T.T at the Isle of Man.
A group of power boats from Pwllheli have made it a tradition to power to I.O.M to watch the TT. A well calculated start from Pwllheli on the Friday to ensure access at Peel Harbour when you can gain entry. They made it in style and then 'chilling out' being well entertained by the racing. Great to see the tradition amongst them going from strength to strength.
BJ Marine 'Power Boat Event.'
BJ Marine organised a 'POWER BOAT EVENT' last weekend (Saturday the 27th of May).
When the weather was looking favourable 8 boats from Ireland intended on arriving at Pwllheli on the Friday night and 15 boats from Pwllheli intended to join them on their return journey to Greystones on the Saturday.
However, the weather window was not a favourable one and three boats from Pwllheli took advantage of the weather window Wednesday/Thursday before the event, crossing to Greystones.
The four Irish boats came over to Pwllheli on the Friday with a Saturday return taking Merl (Pwllheli Boat ) with them. The reception at Greystones was generous and the 8 boats that managed to go over were well looked after.
It was unfortunate that the weather had hinderd the event as 15 boats from Pwllheli had intended on going across.
Two further boats did come across after the weekend as the weather improved. Fingers crossed for better weather next year.
Aberystwyth trip turned into a one day 'Raft U'. May the 20th. 2017.
The Aberystwyth trip did not materialise as the window to come home was not good. However, we made the most of it on the one and only good day, the intended participants enjoyed themselves rafting at Chapel Bay and had a brill BBQ.
Sunday May the 7th. 10 boats enjoyed the sunshine, fabulous sailing and 'food....glorious food' at SCYC. A great time had by all. Another short cruise to remember. Whilst Imladris on her way to Aberystwyth for a few days. Liked the new layout.
Kirk is on his way to Bermuda
Many people gathered at the marina to wish him well and wave 'Goodbye' on the 4th of May. Kirk and crew of two are hoping that this journey will take two weeks, without stopping. Arriving there to witness the America's Cup which starts on May the 22nd .
Then return home to Pwllheli.
The power boats ,Chloe K and Namsag had a thrilling time starting the season week end April 22nd. Greystones was the destination where they enjoyed themselves as always.
A flying cruise back to Pwllheli being welcomed by wall to wall sunshine.
At last Friday Early Doors (which we enjoy meeting for a chat, whoever is down, at Sailing Club 5:30 onwards) it was decided that we would sail to SCYC for Saturday lunch, great sail, great food and great company.
The Intrepid Explorers' starting the season with a BBQ at Warren Beach
Cruising Meeting. Thanks to all that attended the Cruising Meeting on Good Friday, 79 in all. Also for Jane Butterworth, Vice Commodore of the Sailing Club for welcoming everyone,Gerallt Williams, Rear Commodore for taking pics, Sailing Club for providing the food and drink without forgetting the Staff of Plas Heli for their preparation and accommodating us. Very informative talks from Mike Caplin regarding a Bank Holiday Power Boat event, Mark and Vicky encouraging the Cruising section to join in white sails racing.
'Boat to Boat' - thanks to the nine boats that hosted and the 46 that attended to create a fab atmosphere.
Great start to the season.