Starcross Yacht Club was host to home and visiting Merlin Rocket sailors on the weekend of the 21/22 April, 2018 with a total of 26 boats entering. Mixed weather with light winds on Saturday and Sunday meant there was close racing throughout.

Thanks to all the members who worked behind the scenes to make this happen, and especially to the galley team for their excellent catering.

Results can be found here.

Our thanks to Garnett Showell for an excellent album of on-the-water photographs of this event.

Read more: Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller, 2018

Are you an aspiring, new or rusty SYC club race officer?  Do you want to find out how to set courses for our fleets, wind and tide considerations, and how our race systems work including those strange flashing lights?

Fear not, our own Mark Elkington is on hand to reveal all on Wednesday 11th April at 7.30pm in the SYC Clubhouse.  Not only that, there are prizes! 

Further details, including how to reserve your place, and information on all our other courses can be found in the SYC Training Calendar.

To view image galleries for events organised by the club over the years, please use the Photos drop down menu from the Info menu.

The twenty-eighth Exe Sails and Covers Starcross Steamer was held on Sunday February 25th . This was the second race of the three race South West Series and the seventh in the longer new 10 race Sailing Southwest series. The Steamer is getting more and more popular and the limit of 100 boats was reached within a week of the entries being open, over a month before the event.

The winning boat was a Merlin sailed by Jon Gorringe and Matt Currall with Chris Gould and Caroline Croft in another Merlin 2nd and Chris Hampe sailing an International Canoe in 3rd place. 

Click here for the full results (updated 1 March) and here for some fine photographs taken by Garnett Showell.

Read more: Starcross Steamer 2018

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