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General Discussion / Meals on Keels
« Last post by KeithS on December 17, 2020, 03:46:56 PM »
My name is Rosa and I am delighted to be sharing my first cookbook with you.  It combines my passion for sailing and cooking and was devised as a result of creating an RYA Training Centre on Anglesey run by my husband, an  RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.  Aspiring sailors enjoy preparing delicious dishes with ease when provided with a recipe and ingredients as well as appreciating the pleasure of a well cooked meal at the end of a day's sailing.  Their requests for the recipes encouraged me to compile this book and I hope that your members would enjoy browsing and cooking these recipes on board.

I would be very grateful if you would forward this message to your members introducing this recently published cookbook, Meals on Keels, a culinary journey afloat, preparing good food in confined spaces. 

It is an ideal gift for a skipper or crew at Christmas, or for celebrations and prizes.  For your ease I have attached a link to the book on Amazon which may be helpful to  members.

With thanks in advance

Kind regards


Rosa Mari Edlin Williams
General Discussion / Merry Christmas
« Last post by Pete Terek on December 14, 2020, 08:03:59 PM »
       Peter & Barbara Morrish send Christmas greetings to the President, Flag Officers, and all the Members of Wallasey Yacht Club.
          We also wish you all a  Very Happy and covid free New Year, may 2021 be good for us all.

    Peter& Barbara
General Discussion / WYC - Club Update / Covid-19 14/10/20
« Last post by KeithS on October 14, 2020, 09:16:52 AM »
Hi Everyone,

Message from the Commodore & Committee


To comply with the recent change in Government Restrictions which came into force on the 14th October 2020 we have unfortunately had to close the Club again until futher notice.

Members wishing to access the club yard and workshop only can continue to do so, however for 'track and trace' purposes can you enter your details please in the log book inside the front entrance.


We are hoping to issue the next newsletter before Christmas provided we have enough contributions, so if you have any news stories etc please contact Mike Tomkins either by phone 638 3326 or email
General Discussion / Adam Kinghall - Hurley 22
« Last post by KeithS on September 07, 2020, 09:33:14 AM »
Hurley 22
I am looking to give my Hurley 22 twin keel yacht away free to a good home, however it needs restoration. It is presently on my drive in Thurstaston, Wirral.
There are also its anchor, spars, sails etc.
If anyone is interested in taking it please could they contact me at or my mobile 07919203106.
Please see attached 2 current photos of it.

Kind regards,
General Discussion / Anthony Hannay - Disposal of Dinghies
« Last post by KeithS on August 25, 2020, 10:00:40 AM »
I have taken the sad decision to get rid of my sailing kit.  I am not looking to sell but for a donation by one or more WYC members to New Brighton RNLI.  Both dinghies have don good years of service and, I believe, remain serviceable after some repairs.  The yellow one, a With/Bonwitco dinghy (Type 300 No. 798 – about 3.75m LOA), needs only the plywood plate for mounting an outboard and a bit of TLC to gelcoat and paint to taste.  The white one (make unknown about 2.85m LOA) needs more – a project to refasten the timber parts (replacing the gunwhales and the bow knee for sure).
I also have a 10lb kedge anchor and a good 20 fathom towing line or anchor warp.  Everything to be taken as seen.

Contact Anthony Hannay The Stray, School Lane Neston CH64 7TX
(T) 0151 353 1755,
(M) 07768 746030

Also poster on the Club notice board.
General Discussion / Seabird 81 Egret
« Last post by KeithS on July 22, 2020, 02:03:56 PM »
Jonathan Clarke from Treaddur Bay Sailing Club and owner of Seabird 81 Egret has sent me an email regarding the proposed sale.

He has moved overseas and now lives in New Zealand and is wanting to sell. Egret has been in indoor storage for the last 6 years, and he wants to investigate if there would be any interest from either the club or individuals in buying her. 'She is a beautiful boat, and I would be loathe to see her go, but she ought to be sailed'.

If anyone who is interested in buying her let me know and I'll forward you his email address.

Keith Stewart
Hon Secretary
General Discussion / Clipper Race 2019 - 2020 Postponed Update 01/04/20
« Last post by KeithS on April 01, 2020, 01:59:14 PM »
Clipper Race organisers have announced that Legs 6, 7 and 8 of the race will resume in February next year from the Philippines. Actual date to be confirmed.
Steph is intending to rejoin the race to complete Leg 6 from Subic Bay to Sanya, Zhuhai, Qingdao and then across the Pacific Ocean to Seattle.
General Discussion / Clipper Race 2019 - 2020 Postponed Update 17/03/20
« Last post by KeithS on March 17, 2020, 04:16:29 PM »
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak situation around the globe the Clipper Race Team have decided to postpone Legs 6, 7 and 8 until later this year. Crews will have the opportunity to re-join the race if they are able. The yachts are currently laid up in Subic Bay in the Philippines and crews have been left to make their own arrangements for getting home, which is proving difficult.

Steph has managed to get a flight from Manilla to London leaving in the next two days and will probably then have to quarantine herself !!
General Discussion / Seabird Association AGM & Dinner
« Last post by Pete Terek on March 14, 2020, 09:36:26 AM »
   SEABIRD AGM 21st March 2020

  Just to let members know the above has been cancelled/postponed to later in the year.
   New officers will be elected by " a proxy ballot" then ratified at the AGM when it can be held.

  Pete M
General Discussion / Clipper Race 2019 - 2020 Update 10/03/20
« Last post by KeithS on March 10, 2020, 05:26:21 PM »
The coronavirus has changed our plans a little and we are now of course not going to China. Plan B was a stopover in Japan or South Korea and that too is also out of the question.

We leave in the morning (it's evening now here/8 hours ahead) for a race west of the Philippines and back. A short 900nm race which will take 4 or 5 days. We then return here to the beautiful Subic Bay before leaving on 21 March to cross the Pacific Ocean directly from here.

It will now be 6500nm directly across and around 30-35 days at sea all being well. I will arrive into Seattle late April. I envisage our skipper taking us as far north as racing rules will allow before heading east across the ocean. We may also play out Joker card which can be used once across the whole race and doubles your points for that leg.

I have mini eggs in my bag to celebrate Easter with!

Hope everyone is well and preparations for the sailing season are under way. I'm home mid May to join in all the fun!

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