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June at FGSC

Published 21:46 on 10 Jun 2024

In nautical signalling, its always good to know the meaning of hoots and toots from ships. You know: one hoot - turning to starboard; two toots - turning to port; three hoots - my engines are going astern; five hoots (almost unheard of in Fowey!) - make your intentions clear or get out of the way! I said 'almost' unheard of in Fowey but in a selfless effort to demonstrate such signals, a newer vessel of the 'friendly' fleet took it upon himself to joust with a rather large clay ship leaving the harbour one Wednesday evening. We're all quite happy with maritime signalling now so so further demonstrations are not required!

Weather has finally arrived in Fowey! Whether or not the Troy will leak while on its mooring!! All sailors have enjoyed the first month of racing and already it feels as if we have sailed outside the harbour more than last season - sunny days, good winds and a flat sea are the best way to appreciate Cornwall and our beautiful harbour.

A large flotilla of boats accompanied Ronnie's ashes to be scattered at Cannis on the 23rd. Led by the lifeboat, the pilot boats, the flotilla was an emotional and fitting tribute to a great guy. Despite his and Sue's adventures on cruise ships, wetties were not required.

Like many ports on the South coast, Fowey was heavily involved in preparations for D-Day in 1944, with a large presence of US troops and landing ships who landed on Omaha Beach. On 6th June, the harbour is holding a series of events to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the landings. This will include a parade of sail from Town Quay to the H mark and we look forward to joining in with it.

The good weather has brought visits from various sailing and cruising clubs and seen and the Gig club held a very well attended beetle drive - not long after Fowey Ladies convincingly won the World Championships on the Isles of Scilly! Congratulations!

On the training front, our new Chief Instructor Jas Spencer is rapidly filling up the calendar with training courses for kids and adults alike. Dinghy sailing and powerboat courses are available plus shore based training - see the website for details. We are expanding our training for local kids with weekly sessions in conjunction with Rosalind Youth Sailing Trust and Encounter Cornwall and with the generous support of the Harbour Board. Its great to see boats full of happy kids on the water and they are all getting great inspiration from the 'senior' fleets with those sound signals and racing rule demonstrations

Don't forget Denaros are full speed ahead with their excellent food offerings - where better to enjoy a pint and some good food by the water than at the Gallants!

Upcoming events include the Pilot Cutter reception at the end of May, a quiz in aid of Fowey Regatta on 6th June, a supper for Tall Ship Morgenster on the 8th and Lankelly Rugby Club Dinner on the 15th, Please note the kitchen will be closed 20/21/22nd but see website for details.

We look forward to seeing you in the club.

Last updated 21:46 on 10 June 2024

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