Holyhead Sailing Club is ideally located in Holyhead Harbour with its historic harbour wall, the longest in the UK giving safe access at all states of the tide. The Sailing Club has swinging moorings with a launch service manned daily throughout the season. Holyhead Harbour is ideal for cruising to locations in Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland. A lively and social club we hold regular sailing and social events, cruises, racing for dinghies, squibs and yachts
The following is an extract from the minute book of the Porth -y-Felin Sailng club from which this club is descended.
"The object of forming this sailing boat club is first, to draw together the members in a friendly companionship as the opportunity arises, second, to qualify the members of the Club in the management of small sailing craft and third, for a pleasure resort to those who wish to enjoy themsleves in such sport in their leisure hours."
To this end Holyhead Sailing club members have nearly 300 boats ranging from Optimist Dinghies to large bluewater cruisers. There is a thriving Dinghy Racing fleet, a substantial Squib Racing fleet and over 200 cruisers and cruiser/racers many of whom regularily take part in club events.
The club has RYA Training Centre Status
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One of the club's directors, Mike Ripley, has asked for this information to be shared with all our members.
Mike said “We want to generate as much publicity as possible to assist HHCG by reducing CH16 to them for radio checks. You can find details of The National Coastwatch Institution on our national web site or those specific to Rhoscolyn NCI the Rhoscolyn Site”.
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Club Sailing Dates 2018.
Below we have published below the current version of our Club Sailing events which are fixed at this time.
The full ISORA Race schedule is on this link: http://www.isora.org/index.php/racing/2018-race-schedule
A number of away races have been listed which we think our members might be interested in.
We are hopeful of running the Two Peaks, Ynys Llanddwyn and East Mouse races again this year. Watch this space!
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A quick update on the Club’s order for EU45 Antifoul paint. We have now reached our target order of 40+ tins! Thanks for all your orders...
Remember members of the club can still join in this order for this great product which has had outstanding reviews from those who used it last year. The price is now on the maximum discount of £59 per tin! (We will be asking each order to make a small donation to the club for admin).
If any of our members are interested in a free ticket for the London Boat Show then call Stuart from EU45 on 07738664038 today and he will book you in for tomorrow!
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For the second visit to the Holyhead Coastguard Station this year a small group from the club arrived and were welcomed by Paddy (Dave) Corcoran.
We were introduced to the inner workings of the building with the customary Safety Briefing so we all knew how to escape when the building catches fire!
It is a superb building with fabulous facilities which allow for the officers to join with other emergency services for disaster planning, to catch up on a bit of rest during their break periods and most importantly to manage their main areas of operation. Paddy explained that the area covered by the station here is huge, stretching from Mid Wales right up to past Blackpool with its western edge on the Irish/UK border.
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