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AGM 2020


Notice is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will On Zoom (details below)

on Monday 21st September 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


1. Apologies for absence

2. Approve Minutes of EGM held on 16 December 2019

3. Matters arising

4. Election of members proposed as Directors for 2020:

  • Chairman and Captain Russell Mead
  • Vice Chairman and Vice Captain Vacant
  • Hon. Secretary Gareth Penn
  • Hon. Treasurer John Scammell
  • Racing Secretary Sid Dollery
  • Membership Secretary Ronald Fidler
  • Moorings Officer Geoffrey Stone
  • Yard Manager Ian Perryman
  • PR and Events / Social Matthew Salt
  • Member David Price
  • Member Jim Downing
  • Member Hugh Pringle

5. Receive the Financial Statement for Year Ending 30 November 2019

6. Class Captain’s Report

7. Sub-Committee Reports:

a. Sailing / Racing

b. Social

c. Moorings

8. To consider and vote on changes suggested by the Directors (details below)

9. Any other business

Full copies of the Financial
Statements are available from the Secretary on request:

Gareth Penn – gareth@goodsalonguide.com c/o Good Salon Guide, Willis House, Willis
Road, Portsmouth PO1 1AT

Zoom Call details:

The AGM will be held as a Webinar.
This means you are able to see and hear the Committee members but your microphone and video is not turned on.

If you wish to ask a question please use the ‘chat’ function within Zoom and Gareth Penn will then ask the question on your behalf. Please make sure you include your name and boat number when asking questions.

Voting will be carried out using the ‘Poll’ function within Zoom. The matters requiring approval will appear on screen and you select ‘Approve’ or ‘Do not Approve’. You are only able to vote if you are viewing the webinar / AGM through a screen (computer, tablet or phone App) and not over the telephone. If you intend taking part over the telephone
please let Gareth Penn know your voting preferences in advance.

As normal only Owners have a right to vote.

To Access the webinar please contact Gareth Penn for details.

Victory Racing Mark Sponsorship

Would you like to see your name or company name on one of our racing marks located in the eastern Solent?

Marks could be a dedicated to a loved one, a birthday gift or a company promotion. All our racing marks are in close vicinity to Portsmouth harbour entry, marked on relevant Solent Charts and in the nautical almanacs.

For sponsoring a mark you will get a yellow racing mark with your name (and logo) printed in black. The mark is lifted every December and re-laid in March after winter maintenance to smarten it up.

Marks are available to sponsor now and for future seasons. A range of sponsorship terms are available so please contactour Class Secretary to discuss via email: gareth@goodsalonguide.com

Zoe Whittaker’s avatar 12-Aug-2020 By Zoe Whittaker in For sale

Gareth Penn’s avatar 05-Aug-2020 By Gareth Penn in Sailing & racing

A Quick Reminder from QHM

Entering, Exiting and Crossing Portsmouth Harbour

“​It is great to see the Victory’s out and also other keel boats. I note that some keelboats are sailing into/out of/transiting across the harbour without an engine, which is naturally frowned up by this office, in particular when the Wightlink ferries are in the Camber!

I also note that we see the Victory’s and other keelboat type sailing vessels, sail close the Fort Blockhouse wall, making their journey shorter and sometimes cheating

the tide, especially when they are inbound. This is against the traffic flow and the General Direction 2/17. BC Outer should be left to port inbound and outbound when using the Inner Swashway. I mention this as this south western corner at Fort Block house is effectively a blind bend if BC Outer is not left to port.

Currently we have seen a large increase in recreational traffic in the harbour, some perhaps wont have visited before and will have done their homework in case of the Small Boat Channel. Some may be locals, some may be visiting yachts, some might be charter vessels. They will all be surprised to see keelboats sailing along that wall, against the traffic flow. We very much rely on the local’s to lead by example in traffic management. I ask the users of these type of vessels to be mindful of their actions in such busy times and peak periods.

Thank you for

your help with this matter.

With kind regards”

Sid Dollery’s avatar 29-Jul-2020 By Sid Dollery in Sailing & racing

Taylor Trophy Race 21/07/2020

​Please note Sailing Instructions and Risk Assessment for 2020 Taylor Trophy are now available on Racing Docs Page https://victoryclass.org.uk/racing#docs

Sid Dollery’s avatar 19-Jul-2020 By Sid Dollery in Sailing & racing

Z67 For Sale

​Z67, Zircon, is looking for a new owner! Following some fairly major work carried out by the previous owner this boat is now race ready and would be a great option for someone looking for a competitive boat. She comes with sails and an outboard.

​Z67 is now owned by the Class so we’re looking for the right person / syndicate to take her on and race her regularly.

Cost: The right owner is more important that the cost so please get in touch.

For further details please contact Gareth Penn at gareth@goodsalonguide.com

Gareth Penn’s avatar 02-Apr-2020 By Gareth Penn in For sale

Things to fill the time

​Thanks to John Tremlett for sharing this idea from XOD Class Secretary Gill Smith.

I’m sure we could do the same here with Victory Class stories, history etc. And you are of course welcome to look at the XOD site and see what they are producing.

If you have something worth posting I’m happy to put it up on the website here if you do not have access yourself. Lets keep it to Victory / Sailing related articles, pictures and stories however.

The XOD News Link is http://www.xonedesign.org.uk/news/

Geoff Dixon’s avatar 27-Mar-2020 By Geoff Dixon in Sailing & racing, Social

Social Events 2020

Social events coming up this year, season opener details to be announced shortly

Zoe Whittaker’s avatar 20-Jan-2020 By Zoe Whittaker in Social

Class Prizegiving 2019

Happy People at last nights Victory Class prize giving. Many thanks to all those involved in organising a great evening!

The team from Zelia very happy with their Cowes Week Trophies!
John Scammell receives the Captain's Decanter for Services to the Class
Zoe Whittaker with the Don Metcalf Memorial trophy for her work for the class.
Liz thanked for her time as Class Captain at her last prizegiving in the role.
Kim Taylor and the crew of Zest also had a lot to be happy about!
Geoff Dixon’s avatar 17-Nov-2019 By Geoff Dixon in Sailing & racing, Social

​For Sale – Half Share in Z72 Zingara - £4995.00

​​Zingara was built in 1990 and was the last of the prestigious wooden Perry victories to have been built. Zingara is in excellent condition and has been fitted out to a high standard. The sails are still competitive but are getting on a bit, so the boat would benefit from a new suit at some time in the future. She comes complete with trolley, outboard and tender although the latter is subject to separate agreement. Interested parties should contact Sid Dollery 07740 774731 or Andrew Thomas 07831 865093.

Gareth Penn’s avatar 10-Jul-2019 By Gareth Penn in For sale