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20 September 2019: Swallow News

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Published 14:23 on 20 Sep 2019

This Edition's Salty Wisdom

Championships 25/26th July 2020 at the RYS
The Squadron has kindly agreed to host us again! Details below

Haines Cup and Coming Events.
Sept 14/15 - It's going to be a fine weekend (that is fine weather and fine racing)! Saturday morning's entertainment is the 1930 Haines Challenge Cup second only to our own Shippam trophy as the most prestigious and coveted trophy in the Club. The current forecast is for undiluted warm sunshine (thank Dorian!) and light/moderate breezes and has got to be an excellent recipe for a massive turnout see QN and the NoR for full details.

Nice image of the Cup - currently held by a Swallow - below.

We revert to standard Club racing in the afternoon and then on Sunday we have the Bart's Bash races (in memory of Andrew Simpson and to support the sailing charity which bears his name). The slightly revised format - master-minded by Christine Graves - encourages us to swap one of our crews with either an XoD or Sunbeam crew - the dating agency will (of course!) be run by Christine prior to the event getting underway that morning, or you can pre-arrange it and advise her beforehand.

The following w/e (21/22 September) is the Bob Massey Trophy 4 races over the w/e.

Trophies! Trophies! Trophies!
Look under the bed, in your bottom drawer and cocktail cabinet!

Some are already aware of the trophy audit underway in advance of the Laying Up Supper and to help for future seasons.

Despite every effort the following trophies continue to elude us - although the Club Staff are checking in parallel. If you have seen, heard and/or know the location of any of these, all precious to the class, please email

Ponder Challenge Cup winner 2018 Osprey, 2017 Gwaihir
Fisher Mug winner 2018 Migrant, 2017 Whimbrel
Finella Cup last winner Swift
Brian Russell Cigarette Box winner 2018 migrant, 2017 Archon
Wyllie Painting (most improved) unknown
Young Persons unknown.

PS The Thorney Picture has been located ... but who won the TISC regatta 2019?!

Please let us know, we need to retrieve!

Class Meeting 21st September 16:45pm
After racing on Saturday we have our annual Class Meeting at 16.45. The lack of any Agenda proposals thus far suggests a degree of contentment which surely cannot be the case! So please fire them in to the CC pronto! The current draft agenda is

National Swallow Class
ISC Annual Autumn Class Meeting

16.45 17.45pm Saturday 21st September 2019 in the ISC Members Room
1 Apologies for absence
2 CC Review
3 2019 Fleet Activity Report/Club2Class (TCS)
4 Mainsail cloth specification and experimental jib report
5 Draft 2020 programme
6 2020 Social activities
7 Challenges and Opportunities for the Class
8 New Swallow website proposal and associated plans
10 Next Meeting Saturday 19th September 2020
NB We have not arranged a meal after but many have indicated their intention to remain for a drink and a meal.

Diary Notes
2020 - We plan to have an almost final 2020 programme available for the Class Meeting. One thing we do want you to plan for right now is the National Championships at the Royal Yacht Squadron on 25/26 July immediately followed by Cowes Classics Week 27-31 July. The Vernon Trophy to Cowes will be on Friday 24 July provisionally starting at 13.30. All aboard and book your accommodation now for this B2B extravaganza!
Arty Crafty - exhibitions galore for you to feast on (xmas presents perhaps)
- Society of Marine Artists - at ISC (as per QN)

- Prim Hoult/Ali Garrett, Chichester, Oxmarket, Tuesday 8th October
Sunday 20th October(closed Monday 14th October).

The body of work is based on Chichester Harbour.
Anarchic Notes
- The Whim trophy will finish on Saturday after 14 races of which Marengo has managed to win 7 thus far. Methinks that her ladyship is back on form.
- How does one judge a final leg with a course from Star to the Gallon Line finish? Answer as it was a flooding tide by the shortest route your depth sounder allowed and by all three crew sitting to leeward to give max heel as well. Beating all the way to Stanbury in the morning was just brill first round was Blue Tit but things went slightly pear-shaped for them afterwards.
- NB Sunbeams & XoD's: Swallows have been the most numerous of the ISC keel boat classes for the last three Saturdays.
- After finally recovering from Antigua Week (April!!) Spectre has been lobbing in some very respectable results. Not enough staying power though.
- Hamble pie. In the last SN we wrongly attributed Cockersootie's superior CCW performances to Alistair whereas it was in fact Charles P. (We are gratefully indebted to 92's ever-watchful PR agency for pointing this out).

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