Newsletter SEPTEMBER 2021

Newsletter SEPTEMBER 2021

As we deliver Chinook back to France, I have a little time to update the VCYC news. This past month has seen us speed up the communication and promotion of the club and championship and we were extremely happy to have a few more yachts join us in this new adventure. Sagittarius, Optimist and Jour de Fete are now members and bring the VCYC fleet to a respectable twenty yachts. We have set up a Facebook page and an Instagram account to try to reach more of you and we hope this helps you stay up to date with the daily updates which will be many over the coming few weeks.

A few of our members took part in the Vela Clasica Menorca last month. Rowdy, Fjord III, Argyll, Viola and Spartan put in a great showing with wins for Fjord lll and Viola in their classes and a podium for Argyll too. Our congratulations go to them!

Vela d’Epoca di Imperia is now finished and we were happy to have both the Marconi and Classic fleets scored for the championship, however, with Chinook the only VCYC Gaff yacht and Hallowe’en the only Big boat racing we cannot score the event for the series. This brings it all down to the Antibes and Cannes events to decide winners in those categories. You can find the results from Imperia on the website or on Facebook. The class divisions for the regatta were a liitle strange and difficult to understand, however we offer our congratulations to our VCYC yachts on the podium. Outlaw, Sagittarius, Jour de Fete, Rowdy, Skylark and Chinook.

As we approach rapidly the final regattas of the season, I can’t help but be surprised by the response to the new club. Twenty yachts have shown their support and I believe we will welcome many more over the next few weeks. I feel that the future looks bright. Preparations are moving forward towards the closing event and we hope to see all our members represented at the prize giving in Cannes. 

See you all in Antibes next week.

Best regards,

Jono.

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