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CCSC Celebrates in style!

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Published 8:52pm on 14 Jun 2023

In 1923 Alfred Douglas Hownam-Meek founded Castle Cove Sailing Club in Portland Harbour. Now 100 years on, the Castle Cove Sailing Club he founded celebrates. What an amazing centenary weekend we enjoyed with such a range of activities and an incredible buzz that surrounded the Club.

View the CCSC Centenary video HERE . Thank you to John Emmett.

Local dignitaries were welcomed, cadets undertook a range of fun fuelled activities, match racing was attempted (then postponed due to lack of wind), yachts and dinghies plied the harbour in search of treasure, members of all ages doesy doed the night away, dinghies and yachts pitted themselves against each other in a pursuit race, over 70 vessels participated in the sail past accompanied by a flypast of a Bulldog and Tiger moth aircraft and Portland Ports tug all accompanied by our very own cadet piper and dolphins! All this, then to be treated by Portland Marinas Boatfolk to a cream team followed by prizegiving and toasts.

Andy Adler, CCSCs current commodore, said I have the real honour to be Commodore of Castle Cove Sailing Club for its 100th birthday. I have never been in a sail past before so being the man who smiled and waved was a privilege.

Sandy Weatherburn, committee member, commented It was a really emotional weekend for me, and today's events on the water brought me to tears. I am not sure if it was flying my Dad's flags, the dolphin that came to greet us as we boarded the boat (that we had been kindly lent to take part today), the fly past or hearing one of our wonderful cadet members playing the bagpipes as we sailed towards our past Commodores!

Sara Lloyd and Andrea Clarke the clubs centenary coordinators should have the last word Andrea and I would like to offer our personal thanks to the fantastic team of volunteers, from the cadets who served at the Reception, right through to the older members of the Club - you know who you are- who helped with the photo displays, decorating the marquee, the flowers, the activities on the water and ashore, making cakes and puddings, the food preparation, the drinks, the mountains of washing up, the clearing up - the list is endless. We could not have done it without you.

We would particularly like to thank our long suffering husbands, David and Paul, who have put up with us living and breathing the Centenary for months and in the past two weeks have been at our beck and call, running errands, lifting, carrying, moving things back and forth when we have changed our minds, pouring drinks, washing glasses and generally been there when we have needed something done.

View the CCSC Centenary video HERE . Thank you to John Emmett.


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