An opportunity to visit Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre
Following on from Dave Corcoran's talk, 2 visits have been booked for anyone interested in seeing things from the inside.
Both are on Thursdays at 2pm - either 30th Nov or 7th Dec. Limited to 10 people on each visit.
Please let the office know if you want to go. Tel: 01407 762526
From Kay Lauden
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The latest Offer from Seahorse Rating Limited
Remember to compete in our or any IRC class races in 2018 you will need a 2018 Certificate...
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As members of the club you will by now have received the notice of the EGM and the AGM to be held on November 25th starting at 12:30. The papers for the EGM and AGM will be published on the Club Website, once I have checked on a few items for clarity.
Update: Comment from the Commodore
Following a discussion I had with Nigel Dennis the Commodeore I have had this response:
"....As we are so close to the date when all the information re the EGM and AGM are to be sent out, we think its best for all the members to receive the official club documentation first. Hopefully many questions will be answered when people have the full facts to read."
The lack of detail being published about the EGM Proposals is causing concern amongst the membership. Back in August in an email from Holyhead Sailing Club members were told:
“... 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.”
To date there has been no publication of any further details and there are now some important questions being asked about this proposal to change the structure at an EGM in November. Prompted by a very timely question from Ken Naylor and responses from Craig Hughes on the Holyhead Sailor’s Facebook group page, I thought it would be appropriate to publicise this on the Club Website to help members understand the issues involved in the proposed changes to the Club's structure. The feedback so far is developing into a considerable discussion document which is available on this LINK.
One of the member's comments provided a link to the RYA "Legal Structure of your club". This is a very comprehensive document and worth reading in full.
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the original author and other members of the club who have contributed. Content on this website does not necessarily represent the views of the management committee.
Written by Mark Rosenthal 2017-10-21
“I think it is high time this motion was explained in detail by the management committee so that the negative aspect can be discussed in detail with the club members”. Anon
"I feel the positives of becoming incorporated far outweigh the negatives, which are few. The ageing clubhouse is one such liability that concerns me. If a yacht is damaged through negligence of the club, or a staff member suffers a workplace injury and sues then currently we are very exposed. Becoming incorporated is a no brainer." Jonathan Fox
"Please can we have a list of the people standing as candidates for Directors" Anon
"What form of Limited Company is being considered?" Anon
You can make comments or raise questions using the form below. The form is also available at this link. You can use the form as many times as you want to record your feedback and if you prefer not to be named, you may leave your feedback anonymously.
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Paddy Corcoran Senior Maritime Operations Officer
(SMOO) at HM Coastguard, Holyhead
In the first of the Winter Talks at Holyhead Sailing Club on Thursday Evening Paddy gave a valuable insight to the structure and procedures of H M Coastguard. The Coastguard encourage visits at Holyhead CGOC, however Holyhead CGOC is a government controlled building and therefore all visits must be arranged in advance.
Paddy stressed that the SAR side of the Coastguard was a heavily regulated process and this at times may seem a little slow but he stressed that this was to ensure that the planning and methods used within the rescue were correct and competent.
In preparing SAR plans for the extensive area covered by the Holyhead Station he explained the various partner organisations which they use for different types of rescues, how the location and diversity of the situations required different types of emergency responders.
Things we ‘yachties’ can do to help:
- Make sure your CG66 IS up-to-date, you can do this on line.
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Dinghy results Saturday 28th October 2017.
A big thank you to Jim and Bernie in oppy blue rib for providing safety cover
And Sue and Sion in club launch 2 for Mark laying boat. Without you guys it wouldn’t have been possible.
With 4 lasers all deciding to use Radial sails the timing element for the finish was kindly removed from the proceedings. This was a wise decision as
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Following the very high wind conditions at Holyhead Monday evening and overnight into the morning of Tuesday 17th October I am pleased to inform you that only minor damage to sail covers and furled jibs was caused to yachts on the moorings. A great confirmation of the benefits of our moorings here at Holyhead Sailing Club.
Brett is keeping me informed and we will be notifying the owners who have incurred some damage during the course of today.
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