Club Update 21-3-2020 – Club Closed :-(

Once again, The Executive Committee have as you would expect been considering what steps we should take as a Club in response to the Government’s recommendations.

The decision has been made to cease all club activities in their entirety, close the bar and temporarily decommission the building.

This means that the building will be locked with no access for the foreseeable future.

We shall continue to evaluate the situation in order to work out when we can return to any kind of operating model.

In the meantime, we offer our best wishes and hope that you all remain safe, as well as offering kind words of support and thanks to all of our front-line services keeping the country operational in this busy time.

Thanks all, we will keep you posted, stay safe

Club Update – 18-3-2020

The Executive Committee have as you would expect been considering what steps we should take as a Club in response to the Government’s recommendations. This is a fast changing situation and steps that we propose now are likely to change over the coming days and weeks. 

Bar

All events and functions cancelled until the 30 April, and we will review this again over the coming weeks but we expect that this will be extended. 

The bar will remain open to members & their guests with revised opening hours below. This will be subject to review and change, and the expectation is that we will close in the near future – please note that we may have to take the decision to close at short notice.

Mon-Thurs – 5.30-20.30

Fri – 3.30-10

Sat / Sun 12-7

Where possible please make payment by debit or credit card.

SGM

The SGM will be cancelled and the details around this will be contained in a separate communication to members.

Training

We have received a large number of applications and will sort through these over the coming weeks and issue course notifications. 

We do not expect that the courses will commence in April as planned but hope that we will be able to commence Training the second half of the summer term. 

The enrolment evenings next week are therefore cancelled, and once we have greater confidence around the course start date we will be in touch and advise of enrolment arrangements.

Sailing

In accordance with the updated RYA Guidance published today, Club sailing is now cancelled until further notice.

Health and hygiene

All staff, members and visitors should follow the Government guidelines, which are changing by the hour. 

Anyone that presents the symptoms as advised by the Government should not attend the Club or participate in Club racing and should adhere to the guidance on self-isolation. 

Finally

This is a very difficult time for all of us and our families and we will be working over the coming days to manage the Club with these new circumstances and likely closure. This will be challenging in both practical and financial respects and will impact our staff and suppliers. 

Please support the Club if you are able and renew your membership promptly.

Looking for a cook

Mumbles Yacht Club want to appoint a part-time cook, on a temporary basis in the first instance, to provide a varied and interesting menu for children and adults, sailors and visitors.

The shift pattern will be variable to cater for training and events but will broadly be a Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening, and Saturday and Sunday lunch time / after sailing (during term time) with just a Thursday evening and Saturday and Sunday lunch time / after sailing (during the school holidays), involving circa an average of 16 hours per week between mid April and October.

There will be a small number of events such as Newts week 27-31 July when catering will be required for a full 5 days that week, and so a degree of flexibility will be required. The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience and hold or be ready to complete Food Hygiene level 2 and operate within the Club’s rules and procedures.

Salary subject to experience

Application Form

Closing Date 21st March

Race Clinic – 27th Feb @ 8pm

Join us on Thursday 27th February at 8pm for an interactive Race sailing clinic aimed at beginners and intermediate sailors of all ages. Hosted by Oscar Chess, the topics will include start line strategy and key rules, mark rounding strategy with key rules, trimming for speed, ideal sail shapes and controls, optimising your boat, together with questions and answers

MYC CYRC 2019

Welcome to our Mumbles CYRC event page, which is being held on SUNDAY 8th September 2019 (a change from the previously scheduled 7th)

Results

Photos

Schedule

DateRacingSocial
Sun 8th0930-1000: Registration
1000: Briefing
1055: 6 races
Break for lunch when appropriate!
0830: Galley open for breakfast
1100: Bar open
ASAP after racing: Prize Giving

So what is a CYRC?

From the RYA Cymru Wales Website:

“Each of the 3 regions (North, South & West) run a CYRC series. These are great first time events for aspiting racers which are coached.”

What does that mean?

That means that it’s aimed at all levels of sailor, from complete beginner who has never raced, all the way up to National squad sailors.

What boats can I sail?

There are three boat types in the CYRC. These are:

  • Optimist
  • Topper
  • General Hancipcap (any other boat with a PY handicap)

Out of these, they are split into two fleets:

  • Regatta – Aimed at beginners and people who aren’t in any squads
  • Main Fleet – Aimed at Silver (regional squad) and Gold (national squad) sailors

I’m a beginner, what happens?

The regatta fleet is a great place to start. The course is easy, you start (5, 4, 1, go) then it’s just a square, keeping the buoys on the left (port), then through the finish. Easy!

There will be a briefing, where you’ll be told hat’s going on don’t worry!

This year, as normal, w’ve got a few coach boats out there to help you around the course.

Parents and Volunteers

How can I help?

Whilst the sailors are on the race track, there are a number of ways that you can help out, some of them will give you the best view of the rafcing that this is to have!

The CYRC can only be run with the help of the parents.

There are a number of jobs that you can help out on:

  • Helping rig / de-rig, both your boat and advice to others
  • Help launch / recover and moving trailers up the slipway
  • Crew on a safety boat (or drive if you’ve got a PB2 ticket)
  • Help at registration – take people’s names and boat details and give them a tally number
  • Help on the committee boat – Don’t worry it’s iasy and you don’t need any experience. It’s either writing down numbers, housting flags or keeping an eye out on the boats
  • Help out at the beach – Lok after the tally system to make sure tha the sailors are all accounted for
  • Help out with the results

It is the ethos of the CYRC to welcome and help less experienced sailors. Experienced (Gold) fleet sailors and parents are asked to always assist less experienced sailors at these events e.g. check rigging, advise on how to replace unsuitable kit, whereto go, launching etc.

Documents

Visiting

If you’re visiting Mumbles for the first time, check out this link for details of where we are, where to stay etc.

Gower Challenge

Long distance race results

BCYC pursuit race results

Long distance and BCYC pursuit overall

Photos

This weekend brings back the excitement of the Gower Challenge, and the notorious battle of the classes.

Competition is high, whilst the prizes (for historic reasons) are generally as tacky as possible!

This year, for the first time, it’s also open to cruisers

The racing will start on Saturday at 12pm with the race to Oxwich and back.

Sunday brings a new addition to the weekend, as we will be incorporating the previously blown-out Bristol Channel Yacht Club (BCYC) pursuit race.

It’s normally a great event, a chance for the faster boats to spread their wings and see how fast they can go, often having some great surfing competitions on the way home. Let’s hope for a lovely South Westerly to get the waves working, but not too strong!

Entry Form

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions

Edward Ramsden MBE 1938-2019

I am so sorry to have to announce the death of Eddie Ramsden, a long standing, much respected, hard working member and former Commodore of this club. His family have asked the club to place the enclosed notice on the website and we are so saddened but honoured to comply. Richard Lewis, Commodore

On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, Edward Ramsden, loving husband and father of three children, passed away at the age of 81.

