The BCYA Gloucester Big Bash starts 20th May until 28th.
You can join in and lck in to Sharpness on Sunday 20th or Thursday 24th for a discounted lock fee of £10. Don’t forget you will need a Canal & River Trust licence.
For more info check out the BCYA facebook page or contact Gordon Craig in 01453 811021
The 2nd Leg of the Shanghai Cup takes place this weekend in Cardiff 19th / 20th May
The weather is looking fantastic just like 2 weeks ago.
A boat from PCC – Hullabaloo is currently in first place – let’s see if they can keep that up!!
Quick reminder that the first leg of the Shanghai Cup is next weekend (5/6 May).
The entry form and NoR can be found via the link below, a few points worth highlighting:
Closing date for entries is tomorrow, although I’m sure this is slightly flexible (5.0)
Cost is £30, which includes free berthing at CBYC (see 5.0)
CBYC have a mandatory kit list (unchanged from last year, see 4.0)
You need a valid IRC certificate for IRC, but no prerequisites for NHC (7.0)
Fri evening is at the Royal, Sat at H&W (1.0)
Sailing Instructions haven’t been published yet, but note:
Anchors can’t overhang the bow (1.6) and outboards must be stowed (1.7)
Radio comms will be on CH37/M1 as per PCC (4.2)
First start is 10:30 on Sat off Portishead, 11:00 on Sun (6.0)
Locking instructions aren’t referenced – I’ll check on this
Passage race to Cardiff:
has no start time – just hand in your time (6.0)
Start line is transit of E side of Portishead Pier (7.6)
Finish line is Outer Wrach: specifically when it bears due N (7.7)
There are no other marks
Link to CBYC Shanghai Cup page: http://www.cbyc.co.uk/sailing/shanghai-and-nimrod-cups/s-and-n-cup-entry-form/
The racing-Portishead 5th/6th May
The 2018 Shanghai Bristol Channel cup races will be held in Portishead on 5th and 6th of May racing starting at 1030 hrs.
OOD Saturday Simon Britten ;Sunday Nick Duppa Miller. We have the use of a comfortable fast motor boat to lay the start and other marks.
Hopefully 6 races will be achieved over the two days
High water is at 11.00 and 1130 am for the two days.
There will be an informal feeder race for a bottle of whiskey back to Cardiff on Sunday 6th- PCC yachts may wish to join and race with the returning Cardiff fleet in Preparation for the second Shanghai weekend on 19th/20 May in Cardiff. This feeder race can be run by individual yachts at any time in the intervening two weeks if they hand in their times to Ben Sherwood Sailing sec of CBYC
On the intervening weekend there is an Open Offshore race from Cardiff which is also a qualifier for the 2019 Fastnet!.
Friday 4th The Cardiff and Swansea boats will be meeting for a pre-race drink at the Royal in Portishead on Friday 4th . They very much enjoy their trips to Portishead and look forward to meeting the local Portishead teams. The visitors will have been there from about 5.00pm
Saturday Returning from racing on Saturday must be completed by the 1430 lock. A relaxed afternoon before meeting for dinner at the Hall and Woodhouse pub . The upstairs has been reserved for 8.00 pm and there will be a limited choice on the menu to allow some flexibility in numbers. Partners and family welcome.
Cardiff weekend 19th/20th May
Racing in the morning will be in the Bristol Channel followed by lunch at CBYC and further racing in the Bay.
There will be mooring available at CBYC.
There will be tea, drinks and supper at the Cardiff Bay Yacht Club on Saturday and a prize giving on the Sunday.
PCC yachts returning later in evening if weather permits.
Quick reminder that the annual Dinner Dance will take place on the evening of Fri 19 Jan at the Nailsea Masonic Lodge. It’s always an enjoyable evening – please contact Julie Martin on 01275 397267 or via email@example.com for tickets.