NEWSLETTER 17-2015 - Royal Gourock Yacht Club

Newsletter 17 – page 1 of 6
CADETS– Registration Night is Thursday 30 April. Sailing
starts on the following Thursday.
SOCIAL SAILING –See attached flyer on page 5 and 6 of
this newsletter. Please print it off and pin it up on
your notice board at work, gym or golf club etc.
Registration Night is Friday 01 May. Sailing starts on
the following Friday. Both nights at 18:30. Don’t worry
if you can’t manage the registration night. Just turn up
any Friday and you will be taken for a sail. Social
Sailing was introduced to allow people to come along and
try sailing. It is open to anyone, including Social
Members, for one season. If they wish to continue sailing
the following year they will have to join as Ordinary
Members. After a season training most people will be able
to pass a simple competency test which allows them to
take out a Club boat with family and friends.
CREW WANTED to sail on a 40 foot sloop this season. Mainly
day sails with selected weekends away and the option of a
west Coast cruise in July/August. Departures from Inverkip
Marina. All cruising with no racing involved. If
Interested, pleas call 07710 768729 0r 01505 690219 any
Kind regards, ROBERT H HUNTER (Robbie) - HARLEQUIN of KIP.
A message from Louis Jeffrey - Sailing to the Med. We
are leaving Ardrossan on 8 June to sail to Falmouth via
Bangor, Dublin Arklow, Milford Haven, Penzance then
Falmouth. We will where possible travel by day but tides
may dictate and some night sailing is inevitable,
especially on the longer trips further south. We would be
grateful if interested parties could participate from the
start right through till Falmouth, failing which you
could jump ship in the UK wherever you feel fit. Please
contact me at [email protected]
Kind regards, Louis.
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The RGYC Year Book for 2015 is available for Members to
uplift from the bar and is also available on the website.
Cruising Members will be organising more cruising in
company this year. Interested parties should meet on
Saturdays at 10:00 on the slipway. See yearbook for
further details.
Tuesday 28 April – Quiz Night with a different quizmaster for each round. This is the last quiz until after
the sailing season
Tuesday 5 May –
Primary Points Race 1.
Don’t let the new Drink Driving Limit spoil your ApresSail socialising and post mortems. Alcohol free wines and
beers are now available at the bar.
Saturday, 30 May - Ashton Regatta and BBQ with
by the Urban.
Sunday, 31 May - Ardentinny Muster and Beach Barbecue.
Saturday 18 July – Pursuit Race to Tighnabruiach. The
Royal Western Yacht Club are celebrating their 140th
Anniversary with a pursuit race to Tighnabruiach starting
at RGYC. This was once an annual event. RGYC Members are
invited to participate. Entry fee for OD Classes is £15
and for H/cap Classes £25. There will be a party on the
pier after the race. Full details at
Saturday/Sunday 15/16 August - PIPER OD CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Details to follow
Saturday, 29 August - King George V Cup. BBQ and
entertainment by Reely Jiggered
23-31 August - Peelports Largs Regatta Week incorporating
Cumbraes Regatta 23/24 August
Live band, marquee party. Open event dinghies, day boats and keelboats all welcome.
Saturday 24 October – Annual Prizegiving. 19:30
–--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tuesday 28 April – Quiz Night with a different quizmaster for each round. This is the last quiz until after
the sailing season
Sunday 24 May – Kenny Wilson and friends.
Saturday 20 June –
Midsummer Ball with Backbeat.
Newsletter 17 – page 3 of 6
Social Reports by Alison Allan.
Quiz Night
Thanks to Janice Thompson for a most enjoyable Quiz on
Tuesday night. Janice’s quizzes are always light-hearted,
relaxed affairs so it was surprising when there was some
restlessness in the ranks over one question involving
light, would you believe? Correct answer, according to Mr
Google, is as follows. The refraction of light when it
passes from a fast medium to a slow medium bends the
light-ray toward the normal to the boundary between the
two media.
Now I’m sure we’re all delighted to have that verified!
Janice’s music round was especially popular and at the
culmination of a very close-run evening, The Trophy Team
triumphed and the Firehuggars gorged themselves on the
Joker prize. Don’t miss next week’s Grand Finale!
All contestants, old or new, will be made most welcome.
Italian Evening
The Commodore Suite was transformed into an Italian
Taverna on Saturday night as Eileen and Greg hosted their
first, but hopefully not their last, Italian Night.
The food was imaginative and beautifully prepared, the
service was excellent and the atmosphere was most
Full marks to Eileen, Greg and their team for one of
their most enjoyable themed nights to date. The Commodore
Suite was filled to capacity but they managed to
accommodate eight “walk-ins” in the bar. Please let
Eileen know if you wish to attend similar events to avoid
There are plans afoot for a steak night, another seafood
night and a Chef’s Special Gourmet Event.
Watch this space for details!
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Sunday 24 May – Kenny Wilson and friends.
Saturday 20 June –
Midsummer Ball with Backbeat.
Sunday 28 June-Kenny Wilson and friends.
Saturday, 8 August - Annual Raft Race Day. Entertainment by
the Drams.
Tuesday 1 September – First Quiz Night of the season.
Friday 11 September – Evening Talk. Joan Charles on
Clairvoyance and Mediumship.
Sunday 20 September – Folk Festival from 12:00 to 19:00.
Details later.
Friday 30 October –Illustrated talk. Circumnavigation
with Gerry Hughes.
Friday 27 November – A evening talk by Bill Dobie. “The
Life and Tides of a Marine Artist”
Saturday, 28 November - Saint Andrew’s Dinner.
Saturday, 12 December -Christmas Dinner Dance with
Sunday 20 December – Kenny’s Christmas Cracker.
Sun/Mon 27/28 December – The Wherries Christmas Parties.
Thursday 31 December – Hogmany Party with The Drams.
Communicate with Admin at
[email protected]
The Club telephone Nos. are 01475 632983 (office) and
01475 63719 (bar/catering)
RGYC Committee
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