Cruise in company with Holyhead Sailing Club.
Objective of our cruising in company is to sail in the company of other club members and have fun!
Currently there are two cruises with details scheduled:
- Cruise no 1: Saturday 21st May 2017: Holyhead to Conwy
- Cruise no 2: Saturday 27th May 2017: Holyhead to Ireland
For the Cruise on the 27th to 29th I’m trying to arrange a visit to Dun Laoghaire and may be arrange Sunday lunch in one of the more prestige’s yacht clubs (appropriate clothing required) an early indication of numbers would be helpful.
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Race 3 Wednesday Evening Cruiser April 2017
Once again we had four yachts out for the 3rd race of the series. WInds were again light in the harbour and another spinnaker start. Course 5 had been selected by Wendy which was a great choice for the evening involving 4 spinnaker setups in once race!
It was a very close start with the usual confusion trying to hoist spinnakers, avoid moored boats and get to the start line at the right time! Madam Wen was the only one not to fly her kite from the start, they had a late crew pickup from the marina so weren't quite ready for the initial challenge on the start.
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Race 3 - 16th April
Just 2 yachts competing in race 3 as Lily was resting for some maintenance before going to Pwllheli for the first ISORA race on 22nd April. However as Lily is on Mooring A2 she is pretty well perfectly aligned along the start line and Mark as OD gave the two yachts a count down for the start.
Just Enough got a good start close to the wall and managed to keep ahead of Just Jay as they left the harbour. What happened next is anyone's guess but I hear that Just Enough went trawling with her kite and Just Jay had to make way for the ferry.
As the yachts raced back into the harbour Just Enough was a fair way back and on corrected time was some 3 minutes behind.
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The Cruisuing Association are promoting a petition on Lobster pots and yacht safety. Thanks to Paul and Cath Bond for bringin this to our attention. This is the article from the Cruising Association Website:
Join our campaign to make lobster pot markers safer for small craft.
Some of you may have read the letter our President, Judith Grimwade, sent to Yachting Monthly on the subject of lobster pots and fishing gear and the way it is marked. They awarded her a prize!
Poorly marked lobster pots and fishing gear are the most difficult and unpredictable hazard facing coastal cruising people.
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At Holyhead Sailing Club we are trying to get more yacht owners involved in our club events and to increase the visibility of our club in the IRC Racing Scene by entering events organised by other bodies such as ISORA and the IRC Welsh National Championships in Pwllheli. The club runs what are known as tandem race results system where races are scored under both NHC and IRC handicaps. Two trophies are awarded for each month's series across the year and although the presentation at the AGM was very confusing, your chances of silverware are increased, so come on get registered...
The NHC handicap is a varaible handicap, like a golf handicap, which changes depending on each result in a series and aggregated over the year. The IRC handicap is based on an algorithm with data from the boat design, rigging and sails allowing your results to be compared to the theoretical performance of the yacht; this system does not change over the year, unless you make changes to the sails or rigging.
The NHC handicap is to encourage variation in the results and the IRC lets you see how your crew's performance is improving over the year. The IRC certificate varies from year to year based on a variety of different details and consequently we require a valid IRC Certificate for 2017 for anyone intending to compete in the IRC Fast Cruiser Class. Currently the club has the following yachts registered or applying for their 2017 certificates.
- Just Enough
- Just Jay
- Pipedreamer VI
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