BCYC Pursuit Race 2019

The 2019 BCYC Pursuit Race will be held on Saturday 10th August.

Entry form

2019 BCYC Pursuit Race NOR

We would like to thank Dr Ron Austin who is sponsoring this year’s race by offering prize money for winning youth, yacht and overall winner.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st youth £50

1st dinghy (mono or multi) £50

1st yacht £50

Overall 1st place an additional £50

See also http://www.bcyc.co.uk/category/pursuitrace/

BCYC Pursuit Race results and photos

Congratulations to Chris and Pippa, winners of the the 2018 BCYC pursuit race.  Held in blazing sunshine and light winds, there were 7 monohulls, 5 catamarans and 11 yachts.  The first starter (Harry P.) raced for 2.5 hours.

  • 1st Chris Sanders and Pippa Hardman, RS200.
  • 2nd Rhian Chase, Laser.
  • 3rd Harry Pressdee, Topper.
  • 1st BCYC member, Paul Nicholson and Paul Hemsworth, Nacra F18.

Thanks to the organiser Alyson Dacey and everybody else who helped to run and support this popular open event.

The buffet in the BCYC was excellent, with a special mention to the sticky sausages!

More photos here:-


Feel free to download (right-click) and use for facebook etc.  If you would like any full sized images, email colin@sailwave.com with the image file names or links etc.

If anybody has photos they can contribute, please do let us know.  See the top of the photos page for details.


Team Aurora South West Three Peaks 2018

Team Aurora are taking part in a fresh challenge this year. Starting at St Mawes, Cornwall at 10am on Friday 15th June, our team will be sailing, cycling and running (and possibly rowing!!) to Land’s End and the highest points in Cornwall and Devon, (Brown Willy and Yes Tor) plus an additional sailing course around the Eddystone lighthouse, hopefully all finishing early Sunday morning in Plymouth.

Our team are from South Wales, mainly Tata Steel SC and Mumbles Yacht Club members.

Team Aurora is:- Charlie Charles, Gordon & Ruth Evans, Oscar Chess, Paul Hemsworth, Sam Healy, Tom Chess and Will Harrison sailing Aurora, a 1985 Contessa 33.

We will be tracked throughout with Yellow Brick Iridium trackers and our chosen charity is the MS Society.

Links are:-

Event website:  http://www.nearwaterevents.co.uk/3-peaks-yacht-race

Aurora facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Team-Aurora-Three-Peaks-Yacht-Race-1301847463184757/

Just giving page:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/davidcharles80

Yellow Brick tracking:  https://www.ybtracking.com/

Best wishes,

Oscar and the Aurora Team


Try Sailing Day photos

Simon Edwards was out and about on the water and has published a photo album of the day on flickr:-


We have also copied them to our website and you can view them on the photos page:-


Feel free to add comments.  The site also shows the most recently viewed photos on it’s home page.

If you would like us to add your photos/videos of the day to the site, please send them to colin@sailwave.com or leave them behind the bar on a CD or memory stick or quantum drive etc (returned) or put them online somewhere that we can grab them.  Thanks.

If you would like any of the photos removed, please contact us:-


Vacancy for galley cook

Cook – Mumbles Yacht Club, Mumbles, Swansea. Immediate start available.

Up to 20 hours per week, predominantly evening & weekend work, £8.50 per hour

Initial 6 month contract available with a view to the role becoming permanent thereafter

This will make a great main or second job for someone as hours are flexible, you would be working in a friendly club environment with fantastic views over Swansea Bay – even from the kitchen!

The Role:

  • This is a customer facing role, you will be taking orders, preparing & serving food & drinks
  • The majority of the time you will be providing a service for club members however our galley also caters for regattas, club events, member’s parties, and wakes
  • You will be working independently most of the time, assistance in the kitchen would only be provided for larger events
  • Consistently prepare & deliver quality food to specification within service timeframes
  • Follow all processes & procedures
  • Ensure cleanliness standards are met
  • Maintain a 5* Food Hygiene rating
  • Stock control & ordering
  • Preparation & service of buffets
  • Cash handling
  • You may be required to work in other areas of the club to meet changing operational demands

The Person:


  • Confident cook in a busy fast paced kitchen
  • Enthusiastic, passionate, committed, reliable
  • Focussed on delivering an excellent customer experience
  • Strong eye for detail
  • Organised & able to prioritise
  • Personal & professional pride in all you do
  • Flexible approach


  • Relevant qualifications

To apply please email your CV along with a covering letter to MumblesYC@gmail.com or post your application to “The Honorary Secretary, Mumbles Yacht Club, 746 Mumbles Road, Swansea SA3 4EL”. When applying please explain in your covering letter why you feel you would be an outstanding success in this role, please refer to the role; responsibilities & person specifications in the job advert above

Website updates

MYC website updates.

