On Saturday afternoon 1st June Holyhead Sailing Club hosted a try-a-sail day for people interested in yacht sailing.

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The rain that blighted the morning cleared by 1pm and by the time we got out on the water the winds were just perfect – gentle enough to not be scary but plenty enough to fill our sails. Most of the try-a-sailors were novices with a few having a little prior experience. We sailed around the bay, one boat running some training drills for crewing with the try-a-sailors up on the rail, tacking around the boats in the harbour before heading out. The last boat cruised back in around 6pm.

A fun afternoon was had by all with some great feedback from both the sailors and the skippers. Thank you to all who took part. If you are interested in future try-a-sail days or any suggestions on promoting sailing please click on the button below to send an email and we’ll contact you with further opportunities for joining us here at Holyhead Sailing Club.




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With thanks to Tony at Holyhead Lifeboat Station for forwarding this info.

Stena Line Ports Ltd January 2018
Holyhead Port Authority



A 30 foot vessel with super structure has sunk in Holyhead Marina.
Position: 53* 19” 219 N – 004*38*723 W
Mariners are advised that the sunken vessel shows at low water springs, and is just below the water on
At present there are buoys marking the wreck but nothing substantial at this time.
Mike Coates
Assistant Harbour Master
Port of Holyhead

On the west side of Anglesey there had been steady winds of around 10kt from 08:00 with wall to wall sunshine. We were looking forward to a great day out as our last long distance race of this year. At Holyhead 4 yachts were getting ready Shearwater, Jaydreamer, Moonraker and Flair IV and the winds were varying between 6 and 10kt. 

As race officer on Flair IV I started the class 2 yachts, Shearwater and Moonraker, at their start time of 10:10 giving me an opportunity to get most things organised before starting class 1, Jaydreamer and Flair IV.

Race 2 - 2019-10-13

With the fleet reduced to 2 yachts for this race we agreed, with an Easterly 10 - 13kt wind, on a course of Start, Clipera (P), Bolivar(P), Meath(P), Clipera(S) and finish. However as the yachts arrived close to the start at the 5 minute warning the winds had dropped to 0!

It took more than the remaining time to the start for Passtime, closer to the wall and Flair IV to get over the line. 

Just after the start the wind started to fill in from the West as the showers started again and Flair in a slightly better position pulled ahead. Once out of the harbour the wind strength rose rapidly to around 19kt sailing on a downwind leg to Clipera. Before reaching Clipera the winds were now gusting 25 - 29kt and Passtime reefed her jib while flair had to reef her main to avoid rounded up to windward. The leg to Bolivar was a reech and speeds of 7.8kt recorded through the water on Flair. At bolivar Flair IV had a substantial lead as they tacked to return to Meath. 

It was evident the with these winds the race was going to be too short so it was agreed that a second visit to Bolivar

Supplementary Sailing Instructions

These instructions are to be read in conjunction with the General Sailing Instructions, available on this link: General Sailing Instructions

Race to East Mouse and Back 2019-09-21

LW Holyhead: 08:27

HT at Holyhead 15:26

Start time and Warning signals 

All times BST: 

Ferry departures/arrivals 

Stena: 08:55/12:10

Irish Ferries: 08:15/11:45

Warning Signal Class 2: 


Start: Class 2


Warning Signal Class 1


Start Class 2 





Clipera (P)

Eat Mouse to port

Clipera (S)