Penmaenmawr Sailing Club held their popular annual Open Tally Race on Sunday the 28th August with visitors from Portdinorwic Sailing Club taking part. This year’s race saw 8 sailors in 4 craft take part challenging light winds followed by gusty winds and choppy conditions for the second half of the race around a course off Penmaenmawr. The almost 4 hour race, which took in the Fairway Buoy and a involved a beach landing on Deganwy Beach where the sailors collected a “Tally” before a straight sprint home to the finish at Penmaenmawr Sailing Club was won by Club Members Tony Tinsley and Junior James Blair.
1st Tony Tansley and James Blair Comet V
2nd Julian Bridges and Ancel Davison Flying Dutchman
3rd Doug Blair and Danny Blair Wayfarer
4th Neil Shea and Carol Pye Dart 18
Race Officer was Bernard Carter, Deganwy Beach Marshal Helen Blair, Patrol Boat was Club Commodore Gerry Frobisher and William Radice-Horne
Penmaenmawr Sailing Club held their annual RNLI Race and raised £57.10 for the Conwy Lifeboat Station from the race registration fees and refreshments. The race in a light breeze, saw six craft and eight sailors take part in a course around the bay off Penmaenmawr to the Fairway Buoy and back to the Club House start.
1st Danny Blair – Wayfarer
2nd Dai Moss – Laser R
3rd George Moss – Laser R
4th Neil Shey and Carole Pye – Dart 18
5th Tony Tansley – Canoe
6th Craig Petch and Sue Petch – Dart 18
Patrol Boat was manned by Mike Moss and the Race Officers were Hilary Moss and Bernard Carter.
The Commodores Report:- Penmaenmawr Sailing Club held their annual Open “Puffin Race” on Sunday 10th July 201. The race involves sailing from Penmaenmawr around Puffin Island and back to Penmaenmawr. Although there was challenging conditions and very lumpy through the sound between Penmon and Puffin Island it was a good day for racing. Six craft of various abilities took part with a total of 10 sailors involved, and all craft completed the course with visitors from Buckley Sailing Club finishing a creditable Third.
After handicaps being applied the results were:-
1st Glenn Williams and Ieuan Williams – Hobie T
2nd Mike Moss and Dai Moss – Dart 18
3rd Carl Jones and Shellie Jones – Scorpion
4th Neil Shea and Carol Pye – Dart 18
5th George Moss – Laser
6th Tony Tansley – Comet V
Race Officers Hilary Moss and Bernard Carter
Patrol Boat Craig Petch and Peter Lewis
Catering Sue Petch
Penmaenmawr Sailing Club Commodore Gerry Frobisher MBE (centre) with Club President Bernard Carter and Penmaenmawr Town Mayor Cllr Myfanwy Baines and her Consort at the opening of the Event.
Brothers Shay (12) and Cai (11) Thomas-Morgan from Penmachno after their sail.
Jenny Rudkin with her children Oscar (10) left and Casper (8).
Penmaenmawr Sailing Club held their annual Open Day on Saturday the 1st July. He club opened its door to non-members and thrill seekers of all ages to experience the thrill of sailing.
The day was opened by the mayor of Penmaenmawr, Cllr Myfanwy Baines, Club Commodore Gerry Frobisher and Club President Bernard Carter by firing the cannon.
Commodore, Gerry Frobisher, said “We enjoyed a full day of sailing with water and beach based fun for all the family. Club members provided supervised sailing and refreshments throughout the day. Around a hundred members and non-members some from as far as Penmachno took part or just watched the activities during the day with volunteers from Conwy RNLI who manned their stall. 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.
A big thank you from the Commodore; to everyone who helped out, Sue and Hilary on the food, Mike and Doug on beach and patrol boats, junior section a support sailors, Bernard registration, the RNLI stall, and Ed, our new member, ex Plas Menai Chief Instructor for taking lots of people out in Doug’s Wayfarer in a safe and competent
manner. (and anyone I might have forgotten).
Twenty eight year 6 pupils and three teachers from Ysgol Pencae, Penmaenmawr visited Penmaenmawr Sailing Club on Friday the 30th June. Club Commodore, Gerry Frobisher said “The visitors were given a tour of the Clubs facilities by members and the Junior Sailors showed them how to rig a Pico. They were shown the safety boats and got to use the radios as well as learn some land rules and various knots. The visit ended with the cannon being fired by one lucky pupil.
Penmaenmawr Sailing Club commenced their season long “Series” of Club races with the first race taking place on Sunday the 21st of May. Six craft with 7 sailors took part in the race around a course in the bay off Penmaenmawr in a challenging brisk wind and a heavy swell.
1st Ieuan Williams – Laser R
2nd Phil Mack – Dart 15
3rd Dai Moss – Topper
4th Danny Blair – Topper
5th Arty Moss and James Blair – Pico
Patrol Boat was manned by Mike Moss, and the Race Officers were Hilary Moss and Bernard Carter.