After much well deserved nagging, the photos page has been brought up to date so the site in general doesn’t look so dated. If you have photos to donate please let us know; they are the lifeblood of the site really. Instructions at top of photos page.

The photos page shows some simple stats (again) and most/least viewed photos; give the least viewed some love 

You can comment on photos. This is a trial. If it’s abused we’ll have to remove it (again).

News items also have a comment facility now.

There is now a very simple experimental chat page for buy/sell/swap crew wanted/available etc.

The results page has been morphed into a more general racing page, which is update to date with 2018 info.

The training page has been updated for 2018.

It should be more mobile/tablet friendly now. Let us know any screen sizes it fails completely on. In portrait mode it shows the site as a single column with the photos removed. In landscape mode it shows the site somewhat like a desktop.

Use the contact form (email icon top right) for feedback and suggestions for further changes to the site.

Rugby, refreshments and curry

Join us for the Wales v Georgia  showing on the BIG screen – ko 14:30 on Saturday 18th November. Many thanks to Simon B who will be putting his culinary skills to the test, providing us with a half time curry.

To be followed by Scotland against New Zealand at 17:15

Clubhouse decor – working party

We are having a working party to “freshen up” the lounge area of the club. If you’re handy with a roller, brush or cloth, we’d welcome your support.
“Party” dates:
Saturday 18th 09:00-11:00
Sunday 19th 09:00-11:00
Monday 20th from 17:30 onwards
If you are available to help please either reply directly to Dai Thomas  via mumblesyc@gmail.com

Some dates for your diary

Phew – there’s a lot going on in November. Here is a quick update of what’s happening over the next few weeks.


4th and 5th November- Tata Steel Sailing club Open Regatta.
Plenty of car and boat parking space and a warm welcome awaits.

Sunday 12th November – Club racing: 10:30 start.
OODs Chris Sanders and Tom Alderman
Safety boat – TBC. If you are available to help please contact Andrew Edwards at mumblesyachtclubsafety@gmail.com

Sunday 29th November – Club racing: 10:30 start
OODs Graham Porter and Jack Cawsey Williams
Safety boat – TBC. If you are available to help please contact Andrew Edwards at mumblesyachtclubsafety@gmail.com

Tuesday 14th November – 3 Peaks presentation and photoshow
Join Oscar and his crew to hear about their epic adventure

Friday 3rd November – Band night. Dance or “strut” to the sounds of Sca band Monkey See. Monkey Do

Santa is coming to Mumbles Yacht Club to meet all the good boys and girls! Woo hoo!!!!
Saturday 16th December 4:30pm
Tickets, priced at £4, can be booked using this short online form

Off the Water courses
If you are interested in undertaking a First Aid course or becoming a Club Race Officer, please let us know by completing this short online form We can then look to arrange to suit demand.

Live, televised Autumn Internationals on the BIG screen:
Saturday 11th November:
Scotland v Samoa 14:30 kick off
Wales v Australia 17:15 kick off

Saturday 18th November:
Wales v Georgia 14:30 kick off
Scotland v New Zealand 17:30 kick off

Saturday 25th November
Scotland v Australia 14:30 kick off
Wales v New Zealand 17:15 kick off

Saturday 2nd December
Wales v South Africa 14:30 kickoff

3 Peaks race – an evening of pictures and tales 14/11/2017

17760757_1301868623182641_2784346874697358896_oFollowing on from the stunning success of Team Aurora in the 3 Peaks challenge, join us at MYC on Tuesday 14th November at 7.30pm to hear tales from Oscar and co of their adventure accompanied by a photoshow.

