Penmaenmawr Sailing Club

Great sailing in North Wales since 1962

December 6, 2021
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2021 Annual Dinner

The Commodore’s report: Penmaenmawr Sailing Club (recently 04.12.21) celebrated their 59th Anniversary Annual Dinner and Prize Giving Awards Ceremony at The Gladstone, Dwygyfylchi.

Following the dinner, the Commodore Gerry Frobisher MBE and the Clubs’ President Glenn Williams presented the Trophies won by the Club Members during the 2021 sailing season.

Gerry Frobisher said “Due to the National Covid Regulations sailing during 2021 was kept to private social sailing by members. However four special club events took place entitled “The Legends Series”, to commemorate past members of the Club no longer with us. The CARTER CUP in memory of Bernard Carter, THE PUFFIN RACE (The Warren Petch Trophy) in memory of Warren Petch, THE TALLY RACE (The Phil Davies Cup) in memory of Phil Davies and THE PUFFIN MARATHON (The Butterworth Cup) in memory Brian Butterworth”.

Legends Series Winners:-  

The Carter Cup – Glenn Williams and George Moss (Hobie Tiger)

The Warren Petch Trophy – Nick Imoleck (Dart 18)

The Phil Davies Cup – Dylan Williams (Laser Radial)

The Butterworth Cup – Glenn Williams and Ieuan Williams (Hobie Tiger)

Other Awards:-

Endeavour Trophy – for perseverance around Puffin Island with one of two rudders Graham Rushton and Steve Widdowson 

Lead Hat – “Best Mishap” – for de-masting a Dart 18 with a textbook recovery

Lady’s Cup – Tanya McCormack

Long Service Award – Gerry Frobisher

Life Time Service Award – Mark Stafford

Club Thanks were given to :-

Mike Moss, Dai Moss and George Moss for guard boat maintenance.

Mike and George Moss as well as Bonzo and Carol Pye for guard boat duties during races.

Doug Blair for trailer maintenance.

Peter Lewis (Chemsol) for sanitising gels, cleaning materials and First Aid Kits for Club.

Sue Petch for Social Organising.

September 20, 2021
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Puffin Marathon

Commodores Report; 19th Sept 2021

Today saw the last and Fourth Race of the “Legends Series”

The Brian Butterworth Cup – Puffin Marathon

An excellent sailing day saw eight craft of various sizes took part in the 18 mile plus race. The race started and finished at the Club House and went round Puffin Island and the Conwy Fairway Buoy and took a little under 4 hours to complete. Great work by the two Guard Boats piloted by Peter Jones and George Moss. Race Officers were Many Williams and Commodore Gerry Frobisher. After the race, the Commodore thanked everyone for a great day of sailing and presented the awards to the first three placings.


1st Glenn Williams and Ieuan Williams – Hobie Tiger

2nd Dylan Williams – Laser

3rd Nick Imiolek – Dart 18

4th Peter Lewis and Carol Pye – Dart 18

5th Phil Mack – Dart 15

6th Mike Moss and Dai Moss – Dart 18

7th Steve Sinfield and Tom Sinfield – Hobie Tiger

DNF (Rudder Failure) Graham Rushton  and Steve Widdowson  – Hobie Tiger

August 9, 2021
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Tally Race alternative

With very blustery conditions the planned Pen to Conwy tally race could not be held- however an inshore course was set for those willing to brave the wind and  the waves.

5 Intrepid young sailors took to the Sea with the results as follows

1) Dylan Williams Laser radial- 25 mins

2) Dai Moss Laser radial 31 mins

3) Danny Moss -Topper-43 mins

4) George Moss – Laser radial- 47 mins

DNF Nick Imolek and Calvin Kopec with a Mast malfunction.. see our new Instagram page for some pictures!

Thanks go to 

Mike Moss and Peter Jones- Safety Boat crew

Race OD and onshore comms- Glenn Williams

June 16, 2021
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Puffin Open Race

13th June, the Puffin Open was a challenging light airs race in two groups; The Round Puffin Group & The Puffin and Back Group. The race lasted in excess of 3 hours!

Well done to all the PDSC sailors. Coming first in Puffin and Back group was Jac Bailey with Crew Ben Sinfild. Second; Keith Bailey and Third; Jo Powell.

In the Round Puffin Group, First was Nick Imolek with crew Ben Moses. Runners up; Glenn and Dylan Williams.

Thanks to PSC Race Officer Mandy Williams & Doug Blair for Radio Comms. Mike and George Moss for Safety Boat 1 and Danny Blair for Safety Boat 2. Craig Petch for Committee Boat and Sue Petch and Hilary Moss for catering. A great day had by all.

June 1, 2021
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Carter Cup

PSC were back on the water at last with the Carter Cup Race, it was a fantastic day for it too. The winners were Glen Williams and George Moss, runner-up Phil Mack, trophies presented by Race captain, Nick Imolek. The day was topped of with a sundowner event.

May 6, 2021
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30th May ~ RNLI -Carter Cup

The first main event for May 2021. RNLI Race for the Carter Cup.
This will be an inshore triangular course, initial beat to the windward mark, with long broad reach course set to suit the weather. The event will be accompanied by a presentation in the club house with refreshments.
11.30am Start (subject to weather).
Race start line, transit from yellow outer mark to club flag pole.
Race briefing within an hour of the race start.

Let’s hope for a good turnout after such a long break.
The last winner of the RNLI Race – George Moss, July 2019.

May 3, 2021
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2021 Race Programme

PSC are excited to announce our new 2021 RACING PROGRAMME.
All events will be accompanied by a presentation in the club house with refreshments.
Race start line, transit from yellow outer mark to club flag pole.
Race briefing within an hour of the race start.

Note:- To HELP PLAN your participation in the following events PLEASE JOIN THE PSC WHATS APP FORUM for up to date information on each event subject to COVID regulations, we will roll the event date forward to the following planned date if required. SEE PSC WEB PAGE and WHATS APP GROUP page for details.


March 17, 2021
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Bernard Carter PSC President

It is with great sadness we announce that Bernard our President and loyal supporter passed away March 17, 2021, peacefully at Ysbyty Gwynedd aged 87. Much loved father of Linda and Steven, devoted Taid of Joanne and Richard, Lisa and Ortwin, adored Taidy B of Scarlett and Phoebe.

A private family service (due to Covid restrictions) was held at Tan y Foel Cemetery on Monday, March 29th at 1.30pm.

Bernard’s Eulogy can be viewed here and at PSC with the Book of condolences for Bernard.

Any donations in memory of Bernard will be gratefully received by the RNLI

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