Club Raise Funds for Ty Gobaith

North Wales Cruising Club raises funds for local charity. Ty Gobaith is a hospice for children with life threatening/terminal illness in the Conwy Valley. The Club has raised £725 which was recently presented to Ty Gobaith by the Commodore and club members. A cheque for £100 donated by “Big T” was also presented to a Ty Gobaith representative.

New North Deep Buoy Positions

I have had the following email form the Harbour Master regarding the new position of the buoys for the North Deeps new route. *Afternoon all* *We have now moved the North Deep marks to the co-ordinates listed below to mark the new channel. We have also rigged two ‘race marks’ with yellow beach marker buoys:* *NDI 53 18′.370 N 03 50′.920 W* *NDM 53 18′.662 N 03 51′.659 W* *NDO…

New Years Eve Party 2015-6

Seeing in 2015 Despite the low turnout, the New Year bash in the club house was a great success. The theme this year was the Wild West and a good number came in fancy dress which included a horse and a slightly misinterpreted “Native American” who came wearing a turban and set up a corner shop on the end of the bar. The newly installed Video Projector came into its…

Traflagar Sailing 25/10/14

Don’t forget the Trafalgar sailing event is coming up in a couple of weeks. This year we are thinking of a new format to encourage active engagement of the enemy.  Any ideas on how to implement this are welcome. If you want to take part in this event please use the usual methods ie sign up on the website send me an email or put your name on the list…

Gwennol’s Cruise, 2014

Gwennol’s  Cruise, 2014 Our boat, Gwennol, is a 23 year old, 31 foot Jeaneau Sun Odyssey, with Yanmar 2GM20 engine. The fuel capacity is 10gall, plus a 5 gall jerry can, say 70 litres in all. The crew, with main responsibilities were Pat Tyson-Jones (sails and chef), Pete Bland (electronic navigation), Gwyn Jones (engine, and general worrying). Three is the ideal crew for  this boat- four would cause too much…

Midsummer Cup Results

We had another good turnout for the Midsummer Pursuit Race last Saturday 14th of June.  The conditions started off as very light winds but a better breeze developed during the afternoon and we enjoyed some good sailing conditions. The winds were NNW 1 and we sailed C2a to FWY and on to the Long outfall buoy and back to the FWY.  Two boat rounded the FWY and headed back to…

Rock Channel

The Rock Channel is a useful half tide access to Liverpool for small boats (which includes large yachts) as opposed to ships.  This route can cut 5 miles off the journey and can also be a lot calmer in my experience than the swell you can experience at the entrance to the main channel. I’ve put the following two links in which you can choose between. The first link is…

Puffin Picnic Rally and Evening Party

Dear Members Just a quick missive to let you all know what a great day we all had last Saturday. The Puffin Picnic Rally ran on schedule with the briefing on Friday evening at 2100 in the Club. Steve Gorst, our Sailing Captain, delivered the briefing to a good audience of boat skippers that intended to participate and took the names of volunteers! that were happy to host our Cadet…

An Early Sailing Season Update

Dear Members Since my last missive a lot has been going on both at the Club and onshore/on the water with us all getting ready for the season. To start at the beginning we held our planned Cadets Evening on Saturday 15 March with invited young people from the Llandrillo College Marine Skills Course attending. The event was successful with 5 new Cadets joining the Club all looking for Sailing and…