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Sunday, 08 July 2018 18:02

Pirate Party

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Pirate Party 4 August 2018 7pm £10 per head Food, dancing and rum Raffle in aid of RNLI  
Friday, 07 April 2017 08:06

Boat Lift In Weekend

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Dear All, This weekend (8th and 9th April) we are lifting boats back into the water. Please ensure no cars are left in the carpark on Saturday or Sunday morning. Many Thanks Mark  
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 13:02

Crew Wanted

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  Get out of the Bar – Do something Adventurous Three Peaks Yacht Race 17th -22nd June 2017 2 Runners, 3 sailors, one yacht. See details on We have a yacht in full race mode (Sunfast 37), Skipper and Navigator (both Ocean Y.Ms. with c.150K miles between them),two top…
Thursday, 19 January 2017 20:33

Nautical Themed Quiz night 28th January

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Were having a Nautical themed quiz on Satuurday 28th January see if you are a salty sea dog or a land lubber. Only £5 entry which includes a pie and pea supper and prizes  
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 08:38

New Years Eve Party

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Lets Celebrate    
Friday, 14 October 2016 07:26

Folk Night 21st October

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                    DON’T FORGET !!!           TRADITIONAL SINGING AND MUSIC NIGHT   at   Coquet Yacht Club     FRIDAY 21st October   8pm   Come along and bring your voices and instruments or just come for the…
Thursday, 18 August 2016 20:21

RYA Powerboat Level 1 course update

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Quick update.   1st PB1 course was held last week with full complement of attendees all enjoying the course.   Next two dates are Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August.   We have one confirmed and 4 more people just waiting to pay. Still a bit space left if anyone…
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 19:35

Coquet Yacht Club Regatta - 20th-21st August 2016

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  Friday night registration starting at 19:00 at the bar Saturday High Water 17:36 Briefing 14:30 – First Race 16:00                      2 races back to back Food and bar open till late Sunday High Water 18:17 Sunday Briefing 15:00 – race start         16:00                 1 bay race 3 races to…
RNYC's Farnes Race takes place on the 3rd June 2016.   Click here for the Sailing Instructions and entry form.
Entries are now being received for this year's Northumberland Plate Yacht Race which starts in Blyth and finishes in Amble where Coquet Yacht Club will host the after-race party and prize-giving.  Click here for further information.
Saturday, 12 March 2016 15:37

RYA Training Courses starting soon

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As you will no doubt know by now CYC are now a recognised RYA Training Centre. We will be running some training courses shortly. Dates for these courses as below:   RYA Start Sailing Stage 1 (Adults) 16th & 17th April 2016 9am-4pm RYA Start Sailing Level 1 (Youths) 14th…
Saturday, 12 March 2016 14:48

CYC Sailing update from a dinghy perspective

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  I thought it time to resurrect the sailing report (or blog depending upon your viewpoint) for CYC.   There were 5 hardy; or perhaps fool hardy, souls who ventured out on the water today in toppers and something a bit bigger.   From my perspective, well, you know how it…
Saturday, 27 February 2016 15:46

Castles & Islands pages now updated

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The Castles & Islands pages have now been updated which includes and entry form and information about this year's Challenge which will take place on the 24th and 25th June 2016.
Friday, 01 January 2016 17:44

Introducing Children to the world of boats

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Kevin the Canvas Canoe and his Friends Series a series of books written by Author Nigel Reed and illustrated by his Wife The stories I have written and my wife has illustrated, introduce children (ages 4-8) to a nautical world through the adventures of anthropomorphic characters – Yasmin the Yacht,…
Sunday, 27 December 2015 10:31

CYC Gains RYA Approval - Northumberland Gazette

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Set fair at Coquet Yacht Club Original Article: Years of hard work have paid off at Coquet Yacht Club after it achieved Royal Yachting Association training centre status, only awarded to accredited establishments which meet rigorous safety and teaching standards. “Coquet Yacht Club is, and will continue to be,…
Thursday, 05 November 2015 07:58

Winter dinghy sailing

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As the offshore racing season has come to an end, summer finally began on 1st November with warm winds and sunshine. As this weather is definitely going to continue for the rest of the winter, Simon Leeming is organising a winter Dinghy Series. The first race is this Saturday 7th…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 09:22