This world renowned adventure race involves sailing up the West Coast of the UK, making 3 stops where 2 runners from each boat run inland and scale the peaks of Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis. In total, the race involves approximately 390 miles of sailing (and rowing!), 60 miles of running, and 30 miles of cycling and typically takes 4/6 days to complete depending on weather conditions.

Read more and support the charities here: http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/?menu=news&post=2852

Gin4 14th October

By Popular Demand, Gin 4 – Saturday October 14th, 19:30 kick-off.
Five G&Ts for just £15.00

Come and meet some old favorites and, maybe, make a new acquaintance or two.


Tickets available online

So what do think…

We (your club committee) want to know more about what you think about the club, what’s on offer, what we do well or what else we could or should be doing. So, we are in the process of completing and distributing a series of short surveys – here are the first batch.

We would appreciate it if you could spend a short time completing the surveys below, the findings of which will help us to make decisions and grow the club in the right direction. There are 10 questions in each survey that should only take a matter of minutes to complete. The surveys are not linked and so you will find that some questions are similar – this is done deliberately as not everyone will complete every survey.
Should you wish to discuss the subjects raised in the surveys further, please email me at mumblesyc@gmail.com
Many thanks for your support.

Robert O’Nions obituary notice

Treasured memories of Robert Michael O’Nions who passed away peacefully on 22nd July surrounded by his loving family and friends. Beloved husband of Nadja, much loved father of Henri and Rosie, brave son of Margaret, brother of Susan and much loved papa of Callum and Charlie.

Funereal service Wednesday 9th August at Swansea Crematorium at 2pm followed by a service of Thanksgiving at All Saints Church, Oystermouth 3pm

Family flowers only, but donations in lieu if desired for Nanocentre & Institute of Life Science 2 – Swansea University (cheques only please), made payable to Swansea University  c/o William Pressdee Funeral Directors, 1-2 Stanley Street, Mumbles SA3 4NE


BCYC Pursuit Race 15 July 11:30

The BCYC Pursuit Race will take place on Saturday 15th July – first boat (Topper) to start at 11:30am. The race finishes at 14:00.

You can register to race online using this short form All competitors under the age of 16 will need a signed consent form to race (you can download below)

Individual start times will be published by Wednesday and displayed on the notice boards of MYC and BCYC

2017 BCYC Pursuit SI

2017 BCYC Pursuit Race NOR

Consent form

BCYC Pursuit 2017 start times


A message from Team Aurora – 3 Peaks

A message from Team Aurora:-

“Team Aurora would like to thank the members of Mumbles Yacht Club for their support during the Three Peaks Yacht Race. We received lots of messages of encouragement and congratulations, which really helped us keep going. We are sure this contributed to us winning the last sailing leg and achieving second place overall. You also gave very generously to our chosen charities, and we have raised over £3,000 so far. For any one who would still like to support, you can donate via these links:-



Thank you,

Oscar, Charlie, Will, John and Claudio

Summer Solstice Music Night 24th June

We’ve tried for many a year and were successful in 2016. Can we do it again and have music on the roof for the 2017 Summer Solstice?

Join us at MYC on Saturday 24th June to dance the night away to “Neil Diamond” – live on the roof gig.

All members and guests welcome

Gin 3 10th June 2017

Gin menu 2Following the success of Gin Tasting and Return of the Gin, join us
for Gin 3 on 10th June. Tickets are priced at £15 for 5 gins from a choice of 25 – at least 9 of which we haven’t had before including Gin Mare, Scapegrace, Edinburgh Raspberry, The Botanist and Opihr ! With a choice of 10 mixers and accompaniments, the options are almost endless.

Book your tickets at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEiJLP8UBy7s4RVuXDVjYEHY5WnBQZdfRfNeopgjPlnCjpkg/viewform

Numbers are limited for this event so please register early to avoid disappointment

Help Oscar raise £ for charity in 3Peaks Race

Hi all,

A message from Oscar.

I’m writing on behalf of myself and my teammates in team “Team Aurora”, namely:-

Claudio D’onofrio (runner/crew)||
John Cherry (runner/crew)||
Will Harrison (backup runner/crew)||
David Charles (crew)||
David Downs (team support)||

We have entered this year’s 40th anniversary Three Peaks Yacht Race:-



It starts at Barmouth on Saturday 17th June.  This world renowned adventure race involves sailing up the West Coast of the UK, making 3 stops where 2 runners from each boat run inland and scale the peaks of Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis.  In total, the race involves approximately 390 miles of sailing (and rowing!), 60 miles of running, and 30 miles of cycling and typically takes 4/6 days to complete depending on weather conditions.

