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

Training 2020

It is that time of year already and applications are open for 2020 courses.


Youth Evening Training starts this year (the first week of the summer term as usual) the week commencing the 20 April.

We plan to run beginner and intermediate youth courses on both a Monday and Wednesday evening, and a more advanced course on a Thursday evening. However places cannot be guaranteed and your are recommended to apply early. When you apply you will have the option to select either a Monday or a Wednesday for intermediate and beginner course however when we review the applications we will assess the ability of applicants to try and fit them into the correct group with matched abilities. So please be as flexible as possible with the two days as it may be that we offer you a different day to that which you have applied for. It is very difficult to ensure the quality of training if we have mixed ability groups.

The closing date for the Youth Evening Training is Friday 6 March. 

Adult Evening courses

Will run one evening a week from 5.30 / 6.00pm. The first course will start in May, with a second course starting in June / July.

Please apply early if you are interested as this will help us to plan better, although we will accept applications up to two weeks before the course start dates.

More information and how to apply

The full set of planned dates and more details about the course content and other useful information will be posted on the website over the next few days.

http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/?menu=training. The overview document will probably answer most questions that you might have.

For all courses please use the online ‘Book Training Courses’ form, which is in the same place on the website. The booking for has been updated so you can apply straight away.

We will be posting dates for PB2 and safety boat courses over the next week or so, but please feel free to apply asap to register your interest.

Dates for the diary are below;

Thursday 12 March 7-9pm – Coaches Drivers and Helpers Briefing

Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 March 6-7.30pm – Enrolment Evenings

Monday 20 April – Youth Training Starts

Friday 3 July 6-7.30pm – End of Course Presentation

Monday 27 – Friday 31 July – Newts Week

Friday 31 July 6pm – Newts Week Presentation

Cha Ty – Pop up Japanese kitchen Nov 14th – click here

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Thursday 14th November – Cha Ty Japanese Pop Up Kitchen, 7 pm. 

Come and enjoy a taste of Japan with Cha Ty who are hosting a pop up kitchen at Mumbles Yacht Club.  £12 pp for a 2 course traditional Japanese meal. Spread the word. Google booking form to follow.

Suggested menu

  • Maki rolled sushi (3 pieces) –  vegetarian or fish
  • Inari Zushi (1 piece) – rice in a fried tofu wrap (vegetarian)
  • Tsukune – 3 turkey meatballs on a skewer

             and either

  • Japanese vegetable curry and rice (vegetarian)

Or

  • Yakisoba – Japanese soba noodles served with chicken and vegetables (sauce and not soup based)

NEWTS and Training 2020

Courses will be advertised from early February 2020, when applications will be open.

Advance notice of dates for the diary are below;

Thursday 12 March 7-9pm – Coaches Drivers and Helpers Briefing

Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 March 6-7.30pm – Enrolment Evenings

Monday 20 April – Youth Training Starts

Friday 3 July 6-7.30pm – End of Course Presentation

Monday 27 – Friday 31 July – Newts Week

Friday 31 July 6pm – Newts Week Presentation

Club Opening Hours

The summer (April to October incl.) and winter (November to March incl.) opening hours are listed on the Social page of the website.

They remain unchanged, except on a Friday, which now has a new earlier opening time of 15:30hrs.

However please note that the club may be closed at anytime from 21.30hrs at the discretion of the manager delegate if there are no customers at this time.

Rugby World Cup 2019

The club will be open for all the matches being shown on a Saturday and Sunday. Where there are volunteers there will also be FREE food at half time.

Sunday 29th September – 8.45 am, Australia V Wales

Sunday 13th October – 9.15 am, Wales V Uruguay ( Food by Colin)

More dates to follow

Saturday 2nd November – 9 am, THE FINAL

Galley News

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to close the galley.

However, we are still able to cater for all events.

Many thanks for your patience.

