The first Club Youth Racing Circuit (CYRC) event of the year was held at Pwllheli sailing club on April 4th. The CYRC is  designed for young sailors to get their first experience of dinghy racing in a friendly but competitive fleet.

21 hardy sailors ranging from 9 year olds to 17 year olds from sailing clubs right across North Wales including Shotwick , Penmaenmawr and Felinheli. Pwllheli sailing club made up most of the entries with  7 of the 11 Optimist sailors , 3 of the 6 toppers and 2 of the Laser sailors were from the host club.

After 3 exciting races in breezy and sunny but very cold weather 1st place honours went to Mari Davies (Pwllheli) , 2nd Place to Emlyn Wiliams (Felinheli) and 3rd place to Gethin Owen ( Pwllheli) in the Optimists Gold Fleet.

Josh Dawson (Felinheli) won the Optimist Silver fleet closely followed by Jordan Lee (Pwllheli) and Indeg Owen (Pwllheli). Jordan Lee was unlucky in not gaining line honours as a badly timed capsize pushed him staright to the back of the fleet.

Tom Williams (Shotwick) dominated the Toppers but Iolo Bryn (Pwllheli) and Mathew Butterworth (Pwllheli) had close racing throughout the day  with Iolo eventually claiming 2nd place in the Toppers.

Calvin Kopec from Penmaenmawr won the Laser class.

The Laser Radial fleet was a much tighter competition with a thoroughly justified 1st place going to Siwan Roberts from Pwllheli beating the other competitors from Pwllheli Robert Foreshaw and Wiiliam Filby who were 2nd and 3rd . This win for Siwan shows that the National squad place she gained was thoroughly justified and the  extensive coaching she has had over winter has helped her sailing immensely.

The sailing was followed by a popular disco and an Easter Egg hunt.

Pwllheli sailing club won the 2008 junior section shield and after this superb turnout looks set to win the 2009 Welsh Yachting Association shield again this year.



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