Edward (Eddie) was born May 20, 1938 in Pelaw, Tyne & Wear. Apart from a very brief stint working with his father on the railways, his career was dedicated to environmental health. He practiced in numerous roles throughout the country culminating in his position of Director of the Environment, Swansea which he retired from in the mid 1990’s. Additionally to this, he held a position at the Welsh Office and advised the UK government when required. For all the services he gave so readily to, he was awarded an MBE which he received at Buckingham Palace in 1996.

Eddie had many passions in life, not least of which was scootering in the 1950’s and 60’s with Jean, his fiancé and then wife. He also loved to walk the mountains of both the Lake District and the Brecon Beacons. His love of skiing took him to many parts of the world and allowed him to introduce numerous people to the sport by being a volunteer instructor at his local dry ski slope. The pleasure he took from photography, which he held from a young age, allowed him to record a lot of his life’s history as well as producing some beautiful shots which his family treasure. A long held ambition to play a musical instrument was fulfilled later in life when he learnt to play the ukulele and he had some great times with the ukulele clubs he and Jean joined. His passion for sailing, however, deserves a paragraph of its own.

Learning with South Shields Sea Scouts at a young age, Eddie sailed, and was involved in the administration of the sport, most of his life. From the early 1970’s he was heavily involved with the GP14 class association and he travelled the country competing in the class events. In 1976, coincidentally at a place he would move to just four years later, he was made President of the GP14 International Class Association. Later, he was to become a Trustee of the class, a position he held until his passing. In the 1960’s and 70’s he sailed at Greenlee Sailing Club in Northumberland. After moving to Wales, in the early 1980’s, he joined, and then became Commodore of, Mumbles Yacht Club where he established an RYA Training Centre during his tenure. Latterly he sailed at Llangorse Sailing Club where he relished the combination of inland racing and spectacular mountain views. Nationally, he became Chairman of the Welsh Yachting Association in the early 1980’s from where his involvement with the Royal Yachting Association increased progressively, culminating in him becoming Chairman of the RYA followed by Chairman of the Paralympic Steering Committee. For these services and more, he was awarded an Honorary Life Membership Award by President of the RYA, HRH The Princess Royal. Eddie also took great pleasure in being able to see the very highest level of sailing by becoming an ISAF International Judge which took him to some superb international Olympic class events. All of this involvement resulted in him meeting hundreds of people and making many great friends.

Eddie leaves behind his wife Jean, his three children, Judith, John and Alistair, his four Grandchildren Jonathan, James, Flynn and Toby and his Great Grandson Isaac.

A funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 14th 2019, at Mountsett Crematorium, Dipton at 2.45pm. Family flowers only please. If you would like to give a donation in lieu of flowers then the family would appreciate it if it could go to Macmillan Cancer Support or Marie Curie please, both of which were unbelievable in the assistance they gave the family.

As Eddie’s wish was to have his ashes taken to Swansea, a Remembrance Service will be held in Mumbles, Swansea, with a date to be announced.

2019 MYC Regatta + photos/results

This years regatta is taking place on the 8th and 9th June 2019. This year it incorporates a Byte and an Osprey open.

The documents for this event are below:

There will be 6 races (3 per day) starting at 11:30am on the Saturday and 10:00am on Sunday.

Results

Photos on site by Simon J

Photos on flickr by Simon J (same as on site but more resolution)

Photos on site day 2 by various

Please send us any photos you would like to have added to the site albums or any links to your own public albums etc.

6 Nations, Happy Hour and What’s On

France vs Wales, Happy Hour and Free Food

Kick-off is at 2000 but if you’re free, come and join us from 1900 to half-time for HAPPY HOUR!

Members and guests welcome to come and watch it on the big screen on the club.

FREE FOOD at half-time

On the Water

Racing

Winter Season Continues…let’s hope the wind lets us race!

Sunday 10th February 10:30
Sunday 17th February 14:30
Sunday 24th February 10:30
Sunday 3rd February 14:30

If you’d like to offer to either help out at safety over the winter, or do race officer duties so that we can keep as many people on the water as possible, please let Richard know.

Off the water

 

6 Nations

As ever, the club will be showing all of the Wales games with free food at half time, and if you ever want to watch any of the others on the big screen, just turn up and ask, don’t be shy!

Fri Feb 1 France vs Wales 2000
Sat Feb 9 Italy vs Wales 1645
Sat Feb 23 Wales vs England 1645
Sat Mar 9 Scotland vs Wales 1645

Super Saturday Mar 16th
Italy vs France 1230
Wales vs Ireland 1445
England vs Scotland 1700

See you soon

All the crew @MYC

2019 Racing Schedule

INTRODUCTION

Mumbles Yacht Club runs an extensive racing programme the whole year round.

Racing is split into various series – Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer and Evening, with catamaran and dinghy classes.

Throughout the summer, racing is weekly (or as weekly as possible depending on whether the sea decides to show up or not). The Spring series is scheduled as often as possible when tide and light allow. During the other series’, it drops down to fortnightly.

Racing is open to all classes, all competitors, all levels. If you’re unsure of what to do, come along and ask someone, we’re a helpful bunch and our aim is to get as many boats on the water as possible.

There are perpetual trophies for the overall winners of each series, prizes for the youth champions, and a presentation evening where everything is given out the first Saturday in October.

Annual Events

The Gower Challenge is a weekend dedicated to long distance racing, starting with a long distance race to Oxwich and back, and then concluding with long distance races ‘around the cans’.

It’s a head to head between the cat and dinghy fleets!

There also a Mumbles Yacht Club Open Regatta, and a CYRC, which is a Youth regatta, and part of a regional series.

This year we are proud to be hosting the 2019 Byte National Championship

Push the boat out and Bart’s Bash also make an appearance at the start and end of the season.

Championship Events

Mumbles Yacht Club has also hosted a number of National, European and world championships in the club, the more recent ones including:

  • 2008: F16 World Championship
  • 2014: Dart 18 European Championship
  • 2015: 4000 National Championship
  • 2015: Cherub National Championship
  • 2016: Osprey National Championship
  • 2016: F18 Nationals & Eurocup 2016
  • 2019: Byte National Championship
  • 2020 and onwards: Currently open to requests, please email mycregattas@gmail.com

Results

2019 SCHEDULE

Sunday racing starts at either 10:30, 14:30 or 16:30 depending on the tide. Evening racing starts at 18:45.

Unless the series is in progress, all dates are provisional and subject to change.

Annual Events

DATE Time Event Documents
Monday 27th May 10:00 Push the boat out Not released
8th – 9th June Regatta plus 4000/Byte Open Not released
19th-21st July Byte National Championships Not released
22nd-26th July Newts Week Not released
28th July RNLI Raft Race Not released
24th-25th August Gower Challenge Not released
7th September CYRC Not released
21st-22nd September RYA Welsh Youth Championships Not released

Autumn series (October and November)

Dinghy x. Multihull x.

DATE Time Race OOD
October 1st 1400 Autumn 1 (Pursuit), 2 & 3 Richard Woffinden
October 15th 1400 Autumn 4 & 5 Steve & Alastair
October 29th 1400 Autumn 6 & 7 Chris & Pippa
November 12th 1030 Autumn 8 & 9 Rhian & Ria
November 26th 1030 Autumn 10 & 11 Graham & Jack

Winter series (December to March)

Dinghy x. Multihull BT Millennium Trophy.

