Call for Yearbook Content

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, which itself will be put onto the Club Website.

Those who would like to write longer articles with photos included, say 500-1000 words and up to 6 photos that will stand reducing to about 20×50 mm for printing, would be very welcome too – that could include Trip Reports; Short Stories; Articles of general interest and Technical Notes. 

Look in the previous Club Yearbooks on the Club Web Page for examples of the articles and photos that have been published.

You can of course use your own material for the articles but if you do want to use other people’s material or photos, please let the editor have a copy of the copyright holder’s permission to publish the item.

Inclusion of web addresses to other authors’ original articles does not need permission and one can quote small extracts from other authors’ work with the inclusion of a reference to the original article, without the need for permission. Wikimedia Commons is a useful source of images that are in the public domain and there are other sources of material too; you can check on these things via Google. The yearbook editor will be happy to advise on copyright matters.

Please send all material (UNLOCKED) including photos by email as one of .pdf; .doc; .pub; .xls and .jpg files to Austin Goudge, Commodore for consideration and he will forward suitable material to the yearbook editor for processing.

(The editor can also type up hand written or paper-typed articles, and line drawings in black ink if required, but has no facility to reproduce photograph prints.) 

There is a page limit due to cost for the yearbook so the articles may need to be edited, unless the author does not wish that to be done (to, for example a poem, song or cartoon), or held over to the next year if they are not date-critical. 

Articles must be submitted before February 1st for inclusion that year, and preferably before January 1st. Please include an email address so the editor can contact you; the address will remain confidential to the club officers and editor and will not be published.

If you want to advertise in the Yearbook, please contact the Advertising Coordinator at [email protected].

Restricted Club Opening Hours – October

Because of limited holiday cover, the opening hours for the Clubhouse for some of October will be limited as follows:

DateClubhouse Opening Hours
Sunday 27th October09:00 – 23:00
Monday 28th OctoberClosed all day
Tuesday 29th OctoberClosed all day
Wednesday 30th OctoberClosed all day
Thursday 31st October20:00 – 23:00
Friday 1st November09:00 – 23:00

Please note the above are restricted Clubhouse opening hours, for members with keycards, not bar opening hours. The bar will be open according to the usual Winter schedule, except for Thursday 31st, when it will only be open in the evening.

Restricted Club Opening Hours – September

Because of limited holiday cover, the opening hours for the Clubhouse for some of September will be limited as follows:

DateClubhouse Opening Hours
Wednesday 11th September09:00 – 23:30
Thursday 12th September11:30 – 23:30
Friday 13th September11:30 – 23:30
Saturday 14th September11:30 – 23:30
Sunday 15th September11:30 – 14:00
Monday 16th SeptemberClosed all day
Tuesday 17th September10:00 – 23:30

Please note the above are Clubhouse opening hours, for members with keycards, not bar opening hours. The bar will be open according to the usual Summer schedule.

Morlais Tidal Energy Public Meeting

We have had a message from the Morlais Tidal Stream Energy Project, announcing a public meeting this afternoon.

We would like to invite you to an information drop in session on the Morlais tidal stream energy project. The event will be another opportunity to learn more about the project and for you to have a say on the development.

30/07/2019 – We will be at the Trearddur Bay Village Hall, LL65 2YJ between 4pm & 7pm 

The main aim of Morlais is to benefit local communities, the economy and environment through the generation of renewable low carbon electricity using tidal stream energy. The first stage of the project looks to secure consent for the development of Morlais, with community consultation playing a key part in this. Submission of the consent application is planned for September.

More information will be available at the event, and our staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

We would be delighted to welcome you and we would also be grateful it if you could extend this invitation to groups or individuals who you think may have an interest in the project.

Please contact us if you would like further information or to discuss the project in more detail.

Morlais Tidal Energy Project

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.


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


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


  • 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.

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