On Saturday afternoon 1st June Holyhead Sailing Club hosted a try-a-sail day for people interested in yacht sailing.
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
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
At present there are buoys marking the wreck but nothing substantial at this time.
Assistant Harbour Master
Port of Holyhead
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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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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.
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2019-06-05 Race no 1
On Wednesday 5th June we welcomed back to the HSC Offshore fleet Jaydreamer before she rushes off to participate in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race on 12th June, good luck Paul!
As preparations were made to get to the start line Flair IV’s crew arrived and had to carry out a mast climb, to fix the newly restored anemometer, which delayed her getting off the mooring until just on the 5 minute gun. Therefore she had to sail off with her main partially raised and no engine. Successfully away from the moorings she then had to round up to complete setting the main but that delay meant preparations for flying the spinnaker were somewhat delayed too.
The six yachts competing got reasonable starts even if not all of them were quite ready, the yachts closer to the breakwater started on jibs leaving their spinnakers until after the knuckle. Flair, as soon as she could, hoisted her spinnaker but in the rush the port sheet and guy became detached from the clew so she had to partially drop it again to re-fix. Once flying properly all looked good until there was a big bang as the pole uphaul halyard snapped! The usual Wednesday evening disasters but at least the crew now had a working anemometer!
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