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Due to a poor Weather Forecast for this weekend the events have been cancelled. We hope to rearrange these for later in the season.
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It's been an exciting start for the very first All Afloat project at Holyhead Sailing Club.
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Wednesday Race 4 2018-06-27
Over the last few days we have been experiencing the centre of a high pressure area but with the centre moving east the forecast for the evening race was good 11kt northeasterly. It certainly didn’t look that way inside the harbour! The assembling yachts struggled to find sufficient wind to maneuver up to the start line.
The fleet of 6 yachts managed, considering the wind conditions to make good starts with Incantation, recently back in the water, moving well alongside Flair as they tacked up the harbour towards the large cruise liner on the Aluminium Jetty.
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On Saturday 23rd June Holyhead Sailing Club held one of the CRYC events in the 2018 series.
The club has worked hard over the years to provide facilities for the youth and cadet sailing participants and with the expansion of the club’s facilities for the yachting and keelboat classes following the downturn in March it was great to see this event so well prepared for and so many people, both from the club and the wider audience, involved on another wonderful day in Holyhead Harbour.
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A beautiful day but not quite so good for sailing… The squib fleet had been out in the morning and some of the sailors moved swiftly onto the offshore fleet to take part in the race in some very fickle NW winds in the harbour.
There was so little wind at the start that navigation round the start line pin end was a little difficult but the 3 yachts got away with Rhumbull and Jetstream leading off with Flair struggling to get some way on as she tried out her lightweight spinnaker.
The course selected was Bolivar, Penrhos and finish and the start was delayed until 14:10 to avoid the two ferry departures at 13:50 and 14:10; however it took some time for the leading yacht to get anywhere near to the harbour entrance!
As they sailed across the bay out of the harbour there were patches where there was almost no wind and both Jetstream and Rhumbull pretty much stopped. Flair sailing from a long way behind Rhumbull and a little to leeward started to overhaul her but at they approached Bolivar and had to tack they were still behind by the time they rounded the mark.
Photo courtesy Mark Rosenthal
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