DATE Time Race OOD
Winter 1 & 2 Richard Woffinden
1030 Winter 3 & 4 Steve & Alistair
1400 Winter 5 & 6 Tim & Sue
13th January 1030 Winter 7 & 8 Dave C & Simon E
27th January 1030 Winter 9 & 10 Tony & Jo
10th February 1030 Winter 11 & 12 Oscar & Tom Alderman
17th February 1430 Winter 13 & 14 Tim & Sue
24th February 1030 Winter 15 & 16 Colin & Chris
3rd March 1430 Winter 17 & 18 Steve & Alistair
17th March 1430 Winter 19 & 20 Anthony Harvey
31st March 1430 Winter 21 & 22 Rhian & Ria

Spring series (April to June)

Dinghy – Treasure Cup. Multihull x

DATE Time Race OOD
14th April 1430 Spring 1 & 2 Graham & Jack
28th April 1430 Spring 3 & 4 Dave C & Simon E
12th May 1030 Spring 5 (Pursuit), 6 & 7 Richard & Alex
26th May 1030 Spring 8 & 9 Tony & Jo
2nd June 1630 Spring 10 & 11 Tim & Sue
9th June 1630 Spring 12 & 13 Steve & Alistair

Evening series (May to first week of September)

Dinghy x. Multihull x.

DATE Time Race OOD
2nd May 18:45 Evening 1 & 2 Richard & Alex
16th May 1845 Evening 3 & 4 David C & Simon E
6th June 1845 Evening 5 & 6 Oscar & Tom Alderman
20th June 1845 Evening 7 & 8 Colin & Chris
4th July 1845 Evening 9 & 10 Anthony Harvey
18th July 1845 Evening 11 & 12 Graham & Jack
1st August 1845 Evening 13 & 14 Tony & Jo
15th August 1845 Evening 15 & 16 Tim & Sue
29th August 1845 Evening 17 & 18 Anthony Harvey

Summer series (July to September)

Dinghy x. Multihull x.

DATE Time Race OOD
7th July 1030 Summer 1 & 2 Rhian & Ria
14th July 1430 Summer 3 (Pursuit) 4 & 5 Richard & Alex
28th July 1430 Summer 6 & 7 Dave C & Simon E
4th August 1030 Summer 8 & 9 Oscar & Tom Alderman
11th August 1630 Summer 10 & 11 Richard & Alex
18th August 1030 Summer 12 & 13 Colin & Chris
25th August 1630 Summer 14 & 15 Steve & Alistair
8th September 1630 Summer 16 & 17 Rhian & Ria
22nd September 1030 Summer 18 (Pursuit) 19 & 20 Richard & Alex

See you on the water!

 

New Club Manager position

As you know, Graham retired as steward earlier this year, and we are currently looking at recruiting someone to run the Clubhouse, including the bar and galley.

Here’s the job advert – send it around to all who might be interested!

Mumbles Yacht Club is located on the sea front at the south end of Mumbles, enjoying an enviable setting and wonderful views across Swansea Bay. We are ambitious, seeking to attract new members and we intend to invest in the club to support future growth.

The Club wishes to appoint a new Club Manager to replace our recently retired and long-serving Steward. The person appointed will have the expertise to manage the Club bar and catering operation and the day to day operation of the Clubhouse.

He/she will have relevant experience at managerial or assistant managerial level in the catering/licensing field and be self-motivating sufficient to increase Club turn-over and profitability.

A salary in the region of £23000 to £25000 per annum is payable, depending on experience, together with the possibility of bonus payments.

The job description and person specification can be fund at the link below;.

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter, detailing how you meet the requirements of the role and the person specification, either by email to mumblesyc@gmail.com or in writing to: The Honorary Secretary, Mumbles Yacht Club, The Clubhouse, 746, Mumbles Road, Mumbles, Swansea. SA3 4EL by no later than Wednesday 14 November 2018.

Club Manager Position – Job Description and Person Specification

Gower Challenge 18th & 19th August

The Gower Challenge is a weekend dedicated to long distance racing, starting with a long distance race to Oxwich and back on day 1, and then concluding with two long distance races ‘around the cans’.

The long distance race is around 10nm each way, taking in stunning views of the Gower coastline as we go.

It’s a head to head between the cat and dinghy fleets!

The race is open to catamarans with an SCHRS of 1.55 or lower and two or more person dinghies with a PN of 999 or lower.

Entry fee is £20 for the weekend, free to Mumbles Yacht Club members.

Minimum age for the event is 15.

Please register online via the online form so that we can gauge numbers coming!

We’ve included some photos from recent events in the links below to give you a feel for the sailing area and the club.

Please feel free to post queries in the comment section below or use our contact page.

PHOTOS

 

RESULTS

Gower Challenge Results

DOCUMENTS

Gower Challenge 2018 Notice of Race

Gower Challenge 2018 sailing instructions

SCHEDULE

DAY RACING SOCIAL
Sat 18th August 0900-1030: Registration ||1000: – Competitors Briefing ||1100: Long Distance Race 1200: Bar opens; 1400-1700: Galley open
Sun 19th August 1100: Race 2|| Race 3 will follow as soon as possible 1200: Bar opens; 1400-1700: Galley open

USEFUL LINKS

Social Sailing

As you’ve probably seen on the calendar, social sailing starts this Saturday at 10am.

 

If you want to come along feel free, it’s a session on the water to come out and have fun outside of racing.

 

It’s a non-instructed course, you can either bring your own boat / windsurfer / kayak / paddle board, or you can book a club one using the normal form.

 

See you there!

Newsletters, and the opportunity to check the details we hold on you

Hi all,

We’ve just sent out an email to all members with current email addresses informing them of our updated privacy policy.

If you haven’t received it, that means that we don’t have a valid email address for you (if you’re a joint or family member, traditionally we only collected the one).

If you’d like to join our newsletter, click on one of the links below and complete the form

Member Sign-Up

Non-Member Sign-Up

Thanks

All @MYC

 

Pursuit Race Start Times

Hi all,

Start times for  the Pursuit Race are done. These ones say that the first start is at 1400, whilst it’s actually 1030 today.

Let’s see if the weather lets us race, it’s looking lovely, don’t forget the sun cream!

Try sailing day – 7th May (bank holiday Monday)

Mumbles Yacht Club is opening its doors to encourage people to come and try their hand at sailing a dinghy, catamaran, powerboat, or perhaps a windsurfer (depending on experience).

Come along and join is and see what it’s all about – be you already a sailor, new to the sport, whatever your ability.

We run regular courses to teach you to sail, and the club’s a great place to watch the sailing from the bar, grab a bite to eat in the galley or sit on the roof in the sunshine.

We’ll also be running a pro/am fun race later in the day, so if you want something a little more thrilling then you can go out racing with a competent sailor to see what it’s all about.

We’re always after people to crew boats for races, so if you like it you could make it a regular occurrence.

If you fancy staying around, there will be a family fun night afterwards

Please book so we can allocate times and contact you about the event.

Booking link is https://goo.gl/forms/2YWiUIcXA0opJsRn2

Try Sailing Day – volunteers

Hi all,

So as you probably remember, we had a great push the boat out event last year, having around 90 members of the public enjoying 300 trips across powerboats, dinghies, catamarans, yachts and a fun race.

