Edited by Christian Brash Welcome to the first of our newsletters. We are aiming to produce a monthly newsletter during the sailing season dropping back to a bi-monthly one after. During the racing season, we’ll produce a regular round up of the results and an update of the standings in the season’s competitions. Contributions will […]
“the best bay for sailboat racing on the whole of the east coast of England”
Jim Saltonstall (Former Senior National Racing Coach for the Royal Yachting Association. British Olympic Sailing Team Coach 1996 and 2000. M.B.E.) reports:
"Situated off the east coast of Yorkshire, Bridlington is perhaps the best bay for sailboat racing on the whole of the east coast of England. With easy access from the end of the M62, it can be reached from the south coast within five hours travelling time.
The Royal Yorkshire YC is situated above the western end of the harbour, renowned for its hospitality and social programs. There has been many an excellent evening on the premises in the past, and I am sure there will be in the future. The organisation for major events, both ashore and afloat, matches the hospitality - talked about for many years afterwards!"
Jim continues "There is also talk of a marina being built, which would turn Bridlington Bay into one of the best racing venues on the east coast. A holiday town, there is plenty of accommodation, camp and caravan sites, with pubs and restaurants in abundance - and the fish and chips are second to none. Bridlington is a great place to race - a badly under-used venue - find out for yourself! Race" (source: The Daily Sail)
Last weekend Datchet Water Sailing Club hosted the Dart 18 GP2 & Inland Nationals in what was forecasted to be one of the hottest April weekends on record, I’m not sure it goes down in my record book as the hottest, but certainly as one of the shiftiest as far as the wind goes. Datchet […]
Fabulous sunny day for the RYYC sponsored walk to raise funds for Bridlington and Flamborough RNLI. Half-way stop for refreshments at North Landing (Flamborough’s base) before walking on the cliff tops to the Clubhouse. The Commodore, Vice Commodore and Rear Commodore pictured at the completion of the walk before joining the rest of the members for lunch. […]