Please note that the NHC results use the National Handicap for Cruisers system. The handicaps change race to race based on performance. We are currently trialing showing our results in this way. NHC results can be used by boats help to improve their skills. The starting handicap is drawn from the RYA base list.
Notes from 2019
The most important prizes awarded for the Tinsel Star race were:
Best Dressed Crew – Carol Dolan (Finally)
Best Christmas Decoration – Tinsel Star (Finally)
Best Hat – Paula
Youngest Crew Member – Johanned Corcoran (MoJo)
Best Limerick – sorry, can’t remember if this was YNot or JonDo
Best Dressed Boat – La Republique
Best Carol sung to RNLI – Finally
Best Race Officer on the day – Neil Thomas
On the day we also held a collection for the RNLI in addition to donating all race fees collected on the day. A total of £257.10 was collected. Many thanks to all those who contributed!
LYC won the closely fought Admirals Cup team race by 0.5 points (8.9 to 9.4). many thanks to RMYC for hosting the event, ably assisted by Jim Connolly and Andy Mitchell from LYC.
Notes from 2018
Notes from 2017
The Holyhead regatta, a joint venture between Holyhead Sailing Club and Liverpool Yacht Club was held over Spring Bank Holiday (27th, 28th, 29th May). Despite a low turn out, 3 yachts from each club, we enjoyed a great weekend of racing.Saturday was dominated by heavier than forecast winds, rising to 30+Kts. Darling had to retire from the first race due to a crew head injury. Three windward and leeward races were completed, before Race Control (Bob Nightingale and Jim Conolly in Mersey pride) decided that they, the mark layers and the race crews had done enough.
Sunday started with very light winds (variable to negligible) building to 10Kts for races 2 and 3. The HSC Squibs shared the same course, getting some practice in before the Squib Nationals in a few weeks time.
Monday was a “round the cans” race which, due to the wind not quite matching the forecast, became a spinnaker drag race.
Many thanks to Holyhead Sailing Club for making us feel very welcome, making the huge effort to organise the race and laying on entertainment.