This year we are going for 100!

The advert’s out, people we signing up,  but we need YOU, our members and volunteers, to have a successful event.

Can you provide a rib, dinghy, catamaran or yacht, or take one of the club ones out to take visitors on? Or just be on site as a friendly face to help steer people in the right direction?

Are you a member that just wants to come out on the water and have a day sailing under cover?

If so, PLEASE fill out this very short form – https://goo.gl/forms/60potaaGG6h34hNu2 .

I always worry that we won’t have enough volunteers to run these things!

Thanks

Richard

Presentation evening – 24th March

Hi all,

As you know, the final date for the presentation evening has been decided, and it’s the 24th March.

In true fashion, there’s a race on 25th March, 1030 start!

Come and collect your prizes, heckle the winners, throw things at those talking, and generally have a great time!

Dinner is being provided by Babita’s Spice Kitchen – they provided catering a few years ago and we’re hoping for the same gorgeous spread!

Pre-booking is essential, and the link is here. It’s £12.50 a person. Menu to follow.

If you’ve got trophies, let’s get them polished and back to the club please – if you’re looking for somewhere to put them, put them above the bar or give them to Graham.

See you there

Richard

2018 racing schedule

INTRODUCTION

Mumbles Yacht Club runs an extensive racing programme the whole year round.

Racing is split into various series – Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer and Evening, with catamaran and dinghy classes.

Throughout the summer, racing is weekly (or as weekly as possible depending on whether the sea decides to show up or not). The Spring series is scheduled as often as possible when tide and light allow. During the other series’, it drops down to fortnightly.

Racing is open to all classes, all competitors, all levels. If you’re unsure of what to do, come along and ask someone, we’re a helpful bunch and our aim is to get as many boats on the water as possible.

There are perpetual trophies for the overall winners of each series, prizes for the youth champions, and a presentation evening where everything is given out the first Saturday in October.

Annual Events

The Gower Challenge is a weekend dedicated to long distance racing, starting with a long distance race to Oxwich and back, and then concluding with long distance races ‘around the cans’.

It’s a head to head between the cat and dinghy fleets!

There also a Mumbles Yacht Club regatta, this year incorporating an Osprey Open and a 4000 Open, and a CYRC, which is a Youth regatta, and part of a regional series.

The Dart 18’s come back again in September for an open event too.

Push the boat out and Bart’s Bash also make an appearance at the start and end of the season.

Championship Events

Mumbles Yacht Club has also hosted a number of National, European and world championships in the club, the more recent ones including:

  • 2008: F16 World Championship
  • 2014: Dart 18 European Championship
  • 2015: 4000 National Championship
  • 2015: Cherub National Championship
  • 2016: Osprey National Championship (Scheduled)
  • 2016: F18 Nationals & Eurocup 2016
  • 2019 and onwards: Currently open to requests, please email mycregattas@gmail.com

Results

2018 SCHEDULE

Sunday racing starts at either 10:30, 14:00 or 16:30 depending on the tide. Evening racing starts at 18:45.

Unless the series is in progress, all dates are provisional and subject to change.

Annual Events

DATE Time Event Documents
 May 7th Push the boat out Not released
 July 7/8 Regatta Not released
 July 21st CYRC Not released
Aug 11th/12th Pwll Du Picnic Not released
 Aug 18/19 Gower Challenge Not released
 Sept 15/16 Dart 18 GP || Barts Bash Not released

Autumn series (October and November)

Dinghy x. Multihull x.

DATE Time Race OOD
October 1st 1400 Autumn 1 (Pursuit), 2 & 3 Richard Woffinden
October 15th 1400 Autumn 4 & 5 Steve & Alastair
October 29th 1400 Autumn 6 & 7 Chris & Pippa
November 12th 1030 Autumn 8 & 9 Rhian & Ria
November 26th 1030 Autumn 10 & 11 Graham & Jack

Winter series (December to March)

Dinghy x. Multihull BT Millennium Trophy.

DATE Time Race OOD
10th December 1030 Winter 1 & 2 Richard Woffinden
7th January 1030 Winter 3 & 4 Tim & Sue
14th January 1400 Winter 5 & 6 Dave C & Simon E
28th January 1400 Winter 7 & 8 Tony & Jo
11th February 1400 Winter 9 & 10 Oscar & Tom Alderman
25th February 1400 Winter 11 & 12 Colin & Chris
11th March 1400 Winter 13 & 14 Carol O’Sullivan, Izzie & Bethan
25th March 1030 Winter 15 & 16 John & Tobias Shapton

Spring series (April to June)

Dinghy – Treasure Cup. Multihull x

DATE Time Race OOD
8th April 1030 Spring 1 (Pursuit), 2 & 3 Richard Woffinden
15th April 1630 Spring 4 & 5 Paul & Paul
22nd April 1030 Spring 6 & 7 Anthony Harvey
29th April 1630 Spring 8 & 9 Steve & Alastair
6th May 1030 Spring 10 & 11 Chris & Pippa
13th May 1630 Spring 12 & 13 Rhian  & Ria
20th May 1030 Spring 14 & 15 Tim & Sue
27th May 1630 Spring 16 & 17 Dave C & Simon E
3rd June 1030 Spring 18 & 19 Tony & Jo
10th June 1630 Spring 20 & 21 Oscar & Tom Alderman
17th June 1030 Spring 22 & 23 Carol O’Sullivann, Izzie & Bethan
24th June 1400 Spring 24 (Pursuit), 25 & 26 Richard Woffinden

Evening series (May to first week of September)

Dinghy x. Multihull x.

DATE Time Race OOD
3rd May 18:45 Evening 1 & 2 Richard Woffinden
17th May 1845 Evening 3 & 4 Graham & Jack
31st May 1845 Evening 5 & 6 Richard Woffinden
14th June 1845 Evening 7 & 8 Colin & Chris
28th June 1845 Evening 9 & 10 Paul & Paul
12th July 1845 Evening 11 & 12 Steve & Alastair
26th July 1845 Evening 13 & 14 Graham & Jack
9th August 1845 Evening 15 & 16 Tim & Sue
23rd August 1845 Evening 17 & 18 David C & Simon E
30th August 1845 Evening 19 & 20 Oscar & Tom Alderman
6th September 1845 Evening 21 & 22 Carol O’Sullivan, Izzie & Bethan

Summer series (July to September)

Dinghy x. Multihull x.

DATE Time Race OOD
1st July 1030 Summer 1 & 2 Steve & Alastair
15th July 1030 Summer 3 & 4 Chris & Pippa
22nd July 1400 Summer 5 (Pursuit), 6 & 7 Richard Woffinden
5th August 1030 Summer 8 & 9 Rhian & Ria
26th August 1630 Summer 10 & 11 Tony & Jo
2nd September 1030 Summer 12 & 13 Colin & Chris
9th September 1630 Summer 14 & 15 Paul & Paul
23rd September 1630 Summer 16 (Pursuit), 17 & 18 Richard Woffinden
30th September 1030 Summer 19 & 20 Anthony Harvey

 

 

CYRC – What a day!

