News & Upcoming Events

Ian Ross
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Stokes Bay Sailing Club has lost a good friend and great sailor.

Ian was a witty contributor around the tables in the Clubhouse and committee rooms, whilst always present in the Wednesday evening races plus organising and competing at the front in the Laser traveller.

Ian's friendly presence was the first person to greet the sailors and their families from all over the country, after long journeys, at the start of the season, the Laser Qualifier each March ; in order to ease their preparations for the days racing.

The photo is of the Masters Nationals at Stokes Bay with Ian at the front, whilst most of the fleet watch the speed of his legendary yellow transom in vain.

The Club will miss the true spirit of a gentleman on the race course and our thoughts are with Barbara and his two daughters Annabelle and Jenny.
Friday Fun Night – 20th May 2016
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Rounders - Friday 20th May, 7.00pm

Adults v Cadets

Meet at 7.00pm for a rounders match on the field behind the Club


Food afterwards is Baked Potatoes at £3.50 per head

Sign up on sheet on notice board in the Club or email Neil at the5.dunns@gmail.com by Wednesday 18th May
Friday Fun Night – 6th May 2016
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Cycle Time Trial

Same route as last year, out to Lee and back (20-30 mins)

All abilities welcome but please make sure your bike is up to it!

Meet at Club 6.50pm – helmets must be worn

Junior time trial on the field behind the Club at 7.00pm

Food orders by Wednesday 4th May - Pasties and Salad - sign up on list on club notice board

Or email Neil the5.dunns@gmail.com by Wednesday 4th May
St George’s Day, Saturday 23rd April 2016
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Musto Skiff, B14, RS 800 & 4000 Open – 16th & 17th April
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Saturday - Registration from 9.30am

First race Saturday 12.30pm, Sunday 10.30am

MPS = £30, B14, RS 800 & 4000 = £40

Saturday Night

Supper from 6.30pm - Chicken or Veggie Curry with all the trimmings, £7.00

Mount Gay Happy Hour - 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Dan Vincent Quiz - 7.00pm

Compound Work Party – Saturday 2nd April 2016
Larry
I would like to try and get as many members as possible helping on the day.  My suggestion is to use the day as an opportunity to clear up your pitches, ready for the sailing season.  If we all bring some gardening equipment, then we can help each other out with mowers, strimmers, etc.  I will be awarding small prizes on the day for the best looking pitch and what ever other awards I can make up on the day. We also have some other projects to complete on the day - laying new land anchor cabling and cutting up the old pile of trailers, ready for a trip to the tip. To keep energy levels running high, there will be tea and cake provided to all the workers. See you there on Saturday 2nd April.  Plan to start at 9:30am and carry on through to 4:00pm ish.

Any time you can give on the day will be gratefully received.

Matt Downing (Compound Officer)
Cadet & Splash Social – Saturday 12th March 2016
Cadet & Splash Social - Mar 2016
Irish Party – Friday 11th March 2016
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2016 Open Event Dates
19/20 March - Laser Standard & Laser Radial Qualifier
16/17 April - Musto Skiff, B14, RS800 & 4000 Open
28-31 May - Dart 18 Nationals
11/12 June - International Moth Open
25 June - Topper Traveller
10/11 September - Catamaran Open and Tornado Nationals
17/18 September - Bart's Bash
24 September - Laser Traveller and National 12 Open

If you know people in your class, encourage them to come along and join in the fun.
Cruising Rallys for 2016
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The Rally's for 2016 have now been agreed:

25-28 Mar (Poole or Solent depending on weather)
16-17 Apr (Itchenor)
7-8 May (Yarmouth)
18-19 June (Beaulieau)
16-17 July (Hamble)
20-21 Aug (Lymington)
24-25 Sept (Chichester)
15-16 Oct (Cowes)
Bruce Keen is Y&Y Amateur Sailor of the Year
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Bruce Keen, Musto Skiff World Champion and member of the Club, has been voted the best "Amateur Sailor" of the year, well done Bruce.

There will be an official announcement at the London Boat Show next Thursday, so if any members are at the Show, please go to the announcement.
Stokes Bay Sailing Club is Y&Y Club of the Year
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Stokes Bay Sailing Club has won the Yachts and Yachting "Club of the Year" award.

There will be an official announcement at the London Boat Show next Thursday, so if any members are at the Show, please go to the announcement.
Burns Night – Saturday 23rd January
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Come on down and get your tartan skirts on.

