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WELCOME TO WELWYN GARDEN CITY SAILING CLUB
Established 1973 and still racing at Stanborough Lake on Saturday Mornings

 
STARTING 11th May!


SUMMER EVENING SAILING SESSIONS

Every Wednesday to end August
6 pm - 8 pm
Come and improve your sailing skills by enjoying a relaxing two hours on the water after school, after College or after work. You will be given plenty of encouragement, enjoy trying out simple courses and generally have lots of fun.

Boat Hire from Finesse at £5 a session*
(* A basic RYA qualification is required or prove your sailing experience)

These evening sessions are being run by Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club (annual membership £15) in agreement with Finesse who manage Stanborough Lake.


More information from Commodore@wgcsc.org.uk



Our Club


 Our friendly club will welcome and encourage you into dinghy racing. Competitive sailing offers an enjoyable, exciting challenge, no matter what the size of the water or wind conditions. We welcome all sorts of sailors (juniors, adults and families), with all types of sailing dinghies, to come and race with us on Saturday mornings or sail non-competitively in one of our mid-week sessions at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. We attract members from all over Hertfordshire including St Albans, Harpenden, Wheathampstead, Hatfield, Welwyn, Stevenage, Hertford, Letchworth,  and surrounding areas.
  
NEW MEMBERS are very welcome, so come and join us. 
  






WELCOME TO WELWYN GARDEN CITY SAILING CLUB
Established 1973 and still racing at Stanborough Lake on Saturday Mornings


Our friendly club will welcome and encourage you into dinghy racing. Competitive sailing offers an enjoyable, exciting challenge, no matter what the size of the water or wind conditions. We welcome all sorts of sailors (juniors, adults and families), with all types of sailing dinghies, to come and race with us on Saturday mornings or sail non-competitively in one of our mid-week sessions at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. We attract members from all over Hertfordshire including St Albans, Harpenden, Wheathampstead, Hatfield, Welwyn, Stevenage, Hertford, Letchworth,  and surrounding areas.


 NEW MEMBERS are very welcome, so come and join us. Click on your link below


   New to Sailing  Newly Qualified  Coming back to sailing  Experienced racer 





LATEST NEWS (Late March)

 

The last half of March was a very busy time for WGCSC with the AGM on 20 March and the Easter Regatta on the 26th. It was also a sad time when Cheryl Luxford lost her long brave battle against cancer. As Commodore Peter Thornley reported at the time, Cheryl was one of the founder members of the Mouse Club in the 1990s and had been a strong supporter of the club ever since. She will be greatly missed.

The activities of the AGM and the Easter Regatta have been well recorded with photographs and these are used below for your enlightenment and enjoyment. Please use the links included which take you to the full photo albums.


THE AGM

The normal business side of the AGM proceeded without any unforeseen hiccups.

Peter Thornley stood down as Commodore after quite a turbulent period in the life of WGCSC caused by the management and procedural changes at Finesse. However, with Peter’s guidance the club has emerged from these changes as a larger and more active club than ever. Shaun Smale presented Peter with an engraved glass memento to mark the occasion. 


   
   
 


Nigel Davis was unanimously appointed as our new Commodore. Nigel was unfortunately unable to be present at the AGM so the ceremonial handing over of the Commodore’s Cap did not take place until the Easter Regatta as our photographs show.


   
   
   
 


David Brown stood down as Secretary but has remained on the Committee and as Webmaster. Paul McAlister was appointed as secretary and was thrown in at the deep end, taking the minutes of the AGM in David’s absence. Shaun Smale stood down from the Committee.

The new Officebearers and Committee can be found on the Contacts page of our Website.


The Sailing Results for the 2015/2016 Race Programme were announced and Awards were presented. One person dominated the results in all the major categories except one and that person was Annette Walter who took First Place in all categories in which she was able to compete! (She could not compete in Fast Fleet events!) Congratulations to Annette who becomes our new Helm of the Year. She is being assisted below to carry all her awards!



A full set of photographs of the presentations showing the hilarity of the occasion (!) can be found here (opens in a new window).

AGM Trophy Presentation 2015-2016 Season Results

 The full set of results was as follows.


WINTER HANDICAP SERIES


 

Fast Fleet - Kane Frostbite Trophy

1   Roger Morse

2   Patrick Rohart

3   Dave Lambert

 

 

Slow Fleet - Kane Icicle Trophy

1   Annette Walter

2   Charles Adams

3   Nigel Davis

 

 


 

WINTER PURSUIT SERIES

Winter Pursuit Cup

1   Annette Walter

2   Sheila Stowe

3   Peter Thornley

 

 

BURGEE SERIES

IBM Trophy

1   Annette Walter

2   Charles Adams

3   Roger Morse

 

 

PERSONAL HANDICAP

Alan Maurice Trophy

1   Annette Walter

2   Charles Adams

3   Tony Hale

 

 

 

INDIVIDUAL TROPHIES

 PORTHOLE TROPHY  - Frank Robinson

 FLASH-IN-THE-PAN TROPHY - Nigel Davis  

 The MAINSTAY TROPHY - Patrick Rohart

 Most IMPROVED HELM – Charles Adams

 HELM OF THE YEAR  (POLYCELL TROPHY) - Annette Walter


CLUBMANSHIP TROPHY – Phil Walter



This was awarded by the Commodore to Phil, who has had 2 terms on the committee, both times being the Race Officer. This last time, in addition to the normal work of organising the race calendar and Duty Rota, and calculating and publishing the race results, he has made the racing marks much easier to handle and during the Winter has kept things running smoothly when Finesse were not present. 




EASTER REGATTA 26 March 2016

Our Race Officer, Phil, responded to a query about attending this event with the advice: “You're welcome to come down but I would suggest this Saturday is not one for casual sailing. There is a weather warning for WGC, with strong winds gusting up to 45mph.”

And he was correct as our photographs show, it was a wild and stormy event. Our thanks to Val for capturing the atmosphere of the day so well. Please take time to visit the photo album (Opens in a new window).


   
 
 


Top Places were taken as follows: (Full results will be published in our Race Results Section when available)

Fast Fleet winner: Patrick Rohart

Slow fleet winner: Peter Thornley

 Overall Winner of the Easter Egg Trophy:  Patrick Rohart


   
 
 
 

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WELCOME TO WELWYN GARDEN CITY SAILING CLUB
Established 1973 and still racing at Stanborough Lake on Saturday Mornings


Our friendly club will welcome and encourage you into dinghy racing. Competitive sailing offers an enjoyable, exciting challenge, no matter what the size of the water or wind conditions. We welcome all sorts of sailors (juniors, adults and families), with all types of sailing dinghies, to come and race with us on Saturday mornings or sail non-competitively in one of our mid-week sessions at Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. We attract members from all over Hertfordshire including St Albans, Harpenden, Wheathampstead, Hatfield, Welwyn, Stevenage, Hertford, Letchworth,  and surrounding areas.


 NEW MEMBERS are very welcome, so come and join us. Click on your link below


   New to Sailing  Newly Qualified  Coming back to sailing  Experienced racer 

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