WSC Members Alert 11 May

Dear member,


Celebration of the lives of Arnold and Margaret Handley

This coming Sunday afternoon (15 May 1-6pm) is the celebration of the lives of Arnold and Margaret Handley and all they did for the club. Many members remember them fondly and it will be a happy event with refreshments and the bar will be open. They played an important part in the Lifting Group, sailed a small cruiser and were in charge of Viking. All club members are welcome.

Brian Sinclair (


Dinghy fitting out session – Saturday 14 May 10am

Intended to help new dinghy owners to test rig and adjust their boats. Also useful for anybody looking to change their rigging including aft to centre main (or vice versa), adding a spinnaker, or anybody just looking to learn to rig a boat.


Please be mindful that there are cruiser launches on Saturday, so we will need to leave space and give way to the lifting group.


All dinghy sailors and other members are welcome to join us; turn up on the day or for more information contact Dave Souch (


May Mug 1/Sykes 1 race – Sunday 15 May 10:30am

This is the first race of the May Mug (General Handicap, no WODs) and Sykes Trophy (WODs) series running through May and June. This is the main summer race series at WSC and so draws a good mixed fleet. Race start is 10:30, anyone sailing should plan to be at WSC at least an hour before to rig and launch.

Dave Souch (


Reminder to dinghy and canoe owners.

Fees for hard standing are now overdue and the surcharge applies. Fees are due for dinghies, canoes and trailers not kept under the dinghy. All trailers should be clearly identified. Forms are available in the Members’ area of the club website.

Kevin Hosking (


Sign up for safety boat and race officer duties

Please remember to sign up for safety boat and race officer duties. There are several spaces to fill for the next few months. The list is on the notice board in the foyer.

Rob Maloney (


Dates for your diary  full details on the website calendar

Sunday 15 May 10.30am : Mug/Sykes 1 (see above).

Sunday 15 May 1-6pm: Celebration of the life of Arnold Handley – all club members welcome (see above)

Saturday 28 May 10am: Social sail/women on water.

Sunday 29 May 10.30am: Mug/Sykes 2/Farran Cup.

Thurs 2-Sun 5 June 2022: Wivenhoe and Rowhedge Yacht Owners Association Spring Rally. Friday 3 June – BBQ at Titchmarsh Marina to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

Fri 3 June: Friday night music night – bring instruments and singing voices. Starting at 8pm

Sat 4 June 2pm: Social sail/women on water.

Sun 5 June 2.30pm: May Mug/Sykes3/Bostock Cup

Sat 4-Sun 5 June: Alresford Creek Boat Owners event to Tollesbury.

Sat 11 June: 2.30pm: Celebration of the life of Ian James Hunter at St Mary’s Church and then at WSC Clubhouse.




Katie Hadgraft

GC member


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