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CHRISTMAS AT MYC

Friday 10th December - National Christmas Jumper Day. Wear your best and join us for a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine. From 4pm

Sunday 12th December - Chai Deli serve their delicious Christmas meals, with all the trimmings! Sittings as 1pm and 4pm. Contact Connor on 01792369321 to book. Members and guests welcome. Please book by 8th December to avoid disappointment.

Christmas Lunch Menu

Sunday 12th December 2021

Starter

  • Locally smoked Salmon Mousse with Guinness & Treacle

 Soda Bread

  • Mediterranean Vegetable Tartlet

Main Course

  • Choice of Turkey or Beef, served with chipolata sausage wrapped in bacon

  • Vegetarian Option – Mushroom Wellington

Served with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, Yorkshire pudding and seasonal vegetable selection. Homemade Gravy & stuffing

Dessert Choice

  • Trifle
  • Christmas Pudding with white sauce
  • Christmas cheesecake

Tea/ Coffee served with our homemade mince pie

All Courses: £18.95          

Two Courses: £16.95 (Childs portion with Jelly & ice cream dessert £8.00)

Main course only £13.95   (Child portion available at £6.50 )    

Sunday 19th December - MYC and RNLI's annual children's Christmas party, 4pm - 6pm. Children's DJ, buffet and a visit from Santa. Please follow the link https://forms.office.com/r/Xf6Pz6nwyb. Booking is required.

Sunday 26th December - Boxing Day - Annual Christmas family quiz and raffle. Members and guests welcome. Quiz begins at 2pm.

The obituary notice of Jeffrey Hughes WILLIAMS

Mumbles Rowing Club Suddenly on Thursday 30th September at his home Jeff, beloved husband of the late Joan, much loved dad of Alastair and Matthew and partner Sarah. Dearest brother of Tim and brother-in-law to Bisi, cherished Bampi Jeff to Jamie, Ellie, Theo, Sienna, Hannah and Katie. Funeral Friday 29th October, service at Swansea Crematorium 2pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Cancer Research UK, c/o St. James Funeral Home, 31 St. James Gardens, Uplands, Swansea SA1 6DT. Tel: 01792 643840.

The obituary notice of Donald Thomas HOWELL

Notice Gallery for Donald Thomas HOWELL

Peacefully on Friday 15th October 2021, after a short illness at Campion Gardens Care Home, Donald; beloved husband of Sonia, cherished father of Chris and Martin, father in law of Kim and Jamie, brother of Margaret and much loved grandfather of Angharad, Daniel and Dylan. Donald worked for a number of years at the family business's Howell Poultry and The Shop, 4b Humphrey Street, Swansea. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral service to take place on Friday 29th October at 12.00 at Swansea Crematorium. The family would also like to invite you to join them after the service at Langland Bay Golf Club for refreshments. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to 'MND Association' may be sent to Francis Crick House, 6 Summerhouse Road, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6BJ or 'Dementia U.K' may be sent to 7th Floor, 1 Aldgate, London EC3N 1RE Further enquiries c/o William Pressdee Funeralcare Tel. 01792 366513

2021-2022 Racing Schedule

INTRODUCTION

Mumbles Yacht Club runs an extensive racing programme the whole year round.

Racing is split into various series - Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer and Evening, with catamaran and dinghy classes.

Throughout the summer, racing is weekly (or as weekly as possible depending on whether the sea decides to show up or not). The Spring series is scheduled as often as possible when tide and light allow. During the other series', it drops down to fortnightly.

Racing is open to all classes, all competitors, all levels. If you're unsure of what to do, come along and ask someone, we're a helpful bunch and our aim is to get as many boats on the water as possible.

There are perpetual trophies for the overall winners of each series, prizes for the youth champions, and a presentation evening where everything is given out the first Saturday in October.

Annual Events

The Gower Challenge is a weekend dedicated to long distance racing, starting with a long distance race to Oxwich and back, and then concluding with long distance races 'around the cans'.

