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Edward 'Eddie' Ramsden - Remembrance Service

For anyone who wishes to attend, there will be a remembrance service for Eddie Ramsden at 1.30 pm on Friday 27th September 2019, at All Saints Church, Mumbles, Swansea

Galley News

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to close the galley.

However, we are still able to cater for all events.

Many thanks for your patience.

We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

Saturday 7th September Annual RNLI Cricket Match

Saturday 7th September is the annual RNLI Cricket Match where Mumbles Yacht Club take on the Crew of the Mumbles RNLI.

The fun starts at 12 pm with fun, food and a nail biting cricket match! Followed by an auction (tickets available from behind the bar), from 3 pm, with food and music taking you into the evening to raise money for Mumbles Lifeboat.

Come up to Mumbles Cricket ground and join in the fun.

Galley will be closed


Wed 4th Sep 2019 by Richard

Welcome to our Mumbles CYRC event page, which is being held on SUNDAY 8th September 2019 (a change from the previously scheduled 7th)




Sun 8th0930-1000: Registration
1000: Briefing
1055: 6 races
Break for lunch when appropriate!
0830: Galley open for breakfast
1100: Bar open
ASAP after racing: Prize Giving

So what is a CYRC?

From the RYA Cymru Wales Website:

"Each of the 3 regions (North, South & West) run a CYRC series. These are great first time events for aspiting racers which are coached."

What does that mean?

That means that it's aimed at all levels of sailor, from complete beginner who has never raced, all the way up to National squad sailors.

What boats can I sail?

There are three boat types in the CYRC. These are:

  • Optimist
  • Topper
  • General Hancipcap (any other boat with a PY handicap)

Out of these, they are split into two fleets:

  • Regatta - Aimed at beginners and people who aren't in any squads
  • Main Fleet - Aimed at Silver (regional squad) and Gold (national squad) sailors

I'm a beginner, what happens?

The regatta fleet is a great place to start. The course is easy, you start (5, 4, 1, go) then it's just a square, keeping the buoys on the left (port), then through the finish. Easy!

There will be a briefing, where you'll be told hat's going on don't worry!

This year, as normal, w've got a few coach boats out there to help you around the course.

Parents and Volunteers

How can I help?

Whilst the sailors are on the race track, there are a number of ways that you can help out, some of them will give you the best view of the rafcing that this is to have!

The CYRC can only be run with the help of the parents.

There are a number of jobs that you can help out on:

  • Helping rig / de-rig, both your boat and advice to others
  • Help launch / recover and moving trailers up the slipway
  • Crew on a safety boat (or drive if you've got a PB2 ticket)
  • Help at registration - take people's names and boat details and give them a tally number
  • Help on the committee boat - Don't worry it's iasy and you don't need any experience. It's either writing down numbers, housting flags or keeping an eye out on the boats
  • Help out at the beach - Lok after the tally system to make sure tha the sailors are all accounted for
  • Help out with the results

It is the ethos of the CYRC to welcome and help less experienced sailors. Experienced (Gold) fleet sailors and parents are asked to always assist less experienced sailors at these events e.g. check rigging, advise on how to replace unsuitable kit, whereto go, launching etc.



If you're visiting Mumbles for the first time, check out this link for details of where we are, where to stay etc.

Bank Holiday Weekend

The Club will be open usual hours on Saturday and Sunday as well as opening 12 - 7 pm on Monday.

Galley opening times:

Saturday 12 - 5 pm, Sunday 12 - 5 pm

The Galley will NOT be open Bank Holiday Monday

Llangorse 2019 - Briefing 6.30pm Wednesday 21 August for Youth / Parents and Helpers

Acorn Open Regatta, Llangorse Lake, 31st August and 1st September

If you think that you may be participating / helping please come along.

Gower Challenge

Long distance race results

BCYC pursuit race results

Long distance and BCYC pursuit overall


This weekend brings back the excitement of the Gower Challenge, and the notorious battle of the classes.

Competition is high, whilst the prizes (for historic reasons) are generally as tacky as possible!

This year, for the first time, it's also open to cruisers

The racing will start on Saturday at 12pm with the race to Oxwich and back.

Sunday brings a new addition to the weekend, as we will be incorporating the previously blown-out Bristol Channel Yacht Club (BCYC) pursuit race.

