Report on Round Ynys Mon 2 Stage Race
Race 1 Saturday 23rd July
Some bleary eyes were seen gathering in the clubhouse for the skipper's briefing at 07:00. Our thanks go to Geoff for running the launch from 06:30 to get the skipper's off the moorings for the briefing. John Jones' briefing covered the safety aspects of the course with the experienced skippers adding advice. A decision was made to communicate on Channel 6 to avoid clashes with the marina traffic for the 08:00 start but this proved awkward as it was monopolised for
Offshore Racing July 2016
The July race series is again being run as a tandem event. The IRC Class Trophy the Carlsberg Trophy and the NHC Class Trophy the David Hague Trophy.
Race 4 Report 27th July
With light south westerly winds the last race in this month's series started with the yachts raising spinnakers on a slow approach to start line. From the start there was very close racing with Just J leading the pack but everyone else running pretty much abreast. Carpe DIem to the wall side and Just Enough to the Jetty side.
As the fleet set off towards Meath
Our First Starter Race
The object of this race was to get more yachts out on club events. This was a great success with an entry of 7 yachts. A wide variety of yachts took part including some of the normal Holyhead racing fleet. On Lily and Incantation crews were mainly new recuits or swaps so a lot of different sailing techniques were discussed and attempted. This race was course 5 on the club list and takes in Meath, Penrhos, Meath, Penrhos, Clipera and Outer Distance Mark. The weather was superb with a consistent 12 - 19 kt South Westerly breeze and plenty of sunshine.
Here is the track
Robert Jordan a member of our club is looking for crew to sail to Spain with him in August.
The boat is a Sigma 33 ood, he is carrying out this trip as a qualifier to get the YM ocean qualification hense the 600m from point to point. He will be doing sextant work all the way. He's looking for total of 4 including himself, but could go to 5. The boat does not have a zero rating so it cannot be on a commercial basis, although he is a Yacht Master instructor.
Squib Nationals 2016 Team Holyhead
The team has returned. Here are the results:
|Position||Helm abnd Crew||Results|
|19.||Chris Hogan / Ricardo Roberts||18.32.19.09.23.16|
|22.||Richard Date / Mark Mcgarry||22.214.171.124.17.18|
|35||Gareth Pritchard / Steve Panad Mcquirk||126.96.36.199.31.29.|
|37||Craig Hughes/ Cogger Jones||188.8.131.52.35.30|
|44||David Hall / David Battye||184.108.40.206.47.40|
|45||Mathew Roberts / Tudor Roberts||220.127.116.11.30.59.|
It was hard sailing!