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AN EVENING WITH RICK TOMLINSON & WEEKEND PHOTO WORKSHOP (Reproduced with permission from Storrar Marine) This Autumn (the precise date in November to be confirmed), world renowned yachting and wildlife photographer Rick Tomlinson will be again back in Newcastle. Rick will be showing images and talking about the last Volvo…
Weather stopped play today, nasty sea and heavy winds. Race postponed. Hopefully that's the one dud of the year, Newton pursuit next week. I'm going to run this traditionally as a pursuit so the idea is all boats get a start time based on your handicap then the first boat…
Friday, 11 September 2015 09:30

Friday 11th - Steak Night

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Dear All, Due to popular demand this Friday (11th) will be a steak night with ribeye's, sirloins and rumps on offer. All with French fries, onion rings, salad and coleslaw. Great deserts to follow if you have any room! See you there. Phil Phil Derry - Commodore   
Friday, 11 September 2015 09:08

Sailing This Weekend - 12th September

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Hi All Had a good run out at Blyth last week skippering Stu Crass’s boat Fagins Express. We were joined by Jondalar offering a good representation of coquet members at the RNYC Regatta. The sea was rough and we got pooped by breaking waves off the harbour mouth just leaving…
Thursday, 27 August 2015 20:42

Ladies Race - 29th August

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This weekend sees us enjoying the ladies race on saturday 1330 briefing at the club Bring your best lady crew but more importantly for the helm which is a must Nina will be champaigning C Beagle for the day does she have any challengers? Sunshine and southwesterley winds ordered of…
Thursday, 20 August 2015 17:50

Racing this weekend (22nd August) - Medmerry Cup

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Hi all This weekend brings us the Medmerry Trophy Race brief at 10am Saturday with a start for 1130hrs Will be a long day over the tide so prepare for the day please Who's on the water? Kris Burnett CYC Sailing Secretary  
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 22:02

Upcoming dinghy sailing times

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As the weather is improving and water is slowly warming it is great to see the dinghy team resembling and actively being out in the water. This weekend we have: Friday 24th July: Meet 7pm Sunday 26th July: Meet 10am Depending on weather, conditions and boats we can arrange training,…
How jealous can a person get? I turned up at the club today at 11:30, the scheduled time for dinghy sailing, and found both bahias ready to go, the Rib out for safety cover, the RS400 about to touch water and Glen Hogg taking his laser2 out. Perfect conditions, warm,…
First one, I am glad to announce that I was NOT going mad on Friday night and more importantly a dinghy was NOT stolen from the club house. In my write up re Castles & Islands I mentioned the dinghy for January First's use had gone missing. It has since…
Saturday, 06 June 2015 10:31

Series 1 race 3 6th June 2015 CANCELLED

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Morning everyone, Having just been down to the boat and looking at the forecast for today it does not look good. Unfortunately due to the current wind conditions and the continued forecast for the winds to increase during the day we will have to cancel today's racing. The Club has…
Friday, 05 June 2015 17:15

This Weekend - 5th - 7th June

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The bar is open tonight (Friday) with Tony & Eileen Regan manning the bar, so pop down for a post work drink and soak up the view. Tomorrow sees Series 1 Race 3 in the offshore series.  Breifing is at 15:30.  Come on down if you'd like to crew, or…
Thursday, 21 May 2015 21:53

POSTPONED - Windmills Race - Marina Trophy

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The scheduled windmills race for this weekend 23rd May has been postponed due to to the beer festival conciding with this event. We are looking to incorporate this race with the Northumberland Plate weekend with a race back to Amble from Blyth on Sunday 19th July. Sorry for any inconvenience…
I'd like to organise a belated pre season open forum for sailing at CYC. Same format as we have done the last few times, open floor but chaired by Sailing Sec and or yours truly. Rough agenda: upcoming season - what to expect and have we missed anything? Cruises in…
Well the time is finally here-you may have seen, heard or be aware of the publicity surrounding the RYAs Push the Boat Out 2015. At Coquet Yacht Club we are hoping to showcase the 2 Bahia's over the 2 weekends. We will be running the following sessions; -Sat 9th May…
Whitbread Tankard - Early Bird Race - Saturday 2nd May - Briefing 12:30 Apologies, I’ve been a bit quiet of late re the sailing at CYC. It’s a shame when work interferes with your actual life isn’t it? Well, what’s been going on at the Club from a water based…
For the second year in succession at the Scottish Maritime MuseumWharf, Irvine Harbourside, the organisers are pleased to announce that the Spring event will again be held there on Sunday 3 May 2015 starting at 10 am. Refreshments and food will be available all day at two venues within the…
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:11

