Castle Cove Sailing Club
Old Castle Road

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Castle Cove Sailing Club is an active and friendly, family club located on the north shore of Portland Harbour. From small beginnings in a cliff-top chalet in 1923, we have grown steadily and in September 2002 we moved to our present site at the end of Old Castle Road, Weymouth.

During the lead up to the Olympics in 2012 we have welcomed sailors from over 20 countries to join us and train at the club. We have a strong self-help ethos and run an extensive programme of racing for both dinghies and keelboats. In conjunction with our busy sailing calendar we have a full social diary taking pride in being a very friendly club, run by members for members.

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To be held at the Clubhouse, Old Castle Road, Weymouth
 Friday 21 November 2014 at 7.30 pm

1.      Commodore’s Introduction
2.      Apologies for Absence
3.      Minutes of the 2013 Annual General Meeting
4.      Matters Arising
5.      Commodore’s Report 2014
6.      Presentation of Accounts
7.      Motions proposed by Committee
         Rule changes
         Fees ( membership & facility charges)
8.      Elections
9.      Sub-committee Reports:
9.1    Rear Commodore Sailing                           9.2 Rear Commodore Shore
9.1.1 Sailing Secretary and Class Reports               9.2.1 Bar Report
9.1.2 Club Boats Report                                           9.2.2 House Report
                                                                                   9.2.3 Boat Park Report      
                                                                                   9.2.4 Social Report
9.3 Forward Planning Committee                            
10.    Any Other Business

NB – Please download and read the reports from the member’s area of the CCSC website from 7th November 2014. Papers and Agenda

Queries on these Accounts, to be submitted in writing to the Hon Sec, Kay Stibbs, by Friday 14th  November.  No questions on the Accounts will be answered at the AGM unless they have been submitted by this date.  (

Post Agm there will be a poll on Members views and wishes for the Bar & catering arrangements for 2015

CCSC Keel Boat Lift-Out 2014

The first day, Tuesday 7th October 06.45 and the weather wasn’t too bad, the wind blowing at around 18 knots was from the W, the water was high enough for the first boat to be lifted and then…..the crane wouldn't work!! The Lift Team can arrange and plan for most things but not the weather or the reliability of the crane!

A mechanic was called and eventually the crane was fixed in time for the planned afternoon lift. We managed to lift out 12 boats before the light eventually faded and in the interests of safety we had to call a halt to the proceedings.

Day 2 -  06.45  The wind had moved round to the SW and was beginning to increase. 12 boats were lifted before the wind was considered too strong to continue safely with gusts of up to 30 knots.

  Day 2 – wind increasing to 30 knots

Day 3 – 06.45  The wind was now gusting at over 45 knots from the SW and with no sign of improvement for the rest of the day the lift was cancelled.

Day 4 – 06.45 and what a difference a day makes….

Although still breezy 17 boats were safely lifted out.

Day 5 – 07.00 and the remaining boats were lifted out along with the pontoons and club boats.

Thanks to all who gave assistance in what was one of the most difficult lifts this team has had and especially to those of you who did not actually have a boat coming ashore. Often unappreciated but never forgotten -  thanks to the ferry drivers who not only got up earlier than most of us but battled against the weather getting people out to their boats and towing those that couldn’t get their engines started. There will be a course during the winter months on boat engine maintenance – we suggest you attend!

To keep us all going with smiles on our faces the ladies in the tea hut slaved over hot-plates and boiling kettles to keep an endless supply of bacon butties and cups of tea flowing while having to brave the elements themselves. Thanks to you all.

Lift Team

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