The plan was to have a pursuit race in the bay followed by a BBQ on the Pontoon. The race was also open to non members but the cup could only be won by a member. Just to complicate matters the first test of the British Lions was being held that morning so the British Legion kindly opened up for us and served us some excellent breakfasts. It’s a shame the match didn’t go the way we hoped but the Lions did score at least one excellent try.
The club’s round Anglesey cruise took place over the May bank holiday weekend this year, and thirteen club boats joined in. About half the fleet headed off to Menai Bridge on Friday and spent the night there, while the other half left Conwy on Saturday morning, navigated the Swatch and went straight through the Swellies on the flood tide.
On the way across, boats on both days were accompanied by a large pod of dolphins which have taken up residence in the bay – take a look at the videos below, taken from Free Will and Pisces, to see a spectacular show, including fully airborne dolphins!
While you are enjoying your sailing, or just dreaming about the sea, please take a few photos and jot down a few words as a caption about your experiences for inclusion in the Club Yearbook.
The morning started un-promisingly with rain and poor visibility, with some debate over whether it’s all worth it, but we decided to trust the weather forecast. The live rain radar looked like the rain would sweep through.
So we headed out in full oilies.
By the time the fleet got to C6 there were signs of the sun trying to appear. By the time we got to the start line at C1/C2, the sun was shining and there were reports of a fully costumed admiral being spotted on Mahalo.
Though apparently the admiral wasn’t aware of the correct way to wear his hat.
May 28th – Conwy to Lynas
Split Decision, Myfanwy, Deva, Tessa and Pisces departed from Conwy early afternoon in sunshine and sailed straight into a very heavy shower. By the time we had reached Lynas it was back in to sunshine and Myfanwy, Deva, Tessa and Pisces settled down for the night at anchor in light North Easterly winds. I have never been in to the bay myself and it was a pleasant surprise to find how sheltered it was although there seemed to be a bit of a swell at times, possibly as the tide turned. Tessa was well photographed as the sun set behind her before we all turned in for the night.
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 in the club.
This event has been won by the French for several years now so if you have a British boat come forward, your country needs you!
The following boats have put their names forward
Ruby – French
Viva – French
Harlequin – British
Myfanwy – French
Nightsong – British
Joie de Vivre – French
Lindos – British
Anyway – British
Promises – British
Pinch of Thyme – British
Now we need more Frenchies!!!
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 Long Outfall.
The winner for the first time was Mahalo, crewed by Austin and Mary Goudge. Congratulations to them.
Second place was Pinch of Thyme crewed by Mike and Sally Ousby. Still looking for their first win but always in the mix at the end.
Third was My Cloud making a guest appearance crewed by John Broadhead.
The current positions for the Commodores Cup are now
Myfanwy 68 points
Pinch of Thyme 50 points
Joie de Vivre 40 points
The next event is the Cemaes Bay BBQ.
All the best and hope to see you on the water next time.