News & Upcoming Events

Support our Cadets for the Topper World Championships
Some of the Club’s cadets are planning to go to Lake Garda, Italy for the Topper World Championships 2015.

They have been training hard throughout the winter under the expert tutorage of Dave Cockerill, often out on the water in freezing and blustery conditions.

To help fund their trip they are holding a ‘Car Wash & Cake’ morning this coming Sunday (15th March), at Hill Head Sailing Club, 9.30am – 12.30pm.

While your car is being washed, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a homemade cake while admiring the panoramic view of The Solent.

Thanks for your support!

SBSC Topper Sailors. See the poster! >>>>>

St Patrick’s Night – Saturday 21st March
St Patricks 2015
Saturday 21st March 2015 from 7.00pm

Steak and Guinness Pie (or Veggie pie) with potatoes and vegetables.

Authentic Celtic music from ‘The Woodsiders’ (8.00pm till 11.00pm).

£12 per head. Tickets available from the admin office (Debbie) or at the bar.

Sunday 22nd Feb – Stokes Bay Blow Boat Challenge!
Gutterboat
Entry: On the day for kids of all ages (5yrs to 100!) Entry Fee: £1 per kit (to be donated to the Andrew Simpson Foundation)
First Start: 14:30 Sunday 22nd February
Kits available from 13.30:
Kit Includes:
Balsa hull material, Kebab stick spars, Sail material, Blutac ballast, String rigging, Stickers & Straws.

Design, shape and build your own Blow Boat out the components included in the kit.  Hull and sail design is only limited by your imagination.  Hydrofoils are permitted if you able to whittle them from the lump of balsa in the kit.

Course:
Racing will take place along two custom built 4 metre water gutters in the wet area of the club.  A single blow boat is placed at the start point in each gutter and on the starting whistle boats are blown down the gutter to the finish line.   Blowing is conducted through a straw provided.

Scoring System:
Each boats finishing time will be recorded and the two fastest times shall go through to the 'Blow Off'  final.

The regatta is limited to 40 boats (kits) however race teams are permitted and can enter the boat in more than one race with a different blower.

Racing Rules:
Racing shall governed in accordance with the International Blow Boat 2015 edition.  This includes, no shunting, spitting, ducking, diving, petting, wave creating for the purpose of surfing and table nudging. Hair dryers or electronic forms of moving air are strictly banned since the near electrocution of little johnny at the 2002 Sailboat exhibition.   Trousers, skirts, shorts or wetsuits are permitted clothing and must be kept on at all times.   The time keeper / umpire shall have final decision on everything relating to the event.
RYA Southern Region Newsletter January 2015
RYA Southern Region Newsletter January 2015.
Burns Night on 30th Jan
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Burns night with poetry, quiz etc. Starting at 7 for 7:30. Fur supper:

Smoked Haddock Soup
Haggis Neeps and Tatties (vegetarian option available)
Orange Cranachan

£15 a ticket with the infamous McGuire Whisky tasting on offer.

Tickets available from our Administrator or behind the bar
Social events for early 2015
After a busy Christmas, Mike is now working up the Calendar for 2015. So far:
30th Jan : Burns night with poetry, quiz, Haggis/Sausage etc, £15 a ticket with the infamous McGuire Whisky tasting on offer. Tickets available from our Administrator or behind the bar
22nd Feb : Blowboat challenge led by Ben (all kit supplied)
21st Mar : Paddy's night
23rd May : Ubermeister, happy hour
6th June Turk trophy : open to all
19th Oct : Ocoberfest with Umpa band, Steiners, etc
Solent shallows
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Although one of our shallow areas is presently well marked, here is a great web site showing other shallows and hazards around the Island. Great if you want to go rock hopping on the RTI race. www.solentshallows.co.uk

Winter sailing circuits
Restarting this Wednesday (7th January). Wednesday evenings at the Club, 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

Please arrive a little before 7.00pm to move tables and chairs.

This is a self run affair with various members taking the lead.
2015 Cruising dates set
The dates for next year's Yacht cruising have now been set for 2015. They are:

R1: 14-15 March - Bembridge
R2: 3-6 April [Easter] - Cowes (Shepherds),Beaulieu
R3: 16-17 May - Yarmouth
R4: 11-12 July - Itchenor
R5: 29-30 Aug - Lymington
R6: 19-20 Sept [Barts Bash] - Hopefully Royal Yacht Squadron
R7: 17-18 Oct - Hamble
R8: New Years - Shepherds, Cowes

If you would like to join us, please email Debbie and she will add you to the email circulation list. Hopefully see you there.
CHRISTMAS AT STOKES BAY SC
Boxing Day – Friday 26th December

11.00am – Boxing Day Race, mulled wine, soup and rolls, bar open

New Year’s Eve – Wednesday 31st December

7.30pm - Pirate Ball, American Supper, bar open, rum punch, party games, fancy dress, juke box. Donations of £2 are requested from adults to cover the cost of the music. Pirate fancy dress avoids walking the plank (you have been warned!)

