General Club News

Upcoming Races          

Our Racing Series is well under way. We just need better weather to make it more enjoyable! The new Sailing Programme is available under Racing on the home page. Results are to be found under the “Results”tab. A quick preview of the next few weeks is below. 

Discover Sailing 2024 - Fun for all on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May

We had a few club volunteers helping out with the Discover Sailing part of the Open Day at the lake. We were blessed with sunshine and a light breeze (a bit too light towards the end of the day). Bill, Rhys P and Colin spent the day taking small groups out in three Laser 2000s. Alicia helped out by covering each boat to give our helms a much needed lunch break. 

Including the two Llandegfedd Adventurers boats (helmed by Dylan and Jeff), 96 people had a chance to try out sailing! What a great way to share our love of sailing.

Rob, Adam and Abby manned the information stand. Lots of interest from adults and juniors. The adults have all been pointed in the direction of LA to get their stage 1 and 2. The juniors have all been encouraged to join our junior stage 1 and 2 courses. 

Thanks also to Phil for designing and arranging the posters for the stand and taking some great photos of the day.

Great job everyone!

Youth Training 

Our Beginners sailing (May half term) and improvers training (Thursday evenings) is set up and available to book. See the Youth Sailing and Youth Training pages. Club Members can book in via WebCollect. 

Adult Coaching

We have set a number of Sunday mornings aside for Adult Coaching. These align to the junior squad days so that parents can come and sail at the same time and have some support and coaching. The sessions will include a “Relaxed Introduction to Racing” so that they can enter the odd race and not be worried about being in the way or being too incompetent. See the Adult Sailing and improving pages. 

Club Racing 

The club holds regular racing.  See what's coming up next.   

Race
Entries
Sun 19 May 2024
12:00
Early Summer Pursuit Race 5
13/50 entries
14:15
Early Summer Handicap Race 9
13/50 entries
B2B
Early Summer Handicap Race 10
13/50 entries
Wed 22 May 2024
18:30
Middle Wednesday Race 2
5/50 entries
Sun 26 May 2024
12:00
Top Gun Race 2
1/50 entries
 

Volunteering

Volunteers run club racing.  See who's helping next.

OD
OD Assistant
Rescue
Rescue Assistant
Sun 19 May 2024 Club Racing
OD: Mark Williams
OD Assistant: Jacqueline Rhodes
Rescue: David Trevelyan
Rescue Assistant: Phil Hewitt
Wed 22 May 2024 Club Racing
OD: Neil Sharratt
Rescue: Jared Pocock
Rescue Assistant: David Sheppard
Sun 26 May 2024 Open Meeting
OD: Martin Webb
OD Assistant: Joanne Harris
Rescue: Owen Harris
Rescue Assistant: David Waters
Wed 29 May 2024 Club Racing
OD: Andy Howard
Rescue: Will Willett
Rescue Assistant: Kirstin Willett
Sun 02 Jun 2024 Club Racing
OD: Jeremy Symons
OD Assistant: Lucilla Jones
Rescue: David Waters
Rescue Assistant: Matthew Tilke
Wed 05 Jun 2024 Club Racing
OD: Tom Halhead
Rescue: Adam Rowbotham
Rescue Assistant: Paul Hilliar
Sun 09 Jun 2024 Club Racing
OD: Gareth Edwards
OD Assistant: John Cadman
Rescue: Aled Lloyd
Rescue Assistant: Tim Barden

Weather at Llandegfedd Reservoir

Forecast Weather from Windguru

Forecast Weather from Big Salty

Click for Big Salty's Llandegfedd Forecast

XC Weather is also useful -  Look at the forecast for Cwmbran. 

XC Weather for Cwmbran

 

Sailing and not Racing. 

Club members are allowed to sail when the club is not racing. However, the safety cover is through Llandegfedd Activities, not the club. 

For 2024, Hannah at Llandegfedd Activities has decided that the best way for us to sail when not racing, is just to talk to the Watersports Team. 

Before you rig a boat, either your own, or a club one, check that that Watersports is able to support your sailing. There is always someone in their office and they have a list of their activities and the lead Instructor for the day.  They may impose restrictions, such as keeping to one end of the reservoir so they can rescue you if you have difficulties.  You need to say you are a Sailing Club member, and have a berth or are using a club boat. 

They are helpful, just bear in mind that they can be very busy with multiple activities there. There may be a break at lunch time, and they are closing up by 1700 most days. 

 

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Other Interesting stuff

Plans for 2024 training and coaching are being developed. 

Need a Helm or Crew?

Robert Cone is re-introducing the Crewfinder service. If you want a crew for your boat, or want a helm, contact Robert at crewfinder@llandegfedd.org.uk. He will put you in touch as appropriate so we can have more boats on the water. 

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