We are currently experiencing problems with safe access to the Club Launches for a period of around low water springs especially with high atmospheric pressure. There is still some confusion over whether we can or cannot use the remaining Marina pontoon for access to the launches. This being the case the Directors have reluctantly instructed the launch drivers not to use the pontoons. As there is also a problem with the concrete blocks placed by the club beside the slipway last year we are now informing your that there will be no access to the launches at low water springs where the water level prevents safe access to the launches. We are working hard to come up with an alternative but at this time we anticipate that no launches will be available on the following dates for approximately 50 minutes either side of low water where the tidal height is below 1m. The next problem tides will be on 5th May to 7th May as shown below. 

Tides for launch problem

Meet The Launch Team

There have been a couple of changes in the launch team so we thought we’d give you a quick update on who is who. Colin Davies (Bosun), Sion Owens have been joined by Sean and Trevor. [Waiting for photos of theother drivers]

Colin Davies

 

 

 

In the team’s induction we reviewed the Risk Assessments and new protocols in order to make sure that we have all foreseeable eventualities covered. As noted before we have assigned certain directors to areas of responsibility and the launch team will have jobs to do when they are not ferrying you all to and from your boats.

We have discussed issues about bad weather, intoxication and last launches and we will be presenting these protocols shortly to comply with our responsibilities as the club. Please remember that you should be courteous to the Launch team and respect any decisions they make with regard to your and their safety. We do recommend that you wear your lifejacket whenever getting into the launch or indeed one of the ribs.

Launch Times and contact details

To contact the Launch Driver for a lift out or a lift ashore use chanel 37 (M1). If your radio does not have Chanel 37 (M1) please call the club on the telephone 01407 762526.

Please note the Launch Lunch Break will be from 12:00 to 12:30 daily. 

LAST LAUNCH will be 15 minutes before the end time on the specific day.

Period Hours 

Mid-week

April, September,October

Mon - Thurs  09:00 - 19:00

Mid-week

May, June, July & August

Mon/Tues/Thurs   09:00 – 21:00

Wed   09.00 - 22.00 

Weekends

Friday & Saturday

 Sunday

Bank Holiday Sundays &

Bank Holidays

Club Function Nights - these will be notified on the launch

 09:00 – 00:00

09:00 - 22:00

 09:00 - 00:00

 

09:00 - 01:00

Moorings Update as of 2019-04-24

With our moorings filling up now at a rate of knots we are continuing to work on the replacement of those moorings lost and damaged by traffic through our moorings area over the winter, this has been and continues to be a significant amount of work. We are now waiting for Caernarfon Harbour Trust to complete the installation of an additional 6 moorings which they were unable to achieve on their last period of working. We hope these will be completed during next week.

Cleaning your mooring before you arrive: It has been noted that a number of members have complained about the state of their moorings on their arrival. Whilst we try to make sure that they are cleaned before the known arrival date we cannot do this if our moorings holders do not inform us of their intended date of arrival. An email was sent to all the Mooring Holders for 2019 who have an email address with a prepared email button for you to send back details of your intended arrival date. This information is then updated with the Moorings Team and cleaning is scheduled on this basis. Some of you have contact the office rather than using the email and this too is perfectly acceptable. However if you have not given us details of your anticipated arrival date then it is not appropriate to complain. We have just sent out email to all our moorings holders on this subject.

This is highly significant as in just over a week we are hosting the ISORA race fleet on the evening of May 4th following the finish of the race from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead and we may need to make moorings available for these yachts.

These are the revised rates for season 2019 with a small increase to cover inflation of 2.5%. Remember these rates include the wonderful launch service you receive as a moorings holder! Get your application in fast!