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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Holyhead Sailing Club are inviting guests to come for a guided tour of the harbour on one of our Club Launches over the weekend of July 28th/29th;
Each trip will be approximately 30 minutes with a maximum complement of 8. Once you have applied for your place we will notify you of the time of your trip within that session. We are not able to allow unaccompanied children. During the trip there will be a narrative by a club member on the history of this very important harbour who will happily answer your questions. Donations for our current charity, Blue Sky/Awyr Las – supports the cancer unit in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, are gratefully received on board the Club Launch.
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ISORA Race 7 and 8
Two yachts from our racing fleet took part in the ISORA races 7 and 8 from Liverpool to the Isle Of Man and back to a virtual finish line mid Irish Sea allowing the competitors to go to their destinations. Ruth takes first place overall - her first race win in the 2108 race series and Nigel Ingram's new J109 Jetstream from Holyhead came an impressive second place overall. Glyn Sheffield with his replacement Farr 40, Espresso Martini Too, came 5th overall so an excellent result for the members from Holyhead.
Results can be seen on this link: Sailwave Results
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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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LOCAL NOTICES TO MARINERS
Please be advised of the following update to LNtM_6_18
All unauthorised vessels are to keep out of the Marina area for the foreseeable future whilst pontoon recovery work is ongoing. The Marina are disconnecting tethers and buoying off - so the entire area will be dotted with pot buoy markers. There will be floating rope particularly at low water so there is a risk of vessels catching ropes in props if they navigate within the Marina area. Holyhead Port Control will advise visiting vessels to avoid the entire Marina area when they request access to the New harbour.
The Marina Salvage vessel has commenced removal of continuous float walkway units still tethered within the lease area. The Salvage vessel call sign is “Cloudy” and will be working on Vhf Ch. 37 and listening on Vhf Ch. 14.
The method of work involves winching the jointing module from each side, cutting the tether shackles, roping off and dropping the tether to the seabed marked with a pot buoy for retrieval and inspection later.
Grapple and retrieval operations will continue.
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