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    Final Slipway Concreting Work Party this Saturday 24th February 2024.

    Following last Saturday's very well supported concrete work party where three bays were concreted we now have just two bays remaining to finish the slipway works. I would like to thank every member who has helped undertake these works, the new slipway has made a massive difference to the launching of boats. One final push is required to complete the job. So I am appealing to members to come down this Saturday

    Published 09:38 on 21 Feb 2024

  • Short Format Racing Trials Sunday 18th February

    As you may know, we are looking to introduce short format racing within the racing programme later in the year. This is seen as a way of providing an exciting alternative to normal racing as well as a stepping stone for new sailors to transition into the main fleet racing. On the morning of Sunday 18th February, we will be having an experimental session to be run by Oscar Shilling from the RYA.

    Published 12:19 on 6 Feb 2024

  • February Working Parties and Safety Boat Refreshers

    We have three working parties scheduled for February. We have had tremendous support for the January events but there is still a lot to do! Sunday 11th February is a normal working party where we will continue with jobs already begun in January. Items still to be done will be on the display board in the club foyer. Start time is 10.00a.m. Refreshments will again be provided once you've worked up an appetite! The

    Published 12:45 on 5 Feb 2024

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    Sailing Starts this weekend!

    After two very productive working parties, it's time for a sail! The Icicle series of 6 races starts this weekend, Sunday 4th February, with two back to back races, commencing at 11.00. Remember that under the byelaws, "Full wetsuits, dry-suits or sailing clothing of an appropriate thermally insulating nature must be worn whilst sailing or on safety boat duty between 1st November and 31st March". The remaining races will be sailed on 18th

    Published 15:00 on 30 Jan 2024

  • Working Party and AGM - 28th January

    We have the second of our January working parties this Sunday 28th, starting at 10.00 a.m. A list of jobs is on the whiteboard in the entrance foyer, or see Steve Hewitt, our genial bosun, when you arrive and he will advise what needs doing. As always, dress appropriately for the weather and possibly getting mucky! Apart from getting the jobs done, these events are also a great time for socialising and getting to know

    Published 11:26 on 16 Jan 2024

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    2024 Calendar and Duty Roster is now Live!

    The 2024 Calendar and Duty Roster are now live, so you can plan your sailing and duties in good time. As well as all the old favourites, there are some new events for you to try, which we hope will add a new dimension and variety to your sailing. Please note the dates of the January and February working parties where we will be completing our concreting of the slipways as well as doing all

    Published 14:11 on 11 Dec 2023

  • New Year's Day Championship

    To welcome in the New Year and 2024 sailing season, we will be holding our traditional New Year's Day Championship on Monday, 1st January. This is a single fleet, two race handicap series starting at 11.00 with the races being held back-to-back. Chocolate prizes are available and there will be a contribution lunch, so if you are intending to sail, please bring something with you and let Gail Jackson know at social@ripon-sc.org.uk. See you there!

    Published 13:57 on 11 Dec 2023

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    Christmas Lunch - 10th December

    Join us after sailing (around 2.00pm) on Sunday 10th December for our End of Season Christmas Lunch! Tickets are £10.00 per head and can be booked from the date on the calendar or here . Closing date for bookings is 4th December , so book now to ensure you don't miss out on this special event, especially as we hear that a rather special visitor will be making an

    Published 11:26 on 25 Nov 2023

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    RYA Volunteer Awards 2023

    Congratulations to Ripon Sailing Club's proud award winners - Jamie and Nicky Kerslake for their "Outstanding Contribution" award, particularly for their efforts during the Covid pandemic and Chris Wright for his "Lifetime Commitment" award in recognition of his unstinting contribution over more than 20 years to the smooth running and general positive atmosphere of the Club. The award ceremony took place on 10 November at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London.

    Published 17:27 on 11 Nov 2023

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    Wagalers - the last day of the Autumn Handicap Series

    Today we celebrated the last day of the Wagalers Autumn Handicap Series with 24 boats on the water, the series prize-giving and a delicious contribution buffet. Arthur Nowell won the Silver fleet rosette and David Wyvill won the Bronze fleet. Chris Wright won gold but was absent, apparently busy getting in shape in preparation for Sunday's Champion of Champions Event. Wagalers Occasional Winter Series (WOWS) begins on Wednesday 1 November, weather permitting,

    Published 18:43 on 25 Oct 2023

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    Making your Streaker Streakier....

    If you fancy polishing up your Streaker sailing skills, fleet captain Tim Coleman is offering tuning and coaching on Wednesday 1st November from 11.00 a.m.. There will be advice on setup and tuning, followed by some on-water exercises to improve sailing on all points, as well as practising start techniques. Further details can be found below.

    Published 14:01 on 24 Oct 2023

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    Champion of Champions - 29th October

    Sunday 29th October is Champion of Champions day! If you have come first or second in any of the eligible club series or one day events over the season, you will have qualified to sail in the annual challenge to find the best of the best this season. There are three trophies to compete for, being the Champions Trophy, the Junior Champions Trophy and the Others Trophy. Check to see if your name

    Published 09:02 on 23 Oct 2023

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