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Cruising Reports 2015

Richard Corcoran Beaucette Cruise – Saturday 26 September


The Cruise is in honour of former Vice Commodore Richard Corcoran who died in November 2009 aged 64.

It is the one cruise that all members can take part in – by boat or by car – although this year only Seadream of Sark (Alan Byron & Helen Kruk) made it to Beaucette Marina.

A smaller than usual group of 19 members had an excellent meal at the Royal Guernsey Golf Club who made members very welcome.

RCIYC Treasurer Richard Storey stood in for the Commodore and thanked Phil Ball, Carolyn Clark, and particularly David Raines, for their efforts in making the evening possible.

Photos of the evening, taken by Patrick Cox, are below.




Polygon Group Dielette Rally – Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August

Despite mixed weather prior to the Rally and a spectacular thunder & lightning display late on the Sunday evening the weather was perfect for the actual Rally.

12 Boats joined in the Rally:

Ban Druidh (Adrian & Delia Pogson), Blue J’Ade (Past Commodore Aden Clark), Copain (Peter Moffatt), Glayva V (Mike & Wendy Pethord), Mahna Mahna (Commodore Ray Redelinghuys), Meltemi of Lisia (Phil & Julie Ball), Penguin (Andy & Eve Burkhardt), Persuasion (Dominic & Paula Clark), Rêves Dé Mé (Tony & Heather Cloarec), Seventh Heaven (Peter Daley), Spindrift (Past Commodore John Frankland & Alison) & Topaka (Tony & Sue Adams) which with crew and guests made 30 in total.

During Saturday those that had arrived in Diélette on Friday relaxed whilst others made their way to Diélette. In the evening we all met up on the La Phare Hotel’s terrace for pre-dinner drinks and canapés. Suitably invigorated we then enjoyed an excellent Normand meal of seafood, lamb, and a chocolate pud. After the first course we were treated to a generous glass of calvados – just to help the digestion of course!

After the meal was over the prizes were awarded to the winners of John Frankland’s nautical quiz. 1st Prize went to not quite yet members Andy & Eve Burkhardt (Penguin), 2nd Prize to Adrian and Delia Pogson (Ban Druidh), and 3rd Prize to Dominic and Paula Clark (Persuasion).

Sunday dawned bright and sunny and conditions were perfect for the BBQ.

Altogether another excellent Diélette Rally and thanks are due to the Polygon Group for their generous sponsorship without which there would have been no Quiz prizes or polo shirts and a much less lavish dinner.

Thanks are also due to the following:

John Frankland for yet another excellent Quiz.

Jean & Geraldine Chatel, Dominic & Paula Clark, and Adrian & Delia Pogson, for their invaluable help with the BBQ.

Geraldine Chatel for her outstanding photography.



St Aubin Cruise – Friday 17 to Sunday 19 July


10 members boats made it to Jersey for the annual dinner (Chloe Elise, Eclipse of St Peter Port, Greta, Kite Runner, Magic Legend, Majic, Meltemi of Lisia, Seadream of Sark, Spindrift, & Strider), where they were joined by Alchemy, Drongo (skippered by Andy Truscott, Commodore of the Westerly Owners Association), Lady Annabelle (skippered by Charles Patchett, a committee member of the WOA South West Group), and Summer Breeze.

The majority of the fleet chose St Helier Marina as their base with the exception of Chloe Elise, Seadream of Sark, & Strider who stayed in St Aubin.

On Saturday evening the Cruise Dinner was held in the RCIYC Jersey clubhouse in St Aubin and 40 members & guests enjoyed an excellent meal served by Restaurant Manager Robert and his staff.

We were delighted that Darren Stower, Commodore of RCIYC Jersey was able to join us for the evening.

Speeches were made by Richard Storey on behalf of our Commodore Ray Redelinghuys who was looking after the Oak Trust Impi Shield weekend back in Guernsey, by Darren Stower, Commodore of RCIYC Jersey, and by Andy Truscott, WOA Commodore.

A thoroughly enjoyable evening and thanks are due Mike Tai & Julie Payne for organising the event.



P.S. Apologies that the video of Darren Stower’s speech is so brief. For whatever reason no sound was recorded until near the end of his speech. Sorry Darren!