The Northumberland Plate - Entry Form

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Click here for an entry form for The Northumberland Plate 2016.
Saturday, 28 March 2015 12:43

The Northumberland Plate

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The Northumberland Plate is a new joint venture between Coquet Yacht Club, Royal Northumberland Yacht Club and Northumberland County Council. The inagraul race will commence from CYC in Amble on Satruday 18th of July, and race down to RNYC @ Blyth, where the boats and crew will overnight. The Sunday…
Saturday, 21 March 2015 09:36

Spring Lift In - 4th of April

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Just a quick reminder that the Spring Lift in is scheduled for the 4th of April.  The tractor has been booked for 9am.  Anyone requiring a lift, please complete the lift in form, and forward it, and payment to Ian Gibson.  Alternatively, they can be given to Mike Irwin on…
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 08:58

Italian Night - Saturday 28th of March

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It’s a year since we had our last Italian Night and the next one will be Saturday 28th March. Starters: Bruschetta, prosciutto ham or melon or a combination thereof. Main Course: Beef Lasagne or Chicken in Italian Sauce. Veggie Lasagne as an option. Deserts: Not sure yet. Cost £12.50 per…
Monday, 16 March 2015 22:30

Wednesday Night - Quiz Night

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The Wednesday night quiz is proving ever popular, come on down and have a go. £5.00 per head for two games with CYC clothing or bottle or wine as prizes. Cheese and biscuits for "half time"!!  For more info, conatct Phil Derry
Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:00

The latest news from CYC

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It has been a busy time for CYC of late, 2 social events this month, the first of which was the Voice Mail Choir, a party of 33, followed by our Valentine's evening.   Cliff & his team of merry helpers are still toiling away on completing the extension, it's…
Monday, 09 February 2015 00:00

Valentine's Dinner @ CYC

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Valentine's Dinner, Saturday 14th @ CYC Why not enjoy the view and good company at CYC this Valentine's Day? Menu Veggie Soup, Smoked Salmon or Pate Sirloin Steak, Lamb or Chicken with Veg Apple pie or Choc Gateaux. Cheese and biscuits Cost for food is £15.00 per head. Phil has managed…
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 20:26

Castle & Islands 2015

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Castle & Islands 2015 Preparation is well underway for this years Castle & Islands Challenge.  More information will be coming soon, the website is being updated with the latest information as I type. For those new to the club, or visitors who haven't come across the Castle & Islands Challenge,…
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 20:21

Congratulations Mark & Rich

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Meet out new power boat instructors! Congratulation to Mark Phillips & Rich Hope on the completion of their RYA Power Boat instructors course.  They are now both qualified and this will undoubtedly be of great benefit to the club. Thanks for braving the freezing conditions over the last few weekends!…
Sunday, 04 January 2015 00:00

Happy New Year

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Happy New Year Here's hoping that 2015 is a great year for all Happy new year from all at CYC.  So far in 2015, we've seen everything from Gales to gorgeous sunrises.  Mark has been out on the RS400 in what can only be described as stunning conditions.  Mark and…
Monday, 22 December 2014 00:00

Merry Christmas - Opening Hours

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Merry Christmas from all at Coquet Yacht Club The club will be open on Boxing Day and also on New Year's Eve.   There are 20 or so confirmed to be coming for CYC's New Years Eve celebrations.  If anyone else plans to attend, please do let Cliff no as…
Monday, 08 December 2014 18:04

Wednesday Night is Quiz Night! (10th December)

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We've been talking about doing quiz nights on Wed evenings. We'll kick off with starting it this Wednesday (10th December). Not expecting a big turnout but we'll see whether the format is right. Cost will be £1.00 per head. Numbers will determine how much wine you get!! See you there.…
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 18:37

Latest events @ CYC - In Pictures

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First up, we had Richard starring with his band - Nautical Knot And the big event - The Commodore's Supper & Prize Giving (a full report on this, complete with Prize Winners will be published as soon)
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 13:55

AGM - 14th December 2014

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Just a reminder that this year's AGM is on Sunday 14th December. Teas and coffees will be served @ 1100 with the meeting starting @ 1130. Sunday lunches will be served @ a discount. An agenda will be sent out shortly but I would stress that we need a good…
You can now find the Winter Dinghy Series and the 2015 offshore racing calenders on the website. The times listed are provisional, follow the instructions at the top of the calender in order to print it out. Sailing Calender 
Saturday, 29 November 2014 13:14

