Come along to our Open Day from 11:00am . It’s a great opportunity to meet the friendly club members, see our facilities and find out about our club, sailing and racing
Tea, coffee, cold drinks and snacks available
Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome
An informal get-together for members and their families and friends, local people and anyone interested in sailing.
Enjoy some time at our lovely broad
For directions See http://www.rbsc.org.uk/club-info/find-us/
|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 Multisail Open this Sunday (12th May)
Separate starts for Bitterns and any other fleet which can raise 6 or more starters, Includes an Eels Foot race – entry £5 per boat
Regular singlehanded sailors required to help me run box and rescue boat. Volunteers please let me know on email@example.com or 01493 750232
Multsailor volunteers will be needed for Solo / Singlehander meeting next month.
The Wednesday Evening race series starts this year on 1st May.
Races are in a pursuit format, slowest start first, with personally adjusted start times – so you can’t blame the condition of your equipment for your finishing position!
Earliest starters at 7pm, best eight out of possible 18 races to count.
Baked potato meals available after sailing.
See you there?
If you wish this choice please email me with a choice of two dates by end of Saturday 23rd or sign up (just once) on the noticeboard by the ed o the last race on Sunday 24th -Thanks – Ian
If you wish to choose your summer duty date – April to September – you can now sign up in the clubhouse (just one date) or email me with a couple of suggestions and I’ll add you to the rota at the first opportunity.
All requests by Sunday 24th Feb.
Update Sat 26th 1.30 pm
Hmmm! Quite a tricky one…….. The majority of the Broad is still frozen but only very thinly – the birds were breaking through it as I watched! The wind and sun should clear an area large enough for sailing tomorrow. However the area around the jetties are covered in thicker ice; the rain has softened this considerably since last week and it has melted along the jetty edges, if the wind keeps blowing and the ice can move I think it will break up very quickly – there will almost certainly still be some ice in the jetty areas and laying number 3 may prove impossible!
Burgh Road is currently very icy and doesn’t see direct sunlight so probably won’t clear – please drive extra carefully along it – our carpark is completely snow free!
Assuming sailing does happen there will only be a limited choice of catering, don’t expect the full range of hot meals but hot soup and bacon rolls should be available – we had to make a decision early such that the caterers did not spend too much time on preparation or ingredients if they do end up with no customers!
The birders among you may wish to know there were half a dozen Goldeneye amongst the usual Tuftys and Pochards and a solitary male Smew – all helping the Gulls and Coots break up the ice.
Update Fri 25th 4 PM
The Broad has not thawed at all today, forecasts for tonight are mixed, some say snow, some say rain, I suspect that the thaw will come too late for this weekend but will check again tomorrow lunchtime.
Update – Friday 25th AM
The Broad has been largely thawed this week, the breeze last weekend cleared it down to less than 20% ice coverage, though the jetty area was still iced in!
This morning the whole broad is covered with thin ice, it will depend on whether the temperature rises sufficiently today to melt it before the snow arrives later as to how much it clears!
If I get out of work before dark I’ll check it again on my way home and will go down tomooorow to let you know how the snow affects the Broad, could be the forecast wind clears the ice very quickly.
Update – Saturday Lunch time (19th Jan)
I think it is fair to say there will be no sailing tommorrow. There is a little less ice than yesterday but similar amount as when the first notice posted on Thursday (80%). Caterers have been cancelled so they don’t have to prepare lunches.
I will probably walk down about 10.30 and check the clubhouse / boil the kettle if any one wants to come and chack their boat.
Update – Thursday Evening (17th Jan)
The Broad is approx 80% frozen – given the forecast I can only see this getting worse, unless by chance the wind causes the ice to break up, I don’t really expect there to be aby sailing this weekend – sure this won’t suprise many of you!
I will put an update on the website on Saturday afternoon so watch this space.
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!