With thanks to Tony at Holyhead Lifeboat Station for forwarding this info.

Stena Line Ports Ltd January 2018
Holyhead Port Authority

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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
neaps.
At present there are buoys marking the wreck but nothing substantial at this time.
Mike Coates
Assistant Harbour Master
Port of Holyhead

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.

You can also now apply for their new application service with a written guarantee of satisfaction. For a quote please contact them directly on 0800 206 1845 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting your membership number for HSC. 

 

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Wednesday 26th September

Another blustery but bright evening for the last Wednesday evening race of 2018. With sunset at 19:08 the race was shorter than normal but no less challenging. Wendy had set a great course of Meath, Clipera, Meath Clipera and finish, all to starboard. I like those kind of races so that I don’t forget which way to go round the mark!

With an entry of 4 yachts the countdown was eagerly awaited as the winds from the ssw gusted from 18 to 25kt. As usual there is a great deal of concentration required behind the start line as the boats vie for position through the moored vessels. All went well and the yachts all made a clean start with Rhumbull and Carpe Diem first over the line, Flair and Vision following closely.

Soon though Flair caught up with Rhumbull and as Rhumbull forced Flair up she dived very tightly round the stern and headed down to the end of the breakwater. Rhumbull, in an attempt to retake first place on this reech raised her asymmetric bu, oh wow, some desperate scenes as the kite broached with the boat exposing large sections of her underneath!

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! 

Sunday 30th September 2018

On the last day of September 2 yachts turned out to face a challenging WNW gusty wind with broken cloud following the passing of a weather front. The start was delayed again for 10 minutes from 14:30 to allow for the traffic situation on the A55 for the crew members travelling from the mainland.

Rhumbull with 3 on board and Flair with 6 set off on a broad reach with Rhumbull flying her asymmetric shortly after the start but at the knuckle the apparent wind went forward of the mast and the spinnaker proved too problematic as she got into the very flaky winds at the knuckle. Flair IV powered away with her no 2 and 2 reefs in the main on the leg to the first mark, Bolivar averaging over 7.3kt. Whenever Rhubull’s spinnaker filled she accelerated rapidly but taking a much deeper line than Flair, finally dropping the spinnaker as she left the harbour.