WEYMOUTH Sailing Club members do not just enjoy home waters, but venture further afield to all points of the compass.

Simon and Jill Vines have reached the edge of the Arctic Circle in their 31-foot boat Ojo. They now have turned south-west and are currently sailing across Lake Vanern in Sweden.

They will visit Denmark before overwintering at Fehmarn in Germany.

A couple of thousand miles to the south, the Smiths have been cruising the Turkish coast, whilst closer to home Mark and Rima Bugler are making their way down the Brittany coast with a final destination of Les Sables d’Olonne, home of the Vendée Globe round the world race.

Long-serving club member Dave Knight took his 28-foot boat Wizard for a single-handed cruise around the Channel Islands, taking in the Minquiers – the southernmost UK islands.

Although the islands are uninhabited, they do boast a public lavatory.

The annual pilgrimage to Cherbourg for the summer solstice witnessed club members enjoying the town’s free music carnival.

Last week four of the club’s National Squibs entered the Squib Nationals in Torbay.

A week’s racing in all sea conditions from flat calm to two metre seas taxed all 56 boats competing.

WSC’s husband and wife team Mike and Penny Fenwick came fifth overall, whilst Iain Jones and Peter Jackson collected a first in the silver fleet on day four whilst Eddie Harper and Steve Dadd scored a first in the bronze fleet for the practice race.

This year’s Round the Island Race (round the Isle of Wight) witnessed nearly 1,000 of the 1,200 competitors fail to finish due to light or no wind.

Club boats Arcsine and Jo 90, owned by Kathy Claydon and Richard Woof respectively, both made it over the finish line with time to spare.