CYC's gone social

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We've gone social here at CYC. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter @CoquetYacht
Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Latest in pictures

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A quick round up of recent events - in pictures Guardian Angels Evening - This event was once again a roaring success, with a great turn out of members to host our guardians. Lift out and Balcony - A fantastic effort from Michael and team for organising and carrying…
Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

AGM 14th December 2014 -

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The club's AGM will be held on Sunday, 14th December 2014. Would any members who would like to serve on the Committee please put their names forward no later than the 31st of October. Additinally, any proposals that members would like to put forward should also be submitted by the…
CYC has recently recieved welcome press attention from the Nothumberland Gazette. Read more here - Yacht club receives funding boost
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 08:32

Guardian Angels evening 18th October

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Every year we treat the organisations that look after us when we are at sea by holding our Guardian Angels evening. This year it is being held on Saturday 18th October. Price is £12.50 per head, £7.00 for children in full time education and the menu consists of bites to start with, curries…
Monday, 08 September 2014 12:46

Steve Wilson is looking for crew

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Steve Wilson, a new member to our club has recently bought a Prout 26' catamaran which is currently in Southampton. Steve is looking for some crew to help bring it back to Amble, the trip will be sometime in October with favourable forecast. It would be great is someone had…
Monday, 08 September 2014 12:45

A message from George Downey's Family

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Just a quick note from Georges family to thank everyone who attended his funeral and contributed to the charity. There was a big turnout that was significant to his life. There was just under £600 raised for the mesothelioma charity.
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 22:37

No racing this weekend - Sail & Golf Cancelled

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Unfortunately we need to cancel this weekend's scheduled "sail and golf" racing event. We will not be rescheduling the event for this year but hope to have it back in for next season.   We will not run a race this weekend. I know it is RNYC Regatta this weekend and…
Just a short update for today.   Slight change in wind conditions today compared to yesterday. Gusting perhaps up to 20kts Easterly today. At least it was sunny!   Simon Leeming was the first to try the RS Cuba for the club. He was reefed when I was out there but…
Last week lots of CYC and RNYC members went to the West Road Crematorium to say goodbye to George Downey. The place was packed with George's friends from his two favourite worlds of boats and motorcycles. Like many others we always enjoyed George's company - at sea and in the…
Sunday, 24 August 2014 21:10

A full weekend of dinghy sailing so far

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Just a quick update on the dinghies at CYC last week and this weekend.   As you know we took delivery of the RS Cuba, the RS Vision and the Laser Bahia over the last week of so. Several people have been trialling them all to their collective enjoyment it seems.…
Monday, 18 August 2014 09:32

New Sailing boats on test at CYC

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Some news on the dinghy front for CYC. I've managed to blag a couple of RS sailing dinghies on loan / evaluation for a while. We've got them for 2 or 3 weeks starting today.   The ones that have arrived this evening are the RS Feva (or vision not sure…
Monday, 04 August 2014 15:14

CYC Regatta - 9th - 10th August

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CYC Regatta - 9th & 10th of August This weekend we have the Annual Coquet Yacht Club Regatta.  Why not come along and have a try? There's two fleets, those with spinnaker and then the white sails only option. Bar is open Friday night, Saturday (bacon butties and sausage sarnies…
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:43

CYC Regatta - 9th & 10th of August

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We have the CYC annual regatta coming up weekend of August 9th and 10th. This is a great event each year with much sailing (hopefully), much merry making (guaranteed), much micky taking (probably) and much BBQ'ing. Even if you don't normally race, why not give it a try? Not everyone…
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:30

Congratulation Medmerry II

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Congratulations to Alan Brunton & the Medmerry II crew! On Wednesday last Medmerry showed her pace by winning The Highland Heritage Trophy during West Highland Yachting Week. This was presented to the Class 0 winner of the passage race from Oban to Tobermory over a distance of about 23 miles.…
Friday, 13 June 2014 14:36

Sailing This Weekend (14th - 15th)

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Good afternoon one and all. What happened to the lovely weather of earlier this week? Still it is supposed to clear up again for the weekend. Fingers crossed! After a weekend off from racing last week (you may have noticed the lack of sailing report....) we have the last race…
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 18:01

Club Developments - In pictures

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Work is progressing on the balcony construction - the steel should be here next week, and the concrete will be drilled to receive the pillars.  The developments in pictures
Thursday, 22 May 2014 16:37

Sailing This Weekend (24th/25th)

