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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Alex Knight - Musto Skiff National Champion! - and other championship performances
So, while a small sailing (and other sports) event of note has been taking our attention in Rio, in addition to the local sailors performing under Sugarloaf, there have been some performances of note from our own club sailors around our shores. It's that time of year for the Castle Cove travelling dinghy contingent, with championships galore - and the club name has been appearing regularly, and in lights.
Musto Skiff Nationals To mark his birthday, Alex (Knightly) Knight proved what we all knew he was capable of - and secured his name on the impressive Musto Skiff trophy as 2016 National Champion. He maintained a super consistent scoreline to win by 8 points in the fleet of 48, through a huge mix of conditions - inc some he described as perhaps the biggest he has sailed his Skiff in. Massive congratulations to him, and good luck now to the other club Musto sailors! Final report can be found here:- http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/191606/Harken-Musto-Skiff-Nationals-at-Largo-Bay-overall
Osprey Nationals Emulating Knightlys performance was our own Adam Bowers - at the front end of his Osprey - Blue Moon, crewing for his long time championship helm (inc as Fireball World Champions back in the day) - DJ Edwards. This was perhaps a great demonstration of 'no substitute for talent and experience' - as the pair have had many hours in boats together - but not recently, and Adam was busy creating sails with a few days to go! They were competing in the Osprey Nationals at Mumbles YC - and despite close attention from club member Terry Curtis and his crew Peter Grieg, Adam & DJ were victorious by 3 points with Kev & Phil in Whitestar 6th. Final report:- http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/191651/Osprey-Nationals-at-Mumbles-overall
Scorpion Nationals Although no individual winners (that honour went to the popular pairing of Chris Turner and Alex Hayman), Castle Cove did walk away with the Top Guns trophy for the best 4 boats overall, and sported a great team of 6 local boats in total making the trip to Looe, for a week that tested us all - with Big Monday waves, Big Wednesday and pretty hardcore inbetween - with slight relapse on Friday. Lucky really - as some efforts went into the Thursday night famous Fancy Dress - which also saw CCSC take top honour for the best costume - with our Cool Runnings bobsleigh (Mikey Robbins - artistic director - see pic on wall at club). Final report and results below:- http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/191417/Gul-Scorpion-Nationals-at-Looe-overall
Castle Cove Scoops Team Prize At Osprey Nationals
The team are presented the trophy by Lisa Chess from Mumbles Yacht Club.
This year’s Osprey National Championships have just concluded at Mumbles Yacht Club in Swansea Bay where Adam Bowers and DJ Edwards triumphed over the current establishment to win the event with consistent scores in very tricky conditions. Adam and DJ have a long history in the class but have not sailed together competitively in the wooden wonder for 20 years,
As part of the Championships there has been an annual prize for the top club team consisting of 3 nominated crews, this year Castle Cove was represented by Adam and DJ, Terry Curtis and Pete Greig and Kevin Francis and Phil Male.
Each crew managed to perform well to record overall finishes of 1st,2nd and 6th meaning that for the first time in a long while Poole were knocked off the top spot.
This will be the first time that Castle Cove has won the cup which has been awarded for many years and shows yet again how our club is represented away from home, coming hot off the heels of Alex Knights victory in the Musto Skiff Nationals, the name Castle Cove is becoming synonymous with success.