Protocol for use of the SailBox

For those members wishing to use The Boatshed’s sail collection and delivery service for repairs to their sails please follow this protocol. 

Accessing the box

The box, situated in the dinghy compound is accessible by foot between the two containers. The box is locked with a combination lock and the combination will be available through the office, the Bosun or the launch drivers. 

Notifying The Boatshed

After placing your sails in the box please ensure that they are labelled with your name and phone number. You MUST then inform The Boatshed:

  1. That you have placed the sails in the box at Holyhead
  2. That your name is on the sailbag or attached to the sail
  3. The work you require to be carried out. 
  4. The date by which you would like the sail returned

To contact The Boatshed: 

you can either telephone the works during office hours on: 01758 613266. Or out of office hours ring 07788854795

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On Saturday afternoon 1st June Holyhead Sailing Club hosted a try-a-sail day for people interested in yacht sailing.

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The rain that blighted the morning cleared by 1pm and by the time we got out on the water the winds were just perfect – gentle enough to not be scary but plenty enough to fill our sails. Most of the try-a-sailors were novices with a few having a little prior experience. We sailed around the bay, one boat running some training drills for crewing with the try-a-sailors up on the rail, tacking around the boats in the harbour before heading out. The last boat cruised back in around 6pm.

A fun afternoon was had by all with some great feedback from both the sailors and the skippers. Thank you to all who took part. If you are interested in future try-a-sail days or any suggestions on promoting sailing please click on the button below to send an email and we’ll contact you with further opportunities for joining us here at Holyhead Sailing Club.




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With thanks to Tony at Holyhead Lifeboat Station for forwarding this info.

Stena Line Ports Ltd January 2018
Holyhead Port Authority


A 30 foot vessel with super structure has sunk in Holyhead Marina.
Position: 53* 19” 219 N – 004*38*723 W
Mariners are advised that the sunken vessel shows at low water springs, and is just below the water on
At present there are buoys marking the wreck but nothing substantial at this time.
Mike Coates
Assistant Harbour Master
Port of Holyhead

Race 2 - 2019-10-13

With the fleet reduced to 2 yachts for this race we agreed, with an Easterly 10 - 13kt wind, on a course of Start, Clipera (P), Bolivar(P), Meath(P), Clipera(S) and finish. However as the yachts arrived close to the start at the 5 minute warning the winds had dropped to 0!

It took more than the remaining time to the start for Passtime, closer to the wall and Flair IV to get over the line. 

Just after the start the wind started to fill in from the West as the showers started again and Flair in a slightly better position pulled ahead. Once out of the harbour the wind strength rose rapidly to around 19kt sailing on a downwind leg to Clipera. Before reaching Clipera the winds were now gusting 25 - 29kt and Passtime reefed her jib while flair had to reef her main to avoid rounded up to windward. The leg to Bolivar was a reech and speeds of 7.8kt recorded through the water on Flair. At bolivar Flair IV had a substantial lead as they tacked to return to Meath. 

It was evident the with these winds the race was going to be too short so it was agreed that a second visit to Bolivar