Well what a day we’ve had. 37 boats, with 13 in the Training fleet turned up for some blustery conditions for the South Wales Club Youth Racing Circuit hosted at Mumbles Yacht Club.

The morning gave the main fleet 3 races in challenging conditions on the main race course, with some very large gusts nearly causing some delays across the race course but not quite.  Average wind was around 18kts with some gusts measuring 27kts, with the waves picking up a little36706296974_5be4061259_k

The fleet sailed admirably, not put off by the wind, rain and at times low visibility for a few minutes. Most managed to stay upright, and from the committee boat the starts looked very good!

Regatta fleet also took some punishing winds on their race course, with all braving the conditions and going around the course, with the race committee making the tough decision to abandon the racing on that race course and give the tired sailors a rest! Some braved the main race course and did well.

All in all, a great day I think was had by all. Congratulations to all of the sailors who went out, and thanks to all of the race and safety crew on the water, and all of the shore side helpers.

Congratulations to all of the winners, Ben, Will, Ewan, James, Aled, James, John and Georgia, and special congratulations to Sophie and Katie who turned the afternoon around and did some great sailing in the Feva with the kite up, earning them the most improved sailor award.

Results are here.

CYRC – Am I too old?

Just a quick note in case people are thinking that they may be too old to compete in the CYRC on Saturday.

Age limits are:

Optimist: 15 and under

Topper: 19 and under

General Handicap (Laser, 420, feva etc): 21 or under

So if you’re thinking perhaps I’m too old … you’re probably not.

 

See you on the water on Saturday – briefing at 10am, first warning at 1055

Racing’s Changing

After a review of some of the racing fleet, we’ve decided to have a slight change to the racing in Mumbles.

Don’t worry, it’s nothing drastic, just the introduction of a few extra races where we  can.

In order to use the water a little more, and to spice things up a little too, we’re going to introduce a fairly short pursuit race into the calendar on the same day as the Sunday series when we can.

It will have a target time of an 45 minutes for a Topper, and we’ll publish the start times on the website for each of our scheduled start times (1030, 1400, 1630).

After this, we’ll then have our two normal club races (target time of 40 minutes each), as we realise that it may be a little short for the F18’s and Dart’s otherwise!

So that should give us 3 races, 3 hours on the water.

We shan’t run this format through the Winter series (as it may be a little cold) but we may review this on feedback from competitors.

We’ll aim to use our more experiences race officers for OOD for these races.

Whilst we learn, times will be based on the standard PN formula.

You never know, it might become a spin off series in itself …..

First one is Race 1 of the Autumn series, October 1st.

 

 

CYRC 2017 – calling all youths and helpers!

Welcome to our Mumbles CYRC event page, which is being held on 30th September 2017.

RESULTS

PHOTOS

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SCHEDULE

DAY RACING SOCIAL
Saturday 10th 0900 Registration ||1000 Briefing||1055 6 races, with a break for lunch when appropriate! ||1100 Bar open ||ASAP after racing – Prize Giving

ABOUT THE EVENT

So what is a CYRC?

From the RYA CW web site:-

“Each of the 3 regions (North, South & West) run a CYRC series. These are great first time events for aspiring racers which are coached.”

What does that mean?

That means that it’s aimed at all levels of sailor, from complete beginner who has never raced, all the way up to National squad sailors.

What boats can I sail?

There are three boat types in the CYRC. These are:-

  • Optimist
  • Topper
  • General Handicap – (any other boat with a PY handicap)

Out of these, they are split into two fleets:-

  • Regatta – Aimed at beginners and people who aren’t in any squads.
  • Main fleet – Aimed at Silver (Regional squad) and Gold (National squad) sailors.

I’m a beginner, what happens?

The regatta fleet is a great place to start. The course is easy, You start (5, 4, 1, go) then it’s just a square, keeping the buoys on the left (port), then through the finish. Easy!

There will be a briefing, where you’ll be told what’s going on don’t worry!

This year, we’ve also secured funding to get a coach on the water to help the beginners around the course.

PARENTS & VOLUNTEERS

How can I help?

Whilst the sailors are on the race track, there are a number of ways that you can help out, some of them will give you the best view of the racing that there is to have!

The CYRC can only be run with the help of the parents.

There are a number of jobs that you can help out on:

  • Helping rig / de-rig, both your boat and advice to others,
  • Helping launch / recover and moving trailers up the slipway,
  • Crew on a safety boat (or drive if you’ve got a PB2),
  • Help at registration – take peoples names and boat details and give them a tally number,
  • Help on the committee boat – Don’t worry, it’s easy and you don’t need any experience. It’s either writing down numbers, hoisting flags or keeping an eye out on the boats,
  • Help out at the beach – Look after the tally system to make sure that the sailors are all accounted for.
  • Help out with the results

It is the ethos of the CYRC Series to welcome and help less experienced sailors. Experienced (Gold) fleet sailors and parents are asked to always assist less experienced sailors at these events e.g. check rigging, advice on how to replace unsuitable kit, where to go, launching etc.

If you think that you can help out, or have any questions, please email MYCRegattas@gmail.com

DOCUMENTS

Please find the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and Entry form below. To enter a CYRC you simply have to download and fill in the entry form and bring it with you to registration for each event.

USEFUL LINKS

Thanks to Simon Jenkins for the photo

Barts Bash rescheduled to Sunday .. again

Well as last weekend had no wind, we’re going to try again – Sunday 24th, 10:30 am!

 

With the weather as it’s been, and also with the changed directive from the Barts Bash team, the Barts Bash race will now be the same race as the Summer series racing.

Turn up, go sailing, and see where yku come in the world!

You can pre-register here

Www.BartsBash.com

See as many of you on the water as we can get!

All levels welcome, let’s dust down those boats and go racing.

Gower Challenge 29th and 30th July

The Winners 2017 – Charlie and Simon.

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Welcome to our Mumbles Yacht Club Gower Challenge 2017 event page.

The Gower Challenge is a weekend dedicated to long distance racing, starting with a long distance race to Oxwich and back on day 1, and then concluding with two long distance races ‘around the cans’.

The long distance race is around 10nm each way, taking in stunning views of the Gower coastline as we go.

It’s a head to head between the cat and dinghy fleets!

The race is open to catamarans with an SCHRS of 1.55 or lower and two or more person dinghies with a PN of 999 or lower.

Entry fee is £20 for the weekend, free to Mumbles Yacht Club members.

Minimum age for the event is 15.

Please register online via the online form so that we can gauge numbers coming!

We’ve included some photos from recent events in the links below to give you a feel for the sailing area and the club.

Please feel free to post queries in the comment section below or use our contact page.

PHOTOS

By Richard Woof

If anybody else has a public photo album we can link to please let us know so we can include it on this event page, thanks.

RESULTS

Gower Challenge Results

LIVE TRACKING AND REPLAYS – RaceQS

We have been used live tracking in some of our races and events, and are proud to announce that Mumbles Yacht Club has teamed up with RaceQS to provide live tracking for the 2017 Mumbles Yacht Club Regatta.