Festivities include:








- Address to the Haggis
- Three course traditional Burns Night Supper (Veggie option available)
- Quiz
- Whisky offer at the Bar
- Whisky Tasting with Jon McGuire
Social Calendar Update
Keep calm and party on
Linda and Co have been busy organising a number of social events. A quick summary:

Burns Night - Saturday 23rd January
St Patrick's Night - Friday 11th March
Dart 18 Nationals Social - 28th May
CAT Open & Tornado Nationals Social - Saturday 10th September
Dart 18 Nationals 28th – 31st May – Early bird entry now open
2016 Dart Nationals
2016 Cat Open 10th / 11th Sept
2016 cat open
Next Year's SBSC CAT open will be held on the 10th and 11th of September. Invited classes are:
- Tornado (Nationals)
- Shadow X`s
- F18`s
- Spitfire's
- Catapults

All other Catamarans are welcome including foiling cats up to 21 feet.

Notice of Race:
1. The races will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing.
2. The time of the first race on Saturday will be 13:00hrs Sunday 10:30hrs
3. Three races a day will be organised.
4. Fleet racing or handicap(PYA no`s) racing will depend on no`s and class preferences. Except in the case of the two National fleets.
5. SI`s will be available at registration in the clubhouse Saturday 5th September from 09:00hrs
Xmas Raffle
Xmas Raffle
Xmas Raffle

50p a square. Available at the Bar

1st Prize - A year's membership!
2nd Prize - DAB Radio
3rd Prize - Litre of Baileys

To be drawn on New Year's Day 2016

Other prizes include - Bottle of Tia Maria, Bottle of Disaronno Originale, Bottle of Fullers Port, Bottle of Wine, Nautical Picture, 695g of Cadbury's Heroes, Basketball Ring Net and Ball Set, Box of Cadbury's Biscuits, plus more!
Comedy night on 16th October
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A bit of a first for Stokes Bay, we are putting on a comedy night.
We are having three great comedians:

The following menu is available from 7pm to 8:15 for £5 each and needs to be pre-ordered by emailing sbscgalley@gmail.com:
- Meat Lasagne, salad and chips
- Vegetable Lasagne, salad and chips

Andy White is an energetic, confident and silly Brummie who combines silly voices and a mad afro to devastating comic effect. Andy has numerous media appearances, including the BBC New Comedy Awards on BBC Choice, Brand Spanking New on BBC Radio 7 and his winning performance on the Weakest Link comedian’s special!

Gerry Kyei is Anecdotal, observational and refreshingly honest in style, Gerry's comedy is enriched by a somewhat unique perspective

Tony Vino is Preston’s very own funnyman (**** The Scotsman), Tony Vino has been touring the comedy scene since early 2005. Well aware of social and political issues he mixes friendly well thought out observational humour with audience interaction and quick witted responses. A finalist in 2006 Funny Bones competition, Tony has enjoyed recognition as a comedian and comedy compere of renown

More details here.... The tickets (£15 each) are available from the Bar.

Please be aware that the language is likely to be unsuitable for under 16's.....
Prize Giving Party – Saturday 28th November 2015
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Well done Bruce Keen for winning the Musto Skiff Worlds
Out of the 90 boats that competed, other Stokes Bay SC members' results were:
  • George Hand - 8th
  • Mike Palfreman - 22nd
  • Richard Pelley - 29th
  • Andy Rice - 31st
  • Ed Wilkinson -56th
  • Steve Wright - 89th 
Link to the drone videos here
Club House view
Stokes Bay Sailing Club
The Promenade
Stokes Bay Road
Gosport
Hants
PO12 2BL
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Email
023 9258 1513
administrator@stokesbay-sc.co.uk
 
Y & Y Club of the Year 2016
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2016 Open Event Dates
19/20 March - Laser Standard & Laser Radial Qualifier
16/17 April - Musto Skiff, B14, RS800 & 4000 Open
28-31 May - Dart 18 Nationals
11/12 June - International Moth Open
25 June - Topper Traveller
10/11 September - Catamaran Open and Tornado Nationals
17/18 September - Bart's Bash
24 September - Laser Traveller and National 12 Open

If you know people in your class, encourage them to come along and join in the fun.
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, swap 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.
FOR SALE / WANTED
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