We have arranged two one‐day safety boat refresher courses at the club on Saturday 29th June and 13th July.
The club is currently short of people experienced in safety boat routines. We should be operating every Sunday with at least one able rescue boat person and are currently in the position where we may request certain members to perform 3 duties a year to ensure our safety cover.
The course is intended for people who already have some power boat experience, but would like a reminder on safety boat best practice.
On this occasion, the arrangements have changed from those we ran previously. Whilst the day will take place at Rollesby in our boats, it will be facilitated by an instructor from NSSA at Filby.
The course will run from 09:30am to 03:00pm, each day and we have 12 places, 6 for each day.
The course will be free to members, the cost of the two days being subsidised from the club.
Since places are limited, this day will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
If you would like to take part, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Pete Smith on 01953 606334.
Please contact Pete before 14th June . Then we can advise Filby of
|Our Friends at Gt Yarmouth and Gorleston Sailing Club would like to invite the members of RBSC to a numbers of events the week commencing Monday27th May.|
Monday 27th May – Bank holiday open Day. – Start time 10:30
Come with or without you boat, and experience the joys of clean wind and open spaces, GYGSC – members will be available to offer an introduction to the Sea sailing experience.
Saturday 1st June Beach Regatta and Phantom Open. – Start time 13:00 Briefing 12:00
Sunday 2nd June Beach Regatta and Phantom Open. – Start Time 10:30
This is our main open event of the year with separate starts for the Phantom and allcomers fleets, there will be 3 back to back races each day.
Thursday 6th June – Thursday Evening Regatta – Start time 7pm
This is likely to be 2 races over a shorter inshore course than Sundays and with usually lighter evening winds a great opportunity to race on the sea. The evening sailing tends to attract more Single Handers especially Lasers than the larger weekend courses.
Sunday 9th June – Lowestoft passage Race. – Start time 10:30
The planned race is to Lowestoft and back depending on favourable conditions
If guests would like to leave their boats on site for the Week this should not be a problem.
Directions to GYGSC can be found here http://www.gygsc.co.uk/ (Club, Location)
Rollesby Broad SC
Sun 30th Dec
Morning racing only
2 x One Hour Pursuit Races
(2nd may be an a personal handicap basis)
The Ayres family will man the box but we will need a rescue officer!
Note there are no lunches on this day so bring some leftovers
New Year’s Day Open
Run by the Sallis Family
Tues 1st January
Don’t forget to invite your friends!
Sunday 2nd December saw the winter regatta competition at Rollesby Broad sailing club.
Despite a very cold start the bright sunshine encouraged a turnout of 24 boats – a particular boost by the five juniors on the single handed start line for the first race whilst some of their more senior colleagues waited for the temperature to rise before setting afloat!
Peter Matthews in his Solo sailed a very consistent race, breaking out the mid paced pack to earn the first victory; Chris Toothill (Phantom) and Nick Eastwood (Finn), out front on the water, never quite gained enough. Toothill had to settle for 3rd after a superb tail end performance by Zoe Eastwood put her Optimist into 2nd place, hanging on to the back end of the Topper group and knocking dad Nick into 4th place in the process! Daren Pike launched his Phantom in time for race 2 and found the tricky second course to his liking to take a good win from Matthews in 2nd and Toothill again in 3rd. A shiftier breeze, but a simpler course in the afternoon saw Pike again using indirect but wise course choices to take victory and the fleet trophy, behind there was a complete change from the morning with Kevin Postlethwaite (Solo) 2nd and Daniel Bull (Topper) raising the junior flag again in 3rd.
The Multisail fleet were also enjoying extremely close battles, with route finding rather than out right boatspeed the more significant factor. That said race 1 went the way of John Saddington & Dennis Manning in their Albacore with Peter Dearnley & Di Slatter leading the Wayfarers in 2nd. Val & Chris Hanson were redressed into third after valiantly stopping to help a stranded Topper, who had breached the reeds in one of the few spots beyond the view of the race box. Having dropped their spinnaker sheets under the boat and retired in race 1; Ian & Sharon Ayres put their Leader ahead of the Wayfarers on the first beat of races 2 & 3 and whilst they couldn’t quite hold off the Hanson’s on the water in either race, they took both victories by a handful of seconds and hence the multisail trophy.
Single Handers (16 entries)
1. Daren Pike – Phantom (2pts)
2. Peter Matthews – Solo (3)
3. Chris Toothill – (6)
Multisails (8 entries)
1. Ian & Sharon Ayres – Leader (2pts)
2. John Saddington & Dennis Manning – Albacore (4)
3. Val & Chris Hanson – Wayfarer (4)
Tea & coffee plus a light lunch will be provided FOC.
Here is the regular list of jobs so you know what tools to bring if you have them
A big thanks to Bernard and Hillary for this set of photographs from the Summer and Autumn Series with opver 180 to view these a good chance there is one of you.. If you would like a copy of any help yourself from our Flikr Site. How To Downlaod a Photo from the RBSC Flickr page
Be patient it may take a few seconds for the slide show to appear.
If you have any more photo’s yourself you can either email them to Pictures@rbsc.org.uk or I can provide instructions on how to upload them yourself if you have a large quantity. Or just see me at the Club with either a memory card or usb stick. Thanks Keith
Members are invited to the 2012 Annual Dinner & Summer Prizes
This year it will be again held at the Filby Bridge Restaurant on Friday the 23rd November at 7:30pm .
RBSC Dinner Menu £18.95
Please sign up on the list in the Club house or send your Menu choices and cheque by Sunday 10th November toThe Treasurer RBSC 7 Neves Close Lingwood Norwich NR13 4AW