As we approach the end of the traditional season here at Holyhead we are organising the second of our winter series cruiser races. The club will also be organising the usual dinghy races over the winter. Please encourage all your skipper colleagues to sign up and join in.
Input from Cogger: Dinghy racing Starts 7th Oct 12:00 start 4 races, back to back
Last year we had some fantastic weather for sailing with only 3 Sundays missed due to inclement weather.It now looks like the Offshores will be racing on Sundays with anticipated start time of 14:00 to run for around 2 - 3 hours. It would be great if the various skippers would sign up their yachts so that we have a better idea of who will be joining in this year.
As the club moorings are not available over the period from the end of October through to the end of March next year we will be berthing our participating yachts in Holyhead Marina.
So far we have interest from:
- Pipedreamer VI
- Just Enough
- Just Jay
- Mikki Finn
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As Lily was not competing last night I do not have a report on the race, however here are the results and well done to Ken on Incantation in the NHC Class. If anyone can write a bit of a narative that would great... Since you won Ken how about a story from Incantation.
More videos will be available when I get back from the ISORA race this weekend.
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Race #5 30th August
For the last race of the August Wednesday evening race the weather was ideal with a steady 8 to 10kt south westerly breeze and sunshine.
Photo courtesy of Katy
From the start Lily and Carpe Diem lead the field on the breakwater side of the start line, Carpe Diem flying her kite from the approach to the start keeping up with Lily until Lily’s spinnaker hoist was complete. At the harbour entrance it was Lily leading the field with Just Enough to windward as they started the dead downwind leg to Bolivar. Just Enough’s asymmetric was pulling well but not able to sail as deep as Lily and the other following yachts all gybed sailing on port tack against
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Sat. 9th September 2017;
Join us for one of our fun races to Llanddwyn and back; all welcome.
Skipper Briefing 11:00 BST
Start: Club Line 12:00 BST
HW Holyhead 13:06 BST
Course will be from the club start line down to the Fairway Buoy at Caernarfon Bar leaving it to starboard
The current coordinates for the Fairway buoy are 53° 06.450N 004° 25.001W LFl.10s returning to finish at the Club Line. Currently the weather foreast for Saturay is quite good with 13Kt at 230°. For details click here to see Windy.com and move to the time line to Saturday.
Please make sure you complete the entry form below.
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Race 4 26th July 2017
A brilliant start by Lily saw her first to the nuckle where her spinnaker hoist keept her ahead of the fleet all the way to Bolivar in F4 to F5 southwesterly winds. From Bolivar Houdini, as usual, made better to windward in strengthening winds and overtook Lily while Just Enough, with her reefed main, battled to overhaul Lily. Lily slowed to put in a reef on her main allowing Just Enough to get well clear. Incantation and Carpe Diem were having their usual dual and Flying Dragon was catching up to Lily; eventually overtaking her on the leg from Penrhos to Clipera. On this penultimate leg a major storm was developing with a huge dark cloud mass moving from west to east across the bay with thunder and lightning in the distance. Wind speeds suddenly increased and as Lily attempted to reef her genoa it split along a seam forcing her to retire and motor in head on into the harbour. Just Enough had similar problems and also retired.
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