We shall try to play the race live in the club during the event for spectators to watch, and then you can watch the replays to your hearts content. See where you won or lost out.
All that’s needed is that you carry either an Android or Apple phone on board (in a waterproof bag if needed), and download the RaceQS app. The app uses a little of your data plan to upload to the RaceQS regatta page.

Register (so you can replay your own tracks online), set it to “Live Update” and then start tracking just prior to going out.
Any questions on the setup, there’s plenty at the club to help you.

Watch it live or replayed here

 

DOCUMENTS

SCHEDULE

DAY RACING SOCIAL
Sat 29th July 0900-1030: Registration ||1000: – Competitors Briefing ||1100: Long Distance Race 0900: Galley open for breakfast sandwiches, serving all day ||1200: Bar Open
Sun 30th July 1100: Race 2|| Race 3 will follow as soon as possible 0830 Galley open for breakfast, serving all day ||1200: Bar Open

USEFUL LINKS

Land Rover event at Cardiff Saturday 10th

hi all,

if you’re in the Cardiff Bay Area, pop down to see some celebrities and have a go.

Land Rover are running this complimentary event in support of Ben Ainslie’s team in the America’s Cup, offering children free sailing sessions and giving them the chance to sail with members of the Land Rover BAR Academy team and Sarah Ayton, double Olympic gold medalist. Off the water, there will be the opportunity to catch up on all the America’s Cup highlights, discover more about Land Rover BAR’s Challenge for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, and listen to a Q&A with Sarah Ayton and Matt Baker whilst enjoying Land Rover’s hospitality. Please see attached some images of the event that we ran in Largs, Scotland this weekend which was a fantastic success and all children went away wanting to take up sailing moving forwards at their local sailing club.

Push the Boat Out / Try Sailing Day – Review!

Saturday 3rd June saw Swansea’s Mumbles Yacht Club open its doors to the public as part of the Royal Yachting Associations National “Push The Boat Out” initiative, aimed to help introduce local people to the joys of sailing and for them to see what water sports are all about.

Throughout the day, over 90 adults and children, tried their hand at sailing both in dinghies and catamarans for the very first time. Experiences were also had on a yacht, rides in powerboats and then some participated in two Pro / Am fun races around a short course just off Mumbles Yacht Club in Swansea Bay.

 

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The event was run by volunteering members that gave up their boats and time to welcome people into the family friendly environment of Mumbles Yacht Club.

Most visitors had signed up for the taster day well in advance but as it all looked like so much fun we even had people walking in off of the street eager to experience the action too.

In total, over two hundred activities were tried, with the majority of people never having done them before, highlighting the activities available right here in Swansea and the wide ranging benefits the sport of sailing has to offer.

During the activities, there was something for all, some people stayed dry, some people got wet, but whatever people chose to do there was the beaming smiles on people’s faces, fun was had by all. The fantastic weather helped as the afternoon brightened up and the wind blew.

A short presentation was held for the winners of the racing – Steve Ace (pro) and Emma Marvelley (visitor) won the dinghy racing whilst the catamarans was closely contested with Oscar Chesss (pro) winning the first race with Claire Dabbs (visitor), and then having a quick crew change and going on to win the second race with Henri O’Nions (visitor) and Katrina Legg (visitor).

PTBO winners

The day wound up on MYC’s sun kissed roof terrace or in the bar watching sailing on the big screen. A great selection of food was available from the galley, a couple of games of pool for some, and a nice general chat around sailing and getting more involved with new found friends.

It was great to see so many people having so much fun in, on and around the water, and we hope that we’ve inspired some people to take the sport up. Who knows, perhaps one of the eager youngsters may go on to be the next Hannah Mills or Ben Ainslie – after all, they both had their early wins at Mumbles prior to their Olympic success!

If you want to find more information about sailing in Swansea, head to our website at  MumblesYachtClub.co.uk, where you’ll find information on our learn to sail courses for Junior, youths and Adults, truly a sport for all, or call in and see us.

All in all it was a great day, a big thanks to all of the volunteers for running it and for our visitors for coming along and having a great time. We’re looking forward to meeting everyone again on or off the water sometime soon!

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Try Sailing Day – Push The Boat Out 2017

On June 3rd 2017, Mumbles Yacht Club is opening its doors to encourage people to come and try their hand at sailing a dinghy, catamaran, powerboat, or perhaps a windsurfer (depending on experience).

Come along and join is and see what it’s all about – be you already a sailor, new to the sport, whatever your ability.

We run regular courses to teach you to sail, and the club’s a great place to watch the sailing from the bar, grab a bite to eat in the galley or sit on the roof in the sunshine.

We’ll also be running a pro/am fun race later in the day, so if you want something a little more thrilling then you can go out racing with a competent sailor to see what it’s all about.

We’re always after people to crew boats for races, so if you like it you could make it a regular occurrence.

Please book so we can allocate times and contact you about the event.

Registration will open at 11am, with the try sailing day between 12 and 2 and then a fun race at 3

If you fancy staying around, there will be a family fun night afterwards

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Push the Boat Out Volunteering

To help run a successful Push the Boat Out 2017 on 3rd June, we are looking for a team of volunteers to help out with a number of activities (driving safety craft, giving rides in ribs, dinghies and catamarans, front of house, photography, providing your boats and helm for the pro/am race and plenty more!)

The agenda for the day is:

  • Registration
  • Try sailing
  • Pro/Am Race
  • Family Fun Night

We are trying to use this day as a large scale promotional event to get more people into the club, with the aim to try to get them

If you can help out, please fill out this short form to let us know how you can!

Club Mark Laying course

The club are thinking of running another club mark laying course.

This course is aimed at youth and adults interested in working out how to lay marks easier, quicker and in the right places.

The course will be aimed at running races at Mumbles Yacht Club, but many of the skills are transferrable to any other club. This just ensures that you know any quirks of the club that you may volunteer at.

If you are interested in going on this course, please click on the Book training courses link on the training page, select Powerboat and off of the water courses and select the Club Mark Layer option.

Registration will run for 2 weeks, closing 7th May so that we can chose the date and run the course.

Club Race Officer course

The club are thinking of running another club race officer course.

This course is aimed at youth and adults interested in working out how a race is run.

The course will be aimed at running races at Mumbles Yacht Club, but many of the skills are transferrable to any other club. This just ensures that you know any quirks of the club that you may volunteer at.

If you are interested in going on this course, please click on the Book training courses link on the training page, select Powerboat and off of the water courses and select the Club Race Officer option.

Registration will run for 2 weeks, closing 7th May so that we can chose the date and run the course.

 

Winter wrapped up, Spring Series is here

As the sun comes out, the temperature rises and the clocks go back so the nights are lighter, it’s definitely time to get some more racing out.

The winter series has concluded, congratulations to Tim who dusted his Laser off for the series and ended up winning with some great results. Kevin came a close second in his Laser, getting better all the time, with Richard et Al coming in third after dusting the 4000 off.

Not many cats out to play, with Dave Charles and Simon Edwards bringing the Hobie out to race as a combined fleet to make it more exciting.

Thanks go to mainly the cat fleet for performing OOD duties throughout the series to keep the other boats on the water.

Thanks also to all of the people giving up time to run safety and duties.