We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

Saturday 7th September Annual RNLI Cricket Match

Saturday 7th September is the annual RNLI Cricket Match where Mumbles Yacht Club take on the Crew of the Mumbles RNLI.

The fun starts at 12 pm with fun, food and a nail biting cricket match! Followed by an auction (tickets available from behind the bar), from 3 pm, with food and music taking you into the evening to raise money for Mumbles Lifeboat.

Come up to Mumbles Cricket ground and join in the fun.

Galley will be closed

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.

Bank Holiday Weekend

The Club will be open usual hours on Saturday and Sunday as well as opening 12 – 7 pm on Monday.

Galley opening times:

Saturday 12 – 5 pm, Sunday 12 – 5 pm

The Galley will NOT be open Bank Holiday Monday

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

New Galley opening hours

The Galley is now open on a Tuesday evening, after

Social Sailing (alternate weeks with the tide), 1830 – 2100

And a Thursday evening, Saturday and Sunday, as usual

See Social pages for menus and further information

Sarah Goddard Jones – Memorial Service

Sarah Goddard Jones.

A Memorial Service is to be held in St Peter’s Church, Newton at the end of Mary Twill Lane SA3 4RB, on Saturday the 24th August at 11:30am followed by refreshments at Mumbles Yacht Club.

This is the church where Sarah was christened.

Sarah will be sadly missed by all those that knew her.

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.

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/

Are you or your business interested in sponsoring Newts week?

This is a another bumper year, but every little helps as and we are keen to attract sponsorship.
For sponsorship of £500 or more, we can include your business name on the Newts week T shirts.
If you are interested in helping out however big or small please email mumblesyachtclubtraining@gmail.com.
Please note to include your business logo on T shirts we will need confirmation of sponsorship before the end of the month to allow for the order lead in period.

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.

New Dates – Laser Foiling Taster sessions – Apply Now

*New for 2019* We have a guest coach that will be running 2 two hour taster sessions on the Sat 11 and Sun 12 May 11am-1pm  (Each £30). Places are limited and you will be limited to the number of sessions you can participate in if we are over subscribed.

Please apply early. using the online Training application form and select 16+ Adult courses and Laser Foiling.

Please note the course is not restricted to 16+ we can take youth and adults.

 

Training 2019 – Apply Now

Youth Evening Training starts this year (the first week of the summer term as usual) the week commencing the 29 April.

We plan to run beginner and intermediate youth courses on both a Monday and Wednesday evening, and a more advanced course on a Thursday evening. However places cannot be guaranteed and your are recommended to apply early. When you apply you will have the option to select either a Monday or a Wednesday for intermediate and beginner course however when we review the applications we will assess the ability of applicants to try and fit them into the correct group with matched abilities. So please be as flexible as possible with the two days as it may be that we offer you a different day to that which you have applied for. It is very difficult to ensure the quality of training if we have mixed ability groups.

The closing date for the Youth Evening Training is Sunday the 3 March.

Adult Evening courses

Will run on a Tuesday evening again from 5.30 / 6.00pm. The first course starts on the 7 May, with a second course starting in June / July.

Please apply early if you are interested as this will help us to plan better, although we will accept applications up to two weeks before the course start dates.

More information and how to apply

The full set of planned dates and more details about the course content and other useful information will be posted on the website over the next few days

http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/?menu=training. The overview document will probably answer most questions that you might have.

For all courses please use the online ‘Book Training Courses’ form, which is in the same place on the website. The booking for has been updated so you can apply straight away.

Six Nations 2019 **** HAPPY HOUR

HAPPY HOUR before the Welsh games

Week 1-Friday 1st Feb – France vs WALES

Week 2 Saturday 9th Feb – 14:15 Scotland Vs Ireland   16:45 Italy vs WALES

                         Sunday 10th Feb – 15:00 England vs France

Week 3 Sat 23rd Feb – 14:15 France vs Scotland       16:45 WALES vs Eng

                                 Sunday 24th Feb – 15:00 Italy vs Ireland

Week 4 – Sat 9th March – 14:15 Scotland vs WALES   16:45 Eng vs Italy

Sunday 10th March 15:00 – Ireland vs France

Week 5 Sat March 16th 12:30 – Italy vs France       14:45 WALES vs Ireland

                                 17:00 England vs Scotland

 

 

 

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!

