WANT TO GO SAILING! YES WELL READ ON At a time when we're not allowed on the water and are confined at home, Emsworth Sailing Club has joined with the RYA and other affiliated clubs to offer the new (to us) format of eSailing. What's happening? We're going to kick this off by running some ESC Club races - there is a limit of 20 boats per race,
Published 15:30 on 2 Apr 2020
VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR (VHH) Our normal lives have been turned upside down and as is becoming one of the new "normal", we are launching a Virtual Happy Hour at 18.00 this first Friday using Zoom! Now is the tricky bit, how do we get 100+ people to have a VHH? We would like to encourage any of you familiar with Zoom to set up your own VHH amongst your
Published 16:35 on 31 Mar 2020
VIRTUAL SAILING Who wants to go Sailing? We are looking into setting up club races using Virtual sailing which is kindly being provided free by Virtual Regatta for RYA affiliated clubs. In the meantime if you want to get practice in the races already set up REGISTER HERE or download the app and create an account in your own name. Virtual Regatta (eSailing) Inshore is aimed
Published 16:34 on 31 Mar 2020
TWO HARBOUR SQUAD TRAINING Over five weekends this winter ESC welcomed thirty-six young sailors from across the South to take part in our Two Harbour Squad training. The purpose of the squad is to hone racing skills of young sailors so they are ready to compete at club, regional or national levels. In a change to last year, newly qualified ESC dinghy instructors Henry Chandler, Patrick Bonner, and Emily Jones worked alongside coaches
Published 14:57 on 31 Mar 2020
ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN UPDATE Famous anthropologist Margaret Mead once said "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." These words rang true when ESC held its environment day on 7th March. What had started out as a simple request for a recycling bin for the clubhouse the year before, snow balled into a full blown plan to make
Published 14:44 on 31 Mar 2020
The March lottery Draw which was due to be drawn on Friday 3 rd April and included the Bonus Draw, will now obviously not take place in the club. The Blake Fund Trustees have agreed the following: The March Draw including the Bonus Draw and the Draw for the next 3 months will be rolled over until Friday 3 rd July. We apologise for having to
Published 10:53 on 30 Mar 2020
Following the announcement last week of the closure of the clubhouse, this is to tell you about the closure of the ESC terrace, Mountbatten dinghy park and car park. In light of the most recent Government advice, RYA guidance and in line with the actions taken by many local sailing clubs, the decision has been made to close the sailing club terrace, car park and Mountbatten dinghy park until
Published 11:58 on 28 Mar 2020
Read this guidance from the RYA.The guidance below has been put together to assist clubs, classes and RTCs, and is consistent with advice from the UK government and Public Health England.
Published 06:30 on 20 Mar 2020
Thanks to all the volunteers who came to the Club's first working party yesterday (14 March). A lot was achieved! Lots more to be done on Saturday 4 April so please sign up on the Members' Area or on the club noticeboard and come and help get our Club ready for the season.
Published 14:32 on 15 Mar 2020
Sustainability was the word on everyone's lips at the launch of Emsworth SC's environmental plans last weekend, as the Club welcomed two environmental campaigners. Kate Fortnam, Campaign Manager from The Green Blue was joined by Bianca Carr of The Final Straw Solent, and BBC South featured the event in its evening news bulletin. Kate praised the Club for being the first in Chichester Harbour to set out its programme to reduce its impact.
Published 06:58 on 13 Mar 2020