It's normally a great event, a chance for the faster boats to spread their wings and see how fast they can go, often having some great surfing competitions on the way home. Let's hope for a lovely South Westerly to get the waves working, but not too strong!

Entry Form

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions

New Galley opening hours

The Galley is now open on a Tuesday evening, after

Social Sailing (alternate weeks with the tide), 1830 - 2100

And a Thursday evening, Saturday and Sunday, as usual

See Social pages for menus and further information

Sarah Goddard Jones - Memorial Service

Sarah Goddard Jones.

A Memorial Service is to be held in St Peter's Church, Newton at the end of Mary Twill Lane SA3 4RB, on Saturday the 24th August at 11:30am followed by refreshments at Mumbles Yacht Club.

This is the church where Sarah was christened.

Sarah will be sadly missed by all those that knew her.

Edward Ramsden MBE 1938-2019

Thu 1st Aug 2019 by Richard
I am so sorry to have to announce the death of Eddie Ramsden, a long standing, much respected, hard working member and former Commodore of this club. His family have asked the club to place the enclosed notice on the website and we are so saddened but honoured to comply. Richard Lewis, Commodore

On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, Edward Ramsden, loving husband and father of three children, passed away at the age of 81.

Edward (Eddie) was born May 20, 1938 in Pelaw, Tyne & Wear. Apart from a very brief stint working with his father on the railways, his career was dedicated to environmental health. He practiced in numerous roles throughout the country culminating in his position of Director of the Environment, Swansea which he retired from in the mid 1990’s. Additionally to this, he held a position at the Welsh Office and advised the UK government when required. For all the services he gave so readily to, he was awarded an MBE which he received at Buckingham Palace in 1996.

Eddie had many passions in life, not least of which was scootering in the 1950’s and 60’s with Jean, his fiancé and then wife. He also loved to walk the mountains of both the Lake District and the Brecon Beacons. His love of skiing took him to many parts of the world and allowed him to introduce numerous people to the sport by being a volunteer instructor at his local dry ski slope. The pleasure he took from photography, which he held from a young age, allowed him to record a lot of his life’s history as well as producing some beautiful shots which his family treasure. A long held ambition to play a musical instrument was fulfilled later in life when he learnt to play the ukulele and he had some great times with the ukulele clubs he and Jean joined. His passion for sailing, however, deserves a paragraph of its own.

Learning with South Shields Sea Scouts at a young age, Eddie sailed, and was involved in the administration of the sport, most of his life. From the early 1970’s he was heavily involved with the GP14 class association and he travelled the country competing in the class events. In 1976, coincidentally at a place he would move to just four years later, he was made President of the GP14 International Class Association. Later, he was to become a Trustee of the class, a position he held until his passing. In the 1960’s and 70’s he sailed at Greenlee Sailing Club in Northumberland. After moving to Wales, in the early 1980’s, he joined, and then became Commodore of, Mumbles Yacht Club where he established an RYA Training Centre during his tenure. Latterly he sailed at Llangorse Sailing Club where he relished the combination of inland racing and spectacular mountain views. Nationally, he became Chairman of the Welsh Yachting Association in the early 1980’s from where his involvement with the Royal Yachting Association increased progressively, culminating in him becoming Chairman of the RYA followed by Chairman of the Paralympic Steering Committee. For these services and more, he was awarded an Honorary Life Membership Award by President of the RYA, HRH The Princess Royal. Eddie also took great pleasure in being able to see the very highest level of sailing by becoming an ISAF International Judge which took him to some superb international Olympic class events. All of this involvement resulted in him meeting hundreds of people and making many great friends.

Eddie leaves behind his wife Jean, his three children, Judith, John and Alistair, his four Grandchildren Jonathan, James, Flynn and Toby and his Great Grandson Isaac.

A funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 14th 2019, at Mountsett Crematorium, Dipton at 2.45pm. Family flowers only please. If you would like to give a donation in lieu of flowers then the family would appreciate it if it could go to Macmillan Cancer Support or Marie Curie please, both of which were unbelievable in the assistance they gave the family.

As Eddie’s wish was to have his ashes taken to Swansea, a Remembrance Service will be held in Mumbles, Swansea, with a date to be announced.

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