We are self-funding this race and aim to raise money for two very worthwhile charities, Médecins Sans Frontières and the MS Society (I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis last year).

With your help, we can meet or even exceed our fundraising targets. Please pass this on to anyone you think would be interested

Our team is based in Swansea and will be sailing Aurora, a Contessa 33.

We now have two just giving pages (one for each charity). Share at your will:-

MS Society: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TeamAroura

MSF: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TeamAroura2

We also have a Facebook page:-


We are a determined team and are setting our sights on achieving as high a place as possible when taking into account the IRC handicap based on yacht design.

We would be grateful for any assistance you could provide.

Best wishes,

Oscar Chess on behalf of Team Aurora

Sunday lunch 19th March

Bookings are now being taken for Sunday Lunch at MYC on 19th March.

The galley will also have a selection of bar snacks/meals – ideal for those coming off the water 🙂

Contact Mike on 07766 695213 to reserve a table.

Gin evening 18th February

GinWell the gins and a selection of tonics have arrived ready for gin evening on 18th  February. £12 will get you 5 gins, a choice of tonics, botanicals and snacks. Book your tickets online using this short form

The evening starts at 7:30. Members and guests welcome.

Look forward to seeing you there

Children’s Christmas Party

santaThis year’s children’s Christmas party is on 17th December at 16:30. All good boys and girls will be treated to music, food and a visit from a very special person – Santa!!!!!

There is a small charge of £3.50

Please book using this short form

Christmas Lunches 10th and 18th December


Join us for a festive Christmas lunch at MYC on Saturday 10th or Sunday 18th December.  3 courses followed by coffee and mints for £16.50. To book please contact Mike on 07766 695213 or michael2903@btinternet.com


Country Garden Vegetable Soup

Served with a roll & butter


Traditional Roast Turkey, Yorkshire pudding,

Pig in blanket, sage & onion stuffing & Gravy

With all the trimmings


Goat’s cheese & mixed pepper quiche

Served with a Tomato & Basil Sauce


Fresh Oven Baked Sea Bass in Lemon & Sea Salt

(Pre-order when booking required)


All the above served with Roast Potatoes

Carrots & Brussel Sprouts


Christmas pudding & Brandy Sauce


Egg Nog Cheesecake


Coffee and dinner mints

£16.50 per person


Changed: Sunday lunch 27th November

Please note: Sunday lunch will now be on 27th November and not 20th as originally intended.

Mike is taking bookings now for Sunday lunch on 27th November – last booking date 24th.

3 course lunch £12.50

Choice of 3 starters

Main course includes choice of roast beef, roast breast of chicken or slow cooked braised lamb shank (£1.20 supplement). All served with roast potatoes, fresh vegetables, yorkshire pudding, stuffing and gravy. Vegetarian options available

Choice of 3 desserts.

Contact Mike on 07766695213 or email michael2903@btinternet.com

Prize Giving Dinner 21 October

Our end of season and prize giving dinner will take place on  Friday 21st October from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12.50 for a 3 course meal plus coffee and can be booked using this form


Vegetable soup and roll
Beef Bourguignon

Please book by Wednesday 19th October.


Sunday lunch 23 October

Bookings are now being taken for this month’s Sunday Lunch at MYC on 23rd October.

Contact Mike on 07766 695213 to reserve a table.

See you there!


One Too Many Sat 27 Aug – Band Night

“One Too Many” return to MYC to help us welcome the F18 fleet who are joining us over the bank Holiday weekend for their National  and Eurocat championships!

Come along – watch the sailing, dine on the roof (it’s August BH – the weather’s going to be scorching!) and dance the night away!

Free to all members and guests.

Footie and food

Watch Wales v Belgium on the big screen at MYC. Mike will gave the galley open with main menu and delicious specials. [toggle title=”Toggle Title” open=”true or false” icon=”star”]Your Content goes here…[/toggle][three_fourth]Content here.[/three_fourth][one_fourth_last]Content here.[/one_fourth_last]