Fowey FFFFFive – Sea Championships

When: Friday 22nd to Friday 29th MAY 2015IMGP6118
Where: FOWEY, CORNWALL
Hosted by: FOWEY GALLANTS S.C.
(With assistance from Mr. & Mrs. John Burford, Fowey Yacht Club,
& Fowey Harbour Commissioners)

Sponsored by:
POPES BREWERING COmpany, WORCESTER
STROUD BREWERY, STROUD, GLOS.
ST. AUSTELL BREWERY, CORNWALL
HEALEYS CYDERFARM (“RATTLER” CIDER)
UPPER DECK CHANDLERY, FOWEY
ROWSELL SAILS, EXMOUTH, DEVON
NORTH ONE DESIGN UK, SEGANSWORTH, HANTS
IMPCROSS LTD., STROUD, GLOS.

EVENT OVERVIEW

DSCN1051For a 5th time BRITISH MOTHS return to FOWEY and the warm welcome of FOWEY GALLANTS S.C.
Essentially this event has been and will be principally a FUN event for all the family but in 2015 the casual laid back racing programme will be complemented by the BRITISH MOTH SEA CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Most entrants have in the past and will for 2015 add a few days onto the main activity turning the trip to Cornwall into a holiday/break.
For spectators, excellent viewing from the Town Quay, Waterside Cafes or Hotels & Pubs is possible. Supporting the Racing is a social programme that you can attend if you want. Fowey is a “do as you feel event”
2015 will see two Receptions at both of the Towns Sailing Clubs and a Party on the Sunday Evening at Stepaside Cottage
The Receptions & Party locations are all on the water’s edge and a perfect way to end the day.

FOWEY

A charming picturesque Cornish IMGP5972harbour town on the Fowey River.
The sheltered Harbour is principally wooded one side with Polruan across the estuary from Fowey. With its steep approach Fowey has narrow streets (very narrow!) best to use the Car Parks and walk into Fowey. When towing head for and follow the Ferry signs to find Caffa Mill Car Park and Boat Launching area.
All types of accommodation are offered in and around Fowey from camping to 4* Hotels.
Most participants will and have booked accommodation in Fowey. As you would imagine parking is at a premium so best find accommodation with parking (rare) or get a weekly permit.
The surrounding areas around Fowey offer great scope for exploration needless to say there are many secluded beaches and other charming villages to find and discover.

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FOWEY GALLANT S.C.

Fowey Gallants is located in the heart of the town in a two storey building with outside decking and a l

arge patio offering spectacular harbour views.

F.G.S.C. has awarded all Entrants and Families Honorary Membership for the week.

This includes use of the Club House, Changing Rooms, Showers, Bar etc.

A Café is located on the lower floor (Managed by Gretchen Viehmann).

Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks are available.

We are extremely grateful for Commodore – Mr. Allen Toms and the Committee of Fowey Gallants S.C. for welcoming us back.

 

ROYAL FOWEY YACHT CLUB     RFYC

Our friends at the Royal Fowey Yacht Club also extend their welcome to BRITISH MOTHS Families and supporters for the week.

Use of the Club facilities including premium viewing of the racing from the patio is offered.

Again we are very thankful to Commodore – Richard Kirkham and the Committee of the Royal Yacht Club for their hospitality.

 

