Newsletter March 2022

Newsletter March 2022

Dear Members,

March has already been and gone and the sailing season draws ever closer. I notice with pleasure that 12 of our members have already signed up for “Les Voiles d’Antibes” and I expect a good turnout this year to make the start of the Championship really interesting.


The VCYC extends a warm welcome to “Baccarat”, a beautiful S&S yawl launched in 1953. She joins an already impressive fleet of yawls and we look forward to sharing the regatta village and the racecourse with her and her crew.


I think I can say that it is getting a bit late to receive the new CIM formula for this year. So far nothing has been published but I believe that there will be a be a CIM meeting in Monaco on the 21st April to validate the new formula. I would like to draw the members attention to a vote that will appear in the members area soon concerning this issue. Time is short so please, Dear Members, pay attention to your email inbox!


Our partner “Romeo Marine”, the well known shipchandler in Cannes has again graciously accepted to support the Championship this year. They are offering a pair of the very well respected “Steiner” marine binoculars to the winner of each category. I think you will all agree that this is a great show of support. We look forward to receiving more and more support from those who love Classic Yacht Regattas.


We would be very interested to hear from you about what we are doing and your thoughts on the club. Why did you join? What do you expect? We are very much working based on our own experience of this wonderful world of Classic Yacht Racing and we would be interested in your opinions or just an answer to the two questions above! My dream is to have a Hospitality Yacht club, in the style of Formula 1 or Moto GP, that follows you to the Championship events where you are received in style and you can interact with the other members in the comfort of your own Yacht Club but without your help, I can’t see how this is possible. We are but two humble sailors so if any of you have a potential to help out, together we could build this into something really special.

Top Tip of the month.

Don’t guess your rating before it is issued!

Historical Note.

The wonderful Sparkman & Stephens yawl “Manitou” was once owned by a very famous US president, JFK, and now carries the nickname of “The Floating Whitehouse”


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