Holms Race Success

Hi All

The BCYA (Bristol Channel Yachting Association) presented Portishead Cruising Club with the Yacht Club of the Year 2018 award, primarily for their organisation and running of the Holms Race.

The 2018 Holms Race was won by ‘White Spirit’ from PCC.

I would like to thank all those people (older racers & non-racers mainly) who made the 2018 Holms Race event work with apologies to any I have missed.
Sponsors Quay Marine for half price visitor berthing, Tingdene yacht brokers for sailing coats for winning yacht, Portishead Yacht and Sailing Club for use of their clubhouse.
Event instructions, organisation :- Nick Duppa-Miller
Event Entry Control:- Julia Filer
Food organiser:- Val Bundell
Food Cooks/Servers:- Val Bundell, Mary Curtis, Margaret Deacon, Jenny Estcourt, John duHeaume, Christine Heidelmeyer, Jenny Jones, Lyn Lewis, Viv McBroom
Bar:- Pete Bundell
Bar Servers:- Pete Bundell, Mike Stevens
Bar movements transport etc:- Jim Arters, Pete Bundell, Martin & Mary Curtis, Rod & Margaret Deacon, Jenny Jones, Geoff McBroom, Dave Richardson, Judy Williamson
Prize ordering:- Derek Estcourt
Prize Collection & receipt:- Richard Birch, Geoff McBroom
Race managers/OOD’s:- Jim Harris, Charly Heidelmeyer, Dave Richardson, Judy Williamson.
Race Limit Mark Installation :- David Herbert (Commodore, PYSC), daughter, & friend.
Race Results:- Margaret Deacon, John Filer.
Also a big thank you to Portishead Youth Centre staff for all their help.

Rod Deacon
Commodore, PCC

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Lydney Weekend 29th/30th Sept

The Lydney Yacht Club have once again invited members of PCC to an autumn cruise on the weekend of 29th/30th September.

Food will be available on the Saturday night.

Please let Wil Gissing know if you want to go on 07973 412332

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Racing Update

Tomorrow is 1st September, which means it’s:

1) The last day to register for the Holms Race. It’s next Saturday (8th) and the long range forecast is 20+ degrees and sunny with a NE force 3-4 (although there’s plenty of time for that to change!). Please let me know if you’d like to enter but won’t be able to submit an entry form this weekend.
2) The first day of Autumn (meteorologically speaking) and so …
3) The first race of the Autumn Series. Start is 10:30 off Avonmouth, although we’ll wait for anyone in the 10:00 lock (within reason). As per the Notice of Race (but contrary to previous info) this series includes the Gluhwein Race, with prizes being awarded for the best four results from the seven races (1st, 2nd, 3rd under IRC, plus 1st under NHC – but you can only win one prize!).

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Racing

Five boats enjoyed the sail down to Cardiff and back today, results are on the website, but to save you looking: PY: White Spirit 1st, from Fly, Hero, Ctrl-J and Hullabaloo IRC: Hullabaloo 1st, from Ctrl-J and Hero It was good to see White Spirit at the front of the fleet again, and great to […]

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Racing

The Plate race is this Saturday (11 Aug): the start will be at 10:20, which is 30mins earlier than advertised (there’s no 10:30 lock, so advertised 10:50 start doesn’t make sense). Course will be announced nearer the time, but please note the following: Start / Finish Line: extension of the east wall of Portishead pier […]

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