Website Updated 22nd July 2017
Welcome to our new Commodore - Ken Jackson and or Vice Commodore - Niall Thomas. We all wish you a fantastic time in office and are confident it will be a great year.
A new till system with members loyalty swipe card discount has been introduced in the bar along with the facility to "pay by card" January.
Payment by card - both credit and debit has now also been installed.
A full Social Programme
has been developed with activities taking place throughout the year. Recent highlights have included the "Rock Street BBQ" and events to support Keel Boat Regatta.
Community Chest Funding has been approved to provide 50% discount for RYA Powerboat Level 2
- for those keen to develop their powerboating skills and support Club activities on the water.
A Phd student is researching into Recreational Boat Users experience and interaction with Dolphins
. Members may wish to complete the questionnaire
to broaden the knowledge base on how dolphins do not avoid boats etc.
Crawford Mcleary has been appointed Sailing Secretary and a new dinghy race programme
has been developed for 2017. Dinghy programme 2017
The Summer Dinghy Series
has been planned to run through August. Dinghy hire via CBW is possible if you do not have access to your own dinghy.
The club recognizes dinghy ownership and storage capacity has been reduced.
CBW has agreed reduced dinghy hire day rates for these events with further discount for NQYC members.
If you wish to hire a dinghy for these races please advise Crawford in advance; turning up 30 min before the briefing requesting a boat may result in disappointment.
CBW 01545 561257
Crawford Mcleary M: 07768257393
The Oppie / Sail Training
courses will be offered via the CBW for 2017 - book early as it is offered on a first come first serve basis.
Keel Boat Regatta
: : Thurs 22nd - Sun 25th June was a great success, both on and off the water.
Congratulations again goes to Dr Jonathon Price Jones and the Crew of Drychin for winning the Fulmer National Championship.
Sincere thanks also goes to Johnathon and his family for the donation of a large cup for the championship in memory of his father - Capt Irfon Jones.
NQYC Golf Challenge - will be held on Friday 11th August: It has been agreed the Graham Hammond Cup can only we awarded to NQYC members. NQYC members may invite guests to play.
Contact Pete Thomas 07545969697 if interested.
I am delighted to share with you the excellent achievements of Tillie James and Duncan Lloyd Evans. What these two highlight, like many before them, are the essential skills learnt as a child from sailing in the wind, sea and tides of New Quay and Cardigan Bay gives you a great grounding to develop your competitive edge. We must continue to encourage children to get into sailing, either via the club or supporting Cardigan Bay Watersports.
We have another National Champion;
Tillie James (helm) and her crew, Stephanie Orton won the 49erFX national championship, an Olympic class for Japan 2020. Equally impressively she was racing simultaneously with the men’s full rig fleet. They were mid fleet in the men’s event, with a best 8th from 18, just behind the men’s overall winner and triple Olympic champion Simon Hiscocks. Tillie has some difficult decisions ahead of her – go for an Olympic place with several more winters in freezing Weymouth or get on with a more normal life. We wish her many congratulations and all the best whatever her decision.
More locally Tillie was the only helm to beat the famous Ian Willis as he cleaned up in this year’s Cardigan Bay Regatta. I am sure Ian was please Tillie only entered the one race.
Duncan Lloyd Evans continues the great family traditions set by his cousin, Douglas Lloyd Haines, his father Martin and grand-father, a founding member Lloyd. Lloyd would have been so proud.
Duncan has just attended the World Laser championship, representing Wales. He been a member of the 2016 Welsh Topper Squad making great friends and having a whole heaps of fun on the way.
Highlights of his year include wining both the South and West Topper Gold Fleet CYRC series and the Welsh Topper Traveler Series. With a little more consistency he will begin to make an impact on the National scene, he can he is improving with every regatta and gained his first race win at a Topper National Series 1 at Draycote Water in September.
He was also part of the Welsh Team that won the Eric Twiname Championships at Rutland Water, finishing 2nd boy overall in the Topper Class, this was the first time that Wales had won the event in the 30 years it has been run.
Duncan has now started sailing a Laser 4.7 and finished a credible 16th at his first event having only sailed a Laser 2 times prior to the regatta. He will find out if he has made the Welsh National 4.7 transitional squad next weekend. We wish him the best of luck!
Updated August 2016
We are pleased to confirm a significant amount of work has been done on the Clubhouse this year.
The Council have repainted the outside of the Club and replaced the windows in the Croswnest.
John Evans and George Legg have re clad the walls surrounding the balcony making it much cleaner and brighter - Thank You.
The Crowsnest now benefits from the new windows and a new carpet - Please lift the chairs rather than dragging them.
The kitchen has been updated to include a new hot water system and a professional dishwasher -
(and I don't mean James Willis who has done a sterling job supporting Ali)
Updated April 2016
We are pleased to welcome a younger member to the Management committee, Rory Edwards mob: 07817246438
The Club recognizes the youth are the future of the club.
Younger members may feel it is easier to approach Rory with their needs, wishes and expectations but all members of the team welcome being approached - see Who's Who
Ali - the Steward is planning on many functions through the year - call him to get your name on any lists. Tel 01545 560516 Mob 07855814337
Members who wish to help, organize or provide any functions should contact Ali, or the Rear commodore, Mark Willis 07971266632
Dinghy Hire Arrangements
Newsletter emailed to members
Boatworld link for all boating / watersports equipment - under the shop section.