The Spring Series kicks off at 1030 this Sunday, and we’re hoping for an average wind compared to the highs and lows that we had over the winter.

There are 20 races over 10 days, leading up to the regatta weekend on 17th-18th June.

We are going to start the season with on the water starts, and try to get some good quality racing to keep us all up on our skills.

Hope to see you on the water on Sunday morning. If you can’t make it, see you another time.

If you fancy helping out with safety, we can’t run it without people helping, drop me a line at MYCSailingCaptain@gmail.com.

Likewise if you fancy learning how to do OOD duties, fancy a trip out on a rib to watch the racing from closer, or have any other questions.

Richard | Sailing Captain

Racing Sunday 22nd 1400

Don’t forget to come racing Sunday – start at 14:00 – sun and wind booked!

Following on from the racing a week and a half ago, we’ve been watching the weather forecast to see what’s happening this weekend. Monday it looked too windy to go sailing. Tuesday looked like no wind, Wednesday much the same. We gave up looking yesterday, but a sneaky peek this evening shows that it’s due to blow a lovely force 3/4 on Sunday afternoon, and anything between 3 and 11 degrees depending on where you look.

Not quite the warm sail from last time (although the sun’s due to make an appearance again), but you never know, it’s still two days away yet, we could get a lovely warm front from, erm, somewhere, that would bring some nice warm weather.

What would we recommend? Well, dressing up warm and coming sailing of course! Hopefully you got some warm kit for Christmas.

As normal, if you’re available to help out at all drop us a line.

Hope to see you on the water!

2017 racing schedule

INTRODUCTION

Mumbles Yacht Club runs an extensive racing programme the whole year round.

Racing is split into various series – Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer and Evening, with catamaran and dinghy classes.

Throughout the summer, racing is weekly (or as weekly as possible depending on whether the sea decides to show up or not). The Spring series is scheduled as often as possible when tide and light allow. During the other series’, it drops down to fortnightly.

Racing is open to all classes, all competitors, all levels. If you’re unsure of what to do, come along and ask someone, we’re a helpful bunch and our aim is to get as many boats on the water as possible.

There are perpetual trophies for the overall winners of each series, prizes for the youth champions, and a presentation evening where everything is given out in November.

Annual Events

The Gower Challenge is a weekend dedicated to long distance racing, starting with a long distance race to Oxwich and back, and then concluding with long distance races ‘around the cans’.

It’s a head to head between the cat and dinghy fleets!

There also a Mumbles Yacht Club regatta, which has recently become part of the South Wales Grand Prix circuit, and a CYRC, which is a Youth regatta, and part of a regional series.

Push the boat out and Bart’s Bash also make an appearance at the start and end of the season.

Championship Events

Mumbles Yacht Club has also hosted a number of National, European and world championships in the club, the more recent ones including:

  • 2008: F16 World Championship
  • 2014: Dart 18 European Championship
  • 2015: 4000 National Championship
  • 2015: Cherub National Championship
  • 2016: Osprey National Championship (Scheduled)
  • 2016: F18 Nationals & Eurocup 2016
  • 2017 and onwards: Currently open to requests, please email mycregattas@gmail.com

Results

2017 SCHEDULE

Sunday racing starts at either 10:30, 14:00 or 16:30 depending on the tide. Evening racing starts at 18:45.

Unless the series is in progress, all dates are provisional and subject to change.

Annual Events

DATE Time Event Documents
 29th & 30th July Gower Challenge Not released
 3rd June Push the boat out Not released
 17th & 18th July MYC Regatta Not released
 16th September Barts Bash Not released
 30th September CYRC Not released

Autumn series (October and November)

Dinghy x. Multihull x.

DATE Time Race OOD
9th October 10:30 Autumn 1 & 2 R Woffinden
23rd October 10:30 Autumn 3 & 4 Chris & Pippa
6th November 10:30 Autumn 5 & 6 Paul Hemsworth
20th November 14:00 Autumn 7 & 8 S Ace

Winter series (December to March)

Dinghy x. Multihull BT Millennium Trophy.

DATE Time Race OOD
4th December 10:30 Winter 1 & 2 Tim Ley
18th December 10:30 Winter 3 & 4 Paul Nicholson
8th January 14:00 Winter 5 & 6 David Charles
22nd January 14:00 Winter 7 & 8 Tony Rees
5th February 10:30 Winter 9 & 10 Paul Hemsworth
19th February 10:30 Winter 11 & 12 Oscar Chess
5th March 10:30 Winter 13 & 14 Alyson Nicholson
19th March 10:30 Winter 15 & 16

Spring series (April to June)

Dinghy – Treasure Cup. Multihull x

DATE Time Race OOD
2nd April 10:30 Spring 1 & 2 Richard Woffinden
9th April 16:30 Spring 3 & 4 Max Hughes
16th April 10:30 Spring 5 & 6 Steve Ace
23rd April 16:30 Spring 7 & 8 Chris Saunders
30th April 10:30 Spring 9 & 10 Anthony Harvey
7th May 16:30 Spring 11 & 12 Rhian Chase / Ria Woffinden
14th May 10:30 Spring 13 & 14 Tim Ley
21st May 14:00 Spring 15 & 16 Paul Nicholson
28th May 10:30 Spring 17 & 18 David Charles
4th June 14:00 Spring 19 & 20 Tony Rees
18th June 14:00 Spring 21 & 22 Oscar Chess

Evening series (May to first week of September)

Dinghy x. Multihull x.

DATE Time Race OOD
11th May 18:45 Evening 1 & 2 Richard Woffinden
25th May 18:45 Evening 3 & 4 Max Hughes
8th June 18:45 Evening 5 & 6 Steve Ace
22nd June 18:45 Evening 7 & 8 Paul Nicholson
6th July 18:45 Evening 9 & 10 Anthony Harvey
20th July 18:45 Evening 11 & 12 Rhian Chase / Ria Woffinden
3rd August 18:45 Evening 13 & 14 Tim Ley
10th August 18:45 Evening 15 & 16 Chris Sanders
17th August 18:45 Evening 17 & 18 David Charles
24th August 18:45 Evening 19 & 20 Tony Rees
31st August 18:45 Evening 21 & 22 Oscar Chess
7th September 18:45 Evening 23 & 24 Alyson Nicholson

Summer series (July to September)

Dinghy x. Multihull x.

DATE Time Race OOD
2nd July 14:00 Summer 1 & 2 Richard Woffinden
16th July 10:30 Summer 3 & 4 Max Hughes
23rd July 16:30 Summer 5 & 6 Steve Ace
30th July 10:30 Summer 7 & 8 Chris Saunders
6th August 16:30 Summer 9 & 10 Anthony Harvey
13th August 10:30 Summer 11 & 12 Rhian Chase / Ria Woffinden
20th August 16:30 Summer 13 & 14 Tim Ley
27th August 10:30 Summer 15 & 16 Paul Nicholson
3rd September 16:30 Summer 17 & 18 David Charles
10th September 10:30 Summer 19 & 20 Tony Rees
17th September 16:30 Summer 21 & 22 Oscar Chess
24th September 10:30 Summer 23 & 24 Alyson Nicholson

 

 

Dart TT: Entry list and Raceqs details updated

The current entry list has been updated to reflect those that have entered so far.

