Conway Yacht Club Inaugural Regatta

Conway Yacht Club ran their first ever regatta on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June, and entry was open to NWCC members.  The weekend was a great success, here is a summary from their Sailing Captain Keith Munro:

So, we had our first Regatta and from the turnout became to be a very successful event. A number of thanks you’s I’d like to get off my chest. Firstly our Race Officer for the weekend, Richard Stagg and his team, the Sailing Committee for pulling the event together. Everyone involved with the BBQ Saturday evening and finally all the people who took part sailing in the Regatta.

We had a total of 15 boats racing;
Sarissa from Bay of Colwyn SC.
Penny Diamond and Mahalo from North Wales Cruising Club.
Predator affiliated to Penmaenmawr SC.
COD’s Seiriol, Minnie, Gwalch, Phoenix, Musetta, Swn Y Don, Akushla and cruisers, Seren Y Mor, North Star, Calva and Talaris from Conway Yacht Club.
A great turnout.

Any feedback with regard to the event would be very much appreciated. Many thanks for your support and look forward to seeing you out on the water soon.

Keith Munro, Conway Yacht Club Sailing Captain


2016 Spring Cruise

May 28th – Conwy to Lynas

d80cdd1f-8d50-4146-9462-421b8c74f742Split 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.

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BJ Clark Trophy

Five Boats took part in the BJ Clark Trophy race on the 21st of May – Comrades, Myfanwy, Penny Diamond, Seren y Mor and White Water. In a brisk westerly breeze the course was set as Abbey Buoy to Fairway back to Long Outfall and finish at Abbey Buoy.

Seren y Mor quickly took the lead and never looked back to finish the course in an impressive 58 minutes 25 seconds on corrected time and is the winner of the BJ Clark trophy.  16 minutes behind was Penny Diamond and a further 4 mins behind was Myfanwy followed by a brave showing by Mike Gell sailing single handed on Whitewater.  Comrades retired on the upwind leg but Bob’s new mast which was a tree not so long ago stood up to the test of some strong gusts and must give Bob confidence for its future.

Talk by David Rainsbury

ib0226David is the author of the popular Irish Sea Pilot, a guide that many of us use when cruising the area.

The evening of the 21st May was a great success, with a very full club (standing room only) to listen and watch David give a very interesting and well received talk about his sailing experiences, as well as advice and tips on sailing in the Irish Sea and the wider area.

Based on this success, we would like to continue to invite interesting speakers so if you have any ideas or would like to recommend someone, please get in touch at [email protected].

Caernarfon Cruise

The second event of the year was the Shakedown Cruise, over the May Day Bank Holiday.  Thanks to all the hardy sailors – Myfanwy, Pisces, Split Decision, Night Song, Mahalo, Sunya and Amanzi – for joining in with the annual attempt to go round Anglesey. Yet again the weather beat us as it was far too windy to cross the Caernarfon Bar on Sunday morning so we elected to sail to Caernarfon and back to Conwy instead, stopping at Dylans and Fu’s for refreshments as we went.

As it turned out both Saturday and Sunday were excellent sails and on Sunday we managed to sail all the way from Caernarfon back to Conwy under head-sail.  See below for a compilation video of the weekend.

ActiveCaptain and eBoatCards

3e0d6ed7-c26a-4f74-b228-2da14e507df6ActiveCaptain is a worldwide cruising guide that anyone can contribute to – it includes anchorages, harbours and marinas as well as hazards, all reported by users and continually updated.  Users add reviews and comments so you can see where you might like to visit (or avoid).

eBoatCards is a social network for boaters – you join as a boat, not a person, and it includes private messaging, public posting, blogs and groups. The two systems are connected so you only need a single login for both.  If you and your friends run the ActiveCaptain Locations app on your phone, it will plot all your positions so you can see where they are.

NWCC now has a group, so come and join in.

2016 Yearbook

b7c9a9ba-ed32-456c-af6d-18aa4c10c47eThe year book has now been published, pick up your copy from the clubhouse.  Take an extra couple of copies if you like – give one to a friend to encourage them to join the club.  An electronic version has also been published on the website, access it from here.

We’re already compiling the next edition, so if you have any stories, photographs or other interesting information, or if you have an idea for an article and would like to talk about it, please contact us on [email protected].

New Newsletter

We have revamped the way we send out club emails, and have reinstated the monthly newsletter. We are using an online emailing system for these, and will also be using it for occasional ad-hoc emails about news and events so hopefully the style will be more consistent and the content will be clear and understandable.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch at [email protected].

Hot Drinks in Bar

We now have a hot drinks machine in the clubhouse.  This serves coffee, tea, hot chocolate and soup (all just £ 1) and is available even when the bar is closed. Drop your payment into the honesty box.

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