It's a head to head between the cat and dinghy fleets!

There also a Mumbles Yacht Club Open Regatta, and a CYRC, which is a Youth regatta, and part of a regional series.

This year we are proud to be hosting the 4000 and Cherub 2022 National Championship

Push the boat out and Bart's Bash also make an appearance at the start and end of the season, although we've yet to get dates for them!

Championship Events

Mumbles Yacht Club has also hosted a number of National, European and world championships in the club, the more recent ones including:

  • 2008: F16 World Championship
  • 2014: Dart 18 European Championship
  • 2015: 4000 National Championship
  • 2015: Cherub National Championship
  • 2016: Osprey National Championship
  • 2016: F18 Nationals & Eurocup 2016
  • 2019: Byte National Championship
  • 2019: British Youth Sailing Regional Championships (Wales)
  • 2021: Dart 18 National Championships
  • 2022: 4000 and Cherub National Championships
  • 2023 and onwards: Currently open to requests, please email richard@mumblesyachtclub.co.uk

Results

2021-2022 SCHEDULE

Sunday racing starts at either 1030, 1400 or 1600 depending on the tide. We might squeeze the odd 1800 start in the summer. Evening racing starts at 1845.

Unless the series is in progress, all dates are provisional and subject to change.

Annual Events

DATETimeEventDocuments
TBCPush the boat outNot released
23rd-24th April Regatta plus Merlin Rocket Silver TillerNot released
21st-22nd May Gower ChallengeNot released
9th July CYRCNot released
18th-21st July 4000/Cherub National ChampionshipsNot released
24th-25th August Gower ChallengeNot released

To help along the way, we are organising the following courses around race management this year:

DateCourseDescriptionBooking link
5th MarchClub Race Officer CourseEver wondered how we do it? Ever wanted to help out but don't know what to do? Not to worry, this course is aimed at how to run races specifically at Mumbles Yacht Club.

Please come along to learn how to do it, and then we can spread the load around everyone.

We will fill in the rest of the OOD rota for the year after the course ;-)
9th-10th AprilRYA Mark Laying courseAimed at people who want to help out at events laying marks, this course shows you how to lay marks, how to position them using GPS, how to move them, and how to support the race management team to create a great event.

If you're interested, please come along, we need more people in the club that can mark lay at a good standard

Autumn series (October and November)

Dinghy - Graves Mason Cup. Multihull - Evening Post Cup

DATETimeRaceOOD
October 3rd1600Autumn 1 & 2Paul Hemsworth and Rachael Meddick
October 10th1030Autumn 3 & 4Steve Ace
October 17th1600Autumn 5 & 6Tim & Sue
October 24th1030Autumn 7 & 8Kevin Alderman
October 31st1400Autumn 9 & 10John & Tobias Shapton
November 14th1400Autumn 11 & 12Alex Shaw
November 28th1030Autumn 13 & 14Dave C & Simon E

Winter series (December to March)

Dinghy - Mintex Helmsman Cup. Multihull - Vernon Hopkins Challenge Trophy.

DATETimeRaceOOD
12th December1030 Winter 1 & 2Richard Woffinden
9th January 1030Winter 3 & 4Tony & Jo
23rd January 1030Winter 5 & 6Paul Hemsworth & Rachael Meddick
6th February1030Winter 7 & 8Steve Ace
13th February1400Winter 9 & 10Tim & Sue
27th February1400Winter 11 & 12Kevin Alderman
13th March1400Winter 13 & 14John & Tobias Shapton
27th March1400Winter 15 & 16Alex Shaw

Spring series (April to June)

Dinghy - Treasure Cup. Multihull - Osprey Bowl

DATETimeRaceOOD
10th April1400Spring 1 & 2TBC
17th April1800Spring 3 & 4TBC
1st May1800Spring 5 & 6TBC
8th May1030Spring 7 & 8TBC
15th May1600Spring 9 & 10TBC
29th May1600Spring 11 & 12TBC
5th June 1030Spring 13 & 14 TBC
12th June1600Spring 15 & 16TBC
19th June1030Spring 17 & 18TBC
26th June1030Spring 19 & 20TBC

Evening series (May to first week of September)

Dinghy - Osprey Cup. Multihull - Margaret Davies Cup.

