Please note that the club vintage Marblehead race and Audrey Andrews 36r events scheduled for Llandudno in August have had to be cancelled due to unforeseen personal circumstances.
Please note that our vane sailing secretary has regrettably announced that the Pugwash and Northern District 36r events scheduled for Llandudno in June will have to be postponed until later in the year.
Two Vane 36r’s from Llandudno contested the vane 36r national championships at Birkenhead lake. This is the first vane race held at Birkenhead in approximately 20 years and it was a pleasure to sail on this excellent water with a convenient and well appointed clubhouse.
- Gecko Sailed by Dave and Rob Bell
- Koorah Sailed by Alan and Marg Bell
A total of 9 entries contested the trophy over the weekend 9th – 10th April.
On Saturday a complete round of 9 heats was sailed. Initially conditions were light and variable, however a breeze moved in with the tide from the NW end to provide excellent competition in top and later second suit sails. conditions gradually eased as the tide receded back to a top suit. Gecko finished the day 7 points clear at the top of the table.
On Sunday the wind freshened from the SE end of the lake providing racing in a gusty second and third suit breeze. Some spectacular broaches were seen by competitors flying excessively tall spinnakers.
The final summing of the boards sailed resulted in a win for Gecko (co-skippered by Dave Bell/Rob Bell). Chris Harris and Sam Roberts chased hard but were unable to catch up and had to settle for second.
- 2 Dragonforce 65’s
- 2 Dragonflite 95’s
- 2 Vane 36r’s
- 3 Dragonforce 65’s
- 1 Dragonflite 95
- 1 Vane 36r
sailing down at the West Shore Lake.
Just to let you know that the first THURS evening sailing session starts at 18:00 HRS or 6:00 PM on the 31st March 2016. Bring along a boat and have a sail 🙂
I’m reliably informed that the pond has sufficient water for sailing, and all that is required is a fleet of yachts 🙂
Check out the calendar for this years vane sailing events at Llandudno and the North West.
Michael has confirmed that the West Shore lake is being filled. A big thank you to Michael for his considerable efforts in contacting the council to provide sailing waters for us to enjoy.
At the end of June the Vane 36 National Championships will be held at the historic West Shore Lake in Llandudno.
With the renewed interest in Vane sailing at the club and with current Vane National Champions in the club there could be a good result for the Llandudno MYC at the event.
As you can see we have added a specific page to the menu bar, so click on this for much more detail about the event and get your entry in!