Winter Training Programme Announced

We have now published our Winter RYA training programme:

The full schedule of courses and dates is available towards the bottom of the training page or on the Club events calendar.

To find out more about a course or to make a booking, please click the links above or email training@nwcc.info

 

2017 RYA Course Details

We are pleased to announce the details for the RYA VHF Radio course (with Short Range Certificate) and the RYA First Aid course for 2017.

These courses will both take place at the NWCC Club House and there are limits on numbers, so please book promptly if you don’t want to lose out. If there is a lot of interest, we will look at running one or more courses again later in the year.
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RYA Training Courses Announced

We are pleased to announce our training programme for Winter and Spring 2016/17.

We have set firm dates for the RYA Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster™ Offshore courses across four weekends in February, and will be setting dates for the 1-day courses once we have gathered interest and shared suggested dates with those who have signed up.

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RYA Yachtmaster Course Success

Five candidates successfully achieved the RYA Yachtmaster qualification at the course recently run as part of the Clubs winter training programme. The course was taught by Tony Mead.

The successful candidates were:

Steve Wade – NWCC member

Stuart Hartley – NWCC member

James Nicholls – NWCC member

Scott Hughes – Conwy Harbour Office
Peter Allison – Conwy Harbour Office

Congratulations to Steve, Stuart, James, Scott and Peter on passing the course and thanks to Tony once again for the expert tuition.

The photo shows the successful candidates with their certificates presented by NWCC President Terry Worthington.

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December News

Dear members

For your information the Annual Dinner Dance at the St Georges Hotel Llandudno last Saturday (23rd) was a great success in every respect. 80 of us attended, the Dinner was of a very high standard and the Disco kept us all dancing away until early morning. We had a fantastic and entertaining mix of Members and Guests including a really good turnout from the Conwy RNLI. Our Principal Guests were Captain Matthew and Lesley Forbes (Conwy Harbour Master) who replied to The Commodores speech on behalf of the guests with amusing “Tales of the Sea”. The Commodores Cup for the NWCC Yachtsman of the Year was presented to Tony Brooks, and his Yacht Amethyst, and acknowledged Tony’s amazing involvement in our 2013 Sailing Programme. Tony was so pleased with his success that his post award celebration is rumoured to have resulted in him having to be lowered into Amethyst by rope at the end of the evening. Well done Tony and Amethyst.

Thank you all for attending and making the whole evening so much fun, your support is truly appreciated. A very special thank you to our President Terry Worthington and his lady Dot who both worked exceptionally hard to ensure that the evening was successful.

Please don’t forget that our next Club event is the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 7 December, this day is always great fun with Father Christmas arriving by boat at 1200 followed by all the usual festivities at the Club. The proceeds of the Fayre are always donated to a worthy charity cause. This event is followed on Thursday 19 December by our Special Christmas Quiz Night and Grand Raffle Draw. There is no booking list for either of these events, just come along and enjoy yourself and, bring a plate of food if you are participating at the Christmas Quiz on the 19th.

After Christmas our next event is the New Years Eve Party at the Club, the details of which will be posted this week both on the website and on the club notice board. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Finally, for now, I have attached for your information our updated RYA Winter Training Programme, now is the opportunity to book up for any of the array of training on offer after christmas in the run up to the 2014 Sailing Season. Why not book either yourself, or a member of your crew, a course as a christmas pressy!!!

I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Yours in Sailing

Tony Mead
Commodore