Newsletter no. 2 of 2019 27/2/2019

It’s been great start to the season with a number of events that have already taken place and the Valentines regatta over for another year.

 

Saturday Sailing.

Saturday sailing has seen some changes over the last few weeks. With the number of boats in the Division 2 on the start line it was decided that if there were more than 6 boats there would be two starts. So far there has been two occasions. The club handicap is being replaced with a progressive system similar to the Portsmouth yardstick. This sees all boats finishing with their elapsed time very close. This promotes the skills and tactics on the day. This system will allow all boats in one class

 

 

Membership

The membership is still increasing and has reached a 150 of single and family members. There are still a few members that have not renewed.

 

Valentine Regatta

A great two days of the water with 17 boats enjoying the sailing in good winds. Over 110 sailors took part in the perfect weather conditions with 18 knot wind gusts. Boats were competing in three classes. The Saturday entertainment saw 1761 playing in Al Portos to a pack crowd. The restaurant saw over a 150 eating and listening to the band

Sunday saw another day on the water. The wind was stronger with gusts around 21 knots. The prizes were presented by His Excellency, Governor General Sir Rodney Williams KGN, GCMG.

 

Class 1:

1st Sleeper

2nd Spirit

3rd Valiant

Class 2:

1st Blue Peter

2nd Cricket

3rd Full Monty

Class 3:

1st Elethea

2nd Seal

3rd LJ Windward

The winner of the Sun General Insurance Trophy for the most 1st places in class 2 was presented to Blue Peter and the Absolute Properties Trophy for the best overall boat was presented to Sleeper.

A big Thank you to Al Porto’s for hosting the Regatta and providing excellent food on the Saturday night.

 

Many thanks to our main sponsors

Absolute Properties Antigua

Sun General Insurance

Seahawk

Budget Marine

North Sails

Also to all the companies that donated prizes.

 

FUTURE EVENTS

 

The calendar is now available on this website.

We have changed the date of the Treasure Hunt to Sunday 3rd March. It starts at 11am in the commercial centre after which we will meet on the beach for a BBQ. Tickets are available from Barbara or Carol.

Trip to Deep Bay and Great Bird Island is due to take place on Friday 8th till Sunday 10th March. Please contact a member of the committee if you are interested in going.

The popular Beetle Drive will take place on the Monday 18th March at De Under Dog. Tickets are available from Barbara or Carol.

 

Sailability Antigua has invited the club to see how your donations have been spent on Sunday the 24th March, details to follow.

 

Club night continues at Al Porto’s on Thursdays night between 5 and 7. Why not join us for a pre-dinner drink.

 

Commodore's Thoughts:

Look forward to seeing you all there.

 

Fair Winds!

 

Grahame

Commodore Jolly Harbour Yacht Club