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RC Laser Racing @ Abersoch

 

We currently have a fleet of around a dozen boats at present and the fleet continues to grow at a good pace.

Our meetings tend to be quite informal and friendly affairs and once everyone is on the water we have been having three or four races around a course laid out from the bank with three marks.

Our sailing waters are very varied, from our winter location at Bryn Cethin caravan park, to the inner and outer harbour at Abersoch.

Bryn Cethin has for the last couple of months provided a good meeting place on a Sunday morning for us to get to know our boats, the wind is pretty consistent and there is a handy path around the perimeter of the lake so boats can be relatively easily retrieved should something go wrong.

Bryn Cethin Lake

The Harbour at Abersoch is quite tidal and therefore relies on reasonable planning to make sure there is enough water to sail in. On a good spring tide there can be enough water to give 3 - 4 hours of good sailing. The nature of the inner harbour means the wind is often quite flukey and on big winter tides there is a lot of water movement which can make for some tricky sailing.

Inner Harbour, neap tide

The outer harbour offers a more consistent wind in both direction and strength. There were quite a few skippers out on 2nd January in very challanging conditions at the top end of the C rig with the gusts causing several "out of control" moments throughout the three races. The added hazard in the outer harbour is the number of trailing bits of line from mooring bouys, which makes mark rounding an interesting prospect at times!

Outer Harbour on a nice day!

To date all three venues have proved to offer much and varied sailing, in both experience and conditions. With the onset of the new season here in Abersoch we will unfortunately lose the use of the lake at Bryn Cethin from March onwards, however we hope to add another, more sociable venue, to our armoury. SCYC should offer a great location on a summers evening, a great viewing platform, great sailing if the weather is right, with the bonus of having a bar, for apres sailing libations!

SCYC from the water

We are currently working on becoming an MYA recognised club, when I suppose things might get a bit more serious and we may have some structured race series on our various local waters.

As an emerging club it would be good to hear from other clubs on how they have developed and maintained their RC Laser fleets over the years, and we'll extend a warm welcome to anyone who wants to turn up and join us, either as a regular or a visitor.

Give Tim a call on 01758 713900 or drop him an email

 

 

 

 

Latest News

22nd April 2021 - Well that was great. We saw around 40 boats on the water for our first week of Park & Launch in Abersoch. Blue skies were the order of the day and although it was quite chilly on the water it was great to see so many smiling faces return to the yard. We are now working on getting the rest of the boats ready for Mayday weekend, the first Abersoch Banky of the year! Hopefully the weather will play ball.

31st March 2021 - We reckon you'll be boating in Abersoch before too long. We are hoping to open our Park and Launch service in Abersoch on the 12th April 2021......we'll see you there for beers and boating!

 

11th March 2021 - When? Well we'd like to be open again from the 12th April which would be lovely. Whatever happens we will unfortunatley miss Easter 2021 due to lack of guidance from the Welsh First Minister and the stay local message which will be in place in England. We will be getting boats ready for the season over the next month so that as soon as you guys get the green light to be here we will be ready with boats and tractors to get you on the water. In the meantime, stay safe.