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Welsh Rowing Coastal Championships

Sun 8th May 2022 by Tombrain

Mumbles Yacht Club will host it's first rowing event on 21st May. This will be a FISA class coastal rowing race offering CM1x, CW1x, CM2x, CW2x, CMix2x, CM4x+ and CW4x+ categories over a 6km course. The course will be set in Swansea Bay with the best views to be had from the MYC rooftop terrace.

Registration is open until 15th May. Go to the Welsh Rowing event page to register. Boats are available to hire from Swift and Kanghua. Please email Pete pete@rowingcentre.co.uk for Swift and Peter at Kanghua info@kanghuacoastal.com.

If you've not visited before, there's some information about Mumbles and where you can go here.

Chai Easter Sunday roast

Sun 10th Apr 2022 by Racheltudor

Join us this Easter Sunday for another delicious Chai Sunday roast. To book use this link, call the club on 01792369321 or pop into the bar.

Open Regatta and Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller

Welcome

We would like to welcome the Merlin Rockets back to Mumbles Yacht Club, along with all of the other classes who are coming to compete.

Hopefully you're looking forwards to coming, it's nice to be back in full swing running big sailing events again.

The line up currently looks like this, but is subject to change:

DateRace StartNo of RacesSocial
Sat 23rd April1100hrs3Galley 0830hrs
Bar open 1200hrs
Live music
Sun 24th April1100hrs3Galley open 0830hrs
Bar open 1200hrs
Prize Giving

If you're after the race documents, here they are:

What does it cost, and what do I get?

The cost of the event is £20 for double handers, £15 for single handers, providing that you register prior to the weekend. This is handy for us knowing who's coming, what prizes we need to get, things like that. It increases by £5 for on-the-day entries.

There's live music on Saturday night.

The galley will be open to purchase breakfast rolls both mornings, and available for food after racing.

The bar will be well stocked, and we have booked fine weather (although not as fine as last time the Merlins came, when it was a little glassy! Still, the dolphins in the bay did keep us amused, and the swimming was amazing!)

If you've not visited before, there's some information about Mumbles and where you can go here.

If you've got a camper van, as long as it fits in the car parking bays you can use it there (with appropriate pay and display), but for more space there's a car park a short walk away called Bracelet Bay car park, which the Council prefer you to use.

There are a number of great guest houses in Mumbles, along with plenty of camp sites on and around the Gower peninsula.

Looking forwards to seeing you all again!

Accommodation

A number of our members and friends have accommodation in the area, and some have put on special rates for you to come and stay during the event.

The Chapel House, offering event discount

Private rooms, dorms and private hire for up to 21 guests

Training 2022

Wed 2nd Mar 2022 by Racheltudor

It is that time of year already and applications are open for 2022 courses.
Youth Evening Training starts this year the week commencing the 09 May.

We plan to run beginner and intermediate youth courses on both a Monday and Wednesday evening. However places cannot be guaranteed and you are recommended to apply early.

When you apply you will have the option to select either a Monday or a Wednesday for intermediate and beginner course. Booking will automatically assign you to a group so please select the level appropriate for your child's ability. It is very difficult to ensure the quality of training if we have mixed ability groups and due to limited availability we may not be able to move your child's group.

Book below

Beginners - For sailors with little or no prior sailing experience (below stage 2) 

Intermediates - For sailors with a sailing ability above stage 2 (normally a minimum of 2 years sailing with MYC)

Adult Evening courses

Our 6 week adult courses will run on Thursdays from 5.30 / 6.00pm. The first course will start in 12 May, with a second course starting 30 June.

Please apply early if you are interested as this will help us to plan better, although we will accept applications up to two weeks before the course start dates.

Powerboat Courses

We have a 2-day powerboat level 2 course scheduled for 12/13 March.

Whilst spaces are limited (and available on a first come first served basis) we have a number of people due to complete their instructor training which will allow us to offer more courses moving forward.

Dates for the Calendar

Tuesday 1 MarchDinghy Training registration opens
Sunday 17 April Dinghy Training registration closes
Tuesday 26 April6-7.30pm Adult and Youth Enrolment evening
Wednesday 27 April6-7.30pm Adult and Youth Enrolment evening
Thursday 28 April7-9pm Coaches drivers and helpers briefing. (Please come along if you are planning or would like to help.)
Week commencing 09 May 10 week youth courses commence 17:30 hrs
Week commencing 09 May6 week adult beginner and intermediate sailing courses start.

Chai Sunday Lunches - March

Mon 28th Feb 2022 by Racheltudor

Chai is back at Mumbles Yacht Club serving 3 delicious Sunday Lunches this month please see dates and menus below:

Booking is essential. Members and guests welcome. Please call Connor on 01792 369321 to book yours.

Sunday 6th March:

Sunday 20th March:

Mother's Day - Sunday 27th March:

JOB VACANCY: CLUB MANAGER

Mumbles Yacht Club is located on the sea front at the south end of Mumbles, enjoying an enviable setting and wonderful views across Swansea Bay. We are ambitious, seeking to attract new members and are continuing to invest in the club to support future growth.

