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.