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Penzance Sailing Club

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RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course
A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

This theory course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

For more details email

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Lifejacket Clinic – Saturday, 17 September at 18:00
Your lifejacket can be your last line of defence when enjoying a day on the water. However, how do you know it will work when you most need it?

Join us for a FREE lifejacket clinic after sailing on Saturday, 17 September at 18:00 hosted by Penzance Sailing Club...

The bar will be open and pasties to be on sale from the galley.

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Mary Wales and Cadet Cups – Sunday, 11 September from 10:00

Open to all under 18 club members, the Mary Wales and Cadet Cups are your chance to race against other junior members.

Please sign up ASAP on the whiteboard in our clubhouse.

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Midbay – Saturday, 10 September at 14:30

This next in the Midbay series will take place on Saturday organized by MBSC. There will be two races, back-to-back.

Please allow good time to get to the start area which will be in the middle of the bay!

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Monday 4th July
15 dinghies signed in to sail in a Westerly – Force 5.
There were six Enterprises with Simon Lees (crew Colin Stephens) having a superb start and leading throughout.
The six Lasers were spread – Brian Aldgate the comfortable winner. One laser sailor capsized on the beat – and after struggling, safety crew member Rebecca Knee came to the rescue, jumping in, righting the laser and sailing it back into the harbour.
For the Cruisers the second evening series started with seven boats out on a close reach to Gear. Solo pulled away from Free Spirit on the first leg and then it was spinnakers up to Mount. Laid Back overhauled Blue Chip and Pepsi. Riff Raff, with no kite, managed to hold onto Bewitched across the bay. On the beat to Newlyn, Solo felt the need for more weight on board as leeway pushed them sideways, allowing Laid Back to pass both them and Free Spirit. Pots caused some havoc before the kites reappeared out to Central.
1. Free Spirit 2. Solo 3. Bewitched
Thursday 7th July
Nineteen dinghies lined up to race – in a Westerly Force 4. 
The four Mirrors battled hard – Eric Taylor (junior Aoife Mooney) claiming the honours. The remaining three contained juniors, with Sebi Schmidt (Roisin Mooney) second, Ruby Stephens (Polly Stephens) third and Lloyd Williams (Demelza Hewitt) fourth.
Of the seven Enterprises - John Matthews (crew Di Stephens) had his race of the season – finishing over two minutes ahead of his nearest rival. The battle however, was on for second and at the line there was only fifteen seconds between second (Tom Kliskey/Kevin Hall), third (Colin Stephens/Katheryn) and fourth (Simon Lees/Nick Harvey)
For the cruisers - a somewhat fluky westerly wind tonight meant the fleet were all in close contact as they rounded Gear.  Blue Chip were first to get their spinnaker up and pulled out from Pepsi and Jeressa. Laid Back and Riff Raff tussled but LaidBack managed to pass to leeward just before the Mount. Out on a Limbo tried to stay with Bewitched and Grendel on the run though the smaller boat was to have the last laugh. The hunt for Central in the mist caused some amusement and although some managed to fly to finish with kites again, the dying wind meant a prolonged evening for others.
1. Out on a Limbo 2. Laid Back 3. Bewitched
Thanks to Clare Knee for the superb photographs

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Cruiser to the Mount - Friday, 10 June at 18:00
On what should be a fine evening, it would be fantastic to get as many members as possible to join in for this social gathering in a special location which we maybe take for granted.

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Coast to Coast Race
It is that time of the year when we head out on a Saturday morning around Lands End. Setting out on Saturday at 09:00 we will arrive in St Ives for an early evening. On Sunday we leave St Ives to race back to Penzance at 10:00.

Evening Cruise to St Michael’s Mount - Friday 10 June
This year’s cruise has been arranged around late sunset and evening high tide to encourage dinghies and cruisers to join in.

The Garden Cafe will be open for refreshments. Those wanting pasties please pre-order on the form in the lobby, stating steak or veg option.

Water taxi will be available for those anchoring off. Special offer meal deal: A pasty and 2 glasses of wine £10.
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