Glenn Williams and Calvin Kopec receiving their Prize from the Comodore of Red Wharf Bay Sailing and Watersports Club Martin Hough (centre)
Pen take second place in the North West’s Premier Offshore Dinghy and Catamaran Race
Three catamarans and one mono hull from Penmaenmawr Sailing Club entered the Anglesey Offshore Dinghy Race on Sunday the 14th August 2011, and came home with a second place.
The event, classed as the North West’s Premier Offshore Dinghy and Catamaran Race over 15 mile course for mono hulls and a 25 mile course for catamarans from Beaumaris to Traeth Bychan, this year recorded seventy four entrants.
Penmaenmawr Sailing Club Commodore Gerry Frobisher who piloted one of the many Safety Boats said “The weather conditions were perfect. A flotilla of three Catamarans and one Mono Hull, together with the safety boat, sailed from Penmaenmawr at 8.30am to arrive at Beaumaris in time for the race start at 11am. The race from Beaumaris, through the sound between Puffin Island and Penmon to Red Wharf Bay to Moelfre and the finish line at Traeth Bychan took almost four and a half hours. First boat home was the Penmaenmawr team of Glenn Williams and Calvin Kopec on their Hobie T, but with handicap regulations took second place overall in the catamaran section. After the presentation at Red Wharf Bay sailing Club our flotilla sailed back to Pen arriving home safe and well at 6.30pm. What a fantastic day we all had”.
Mr Frobisher added “My thanks to my fellow Safety Boat Crew, the members taking part in the event and the supporters who made the trip by car to see us off and meet us at Traeth Bychan”.
Penmaenmawr entrants were Glenn Williams and Calvin Kopec Hobie T; Gordon Rushton and Lee Ranson – Hobie T; Ian Dudley and Nigel Dudley – Hobie T; Martin Hattersley and Nicola Hattersley – RS800. Safety Boat crew Gerry Frobisher, Harriet Frobisher and Tom Warburton.