July 6, 2015
Penmaenmawr Sailing Club held their annual Open “Conwy Tally Race” on Sunday the 5th of July 2015 which saw visiting sailors from Port Dinorwic/Y Felinheli Sailing Club take the 1st and 2nd place honours. The two hour race began with light winds and fair weather but soon turned into more faster winds and rain which saw two craft capsize at the first buoy, one of which had to retire. In the last half hour the wind dropped when the rain stopped and the last few craft had a more sedate sail to the finish. Ten craft set sail from the start off the slipway at Penmaenmawr around a course that took in the fairway buoy and the Perch at the entrance to the Conwy Estuary opposite Deganwy. The 2 hour race was keenly challenging and saw the mono hulls outstripping the catamarans. Prizes were presented by Club Commodore Gerry Frobisher and thanks were given to Mandy Williams and Sue Petch for the catering and Hilary Moss as Race Officer.
The Conwy Tally Club Trophy was presented to the Club Sailing Captain Mark Knights and his crew Stephan Clements, and Club Ladies Trophy was presented to Club Lady’s Captain Alice Frobisher and crew Carol Pye.
1st Julian Bridges and Jenny Williamson – Flying Dutchman
2nd Paul Green – Contender
3rd Mark Knights and Stephan Clements – Laser Vago
4th Glen Williams and Ieuan Williams – Hobie Tiger
5th Niel Shea and Peter Lewis – Dart 18
6th Graham Rushton and Dylan Williams – Hobie Tiger
7th Mike Moss and Dai Moss – Dart 18
8th Simon Owen and Joel Cockrill – Prindle
9th Alice Frobisher and Carol Pye – Dart 18
Safety Boats – Gerry Frobisher, Mark Stafford and Doug Blair
Race Officer Hillary Moss
Picture show Race Winners Julian Bridges and Jenny Williamson in their Flying Dutchman during the race.
July 1, 2015
Back from an epic sailing trip in the Mediterranean, ‘Team PenSailing’ skipper and crew Neil, Keith, Nick, Pete and Bryan were please to report that they had successfully delivered ‘Solway Maid’ a Classic, 1938 Fife Bermudian Cutter, from Malta to Spetses in Greece, and back to Malta again 3 weeks later.
When in Spetses ‘Team Pensailing’ were invited by Rodger, the owner of Solway Maid to crew for him in the fabulous ‘Classic Yacht Regatta’. Naturally the PenSailing Talent shone through and the team took 3 first’s and came Second overall in their Class, in a exciting and very spectacular 4 day event.
Team PenSailing doing a sail by welcome to the owner of Solway Maid, as he arrives in Spetses aboard his Yacht Blue Leopard.
See the team in action here on the SCYR2015 website:- http://www.classicyachtrace.com/en/multimedia/scyr-2015-challenge-race-2/
Well done Team Pensailing – flying the flag for the club in Greece.
May 27, 2015
Pictures shows second placed Ancel Davison and Julian Bridges in their Flying Dutchman preparing for the cannon, and The sailors after the race.
Penmaenmawr Sailing Club held their Open Puffin Race on Bank Holiday Monday the 25th of May 2015 saw visiting sailors from Port Dinorwic/Y Felinheli Sailing Club take all the 1st and 2nd honours. The race began with as a wet and windy start that developed into a lighter wind. Nine craft set sail from the start off the slipway at Penmaenmawr around a course that took in Puffin Island. The almost 4 hour race was keenly challenging which saw the mono hulls outstripping the catamarans. Prizes were presented by Club Commodore Gerry Frobisher and congratulated junior member George Weis for his well-earned 4th place. Thanks were given to Many Williams for the catering and Hilary Moss as Race Officer.
1st Jo Powell and Corin Westley – Hornet
2nd Julian Bridges and Ancel Davison – Flying Dutchman
3rd Mike and Arty Moss – Dart 18
4th George Weis – Laser
5th Graham Rushton and Steve Widdowsal – Hobie Tiger
6th David Titheridge and Gerhard Weis – Bahia
7th Mike Robeertshaw and Craig Petch – Dart 18
8th George Moss – Laser
9th Dylan Williams and Carol Pye – Dart 15
Race Officer – Hilary Moss
Safety Boats – Gerry Frobisher and Doug Blair
May 26, 2015
Picture shows eventual winner Dylan Williams having capsized and being overtaken by his brother Ieuan who came in third after the handicap system.
Penmaenmawr Sailing Club Junior Section held their 1st Junior Gold Cup Race on Sunday the 24th May around a course set out in the bay off Penmaenmawr. The Gold Cup is won by the junior sailor with the best average score over a series of 6 races throughout the sailing season. The race on Sunday was very close with six craft taking part in a North Westerly 10 to 15 mph wind. All boats were within nine minutes of each other at the finishing line. Due to the conditions there were several capsizes but all completed the course. The Commodore Gerry Frobisher presented prizes following the race and a special endeavour prize was presented to Daniel Blair for not giving in and completing the challenging course.
1st Dylan Williams – Topper
2nd Dai Moss – Topper
3rd Ieuan Williams – Laser
4th George Moss – Laser
5th Daniel Blair – Topper
Disqualified for not going around a buoy Arty Moss and James Blair – Pico
Race Officers Doug Blair and Glenn Williams
Safety Boat Gerry Frobisher and Mike Moss