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Due to a poor Weather Forecast for this weekend the events have been cancelled. We hope to rearrange these for later in the season.

On Saturday 23rd June Holyhead Sailing Club held one of the CRYC events in the 2018 series.

The club has worked hard over the years to provide facilities for the youth and cadet sailing participants and with the expansion of the club’s facilities for the yachting and keelboat classes following the downturn in March it was great to see this event so well prepared for and so many people, both from the club and the wider audience, involved on another wonderful day in Holyhead Harbour.

Due to the requirements to use the slipway for access to and from the Club Moorings via the launch at low water conditions we have been provided with a number of prestine concrete blocks from Mona Precast Anglesey Ltd. We are now struggling to get through the red tape to allow us to place these blocks alongside the slipway to protect the people gaining access to the launches.

The above plan shows the area where the block jetty would be placed. As this is a temporary safety measure we have asked Rhun Ap Iorwerth our AM to see if we can circumvent the lengthy and costly process of gaining suitable approval.

Screen Shot 2018 06 13 at 23.02.51ISORA 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

LOCAL NOTICES TO MARINERS

Please be advised of the following update to LNtM_6_18

Updated information

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.

Many thanks

Mike Coates
Assistant HM