Holyhead Sailing Club is ideally located in Holyhead Harbour with its historic harbour wall, the longest in the UK giving safe access at all states of the tide. The Sailing Club has swinging moorings with a launch service manned daily throughout the season. Holyhead Harbour is ideal for cruising to locations in Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland. A lively and social club we hold regular sailing and social events, cruises, racing for dinghies, squibs and yachts
The following is an extract from the minute book of the Porth -y-Felin Sailng club from which this club is descended.
"The object of forming this sailing boat club is first, to draw together the members in a friendly companionship as the opportunity arises, second, to qualify the members of the Club in the management of small sailing craft and third, for a pleasure resort to those who wish to enjoy themsleves in such sport in their leisure hours."
To this end Holyhead Sailing club members have nearly 300 boats ranging from Optimist Dinghies to large bluewater cruisers. There is a thriving Dinghy Racing fleet, a substantial Squib Racing fleet and over 200 cruisers and cruiser/racers many of whom regularily take part in club events.
The club has RYA Training Centre Status
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ISORA Race 7 and 8
Two yachts from our racing fleet took part in the ISORA races 7 and 8 from Liverpool to the Isle Of Man and back to a virtual finish line mid Irish Sea allowing the competitors to go to their destinations. Ruth takes first place overall - her first race win in the 2108 race series and Nigel Ingram's new J109 Jetstream from Holyhead came an impressive second place overall. Glyn Sheffield with his replacement Farr 40, Espresso Martini Too, came 5th overall so an excellent result for the members from Holyhead.
Results can be seen on this link: Sailwave Results
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HOLYHEAD – LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS 07/2018
Mooring of Pipeline
Today, May 22nd 2018, an operation will commence that involves towing in two pipelines to the New Harbour.
The first (176 meters) will be towed in at 0800 this morning and moored up alongside Soldiers Quay.
The second (610 meters) will be towed in on Thursday and anchored at the following positions [see map below]:
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LOCAL NOTICES TO MARINERS
Please be advised of the following update to LNtM_6_18
All unauthorised vessels are to keep out of the Marina area for the foreseeable future whilst pontoon recovery work is ongoing. The Marina are disconnecting tethers and buoying off - so the entire area will be dotted with pot buoy markers. There will be floating rope particularly at low water so there is a risk of vessels catching ropes in props if they navigate within the Marina area. Holyhead Port Control will advise visiting vessels to avoid the entire Marina area when they request access to the New harbour.
The Marina Salvage vessel has commenced removal of continuous float walkway units still tethered within the lease area. The Salvage vessel call sign is “Cloudy” and will be working on Vhf Ch. 37 and listening on Vhf Ch. 14.
The method of work involves winching the jointing module from each side, cutting the tether shackles, roping off and dropping the tether to the seabed marked with a pot buoy for retrieval and inspection later.
Grapple and retrieval operations will continue.
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Stena Line Ports Ltd
Holyhead Port Authority
Mariners are advised that two Special Mark buoys have been placed at:
53,19.35N 004,38.63W and 53,19.25N 004,38.46W
As the containment boom has now been removed, the position of these marks now outlines the extremities of the Holyhead Marina area.
If navigating beyond these marks, please be aware that although vessel wrecks have been removed, there is still some debris on the seabed. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution if navigating in this area, and to contact Holyhead Marina on:
Office: 01407 764 242 Mob: 07714 292 990
Holyhead Marina use VHF CH37
Anchoring in this area is temporarily prohibited.
Assistant Harbour Master
Port of Holyhead
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