Sailing and Social Programmes Published

We have now published our sailing and social programmes for 2019. As always, they are subject to change as weather / circumstances apply:

Many events have booking forms so you can book online, or alternatively you can email or sign up on the club noticeboard in the month leading up to the event.

Restricted Launch Hours Next Weekend

The launch will be running on a reduced schedule on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August.

Any members wishing to use the launch outside these hours, please contact Keith on 07751 888614 in advance.

Friday

  • It will not run over the low water period (approx 1 hr each side) from 1600 – 1800
  • It will stop operating at 2000

Saturday

  • It will not run over the low water period (approx 1hr each side) from 1700 – 1900
  • It will stop operating at 2000

Sunday

  • It will stop operating at 1700

 

Launch out of Service

Unfortunately the Club launch is currently out of service due to technical issues.  We are hoping to have it repaired on Thursday but will post another update when we know more.

The Club apologises for any inconvenience this may be causing.

NWCC Committee.

Puffin Island Seal Spotting

The Puffin Island trip was scheduled to take place on Saturday the 31st of March but as the forecast was poor we rescheduled it for Sunday the 1st of April.  In contrast to the Saturday the weather on Sunday was dry with light easterly winds but spectacularly cold.  I believe there was actually a frost in the marina early in the morning.  2 boats braved the cold leaving Conwy to go on the trip – Myself Lorraine and Austin on Free Will and Trevor and Sue Wilson on Annica.  Meanwhile Steve and Yvonne Wade and their family left Caernarfon to rejoin us in Conwy after a winter in Victoria Dock.  On Free Will we took it as an opportunity to try out all the equipment.  The autohelm initially took us in circles but when we moved the electric dinghy pump out of the bulkhead locker to a locker further away from the autohelms’ compass, order was restored.  We then took advantage of the easterly winds and raised the Spinnaker in full view of the CYC boats who were having a race around the bay.  Although a bit rusty in our setting up we raised it the right way up and spared our blushes.  We then had a good sail all the way to Puffin Island where we met the Bay of Colwyn boats returning to Rhos after a weekend in Menai Bridge.

All in all it was a good trip out and we returned to the mooring closely followed by Steve and Yvonne Wade on Split Decision.

The winning boat with some splendid seal pictures was Split Decision and I’d like to welcome them back to Conwy.

It was a bit disappointing not to see more club boats out but given that it was a very early Easter and many club boats were still ashore it was understandable.  Hopefully there will be a bigger turnout for the next event.

Steve Gorst, Sailing Captain

New Event – Royal Celebration

As we have had to cancel a couple of Club social events earlier this year, we are delighted to announce a new one!

You are invited to a Royal Celebration Dinner, to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday on Saturday 21st April at 19:30 for 20:00

The event will be held in the Chart Room at the Club, the dress code is jacket & tie and the cost per person is £15.  The menu is as follows:

  • Leek & Potato Soup
  • Roast Lamb or Roast Chicken
  • Welsh Apple Cake with Cinnamon Cream or Bread & Butter Pudding with Cream

Sign-ups are limited to 26 places and the closing date is Sunday 15 April.  You can sign up either on the club noticeboard, by emailing [email protected] or by filling in the form on this page.

Please specify your food choices when signing up.

Conwy River Festival 2018

We are delighted to announce that The Conwy River Festival (CRF) is going ahead again in 2018.  The Festival is taking place over two weekends with the LA-LA Rally being organised by the NWCC.:

  • Saturday 14th July: Racing and Quay Day
  • Sunday 15th July: Racing
  • Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July: LA-LA Rally

The CRF website has been re-designed and relaunched and contains the full programme of events.  It will be updated regularly with all the latest information. You can also sign up for the CRF newsletter on the site, to keep up with the latest news: conwyriverfestival.org

Please put the CRF in your diary – if it is supported by the local club members, it will continue to be a key event in the Conwy Calendar.

Lobster Pot Petition

The Cruising Association has re-launched its petition to get the government to improve the way fishing gear is marked at sea.  The previous petition was cancelled earlier in the year because of the general election.

If you agree that fishing gear should be better marked, click here to add your name.  Note that if you signed it last time around you need to re-sign this new petition as the previous names were not carried forward.

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