The following copy and attached article, will appear shortly in an upcoming online Solo Specific magazine. However, it may be of wider interest to the SYC membership, depending on the exact state of your ennui in the lockdown period. My account concerns the unearthing of probably the first article written about what has become the long connection of the Solo, to Salcombe Yacht Club.
Published 14:14 on 21 Apr 2020
I am sure you will all be delighted to hear that Nick is still working tirelessly for the Food Bank and produced over 1000 meals last week!!! This is a phenomenal effort for one person and the club should be justly proud of him. The meals he produces are amazing and he cannot wait to be cooking for you all when the lock down is lifted.
Published 10:23 on 14 Apr 2020
SYC was delighted to be able to help the Kingsbridge Food Bank - which distributes to 22 parishes - including Salcombe. Before Covid-19 - they were providing food for 12 families - they are now assisting over 100 families. Nick, our great SYC Chef, cooked up all the SYC fresh food and made over 40 2-serving portions of Chilli, Soups, Rice etc which Jules then took to the food bank. The food
Published 11:04 on 24 Mar 2020
Announcement regarding Dinghy Racing in light of the latest Government guidelines designed to mitigate the spread of coronavirus
We regret to announce that all Club racing will be cancelled until further notice. This notice amends the Club Racing Notice of Race 2020. Simon Dobson Rear Commodore Sailing
Published 10:59 on 24 Mar 2020
In response to the fast-changing advice from Government, and in line with other Yacht and Sailing Clubs your committee has decided to close the club premises and suspend all events and activities at the club with immediate effect until at least 30 th April. Open sailing events are cancelled or postponed, including the forthcoming Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller meeting, but the policy with regard to individual sailing, including club racing in the estuary is under
Published 11:14 on 19 Mar 2020
The Club has been closed due to the Corona Virus COVID-19. We have made an early decision to cancel racing this Saturday 21st March due to these circumstances and the poor weather forecast. SYC will be making a statement regarding future sailing activities shortly. Please await further updates as the situation changes.
Published 11:50 on 18 Mar 2020
A bus full of Salcombe Yacht Club members attended a prestigious black-tie reception and dinner at the Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth on the evening of 13th March. It was based on a 1920s theme and was a fundraiser for 'Tallships' https://www.tallships.org , a splendid charity achieving outstanding results, taking disadvantaged children to sea and boosting their confidence. They are campaigning for a new Flagship to augment their flotilla
Published 11:31 on 17 Mar 2020
Racing resumed at Salcombe Yacht Club for the first race of the Spring Series on the 14 th March. With a breezy force 5-6 Westerly blowing in from the sea against a spring ebb tide, competitors thrived in what were quite challenging conditions. The race team of John and Fiona Wylie set a classic Salcombe course of Blackstone to Gerston followed by a short loop of the harbour. Some confusion
Published 11:03 on 17 Mar 2020
Sixteen boats came to the start line for the 2020 edition of the Salcombe Yacht Club Commissioning Race, including an encouraging number of two person boats including the Lark of Julian and Ben Meek, the Enterprise of Nick and Anne Jackson and the Langleys in their RS Feva. With two flag officers in the Race Box risk assessments were duly completed and signed off despite a stiff West South Westerly breeze and a spring
Published 12:48 on 11 Mar 2020
Our group of eight intrepid walkers gathered in the lounge of the Two Bridges Hotel from about 10:00 hrs on 4 March. After excellent coffees, mochas, hot chocolate and various pastries we set out at about 11:00 hrs. The weather was mizzly but forecast to improve. The group, plus canine supporters, followed a good track for the first quarter-of-a-mile. Unfortunately, this changed abruptly into a soft fell path with stepping stones across the wettest
Published 11:24 on 6 Mar 2020