 

Christmas opening times and New Year link

Christmas opening times

Christmas Eve – Monday 24th December 12.00 – 20.00

Christmas Day – 12.00 – 14.00

Boxing Day 12.00 – 20.00 (Quiz starts around 14.00)

Thursday 27th December – 17.30 – 22.30

Friday 28th December – 17.30 – 23.00

Saturday 29th December – 12.00 – 23.00

Sunday 30th December – 12.00 – 20.00

New Year’s eve – 12.00 – Late

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Peter Perkins – Remembrance Service – 14 December 3pm

PERKINS Peter Geoffrey of Kilcarbry House, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland (formerly of Mayals and Art Repro) passed away peacefully after a short illness 23rd November 2018 in the loving care of Fionnuala and their children Megan and Brendan. Sadly missed by his brothers Michael, Brian, David (Swansea) and John (France), extended family, his Welsh sailing and Irish rugby families.

A remembrance service to be held in Clyne Chapel, Mayals at 3pm on Friday 14th December 2018, having had a previous celebration of life and cremation in Ireland.

The family invite everyone to join them in Mumbles Yacht Club afterwards.

No flowers, donations if so desired to the RNLI.

Autumn Internationals 2018 @ MYC

Come and enjoy with all the family and enjoy free half time food (including a vegetarian option).

Saturday 3 November – 2.45pm – Wales v Scotland

Saturday 10 November  – 5.20pm – Wales v Australia

Saturday 17 November – 2.30pm – Wales v Tonga

Saturday 24 November – 5.20pm – Wales v South Africa

Christmas and New Year all wrapped up at MYC

Sunday 23 December  – time tbc – Childrens Christmas Party – with a visit from Santa (with gift), Buffet and DJ Siany from The Wave.  £5 per child.

Wednesday 26 December – 2pm – Boxing Day Quiz & Raffle.

Monday 31 December  – From 7.30pm – New Years Eve Party – Entertainment, Nibbles & Welcome Fizz. No charge for members, £10 for guests.

 

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

Safety Boat Course – Weekend of the 24 & 25 November – Apply now

We are running a Safety Boat Course on the weekend of the 24 & 25 November.

If you are interested please complete the online training course application form, as soon as possible, that can be found on the Training pages of the website.

This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.

It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.

PB2 is a prerequisite and candidates must be 16+.

Course content includes; Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak or canoe rescue (can be covered as theory), towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users.

For members only the course fee is £50, provided that participants commit to helping out on the water at least 4 times per year.

If you are not already a member and are interested in joining and taking the course the fee is £225 inclusive of membership fees.

NEWTS week 2019 Advance Notice

After the hugely successful Newts Week 2018 we have been asked to confirm the date for 2019 so people can organise their holiday plans.

In 2019 Newts Week will be the week commencing Monday the 22 July. This is the first week of the school summer holidays, although the schools do not officially finish until the Monday; we anticipate however as in previous instances, that the Monday will be an INSET day.

So please put the date in your diaries and we will be posting more news in the new year along with general training course dates.

Sad news. Passing of Peter Jenkins

Sad news. Peter Jenkins has passed away suddenly after a very short illness on Tuesday 14th August…

Long term MYC Member, Ex Achilles Employee:  Ex Lock Master Keeper ( Sardine Packer Extraordinaire ) retired to Tenerife with wife Marilyn years ago…

Funeral arrangements confirmed. Sat 25th August at Narberth Crematorium at 11.30.

Then a gathering at Fishguard Rugby Club.

Our thoughts are with his family, particularly his wife Marilyn (Ex MYC Commodore).