There are still a number of Mumbles boats yet to enter!

The fee includes the racing and event organisation, along with dinner on Saturday evening.

Dont forget if you’re around on Friday there’s also a sail around the coast in the afternoon if it’s nice!

Also, once again we are running live tracking with the RaceQS app, and it looks like it’s back on the apple devices!

All of the information is here.

 

Volunteers evening Friday 7th October

We realise that our club is run entirely by a large team of volunteers, and this year has been no different.

This year, between us we have:

  • Trained youths,
  • Trained adults,
  • (We will have) Hosted a Dart TT and Welsh Open Cat Championship,
  • Hosted a CYRC for both our youths and those from around Wales,
  • Hosted an Ospreys National Championship,
  • Hosted an F18 National Championship,
  • Hosted the Mumbles Yacht Club Open Regatta,
  • Hosted the Mumbles Yacht Club Open Gower Challenge,
  • Run the Winter, Spring, Summer and Evening series so far. Autumn to come,
  • Run free Open Winter youth training,
  • Run covered sailing sessions,
  • Applied for various grants etc to bring extra money in,
  • Kept all of the boats seaworthy with maintenance and engine replacement,
  • Put on a good social programme.

I’m sure that we’ve done more than that too that I haven’t remembered!

This takes an extraordinary amount of effort, both on the front line: teaching, covering safety, mark laying, performing race officer duty, as well as the tasks that happen behind the scenes: doing all of the organisation, communication, sorting out the course list, things like that.

Not only do these things bring in money to our club, but it also keeps us on the map as a great sailing venue for training and racing, keeps our skills sharp, and encourages our younger sailors to follow the pathways into the sport. Perhaps we can inspire the next Olympic champion!

To pass on our gratitude to people, we would like to invite you to join us at the club for a meal and perhaps a drink on us, where we can regale our stories of the year gone by, and generally pat each other on the back for another damned good year down our club.

Let us know if you can join us on 7th October by completing this short form – we wouldn’t want to run out of food 🙂

Look forwards to seeing you there,

Richard

MYC Sailing Captain

EVENT PAGE – Mumbles CYRC 10th September 2016

Welcome to our Mumbles CYRC event page, which is being held on 10th September 2016.

RESULTS

PHOTOS

ABOUT THE EVENT

So what is a CYRC?

From the RYA CW web site:-

“Each of the 3 regions (North, South & West) run a CYRC series. These are great first time events for aspiring racers which are coached.”

What does that mean?

That means that it’s aimed at all levels of sailor, from complete beginner who has never raced, all the way up to National squad sailors.

What boats can I sail?

There are three boat types in the CYRC. These are:-

  • Optimist
  • Topper
  • General Handicap – (any other boat with a PY handicap)

Out of these, they are split into two fleets:-

  • Regatta – Aimed at beginners and people who aren’t in any squads.
  • Main fleet – Aimed at Silver (Regional squad) and Gold (National squad) sailors.

I’m a beginner, what happens?

The regatta fleet is a great place to start. The course is easy, You start (5, 4, 1, go) then it’s just a square, keeping the buoys on the left (port), then through the finish. Easy!

There will be a briefing, where you’ll be told what’s going on don’t worry!

PARENTS & VOLUNTEERS

How can I help?

Whilst the sailors are on the race track, there are a number of ways that you can help out, some of them will give you the best view of the racing that there is to have!

The CYRC is run with the help of the parents. There are a number of jobs that you can help out on:

  • Helping rig / de-rig, both your boat and advice to others,
  • Helping launch / recover and moving trailers up the slipway,
  • Crew on a safety boat (or drive if you’ve got a PB2),
  • Help at registration – take peoples names and boat details and give them a tally number,
  • Help on the committee boat – Don’t worry, it’s easy and you don’t need any experience. It’s either writing down numbers, hoisting flags or keeping an eye out on the boats,
  • Help out at the beach – Look after the tally system to make sure that the sailors are all accounted for.
  • Help out with the results

It is the ethos of the CYRC Series to welcome and help less experienced sailors. Experienced (Gold) fleet sailors and parents are asked to always assist less experienced sailors at these events e.g. check rigging, advice on how to replace unsuitable kit, where to go, launching etc.

If you think that you can help out, or have any questions, please email MYCRegattas@gmail.com

DOCUMENTS

Please find the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and Entry form below. To enter a CYRC you simply have to download and fill in the entry form and bring it with you to registration for each event.

SCHEDULE

DAY RACING SOCIAL
Saturday 10th 0900 Registration ||1000 Briefing||1055 6 races, with a break for lunch when appropriate! 0830 Galley open||1100 Bar open ||ASAP after racing – Prize Giving

USEFUL LINKS

Sunday race cancelled!

Guys and gals, really sorry but we are going to have to cancel the race on Sunday morning.

 

This is is because the Swansea half marathon is due to reach Mumbles around the same time as we would normally launch, and continue through until around lunch time.

 

All of of the roads are closed, and there will be a lot of runners and spectators around, and the knab is being used as a turning point and water station.

 

With this in mind, we’ve taken the decision to postpone the races on Sunday and catch up on a different weekend.

RaceQS – Watch the BCYC Pursuit Race online

Once again we have the RaceQS app running for those that can take out a phone and record their data. This enables us to watch the event live as it happens (well, with a 5 minute delay) and then watch it online afterwards.

If you have an android or an iPhone, just download the RaceQS application, set your boat name, and click on Start Tracking (or schedule the start for those brave people!)

We will do the rest.

The live feed, and the replay, is located at http://raceqs.com/regattas/52489

Dont forget, this is only any good if you take a device on the water to track with!

See you on the water

Richard

Watch the regatta online!

It’s getting exciting, it’s almost upon us again. It’s time for the open regatta at Mumbles Yacht Club.

This year, like we did with the Gower Challenge regatta, we will be running live coverage of the race online using raceqs.

All you need is an android or Apple device running the raceqs app, and something for you to keep it waterproof in!

Register, type in your boat details, hit start tracking (or schedule it for race start time) and away we go.

We intend showing the live replay in the bar for spectators, and it can be viewed at http://raceqs.com/regattas/52251

If you’ve not got a phone, see Richard and he may have a spare.

See you down there!

Open Regatta 2016

Time is nearly upon us for the 2016 Mumbles Yacht Club Open Regatta.

Come and join us for some great racing, whether you’re a club member or a traveller, you’re all welcome.

As always, you don’t have to but it helps to complete the online entry form so that we’ve an idea of how many people are coming.

Entry fee for visitors: £20

Entry fee for members: £Free

RESULTS

DOCS

SCHEDULE

DATE COMPETITORS OFF THE WATER
Saturday 11th 9.00-10.30 Registration||10.00 Competitors Briefing||11.00 3 races 9.00 Galley open||11.00 Bar open||12.00 onwards BBQ on the roof||19.00 Spotify party
Sunday 12th 10.30 3 Races 9.00 Galley open||12.00 Bar open||12.00 BBQ on the roof

UPDATES

02/6 – Documents published

02/6 – Entry forms open