Coronavirus and The Club

Dear members, 

It is with heavy heart that I write this, but due to the fast moving situation and in light of the recent Government advice, we need to make some significant changes at the Club.


Bar is Now Closed Until Further Notice

The Government has stated that all unnecessary social contact should be avoided, and that nobody should visit Bars, Restaurants, Theatres, Cinemas or other places whether groups of people gather.

Therefore the Club Bar is now shut and will not reopen until the situation improves. This is to protect our members and Elaine our Steward.

Obviously this means that all social events are also cancelled until further notice.


Sailing Events are Going Ahead

We can see no reason for cancelling our on-the-water event programme, so for the moment our sailing events will still be going ahead. There will be no briefings held at the Club, so Steve will be keeping you updated on event details via WhatsApp. We just ask that you are sensible and socially isolate as much as possible during these events.

If you are a sailing member and not already on our WhatsApp group, please click here to find out how to join. You need to be logged in to see this page.

Clubhouse and Facilities Will Remain Open

The front door of the Club will be opened on the usual schedule, and showering, washing and drying facilities will be available to all members with an active membership card.


Launch will Continue to Run

Mark and Keith are continuing to operate the launch on the usual hours for the moment. We will update you if operating hours are changed or if the launch stops operating altogether.


Of course, the situation may change and if the Government enforces a complete lock-down then we will review our decisions.

I can only apologise to all for the drastic measures, which I know will impact many members, but this is a situation that none of us can ignore and we need to act accordingly.

I wish you all the best, stay safe and healthy and we will see you soon.

Best wishes,
Austin.

Commodore, NWCC

Club and Bar Opening Hours for March

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

DateClubhouse Opening Hours
Saturday 7th March11:30 – 23:30
Sunday 8th March11:30 – 14:00
Monday 9th MarchClosed all day
Tuesday 10th MarchClosed all day
Wednesday 11th MarchClosed all day
Thursday 12th March11:30 – 23:30
Friday 13th March11:30 – 23:30
Saturday 14th March11:30 – 23:30
Sunday 15th March11:30 – 14:00
Monday 16th MarchClosed all day
Tuesday 17th MarchClosed all day

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 Winter schedule with the exception of Thursday and Friday afternoons, when it will open at 20:00 (i.e. it will not open between 12:00 and 14:00).

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.

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.

Bart’s Bash!

Our Bart’s Bash event will be held on Saturday the 15th of September this year, and the briefing will be on Friday 14th September at 21:00 in the NWCC clubhouse. The race is always well attended and our race has always been one of the top money raisers in the world so lets see if we can keep that up. Sign ups are made on the Barts Bash Website and the link is https://www.bartsbash.com/participant-sign-up and select North Wales Cruising Club as the Sailing Venue.

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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.

Summer Fair Quay Day

We had a successful day with the Tombola stall on the Quay and made £86 which was not as much as last year, but it all adds to the pot!!  It was good fun and worth the effort.

Quite a number of Club Members helped in various ways, from those donating Tombola prizes, to sticking the numbers to each prize, to the Commodore and a couple of “elves” erecting the Gazebo and moving the equipment to and from the Quay. A good team effort.

Three stalwarts of the day were the Vice Commodore, Carrie Thompson and Brenda Wilkes who managed the stall, all of the day with good humour.

Good day, good result and very worthwhile.

Many thanks to everyone who helped.

Alan Courtney, Commodore

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