New Year’s Day – Thursday 1st January

11.00am – New Year’s Day Race, Christmas Draw, bar open
Christmas Carol Singing – Sunday 21st December, 2.00pm
Come and sing Christmas carols at the Club on Sunday 21st December, 2.00pm.

Don't forget to buy your tickets for the Christmas Draw while you're there!
St Mary’s Church Alverstoke – Christmas Tree Festival
View the trees on Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th December 2014, 11am to 6pm.

Admission £3 / Concessions £2 / Under 16 Free.

Here's the Stokes Bay Sailing Club Christmas tree.
Moth Photos
Courtesy of Sean Filkins, here is a link to some great Moth photos
Dropbox site (click here)
Great Night at the Prize Giving Dinner
What a great evening last night at the Club. Well done to all the winners. We're planning on updating the gallery feature on the website. As soon as we do, they'll be uploaded there. In the meantime, they are available on our dropbox site (click here)
Open Event Calendar 2015
The Sailing Committee has now fixed the open events for 2015 as follows:

15 & 16 Mar - Laser Standard and Laser Radial qualifier
25 & 26 April - Musto Skiff, B14 and RS800 opens
16 and 17 May - Topper training (Sat), Topper Traveller (Sun)
23 & 24 May - Dart 18 Open
29, 30 & 31 May - B14 Nationals
25, 26, 27 & 28 June - Moth Nationals
5 & 6 Sept - Catamaran Open and Vortex Nationals (TBC)
19 Sept - Laser Traveller
20 Sept - Barts Bash (more info on 20th Dec)
Prize Giving Dinner – Saturday 29th November
Click here for the application form and hand it into the bar or send it to Debbie.
Laser Masters’ World Championships
Congratulations to all the Laser sailors who brilliantly represented Stokes Bay Sailing Club at the Masters' Worlds in Hyeres, France.

Great Britain took the honours in three categories, including one outstanding performance from our Commodore, Nick Harrison, the 2014 Standard Grand Masters' World Champion.
Social Events Update
December 21st - Carol Singing
December 31st - New Year's Eve Party
Land’s End to John O’Groats Cycle Ride – 17th October
Friday 17th October, 7.00pm

From Land’s End to John O'Groats - Our Epic Cycling Adventure - Slide Show & Talk by John Horn & Phil Beed

Food available - please pre-order (pork sausages, Yorkshire pudding, mash & veg) £5.00 - Bar Open
Vortex Nationals Report
Thanks Alex for writing the Nationals report. For the report, please click here.
And we'll done Jonathan Lister for being the new Vortex National Champion.
Club House view
Stokes Bay Sailing Club
The Promenade
Stokes Bay Road
Gosport
Hants
PO12 2BL
Tel
Email
023 9258 1513
administrator@stokesbay-sc.co.uk
 
Social events for early 2015
After a busy Christmas, Mike is now working up the Calendar for 2015. So far:
30th Jan : Burns night with poetry, quiz, Haggis/Sausage etc, £15 a ticket with the infamous McGuire Whisky tasting on offer. Tickets available from our Administrator or behind the bar
22nd Feb : Blowboat challenge led by Ben (all kit supplied)
21st Mar : Paddy's night
23rd May : Ubermeister, happy hour
6th June Turk trophy : open to all
19th Oct : Ocoberfest with Umpa band, Steiners, etc
Great Night at the Prize Giving Dinner
What a great evening last night at the Club. Well done to all the winners. We're planning on updating the gallery feature on the website. As soon as we do, they'll be uploaded there. In the meantime, they are available on our dropbox site (click here)
Open Event Calendar 2015
The Sailing Committee has now fixed the open events for 2015 as follows:

15 & 16 Mar - Laser Standard and Laser Radial qualifier
25 & 26 April - Musto Skiff, B14 and RS800 opens
16 and 17 May - Topper training (Sat), Topper Traveller (Sun)
23 & 24 May - Dart 18 Open
29, 30 & 31 May - B14 Nationals
25, 26, 27 & 28 June - Moth Nationals
5 & 6 Sept - Catamaran Open and Vortex Nationals (TBC)
19 Sept - Laser Traveller
20 Sept - Barts Bash (more info on 20th Dec)
Stokes Bay Velo Now Has Its Own Web Page
Link here....

If you are a Strava user, don't forget to select Stokes Bay Velo as your club.

Dutyman Demonstation Video
Received the email from Dutyman and not quite got your head around how to confirm, swop or volunteer. Then please take a look at this video demonstration. here>>>
Are you interested in driving the patrol boat?
If there is anyone interested in driving the patrol boat on a regular basis or you know someone who might be, please contact the Administrator.
Stokes bay now has a Flickr account
We're working on a gallery feature, but until that, the latest club photos can be found at the following link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91451897@N02/
FOR SALE / WANTED
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