Penmaenmawr Sailing Club

Great sailing in North Wales since 1962

June 14, 2020
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Return to Boating Wales

Message from RYA Cymru Wales CEO, Gerwyn Owen

Further to my initial message on Friday evening about the return to recreational boating that has been granted through the easing of restrictions of lockdown by Welsh Government, I’m pleased to update you further on general guidelines in respect to recreational boating activity in Wales during the current period.  General Guidance for Boating Activity for Red Phase

As our guiding principles have always been, we are taking current Welsh Government guidelines into consideration, whilst being considerate and responsible in our approach. I was delighted that Watersports has been recognised as a form of outdoor activity that can take place at this time, but we still need to consider the wider restrictions such as travel, social distancing and hygiene measures when considering to boat.

Currently, clubs and centres are deemed outdoor sporting facilities, and as highlighted in the statements on Friday, these will be reviewed ahead of the next phase, to be announced on June 18th, 2020. I know this has come as disappointment to a number of you, however it does give everyone the opportunity to implement appropriate control measures, following risk assessments, ahead of re-opening. This evidence will be provided to Welsh Government so that they can be assured that we are being considerate and responsible, and not impacting on the health of the nation negatively.

Our Club Guidance documents provides you with appropriate examples. Additionally join in on our Club Development forums this week, where we will be discussing safety on the water, boat maintenance and risk assessments.

We will continue to follow Welsh Government guidance and take a considerate and responsible approach to the return of boating in Wales. It is essential that boaters follow guidance on social distancing and hygiene carefully, and comply with guidance on interaction with other households.  Equally important is the imperative to boat safely, well within the levels of your ability, and avoid placing unnecessary strain on the RNLI and emergency services.

We are seeking further clarification from Welsh Government and key stakeholders on certain areas of restrictions, specifically around outdoor venues, tourist spots and access to facilities. The general guidelines from RYA Cymru Wales will be updated and shared with members, clubs and centres as appropriate.

Keep safe, keep well, keep smiling

Gerwyn

October 20, 2019
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Puffin Race

SUNDAY OCTOBER 27th
LAST CHANCE FOR PUFFIN RACE

High Tide 09.58 height 8.6m

Prompt Start midday
Double Handers £10
Single Handers £5
Soup & Roll for crews & Safety Boats
Token prizes for first 3 boats
You never know we might get a good day

October 2, 2019
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The Puffin Island Marathon Race

Sunday October 13th, 12 noon.

Third time Lucky, hoping for good conditions and a great race.

Race to starts midday. Course to be set on the day

Double handers £10 – Single handers £5

Soup & roll for all entrants

July 22, 2019
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RNLI Race Results

Race winner George Moss in action.

Penmaenmawr Sailing Club held their annual Open RNLI Race on Sunday the 21st July, and raised £95.00 for the Conwy Lifeboat Station from the race registration fees and refreshments. The race in a tough breeze, saw seven craft and fourteen sailors take part in a course around the bay off Penmaenmawr to the Penmaenmawr Buoy and back to the Club House start.

RESULT

1st George Moss – Laser Radial

2nd Simon Murphy and Andrew Drake Laser Vago (Llanfairfechan Sailing Club)

3rd Dylan Williams and Sophie Davies – Laser R

4th Steven, Ben and Tom Sinfield – Dart 18

Patrol Boat was manned by Artie Moss and Gerry Frobisher

Race Officers were Hilary Moss and Bernard Carter.

July 16, 2019
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RNLI Open Race

This Sunday 21th July will be the clubs R.N.L.I. fund-raising race. This is open to all, so competent crews are welcome to come down to enter.

The winner will hold a great trophy for 12 months. If you can’t enter, pop down, have a cuppa & make a donation.

Race to starts midday. Course to be set on the day

Double handers £10 – Single handers £5

Soup & roll for all entrants

Please support the Race, the Club and the R.N.L.I.

July 8, 2019
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A Successful 2019 Open Day

The Commodore’s Press Report.

Penmaenmawr Sailing Club held their annual Open Day on Saturday the 6th July. The club opened its door to non-members and thrill seekers of all ages to experience the thrill of sailing.

Commodore, Gerry Frobisher, said “We enjoyed a full day of sailing with water based fun for all the family. Club members provided supervised sailing and refreshments throughout the day. Members and non-members some from as far as Penygroes and Warrington took part or just watched the activities during the day with volunteers helping to launch and land the various craft. The warm and breezy weather was a bonus and the sea conditions really made the day”.

The sailing club launched eight different craft including Picos, a Wayfarer and a catamaran as well as offering patrol boat rides.

First time sailor Simon Ellison (right) of Widnes
Father James Williams and five year old son Connor from Penygroes after their sail.
Getting ready for a sail
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