The club wishes to appoint a new Club Manager, replacing the current manager who is moving on to new challenges. The person appointed will have the expertise to manage the club bar and catering operation and the day-to-day operation of the clubhouse. They will have or prepared to obtain (at the Club’s expense) the Personal License qualification so that they can fulfil the Designated Premises Supervisor role and have relevant experience. We are seeking someone who is proactive and self-motivated, able to work on their own initiative and who will aim to drive the club forward and grow the business. A salary in the region of £22000 to £24000 per annum is payable, depending on experience, together with the possibility of bonus payments.

A job description, person specification and application form are attached below. To apply, please submit your application form detailing how you meet the requirements of the role and the person specification, by the 14th March 2022 to: The Honorary Membership Secretary, by email to mycmemsec@gmail.com.

Message from the Commodore

Club Manager

We are sorry to say that our Club Manager Connor Bedwell will be leaving us at the end of March. Connor has been a huge asset to the Club, and I am sure you will share my sentiments when I say that I will miss his warm welcome from behind the bar. We will be seeing Connor though after that as he is looking forward to visiting the Club as a member and enjoying the hospitality.

We will be advertising for a replacement very shortly; if you are interested or know someone who is, please contact us at: mycmemsec@gmail.com.

Please help

We have two important issues on which we would like to ask for your help.  

We are seeking a volunteer who is qualified or is prepared to qualify as a personal licence holder that would be able to backfill the role of Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) in the hopefully unlikely but possible event that the need arises, and support Landside in ensuring the club is fulfilling its responsibilities. I should add here that we do not expect the need for a DPS to arise urgently as Connor has confirmed that he will continue to fulfill that role until a replacement is appointed to the Club Manager position.

The DPS has day-to-day responsibility for the management of the business of selling alcohol. The Club Manager role includes the requirement to be the DPS, however by ensuring that we have the support of a qualified personal licence holder, we can ensure that if the Club Manager role is vacant for any period of time, then we can ensure our business continuity, and that person would also be able to help advise Landside and provide assurance with regard operations.

This sounds far more demanding than it actually is. What we need is someone who is a regular visitor to the club and lives local to it.  They will have an understanding of the business and of the social issues and potential problems associated with the sale of alcohol. There is training involved – one day – which MYC would of course pay for. More information can be found at: https://www.swansea.gov.uk/personallicences

If you are interested please contact us at: mycmemsec@gmail.com

The second issue is the Crowdfunding initiative. Members have already been generous, some of them amazingly so, but I am afraid we are still £600 short of the total we need to qualify for match funding. I am painfully aware that this is the first time since the present clubhouse was built that your Officers and Executive have come to the membership to request extra funding beyond the norm. This is because of a backlog of maintenance and the impact of the pandemic. Can I appeal to you all to contribute if you have not already done so or, if you have already contributed, to consider increasing your contribution. Please contribute if you can so that we do not lose the £1650 match funding and we can make these important improvements to your club. It will only take 60 contributions of £10, or 30 of £20 to reach our target. The deadline for contributions is 2pm on the 4 February 2022.

Here is the link to our crowdfunding page: crowdfunder.co.uk/emergency-fire-safety-improvements

Finally,

I have had some feedback that not everyone is receiving news. We will ensure that news is posted on the website, and we provide Facebook updates, but if you are not receiving emails and the newsletter, you can sign up to the newsletter below.

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In the meantime, can I offer the hope that you all get through the next few weeks fit and well and enjoy a long, fine and successful summer sailing, rowing or windsurfing.

                                        Richard F Lewis,

Commodore, Mumbles Yacht Club.

Chai Deli Sunday Lunches, 20th February 2022

Sunday Roast Menu

20th February 2022, 1.30 pm - 2 pm

  • Choice of Beef or Chicken

  • Vegetarian Option: Root Vegetable Tatin

Served with:

  • roast potatoes,
  • roast parsnips,
  • Yorkshire pudding
  • Chefs’ vegetable selection.
  • Homemade stuffing & Gravy.

Dessert Choice

  • Sticky Toffee Pudding with custard
  • Lemon Possett

£13.95 main course only

£16.95 main course and dessert.

Children main course only £6.50 / Main & Ice cream £8.00

Quiz Night at MYC

Wednesday 9th February, 7.30pm

£1 pp entry each

Grab a team and come on down

Members and guests welcome

Chai Deli are back at MYC with their delicious Sunday Lunches on 6th February 2022

The first one is Sunday 6th February 2022. Lunches served from between 1pm and 2pm.

Sunday Roast Menu - 6th February

  • Choice of Beef or Pork

  • Vegetarian Option: Vegetarian Wellington

Served with:

  • roast potatoes,
  • roast parsnips,
  • Yorkshire pudding
  • Chefs’ vegetable selection.
  • Homemade stuffing & Gravy.

Dessert Choice

  • Apple & Blackberry Crumble with custard
  • Black forest Gateau

£13.95 main course only

£16.95 main course and dessert.

Children main course only £6.50 / Main & Ice cream £8.00

Booking in advance is required. Members and their guests welcome.

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