Lydney Rally – 24th, 25th June

Lydney Yacht Club’s annual rally is fast approaching, any boats planning to attend are asked to text Sarah on xxxxxxxx (number obtainable from a PCC committee member ) with Name and boat length to assist the Harbour Master.

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Racing – Latest News

Here is further news from the Sailing Secretary:

A quick racing update as we catch our breaths following a busy few weeks of racing. Firstly a massive thank you to the six PCC crews that entered the Shanghai and Nimrod Cups this year. This is the premier race series in the Bristol Channel and we made up just under a third of the fleet. There were a couple of stand out performances: Hullabaloo convincingly beat the identical J92S Joyride, and Team Hero got onto the podium with third place in the Shanghai Cup – congratulations to both crews. Full results can be found here: http://www.cbyc.co.uk/sailing/shanghai-and-nimrod-cups/shanghai-nimrod-cups-results/

Thanks to Simon B for his organisational support – planning for next year’s event has already started!

Our weekend racing has been interspersed with a couple of midweek races, the latest on Thurs evening saw conditions more akin to the Med, with temperatures into the 20’s and a light SE breeze for a trip to Denny and back via Outfall. Full results can be found here: http://pccsail.com/racing-results/

Congratulations to J/109 Rollercoaster for overcoming a significant deficit at Denny and taking their maiden win in the IRC fleet. Over in the cruiser fleet, UII took an uncontested win on potentially her final outing – thanks to Jon T for supporting PCC racing over the years and we hope to see him return with a new (J!) boat later this summer.

Next race is Cockburn 4 on Thurs 8 June. Start will be off Portishead pier at 18:45 (this is a change to the published schedule – the river boats are away – we’ll wait for anyone in the 18:30 lock).

Following that we’ve got Cockburn 5 on the evening of Fri 23 June, then the first of our five downtide races on Sat 1 July – the Regatta race is a ‘chose your own start time’, likely to Monkstone and back. Hope to see you on the water soon!
Nick Duppa-Miller

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Racing Update

Here is an update by the Sailing Secretary:

We’ve had a busy few days of racing: the Portishead leg of the Shanghai and Nimrod Cups took place on Sat/Sun, followed by Cockburn 2 last night.
At the weekend we had 18 boats (4 from Swansea, 1 Newport, 6 PCC, 7 CBYC) competing in 4 v enjoyable races over 2 days. Special thanks to Simon (Hero) for leading the PCC organisation, especially the Sat evening dinner at H&W. Results here:
Last night was a taste of summer for Cockburn 2 with light airs and bright sunshine for the 8 competitors – results here:
Next up we have the Cardiff leg of the Shanghai and Nimrod Cups on the weekend of 20/21 May. Many of the PCC fleet will lock out late Friday afternoon for another weekend of racing, returning late Sunday night. I know some boats are short of crew so if you’re interested in helping out then do let me know. This will be followed by Cockburn 3 on Thurs 25 May, with starts at 19:00 and 19:05 (for cruiser and IRC fleets respectively) off Avonmouth.
Nick Duppa-Miller
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AGM, 2017 minutes

The minutes of the AGM held on March 8th. 2017 can be found in the “PCC Members Area” board of the Forum. Details on how to access this board and use the forum in general can be found here

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Holms Race

The Holms Race webpage has been updated in preparation for this year’s race on Saturday 9th September. High water is 10:03 BST so it will be a late’ish one (14:00 before the last boats start?). The Notice of Race, Entry Form and Sailing Instructions will be published near the time.

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