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What's happened to the lovely Summer type weather? Let's get the rain over with before Saturday then! Forecast so far for this Saturday's racing is for about 10kts Northerlies. Well, we don't like it too hot for too long do we? Race officer is currently scheduled for Bob Leeming on…
Thursday, 15 May 2014 14:40

Sailing This Weekend (16th - 18th May)

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Dinghy Sailing on Friday with Mark Phillips on rescue duties (Starts at 6.30pm) Saturday sees the 3rd race in series 1 for the Yachts. Briefing 15:00. Forecast looking promising with a continuation of warm weather and winds from a Westerly persuasion (for a change!). So far we have 2 boats with…
Friday, 09 May 2014 15:24

Clubhouse Balcony Construction

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The long awaited balcony construction has commenced recently.  Work started last weekend (9th of May) preparing the footings for the steel support structure. The measurements have been taken, and the steel is being fabricated.  Some pictures below of the team at work.
Friday, 09 May 2014 15:21

Sailing This Weekend (10th/11th)

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Just a quick reminder that Race 2 of  Series 1 takes place on Saturday, with the briefing at 10am, and race start at 11am. Sunday sees the dinghies out on the water again, so come on down and get involved in the action. The bar will be open all weekend…
Saturday 3rd of May sees the first race of Series 1 at CYC.   Race Briefing: 15:30 Race Start: 16:30 Race Officer: Peter Coulthard - January 1st Peter Comments: "We've had continual Easterly sort of winds all week but the sea state looked okay today - better than last week…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 10:59

Eat Up Night - Saturday 10th of May

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CYC's annual "Eat Up" Night takes place on the 10th of May.  This is where we try to empty the freezers in preperation for stocking up for a busy summer period. The menu is as follows: Lamb Shank Green or Red Thai Curry Cottage Pie Chilli Con Carne Beef Curry…
Monday, 14 April 2014 20:13

Lift in - Friday 18th

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The LIFT IN date is nearly here (Friday 18th) For those who have still to submit their forms and payments, please forward them to Ian Gibson ASAP.  Form can be found here.
Monday, 14 April 2014 20:07

Coquet Yacht Club Emails

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It has been brought to our attention that some members aren't recieving all of the emails they should be.  If you feel you aren't recieving emails from our mailing lists, then please can you email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll investigate.  Additionally, please check your Spam or Junk mail boxes to ensure…
Friday, 11 April 2014 11:50

Sailing Meeting - Sunday 13th

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An open forum sailing meeting will be held on Sunday the 13th at 1300 in the clubhouse.  Anyone interested in the sailing aspects of the club are encouraged to attend. Tjhe Bar will be open so no need for dry throats to inhibit the discussion. Proposed agenda at present: 1)…
Thursday, 03 April 2014 13:08

Castle & Islands Launch Evening - 11th April

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Come on down to the Castle & Islands Launch evening on Friday 11th of April.  This is your chance to find out all about this exciting event, so don't miss out.   The bar will be open as always to quench your thirst. Find out more about the Castle &…
Sunday, 23 March 2014 12:22

Club Developments

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Club Developments in 2014 There's lots happening and planned to happen down at the club in 2014. Work has already begun on the dinghy store, with the clearance of the ground complete and the retaining wall built.  The area will be fenced as soon as the lease for the ground…
Sunday, 23 March 2014 12:40

Italian Evening - 29th March

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Italian Evening - 29th of March Our next social event is fast approaching, make sure you let Phil or Cliff know that you are coming. Menu Mozzarella with Tomatoes OR Melon and Ham Chicken in a creamy panchetta sauce OR Beef Lasagne Italian Ice Cream Cheese & Biscuits £15.00 per…
Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:51

Castle & Islands 2014 Challenge

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Preparations for the Castle & Island 2014 are well underway.   The dates for your diaries are: Friday 11th April @ 7pm - Castle & Islands Launch Evening  Friday 20th June - The 2014 race commences Full information is available on the Castle & Island pages
Saturday, 08 March 2014 18:31

Sunday Roasts - Don't miss out

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Our excellent Sunday Roasts are becoming ever popular.   We've got 8 bookings already for tomorrow.   Come on down and enjoy some scrumptious food, stunning views, and thirst quenching beverages and great conversation.
Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

Boats & Bits Sale - 16th March (Updated)

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Our annual Boats and Bits sale takes place on the 16th of March.  Starts time is 9am There is no cost to set up a stand in the club house or bring a dinghy to be offered for sale. There will be a number of boats for sale such as…