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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.

BCYC Pursuit Race 2019

The 2019 BCYC Pursuit Race will be held on Saturday 10th August.

Entry form

2019 BCYC Pursuit Race NOR

We would like to thank Dr Ron Austin who is sponsoring this year’s race by offering prize money for winning youth, yacht and overall winner.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st youth £50

1st dinghy (mono or multi) £50

1st yacht £50

Overall 1st place an additional £50

See also http://www.bcyc.co.uk/category/pursuitrace/

Can you help out with Newts week?

If you can help out during the week, if you haven't already done, so please email mumblesyachtclubtraining@gmail.com, and if you can please come to the briefing at 6pm on Wednesday the 17 July at 6pm. The galley will be open serving food as usual from the main menu and specials board.

Are you or your business interested in sponsoring Newts week?

This is a another bumper year, but every little helps as and we are keen to attract sponsorship.
For sponsorship of £500 or more, we can include your business name on the Newts week T shirts.
If you are interested in helping out however big or small please email mumblesyachtclubtraining@gmail.com.
Please note to include your business logo on T shirts we will need confirmation of sponsorship before the end of the month to allow for the order lead in period.

2019 MYC Regatta + photos/results

This years regatta is taking place on the 8th and 9th June 2019. This year it incorporates a Byte and an Osprey open.

The documents for this event are below:

There will be 6 races (3 per day) starting at 11:30am on the Saturday and 10:00am on Sunday.


Photos on site by Simon J

Photos on flickr by Simon J (same as on site but more resolution)

Photos on site day 2 by various

Please send us any photos you would like to have added to the site albums or any links to your own public albums etc.

74th AGM May 21st

Push The Boat Out BH Monday 27 May

Push The Boat Out is bank holiday Monday the 27 May 2019.

Please put the date in your diary, and if you think you can help in any way, on the water, on the shore, or in the Club let Andrew or Richard know.

We will let you know the date and time of the briefing asap.

Register to volunteer
See the Facebook Event

Book on the event


Power Boat, Safety Boat and First Aid Courses - dates

Please see below the dates for forthcoming powerboat and first aid courses.
I you would like to reserve a place please email mumblesyachtclubtraining@gmail.com soon as possible and we will be in touch with more details.
If haven't already done so please also complete the online application form that can be found on the training pages of the website.
•First Aid Course - Refresher – 2 Hours (1900 – 2100) on Thursday 28th March.
•Full First Aid Course – Date tbc 
•PB2 – 27th/28th April 2019
•PB2 – 25th/26th May 2019
•PB2 – 29th/30th June 2019
•PB2 – 05th/06th October 2019
•Safety Boat – 07th/08th December 2019 
Please remember that to participate you must be a member - the new membership form is now available on the website and hard copies are available in the Club.
The course price lists and further information is available on the training pages of the website.

New Dates - Laser Foiling Taster sessions - Apply Now

*New for 2019* We have a guest coach that will be running 2 two hour taster sessions on the Sat 11 and Sun 12 May 11am-1pm  (Each £30). Places are limited and you will be limited to the number of sessions you can participate in if we are over subscribed.

Please apply early. using the online Training application form and select 16+ Adult courses and Laser Foiling.

Please note the course is not restricted to 16+ we can take youth and adults.


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