Castle Cove is a thriving, family club which sails in Portland Harbour in Weymouth. Established in 1923 in a cliff-top chalet overlooking Castle Cove this has grown steadily plus September 2002 we moved to our current clubhouse after Old Castle path.
We've over 450 subscriptions with members of all centuries who battle and cruise in a number of dinghies and keelboats. People been employed by challenging offer an array of exceptional facilities: a large dinghy park, moorings for the keelboats and ashore, a comfortable, well-appointed clubhouse and club.
During lead up to the Olympics in 2012 we have welcomed sailors from over 20 nations to join united states and train at the club. With a full personal journal, in summer and in wintertime, we now have a very good self-help ethos and simply take pleasure in being a tremendously friendly club, run by users for users.
RacingWe operate a comprehensive programme of rushing for both dinghies and keelboats.
Racing is organised Monday and Wednesday evenings during summer at the very least one-day at the week-end from Easter through till boxing-day. The club provides safety cover whenever racing is within progress. There is a mixture of class rushing plus basic handicap race. Our most passionate dinghy classes being Scorpion, Contender, Laser 2000 and Laser 4000 with developing fleets of foiling Moths, Phantoms and Ospreys challenging the previously well-known Lasers and Wayfarers.
CadetsThere was a really lively Cadet Section to cater for 8 -18 year. olds. They satisfy on Friday nights to deliver education and sailing supervised by a separate musical organization of moms and dads and helpers. Youngsters are expected to sail towards standard of RYA start cruising scheme level 2 before they could make the helm themselves and they are encouraged for this with a training center before joining. If they cannot sail they may be able to go out with a grown-up assistant if the right boat is present. Moms and dads of these under 12 must remain on club and may also be expected to help with the sessions or with light club maintenance.
Usually our cadets initially sail Toppers, Optimists, Mirrors and Cadets, and generally are urged to join in with club race either crewing for an adult sailor or competing in their own personal boat. They soon development, some venturing on the local and nationwide circuits bringing straight back trophies from all over
Club shipsThe club features 3 Toppers, bought with Lottery capital, 2 Lasers and a 420 readily available for users to employ.
KeelboatsOur yachts consist of 22 foot to 40 feet in length and competition using the Portsmouth Yardstick scheme and IRC. Our cruising fleet organise weekend trips during summertime, including trips abroad.
A ferry service runs from club at weekends and on battle evenings (Monday and Wednesday nights from April till September).
MooringsThe club leases a location of seabed from the Crown Commissioners. The Mooring committee allocates spaces upon which users may set their own moorings. Members have the effect of the attention and maintenance of the moorings although insight can be acquired.
Storage SpaceSome cold weather storage is present on site and a crane is arranged for lift out. Those wintering elsewhere frequently form groups to set up their particular laying up and crane hire.
Friday early morning womenThere's an amiable selection of (primarily) women that meets on Friday mornings. It's good chance for adult learners to boost their cruising and have now enjoyable in a casual discovering scenario.
SocialThe hard-working social committee, with a band of volunteers, supply suppers after racing on Wednesday night and the full programme of personal gatherings when you look at the winter season. Often a small team will get together to cook a club supper or a Sunday meal, all prepared within well-appointed, modern-day cooking area and very well-liked by members.
The cruising committee also runs a programme of speaks and lectures in the winter months.
The relaxed Friday night bring your very own barbeque is actually extremely popular. Cadets & people and keelboat teams coming back through the YCW Friday race, blending because of the Olympic teams in a good social environment.
DedicationThe viewpoint of Castle Cove happens to be that of mutual self-help. Its operate and handled by its members through a committee headed because of the Commodore.
The sole staff members are the rescue and ferry-boat motorists. Many people are likely to do their particular share of race tasks as Officer associated with the Day, Rescue Boat Crew or Refreshments. For this reason, we would like members by reside within about 40 kilometers of Weymouth.
During the cold winter you can find weekly Work-parties to keep and refurbish the premises and facilities.
You'll discover all sorts of additional skills on these occasions eg tangible mixing or anti-fouling rescue ships! And, naturally, much coffee is drunk and friendships are forged.