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.
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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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Running Your Club
Can I remind club members that we need to plan for the running of Holyhead Sailing Club next year.
At our AGM on 25 th November, members will need to elect the committee to run the club. This time
around it is more complicated because immediately prior to the AGM, we will be having an EGM to
vote on whether to change the structure of the club from an unincorporated Members’ Club, to a
Community Interest Company, limited by guarantee.
Therefore, the Notice Board, which is always ‘up’ in the club bar during the month of August, calls for
nominations for the 2 possible outcomes at this EGM.
If we vote against becoming a Ltd Company then we will need officers plus a management
committee. On the Board, this is on the left hand side and headed as OPTION 1. If we vote to
become a Ltd Company, we will need Directors, and in order to give some continuity, the 3 flag
officers. This is on the right hand side of the Board and headed OPTION 2.
There is still [just] an opportunity for members to be proposed for the forthcoming year. It is quite a
challenge to try and get the club functioning for the best interests of all the members, while staying
financially sound, compliant with everything we have to do, and still moving forward with members’
Lots of you like a challenge.
Please consider standing. Names must be entered on the board by close of play on August 31st.
Signature of the proposer and seconder are needed. If your proposer/seconder are not able to
physically sign the board, Nigel Dennis (Commodore) and/or myself are happy to propose or second
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Race No 2 Sunday 20th August
Apparently according to Cogger's scant report "new boy Will wins by miles". Click on the image below for the current series results.
Race No 1 Sunday 13th August.
A quick report from Cogger, The Pritchard family showed the fleet how to do it. Gareth and Anwen showed the rest of the fleet a clean pair of heels last Sunday morning to win.
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Fun and games all weekend at Holyhead
The best sailing location in the UK
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It is also the last chance to try our Guest Ales before they run out
Friday night music with Gwyn - 60's music from 9pm.
Saturday live entertainment with The Coffin Dodgers from 9pm
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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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