Yachting Club

Fireworks and tests

Diligent YCC members will already have seen the Blog on our website offering a future social outing (we hope, like the La Liberté cruise that it will prove a success!). This one is to go watch the Fêtes de Genève Fireworks from the comfort of your own yacht! We probably have some eighteen places on three boats since your Committee has decided this year to make a real Club event of the traditional flotilla to fireworks evening and booked Mamma Mia, Mic Mac and Gipsy in anticipation. Therefore we have opened a Doodle under External Regattas (but don’t let that put you off because you do not need racing experience); we are inviting qualified skippers, who may nominate one crew member with themselves, to offer to take a boat, 6 p.m. Saturday 11 August, down to anchor in La Rade to watch the Fêtes de Genève Fireworks.

Crews are of course welcome too: all sign-ups at: https://apex.cern.ch/pls/htmldb_ycc/f?p=200:48 by 3 August, at 12:30. We'll let you know asap who the crews are to be, so that you can make contact and arrangements.

PS the photo was intended merely to gather your attention, and is not really a promise of fireworks probabilities – but it is a genuine white whale.

Message to many Club members: examiners have noted that we are in full season for tests, now that classes have finished, Thursday outings have fine-tuned your MOB manoeuvres, etc.: get your name down with the relevant boat coordinator to do your test! Do it now!

by Yachting Club