We have a film event in the clubhouse this Thursday 2nd February at 7.30pm
In the late 1960’s and early 70’s Spencer Field, an ex President of the Sailing club, took some unique cine film footage of the club and its sailing activities. These films lay in a box in his son’s garage for some 30 years.They were finally re discovered and professionally put onto DVD by the John Adam’s renowned Penzance based SSS films company. Read more
Frostbite 8 – thanks again to Giles Gilbert for the report
In this penultimate race in the Frostbite series, 25 boats launched into Penzance Harbour to do battle in a 15 – 20 knot easterly. We enjoyed the company and commitment of our friends from Mounts Bay SC. The fleets consisted of 3 Mirrors, 6 Lasers, 6 Enterprises and 10 Handicap boats comprising of Osprey, Lark, Rs200, 420, Solo, Rs100 and a GP14.
We watched the forecast with some foreboding last week. The lead up to our first annual Pirate Pursuit race threatened sporting, even ominous conditions and yet, on Sunday, a gathering of 28 boats braved the elements to head out on the course set by Race Officer Mike Winiberg. An olympic course in front of the Promenade then over to windward- leeward marks nearer the club tested the endurance over the two and a half hour race.
“Wow” is the only way to describe the exhilarating sail for the first ever Penzance Pirate Pursuit today! Report to follow later in the week – but huge congratulations to the competitors, and all the volunteers that enabled the event to run so smoothly in rather challenging conditions! Special thanks to Vice Commodore Colin Stephens for all of his hard work organising the event and also to our sponsors for the fantastic prizes. The winners received Gul vouchers and also prizes from local company Nautigal who also provided many spot prizes for other competitors
The Sailing Club’s annual Prize Giving Ceremony was held on Saturday 29th October. The clubhouse filled well before the scheduled 7.30pm start and the evening began with the traditional slideshow containing the highlights of the previous sailing season. This year it also included footage of the National Championships and clips of Dinghy capsizes throughout the season caught on video.