After some discussion and consideration of the weather forecast, George, our Race Officer, in consultation with others, has decided that the race should be postponed until 27 August.
If the weather forecast materialises, the conditions for RIB launching and race management would be difficult and potentially unsafe. We have also received a number of requests and one withdrawal from potential entrants. In the circumstances, we wanted to give people sufficient advance warning to avoid unnecessary journeys and boat movements and also give the opportunity to reorganise their weekend.
Rather than lose the race from the calendar and series, we intend to run it on 27 August, when the FYCA calendar is lighter and the tides are reasonable.
Revised SIs and start times will be issued in due course.
We look forward to seeing you in August.
The updated 2017 sailing calendar is available here. It is still work in progress and subject to updates. Version 7 updated on 18/04/2017
Booking are now open for Youth week 2017. This is the 25th anniversary year so we are looking forward to a few surprises. Go to the YW2017 page for more info
Why don’t you print this out ? The poster is available to download in PDF here
All members please note, the Board is progressing an update to the Club Handbook and that is now reflected in the draft version available on our website. The changes are predominantly to update the boat storage policy and associated time limits.
One of the original, founding members and first secretary of Dalgety Bay Sailing Club, Alastair Burnside, together with his wife Beattie played a major part in the club’s inception in 1972 until his untimely death in 2009. Alastair was a consummate volunteer from prior to 15th April 1972, when the club was officially opened until 2009.
Alastair served the club in many ways. Early in its history he was elected Commodore. He held many committee posts and latterly was a hard worker in Rescue Officer and Bosun positions. He was a tireless worker and contributed much to the Tuesday club. He was the task master and the link with the main committee.
His personality lent itself to that of explorer and information seeker. He focused on minimum cost solutions and was a relentless problem solver. He constantly was found constructing trailers and trolleys for Rescue boats, club dinghies, cruisers and any other trailer requirement! He loved to cruise and he was a competitive racer as well. Starting off with an Enterprise and Mirror 16, moving on to Fireballs, an E-Boat and then his cruiser — a 28 foot Colvic in which he often popped over to Europe.
He was a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and a RYA Senior Instructor and was very keen to promote the sport.
As a Shipmate and a Clubmate, he was always the first to bite his tongue, or volunteer If it wasn’t to go up the mast, it would be to agree to carry out a task where there was a distinct lack of enthusiasm from everyone else.
Following a membership consultation in 2010 it was decided to celebrate his memory by presenting the Alastair Burnside Memorial Trophy. This will be awarded to the individual who :
“has made a significant contribution in the field of voluntary assistance to DBSC”
The club misses Alastair.
Nomination form 2015
Closing date for nominations is 15th October
Join us and celebrate the achievements of our sailors and volunteers in 2015
Tickets £10 under 18’s £5 – available from the bar
Tickets include a complimentary drink, buffet, disco and the awarding of prize
This event will recognise the achievements of our sailors and volunteers during 2015, at events organised by our own club and elsewhere. However first and foremost it is a social event and we would encourage all club members to come along.
Nearer the time we will post details of the winners of the various races and series organised by the club
Could anyone who took home a trophy (or trophies) last year please bring them back as soon as possible so that we can organise engraving for 2015. The shinier they are when you return them the more grateful I will be. They can be left on the shelf above the sliding door in the bar area where the paddle is currently sitting along with some other trophies.
If you have any nominations for the following awards please e-mail me:
- The bent propeller (best disaster of 2015) – but make sure the victim has a good sense of humour!
- Newcomer of the year
- Burnside Memorial Trophy (For all-round contribution to the club)
Also if you are prepared to help out with organising the engraving of glasses and/or trophies I would be more than pleased to hear from you
All replies to firstname.lastname@example.org – or use the ‘rearcommodoresail’ e-mail link on the ‘management’ page of our website if you prefer.”
Richard Haydock (RC Sail)
A big thank you goes to Norman Burns of Alexander Thomson Plumbing and Heating Contractors for sponsoring Youth Week again this year. Everyone will be receiving water bottles at the beginning of the week.
Join the 2015 Bart’s Bash at DBSC on 20th September. The Bart’s Bash race will take place before usual Sunday racing.
Sign up at the Bart’s Bash website here: http://my.bartsbash.com/registration
Last years Bart’s Bash: https://dbscweb.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/barts-bash-dbsc/
We have had to make the decision to delay the start of Tuesday evenings further as the remedial work on the training room has been delayed. The new start date for Tuesday evenings is the 5th May
RYA First Aid Course
Date: Sunday 8th March
Time: 9am – 5.30pm
If interested email email@example.com
We are delighted to have been shortlisted again this year by RYA Scotland for their club of the year award. This is testament to the many loyal volunteers of all ages who work tirelessly to support the club each year. The winners will be announced at their annual Awards Dinner on 31 January, so fingers crossed.
Come along for a fun filled 2 hours with music and games, face painting and glitter tattoos, balloon modelling, buffet and a visit from Frosty the Snowman.
Tickets £5 (under 2’s free) from the bar staff at DBSC or contact Lee on 07834394736
Everyone welcome and tell your family and friends
RYA Scotland Class Academies 2015
Some of our members recently participated in the RYA Laser Academies at DBSC. There are more sessions at various clubs next year.
Full info here: http://www.ryascotland.org.uk/racing/Performance/junior/Pages/RYAScotlandClassAcademies.aspx