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    VE Day remembered

    This week some 75 years ago, the people of Great Britain became increasingly excited about the immediate cessation of hostilities between the Allies and Axis Forces and in particular , Germany . The German Military Government had signed the ir surrender document in Reims in France on 7 May .

    Published 07:00 on 6 May 2020

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    Tales from the Archives - Club Stunts

    Interesting stories and facts from 100 years of Emsworth Sailing Club's history The Fleet Stunts Anyone standing on East Head on the afternoon of Sunday 12 September 1948 would have been surprised to see a fleet of 21 sailing boats, more or less in formation, round up into the wind and make for the beach. This was the finale

    Published 06:47 on 6 May 2020

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    eSailing News

    After 32 hard-fought races in the inaugural eSailing series, with 36 entries taking part on Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes, the result was: a draw! Congratulations to Jonny Hepworth and Charlie South, who were consistent and fast across the series, with Jonny just winning with a better result in the last race. link to inaugural eSailing results Jonny now goes forward to represent ESC in the RYA's

    Published 19:57 on 28 Apr 2020

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    Tales from the Archives - The ESC RNLI Pursuit Race

    The traditional start of the season is Good Friday with the RNLI Pennant pursuit race. With the closure of the Club we were unable to compete, but we thought it would be fun to look back at previous winners of this race. Inaugurated in 1995, with the winner receiving an RNLI burgee, the race raises funds for the RNLI. A pursuit race is where the slowest boats start first, and then in intervals

    Published 19:05 on 28 Apr 2020

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    Blake fund for Young Sailors - Applications for Awards 2020

    Please note that the application form is now available on the website here , to encourage our junior members to plan ahead for the time when we come out of lockdown and start sailing again. Tom Hulton

    Published 16:41 on 28 Apr 2020

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    Virtual Happy Hour (VHH)

    VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR (VHH) We hope you will join in with our second Virtual Happy Hour at 18.00 on the 1st May. With various ESC social groups taking the plunge at the start of April for the last VHH who would have thought we would have got a picture like this! Zooms set up are Meeting with Mark Holliday, Craig Summers, Nigel Chandler plus others.... Name

    Published 16:35 on 21 Apr 2020

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    Thoughts from the Commodore

    I imagine that you, like me, spent the Easter weekend looking at the wonderful weather and wished you were out in harbour or sitting on the deck at the Club, with a large glass of something suitable. The temperature was just perfect for a sail in my scow and a jump off the pontoons, into the no doubt icy water! But for the moment this luxury is unavailable to us and we must all

    Published 13:00 on 15 Apr 2020

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    COVID 19 ANNOUNCEMENT 28 MARCH 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 15:22 on 10 Apr 2020

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    Two Harbour Squad Training

    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

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    Environmental Plan Update

    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

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