DATETimeRaceOOD
5th May18:45Evening 1 & 2TBC
12th May1845Evening 3 & 4TBC
19th May1845Evening 5 & 6TBC
26th May1845Evening 7 & 8TBC
2nd June1845Evening 9 & 10TBC
16th June1845Evening 11 & 12TBC
30th June1845Evening 13 & 14TBC
14th July1845Evening 15 & 16TBC
28th July1845Evening 17 & 18TBC
11th August1845Evening 19 & 20TBC
25th August1845Evening 21 & 22TBC
8th September1845Evening 23 & 24TBC

Summer series (July to September)

Dinghy - Tivoli Challenge Cup. Multihull - Roger Williams Cup.

DATETimeRaceOOD
3rd July1030Summer 1 & 2TBC
10th July1400Summer 3 & 4TBC
27th July1030Summer 5 & 6TBC
24th July1400Summer 7 & 8TBC
31st July1030Summer 9 & 10TBC
7th August1400Summer 11 & 12TBC
28th August1800Summer 13 & 14TBC
4th September1030Summer 15 & 16TBC
18nd September1030Summer 17 & 18TBC

See you on the water!

Fireworks around the Bay, with Hot Dogs

Friday 12th November, come down to the club to watch the fireworks from around the bay in comfort. Galley will be open for hot dogs 6pm - 8pm

Presentation Evening - October 16th

Thu 7th Oct 2021 by Richard

It's 2021, we're allowed to get together again, and it's the time of year that we normally do our Prize Giving.

If you've got a trophy, please return it (polished if possible) so that we can hand it out to the new owner for the year.

Please come along and join us for dinner, or just sit around and enjoy the thrill of the evening.

Dinner is provided by Chai, please indicate your menu choices below.

Price is £14.95 for 2 courses.

Book Here: https://forms.office.com/r/BSPHZ2EDQ6

Saturday 1230: RNLI vs MYC Annual Cricket Match

It's that time of year again, where we all head up to Mumbles Cricket Club en-mass for a great afternoon of playing, watching, eating, drinking.

There are things for the kids to keep them amused, and it's a great time to mingle with the rest of the club members, along with the guys n gals from the RNLI.

It's always a great event, and there's some great cricket to watch. There's some rubbish cricket too .... but that's always the case.

Hopefully see you there.

Saturday 0900: Flo Tovey sets off sailing to Ilfracombe... IN HER TOPPER!

My name is Flo Tovey, I am a 12 year old sailor and a member of the Welsh Topper sailing squad.

On the 18th of September 2021 I am going to be sailing across the Bristol channel which is approximately 24 miles. 

I'm doing this to raise awareness and money for https://www.themaidenfactor.org/

If you're about tomorrow morning, it would be great to give her a good send off, either on or off of the water.

If you're qualified, I'm sure that you could take out one of the club ribs as far as the pier to wave her off, get in contact with the usual people if you'd like to.

I'm sure that if you'd like to pop out on any craft - rowing, sailing, power or otherwise, she'd love the support.

BANK HOLIDAY OPENING

It's Bank Holiday and the sun is shining! And we have the best roof terrace in Mumbles.

Club is open the usual hours and will also be opening early on Monday.

Friday 27th September 1500 - 2200

Saturday 28th September 1200 - 2200

Sunday 29th September 1200 - 1900

Monday 30th September 1200 - 2100

Sunday Lunch with Chai Deli

Sunday 26th September, 12.30 - 1.30 pm

Booking and paying in advance is required. Contact Connor on 01792369321

MENU

  • Choice of Beef or Lamb

  • Vegetarian Option Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

Served with:

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

Dessert Choice

  • Maple & Pecan Tart
  • Trifle

£12.95 main course only 

£15.95 main course and dessert.

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