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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Membership Classes and Rates 2019
Membership Rates for new members in their first year are shown below:
The forms for the various classes can be seen by following the links below: from each page they can be downloaded as a PDFs. Please send your completed form by email, post or bring it to the office. Click this link for Contact Details:
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On December 5th 2019 the club received the updates to the Planning Process on Holyhead Marina Ltd's application ref: SC1906.
There are now 3 documents in addition to the original Harbour Revision Order Scoping Report. The 3 new documents are as follows:
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- ENVIRONMENTAL SCOPING REPORT by RPS PLC.
- The Natural Resources Wales Permitting Consultation Request
- Appendix A Ynys Môn Council Holyhead Marina Pre-Application Advise
These documents have come via Mike Butterworth Chair of WYA who is the representative for these sorts of consultations on behalf of the RYA. He has to make a response to the RYA by 23rd December so please email your reponses to Sue James using the button below.
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At the AGM in November 2019 the following members were elected to the Board of Directors.
|Sammy Hagan||Vice Commodore|
|Alwyn Kay||Rear Commodore|
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Following consultation with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Association of Marine Electronic and Radio Colleges (AMERC), the RYA has issued revised guidance regarding the procedure for sending a ‘Distress Relay’.
In a relay situation, there is no longer a requirement to send a DSC ‘Urgency Announcement’. The ‘Mayday Relay’ voice call remains unchanged and should still be transmitted as normal.
If a distress is received by DSC or voice, the skipper of a vessel should act as follows:
- Wait five minutes for the distress to be acknowledged by the Coastguard or another vessel.
- If no acknowledgement or distress working is heard, send a ‘Received Mayday’ voice call to the station in distress, then:
- Relay the distress message to the nearest Coastguard, which may be by any means, but should primarily be sent using a ‘Mayday Relay’ voice call addressed to the specific Coastguard station followed by repetition of the original ‘Mayday message’.
- The Coastguard should respond and take over distress working and co-ordinate the assistance.
- If unable to contact a Coastguard station, send a ‘Mayday Relay’ call, addressed to ‘All Stations’, followed by the repetition of the original ‘Mayday message’. You should then prepare to co-ordinate the assistance to the vessel in distress between yourself and any other vessels in the vicinity.
For the full article see this link from the RYA: Marine Radio Distress Relay Protocol
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