What happened last year

IMG_4778_1Having taken part in last year’s trip to Fowey, I thought I’d share the experience of being a non-sailor with the Moths. Richard and I arrived in Fowey on the Saturday at lunchtime, having travelled the 6½ hours from Suffolk minus Richard’s Moth. On arrival at Gallants Sailing Club, we were immediately treated to a very warm welcome from the club members and settled on the veranda to enjoy the real ale and a barbecue in the sunshine, whilst we waited for the sailors to return for lunch.
We spent that afternoon on the safety boat with John Burford, watching the afternoon’s racing and enjoying the stunning scenery. On return to the clubhouse, more local beer was imbibed as we settled to watch video footage of the day’s sailing. Finally, the group walked down to The Ship Inn to partake of a hearty dinner (and yet more beer!) – a fabulous way to round off the first day. IMG_4774_1
On Sunday morning the sun was shining as we visited the local pasty shop to buy lunch, en route to the clubhouse. Once again we were invited to board the safety boat and the Moths set out for the first race of the day. With gusty conditions, we spent time setting and re-setting the course to take advantage of the changing wind. One Moth unfortunately suffered a damaged sail and Richard was pleased to get his Moth “fix” as he sailed it back to retire it for the day. A strong tide and strengthening wind meant racing was abandoned in favour of sailing up river. Whilst anchored up, we ate our provisions. I can think of no better lunch than eating a freshly-made Cornish pasty (this one was steak and Stilton!) whilst on the water. As several of the Moths continued to sail, four of us made a quick pit stop at The Fisherman’s Arms in Golant where we sampled the beer at the pub’s mini beer festival. Back aboard the safety boat, we headed back towards Fowey. The sailors took turns to share the available Moths and have time out on the safety boat. We returned to Gallants for the prize-giving and then all of us headed to Sam’s restaurant in Fowey for a delicious dinner, another extremely pleasant evening in fine company.
Bank Holiday Monday and the plan for today was to get the visiting sailors out in the local Troys. Several crews offered seats in the Troys and one Fowey River, another type of local boat, whilst I went with John to watch the race start from the Royal Yacht Club’s terrace. Once the race was underway and the Troys were heading out to sea, I walked the short distance up to the headland and St. Catherine’s Castle where I had a fine vantage point to watch the racing. Everyone met up for lunch at the Gallants clubhouse and places were found in other Troys for the remaining Moth sailors who wanted them for the afternoon’s racing. Having crewed in a Troy in the morning, Richard had decided to stay ashore so we walked up to The Fowey Hotel, which overlooks the race course and sat on the balcony to watch the racing and enjoy a splendid Cornish cream tea! That evening, we crossed the river on Fowey’s car ferry and drove the short distance to Lerryn, where some of the group had rented a fabulous holiday home and treated everyone to a barbecue. A hugely enjoyable end to a fantastic stay in Fowey.
The Moth fleet are so welcoming and sociable that you don’t have to sail to have a terrific time, whether you go to watch club sailing, travel to the race meetings around the country or embark on the annual pilgrimage to Fowey!
Sam Keefe

Sailing & Social Programme – MAY 22nd to MAY 29th 2015

FRIDAY 22nd

Arrive/Muster at Caffa Mill Car Park – Rig, Chat, Relax
6:00pm Informal drinks at Fowey Gallants S.C.

 

SATURDAY 23rd

10:00am Mini Races/Practice – Inner Harbour off Fowey Gallants/Town Quay
12:30pm Lunch Fowey Gallants & Sea Championship Day 1 Briefing
2:00pm British Moth Sea Championships RACE 1
3:30pm British Moth Sea Championships RACE 2
6:00pm Reption at Fowey Gallants S.C. – Finger Food/Nibbles & Drinks    Music by “The Press Gang”

11:00pm “Catch a Star” at Stepaside Cottage
(How did your day go? – Rum Cocktails)

 

SUNDAY 24thIMGP5854

10:00am Mini Races/Practice – Polruan Side
12:30pm Lunch Fowey Gallants & Sea Championship Day 2 Briefing
2:00pm British Moth Sea Championships RACE 3
3:30pm British Moth Sea Championships RACE 4

6:30pm Reception at Royal Fowey Yacht Club – 3 Course
Meal

 

MONDAY 25th

10:00am British Moth Sea Championships RACE 5
1:00pm Prize Giving – Fowey Gallants S.C.

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2:30pm Fowey Gallants S.C.
Handicap Racing
TROY Racing
6:30pm “Hello Sailor” Bow Tie Party at Stepaside Cottage cocktails, Beer, Food (including Veggie options) & Fun

 

TUESDAY 26th

FREE
6:00pm SAMS RESTAURANT, Polkerris Beach

 

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10:30pm Moth Cruise up-river to Golant
Lunch at Pub and Race back
6:00pm Fowey Gallants S.C. – Club Racing

 

THURSDAY 28th

9:30am Breakfast & Knitting at Pinky Murphy’s Café

 

FRIDAY 29th

FAREWELL

 

 Downloads

Please take the time to read the Information Pack and Sailing Instructions.  All Competitors must be members of  the BMBA.

Information Pack

Map of Fowey (Courtesey of think creative)

Sailing Instructions Fowey Gallants SC

Sailing instructions Royal Fowey Yacht Club

Fowey Harbour Bylaws

 

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