L’Abervrach etc).

Obviously weather dependant. Interested parties are asked to contact Tony on ( tony-head@lineone.net ) for more information.

Southampton Boat Show - Coach Trip - Saturday 14 September

The Royal Naval Sailing Association (RNSA) has organised a coach trip to the Southampton Boat Show on Saturday 14 September.  There are seats available which are open to non-RNSA people.  Coach leaves Plympton Park and Ride at 0600 sharp.  ETA Southampton 1000  Depart Southampton 1800 ETA Plymouth 2200 

Cost: £20 return per person. Full payment will be required by 31 August and will be non refundable. Entry to the show is not included - RYA members can obtain free tickets online.  Please contact Tony Head ( tony-head@lineone.net ) for more information and to book tickets.

2019 Three Rivers Challenge

This year's Three Rivers Challenge, a day sail for cadets, parents and club members around our lovely estuary is on Sunday 19th May.

Starting at 0930 at the club once the boats are set up, with a safety boat escort we will set sail to Saltash for a hot chocolate. Then have our picnic lunches on the edge of the Lynher up past HMS Brecon. Then on for afternoon tea at Saltash passage, next cheesy chips at the Plough on the Tavy

Returning to CYC at about 19:00 on the high tide.


Please contact Training Officer Dave Wheatley if you would like to take part.

Pacific Oyster invasion

The Pacific Oyster is an invasive non native species that out competes native species and in large numbers can form intertidal reefs. These reefs have sharp protruding shells that will easily damage inflatable dinghies, bare feet or paws. They are a particular problem in the Yealm, Fowey and in St John's Lake, this "bash" is to try and prevent a similar problem developing in Plymouth.

All volunteers are welcome, you will get information about how to monitor, record and smash pacific oysters.

Please register at:-

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pacific-oyster-survey-part-2-tickets-61487296158?aff=erelexpmlt

Or for further information phone:

Dave Curno
RYA Environmental rep
07966174277

Man Over Board

Many CYC members will have gone through the RYA’s hoops to get their Day Skipper tickets or higher. One of these is the ritual throwing overboard of a fender in benign condition followed by the, usually not too difficult, task of getting it back on board again.

The RYA is well aware that a fender, compared to even a small crew member, is a very different thing. Back in the days when I went long-distance, two-handed racing we used to be dismissive of the risks of crew going overboard – ‘what goes overboard, stays overboard so drown like a gentleman!’ summed up the attitude of many of us.

The other aspect of man-overboard, of which the RYA is also well aware, is that in Yachtmaster test conditions the boat will have a full crew of alert sailors bristling with recently acquired knowledge. Most of us go cruising as families or couples and often only the skipper has formal training – which begs a number of supplementary questions for another time.

This is why the our Commodore’s initiative to put on a day of man-overboard exercises based on club members’ own boats and regular crew, and involving a living casualty, is such an important event and deserves to be well supported.

No two boat/crew combinations are the same so there can be no single, perfect answer to getting a casualty back on board. Even, or perhaps especially, if you have devised your own recovery method, this exercise will give you a unique chance to put your drills to the test.

So get your boat signed up for Saturday 11 May – your crew will thank you for it.

- JJ

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