Race 5 31st May
A good steady 10kt SSW breeze with some drops of rain falling as the severn crews prepared for the start of the last race in the May Wednesday Evening series. Lily was first away over the line close to the breakwater with Houdini, Carpe Diem and Just Enough fighting for space in the middle of the harbour. It was another starboard spinnaker leg from the knuckle and as the yachts left the harbour Just Enough had a lead over Lily. From the lighthouse the course to Bolivar was almost dead downwind and the symmetric spinnakers were well suited to this leg. Unfortunately for Lily her "Mr Motivator" spinnaker split on one panel and she was forced to drop the kite early as she approched Bolivar. The tide run at Bolivar was again quite significant but the 3 leading yachts rounded the mark bow to stern Just Enough followed by Lily and Houdini.
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Support for Ken Fowler
Ken Fowler is sailing his RS Aero dinghy from Lands End to John O'Groats raising money for Cancer Research and Oakhaven hospice. This Saturday 20th May, he will begin one of the most challenging legs to cross from Holyhead to the Isle of Man. If anyone is out sailing this Saturday and wants to keep him company part of the way and say hello, then he would appreciate the support. Ken has a tracker so can easily be found,
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The EGM Result
The outcome of the EGM held on Saturday 13th May 2017.
All proposals were adopted with proposals 2 and 3 being prepared and finalised for formal adoption at the next Club AGM.
Thanks you all for participating.
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A big Holyhead Sailing Club welcome for the competitors on the ISORA Race No 3
Saturday 13th May 2017
The 3rd race in the 2017 series sees the fleet race from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire with a fleet of some 36 yacht entries. We're lookiing forward to seeing you all in the club on Friday to collect your trackers and to meet up with colleagues and competitors.
The club restaurant run by Sochyn Crimp will be open on Friday evening as usual and specially for the benefit of all the competitors breakfast on Saturday from 06:00. Full English including bread and butter for £5!
For any spectators who wish to see the start it will be from the end of the breakwater:
TIME OF START FOR ALL CLASSES
07.55 Warning signal - Class flags (Numerals 1 & 2) hoisted
07.56 Preparatory Signal - Blue Peter hoisted
07.59 Blue Peter down
08.00 Start – Class flags down
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Bringing the old 1904 Rhosneigr Lifeboat back from France.
You can now donate via the following page: Click here for the link to the Just Giving Fundraiser
Following a conversation in the cafe at the marina a couple of months ago with Capt. Tudor Roberts and Hywel (ACS)
I understand that there is news on the story of the Rhosneigr Lifeboat from 1904 to 1924, which was highlighted in this article on the Daily Post. The plan to bring the boat back to the UK is gaining momentum. We will post more news when weit becomes available.
If you are interested in this project then do get inctouch.
This photograph of the crew c 1910 I found on the Anglesey County Council website
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7th May 2017 Sunday Cruiser Race
We only had two entries for the race today; Just Jay and Lily. The winds were light and a bit fickle in the harbour but Northerly ranging from 5kt to 12kt. The start was delayed for Nigel getting away from Optimist Sailing and Mark having to get crew member Matt to the mast head to remove the block on the spinnaker halyard. The start time was set for 13:25 and the two yachts got good starts with Just Jay marginally ahead of Lily. Course 4, the same as last Wednesday was chosen with a chance that we might shorten at Clipera if the wind didn't freshen.
It was a beautiful day for sailing with the winds from last week having lessened and as the yachts reached Clipera Just Jay had gained a good lead. Rounding Clipera Lily had a really good spinnaker hoist to dispell all doubts following last Wednesday's race. The leg from Clipera to Penrhos was dead downwind with a bit of tidal effect and Lily managed a deeper line than Just Jay but she still rounded Penrhos well ahead of Lily.
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