Upcoming Races          

Our Racing Series start in March at the start of the "summer season". The new Sailing Programme is available under Racing on the home page. 

Youth Prize Giving Afternoon

The annual prize giving for the Juniors and Youths was held on Saturday 6th of January at 2 pm and was very well attended.

AGM with reports of 2023 and plans for 2024

The Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 20th January in the Watersports Centre. The new committee was voted in and details will be available in the Members Area of the website. 

The Pin

This finally took place under clear skies and sunshine with a pleasant breeze.  The Pin was won by Tom and Sam Halhead in a Mirror showing you don't need a new boat to beat the fleet.  The Junior Pin was taken by George Biggs and Jasper Focardi Dolling in a 29er at the other end of the performance spectrum to the Mirror.

Full results can be seen here

President's Trophy

Four races were held over the Saturday and Sunday in a pleasant breeze and sweltering heat on Saturday and less heat and fickle wind on the Sunday.   The results can be seen here

Congratulations to Sarah and Dave Green for taking the trophy with Bill Jackson and Sam Morley second and Rhys Powell third.  Top Juniors who received Rooster vouchers were Karlu Claasens, Rhys Rowbotham and  Jack Wright, and Nijan Claasens.

Club racing 

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

Race
Entries
Sun 3 Mar 2024
13:00
Spring Pursuit Race 1
8/50 entries
B2B
Spring Handicap Race 1
10/50 entries
B2B
Spring Handicap Race 2
10/50 entries
Sun 10 Mar 2024
13:00
Spring Pursuit Race 2
1/50 entries
B2B
Spring Handicap Race 3
1/50 entries
B2B
Spring Handicap Race 4
1/50 entries
Sun 17 Mar 2024
13:00
Spring Pursuit Race 3
1/50 entries
B2B
Spring Handicap Race 5
1/50 entries
B2B
Spring Handicap Race 6
1/50 entries
 

Volunteering

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

OD
Rescue
Rescue Assistant
Sun 10 Mar 2024 Club Racing
OD: Chris Smith
Rescue: Paul Freeland
Rescue Assistant: Sharon Freeland
Sun 17 Mar 2024 Club Racing
OD: Greg Phillips
Rescue: Guy Boswell
Rescue Assistant: Julie Boswell
Sun 24 Mar 2024 Club Racing
OD: Bill Jackson
Rescue: Martin Webb
Rescue Assistant: Phil Hewitt
Sun 31 Mar 2024 Club Racing
OD: Tim Halhead
Rescue: Owen Harris
Rescue Assistant: Joanne Harris

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 2023, 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. They will be revealed at the AGM

 

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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