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.
Penmaenmawr Sailing Club completed their “Cold Finger Challenge Handicap” with race two taking place on Monday the 1st of May. Five craft with 8 sailors took part in the race around a course in the bay off Penmaenmawr in a challenging brisk wind and a heavy swell.
1st Phil Mack – Dart 15
2nd Stephan Clements and Danny Blair – Vago
3rd George Moss – Laser R
4th Dylan Williams and Dai Moss – Dart 18
5th Craig Petch and Mike Moss – Dart 18
Overall winner of the Cold Finger Challenge over two races was Dylan Williams.
Patrol Boat was manned by Doug Blair, and the Race Officers were Hilary Moss and Bernard Carter.
Cold Finger Challengeason of racing on Sunday the 23rd April with their “Cold Finger Challenge Handicap” over two days of racing. Five craft took part in the race around a course in the bay off Penmaenmawr in excellent sailing conditions.
1st Dylan Williams – Topper;
2nd Tony Tansley – Comet;
3rd Ieuan Williams – Lase;
4th George Moss – Laser;
5th Lewis Carlisle.
Patrol Boat was manned by Artie Moss, and the Race Officers were Commodore Gerry Frobisher and Bernard Carter.