We are currently experiencing problems with safe access to the Club Launches for a period of around low water springs especially with high atmospheric pressure. There is still some confusion over whether we can or cannot use the remaining Marina pontoon for access to the launches. This being the case the Directors have reluctantly instructed the launch drivers not to use the pontoons. As there is also a problem with the concrete blocks placed by the club beside the slipway last year we are now informing your that there will be no access to the launches at low water springs where the water level prevents safe access to the launches. We are working hard to come up with an alternative but at this time we anticipate that no launches will be available on the following dates for approximately 50 minutes either side of low water where the tidal height is below 1m. The next problem tides will be on 5th May to 7th May as shown below. 

Tides for launch problem

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

Stena Line Ports Ltd January 2018
Holyhead Port Authority

www.holyheadport.com

HOLYHEAD – LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS 2/2018

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
neaps.
At present there are buoys marking the wreck but nothing substantial at this time.
Mike Coates
Assistant Harbour Master
Port of Holyhead

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! 

Orders Please for 2019 Delivery

It's that time of year again when we have to start thinking of ANTIFOUL. The club is running the offer again for EU45 for members only. Providing we can get to our normal numbers the price will remain at £59.00 per 2.5ltr tin

All those who have used the EU45 over the last 2 years have been very pleased with the results. It is used on over 10,000 yachts in 6 countries and contains 45% copper oxide, almost 2 kilos per tin nd is ideal for all types of craft even motorboats up to 35kt. and all sailing boats and it has proved very effective in our high fouling area. 

In addition to the antifoul paint you can also order a different colour for a boot stripe, an application pack, thinners and primer.

As last year we will ask you for a small contribution, suggested at £7.50 per order, to cover the admin costs for the offer. Once we know the exact discount we will invoice you. We intend to place the order by end of January for delivery mid February.

You can also now apply for their new application service with a written guarantee of satisfaction. For a quote please contact them directly on 0800 206 1845 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting your membership number for HSC. 

 

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Sunday 2019-04-21

With a lot of activity on moorings and the welcome return of Houdini  to the waters of Holyhead we were hopeful of a few entries in the race on a beautiful day with Southerly 11kt to 17kt winds and wall to wall sunshine. However only the one new yacht to Holyhead, Shearwater, joined Flair IV for the afternoon race. The course was set to Clipera, Bolivar, Clipera Bolivar and finish giving a reach out of the harbour, a run down to Bloivar and then a windward leg back to Clipera.

A very polished start by both yachts saw Flair chase off into the lead flying her code 0 from the knuckle eastward. All was going well but as they passed Clipera the spinnaker preparations ran into difficulties. Meanwhile Shearwater had tacked away north with Flair running in close to the coastline before tacking downwind towards Bolivar. At the buoy Flair had a considerable lead but through continuing problems with the rigging she sailed without headsail for quite a way allowing Shearwater to close the gap and as the boats approached Clipera Shearwater took the lead. 

 

 

  

 

More and more problems on Flair IV allowed Shearwater to gain a considerable lead before Flair got her act together and started to pull back the gap and as they entered the harbour Flair IV caught Shearwater to take the lead two tacks from the finish. So a poor performance by Flair IV gave Shearwater an easy start to her season with a handicap win by some 24 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 2019-04-14

Our first offshore race of 2019 was held on 2019-04-14 with 2 boats entered; Flair IV and Hellhound. The results system handicaps have been updated to the latest NHC Handicap numbers. These races for offshores are what is called a tandem series allowing both NHC Variable handicapping and IRC fixed, measurement handicaps.

Since only one yacht, Flair IV is in the IRC class the IRC class is not valid for today’s race, just the NHC Class results are available.

The start time of 14:05 is set to miss the Irish and Stena Ferry departure times. The course today was from the start line passing Clipera to port then Bolivar to starboard coming back to Clipera passing to starboard then finish.  

Jim on Hellhound was sailing single handed and Flair had a crew of 5 with variable winds of 5kt to 15kt Flair was clearly at an advantage beyond her handicap with a 2 minute 20 second corrected lead at the finish.

 

As the yachts passed Clipera there was a spectator: