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Yes, it's true!   Llyn Brenig Sailing Club have now made it to the top five of all sailing clubs in the UK for the 2016 RYA Club of the Year Award. The only club in Wales!

We have been invited to attend the final awards ceremony on 5th March at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy show at Alexandra Palace.  At that ceremony, the outright winner will be announced.

This is a fantastic achievement, especially on top of last year's award for top Welsh club for participation. Well done to everyone. Hurrah!

Andrew Roberts as club Commodore, together with Steve Kitchen, Andrew and Harry Pulford will be attending to officially represent the club.

If any others would like to attend the show and observe the ceremony and see all the exhibits, then tickets can be purchased online at

Meanwhile, the new sailing season is nearly on us. During February we are hosting the Welsh National & Regional Feva squads (20th / 21st) and the Welsh Regional Oppie squad (27th / 28th) so we are already getting underway.

Don't forget to renew your membership before the end of February to qualify for the 25% discount!!!

Onwards and Upwards. Start sorting out your kit!

204 Visitors take to the Water
May 2015
It was fantastic to see so many people attend our club open day this May bank holiday. With 204 taking to the water, a new club record was set! Following the day we have seen an influx of course bookings so please book your learn to sail courses as soon as possible.
Commodores Restoration Project
April 2015
Our commodore has been working on a restoration project. Any tips and tricks can be found
here. There may be a subsequent article on how to sail a boat like this?
RYA Award Winning Club
March 2015
It has this week been announced that Llyn Brenig Sailing Club has won the coveted
RYA Cymru "Club of the Year Award for Participation"
This award was won in competition with all the other sailing clubs in Wales and was based on our activities in 2014. Last year was challenging for the club as a result of the lowering of the water level, which makes this recognition of our achievements even more well deserved. Well Done to All!

At the same time Llyn Brenig Youth Member Jack Shepherd has been awarded the RYA Cymru Young Coach of the Year Award. Very Well Done Jack!
174 Visitors attend Club Open Day
May 5th 2014
Record numbers of visitors attended our club open day on May Bank holiday. With 136 taking to the water. Photos of the day have are available
Club History Download
Former Commodore Paul Oliver has put together a history of Llyn Brenig Sailing Club. As members continue to write the next chapters,
click here to see how far we've come!
2013 Welsh Zone Championships 2013, New Quay

The weekend of 28-29 September saw Brenig junior and youth sailors out in force at the Welsh Zone Championships. As one of the major qualifying event for Welsh Squads, it was the largest zone champs in the UK this year.
Saturday saw light, shifty winds for the first two races with the weather building to see gusts of up to 20 mph and a 1m swell on the main fleet course for the third race of the day. Sunday saw champagne sailing conditions for the Main Fleet, although it was extremely light for the Regatta fleet sailing closer to the shore.
In the Regatta fleet, Tom Watson secured second place in a fleet of 22 Optimists and Loerie Williams finished 7th overall (out of 16) and third girl in the Toppers. A superb result for both at their first major event.
Meanwhile out in the Main Fleets, Brenig juniors were out in force. In a Topper fleet of 36 sailors, Charlotte Watson finished 4th overall and 1st girl, closely followed by Harry Pulford in 7th place .New Topper sailors William Jukes Bennett and Elsie Holley braved the main fleet and had a great first national event.and 1st under 13. After spending nearly all season off the water with an ankle injury, Alex Watson finished a respectable 18th place.


The club was represented in the Optimist main fleet by Kai Woolgram, Eddie Holley and Elli Williams. Kai claimed the highest club position in this fleet, 12th out of 39.


Over in the General Handicap Fleet, Jack Shepherd and Chelsea Jackson competed in their Laser Radials finishing 20th and 21st respectively, out of a mixed fleet of 33 boats. Not bad considering most of the top third of the fleet already in the Welsh Performance Squad.

For full results click here

Junior Update 2013
Posted 12th Septemebr 2013
· At the Optimist Inlands in May Kai won the under 11 category (I know this has already been reported, but always worth another mention!)

· Kai, Eddie, Elli, William and Benjamin have been out on the Optimist national circuit and all took part in the Optimist Nationals in Largs
· Jack, Charlotte and Harry have been active on the Topper Nationwide circuit all year; all have shown improvement in their results over the 4 events consistently in the top half (at least) of the fleet.
· Alex started the year with an impressive top 20 finish in his Topper 4.2 rig against the 5.3 sailors at the Datchett Nationwide. An injury has put him out of action for much of the rest of the season.
· Jack was second Laser 4.7 in the Welsh Laser Nationals in June. Chelsea was third and first girl at the same event in the Laser Radial fleet.
· Chelsea won the Bala Laser Open on a stormy day in July that saw just two boats completing all the races.
· Charlotte, Harry and Jack represented the club at the Topper Nationals in Weymouth at the beginning of August. Jack was the second most improved Topper sailor, climbing 166 places on his 2012 results.
· During the same week, and a little further along the south coast at Paignton, Chelsea competed in the Laser Nationals.
· Jack has been selected as one of 12 sailors for the Topper National Youth Squad 2013-14
· Our juniors had podium finishes in the Club Youth Race Circuit hosted at Llyn Brenig in June:
o Tom Watson was 3rd and 1st Optimist in the Regatta fleet
o Else was 4th and 1st girl sailing Topper also in the Regatta fleet.
o 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the Optimist Silver fleet were claimed by Kai, Eddie and Elli.
o Charlotte dominated the Topper Gold fleet at Llyn Brenig, with a very convincing win.
o Chelsea won the General Handicap fleet sailing Laser Radial, with Jack hot on her heels claiming second place in his Radial.
· Fewer juniors were able to attend the second event in the series, held over 2 days at Clewedog. However Kai, Chelsea and Jack made strong showings in their fleet, with Kai winning Optimist Silver, while Chelsea claimed first and Jack was second in the General Handicap fleet.
· With 2 of the 5 events completed, Llyn Brenig is just in the lead for the 2013 CYRC Club Trophy.
Dennise comes home second at Clywedog
What a great weekend for the second CYRC and ARC, Mary Gowers is a legend, she worked from friday evenning onwards to ensure everything went well.

A big thanks to all the Coaches that ran training for Asymetrics, Lasers, Toppers and Oppies. the training on the saturday truely was excellent.
Sunday gave an overcast start with light winds from the south of east. this gave tricky winds with the main fleet start line positioned in the lea of the right hand shore. the morning three races went off with mixed results for all, jack got two firsts and a second and chelsea two seconds and a third. there was a tera in the main fleet and in race two managed to pick up a win in the second.  over lunch it was recognised that the course needed to be changed and the windward mark was positioned further into the middle of the lake and the start was moved away from the sheltered right shore. this proved to balance the sailing removing the flucky right side of the course. The wind stayed through the afternoon allowing two further races to take place, only dropping as the last of the general handicap came in.  the race results for the  afternoon were chelsea two firsts with Jack second in both, Ben Rolfe from Clywedog was consistantly around third and picked up third overall in General Handicap, Chelsea won on countback an Jack came second.  Brenig did not have a great turn out at this event however thoses that did attend did well. Kai Wolgram had a great day winning the Oppie gold fleet. In the Arc Dennise was second in a topper 4.2 (our first ever competitor in this competition), pipped to the top Prize by Simon Jones and his wife sailing Clywedogs wayfarer.
Clywedog once again put on a great event, making everyone welcome with thier Commadore Lorraine doing allsorts from helping launch to selling Bacon sarnies and presenting the prizes.  Although conditions can be flucky for sailing this is definatley an event not to be missed, cheap camping, a bar-b-q and local ales in the bar plus very friendly club members who went out of their way to deliver this event. I cannot wait for their next one. GJ

Anglsey Offshore Trophies come to Brenig
Paul Oliver and Mike Hardie with the Anglsey Offshore Trophies (2012 Winners). Paul and Mike have lead the charge of Llyn Brenig Sailors bring home some of the most prestigious trophies in the sport.

Brenig Junior wins Optimist National Trophy
20th May 2013
We hope you will join us in sending congratulations to all the Brenig junior sailors who took part in the Optimist National Inland Championships at Grafham Water Sailing Club last weekend. Llyn Brenig was well represented by Elli Williams, Eddie Holley, William and Benjamin Jukes-Bennett and Kai Wolgram. The event attracts over 250 sailors under the age of 15. In the under 11 year old category, Kai won the 'Jeremy Strugnell' trophy for top sailor. Kai is hoping to train hard so that me might win the trophy again next year because he will still be under 11. He has already spotted that the last person to do this was Claire Lasko over 12 years ago in 1999 and 2000.


Kai and his family recorded their thanks to Llyn Brenig Sailing Club for its support with IOCA (International Optimist Class Association) race camps this year. Proud mum, Justine, said “The opportunity for lake water race training with such a high standard of coaching cannot be underestimated and has definitely been a huge contributing factor towards Kai's performance at the Inlands this weekend. Kai is very proud to be flying the flag for such a supportive club!”

Topper Nation Wide 1 report
14th April 2013
First national Topper event of the 2013 season took place over the weekend of 13/14 April at Datchet Water Sailing Club near Windsor. Brenig was represented by Jack, Charlotte and Harry in the 5.3 rig, and Alex in the 4.2’s. F4 gusting F5 winds on both days and 4 races on Saturday with another 2 on Sunday put our sailors to the test. And they didn’t let us down. All finished in the top two thirds of the fleet of 190 with some excellent individual race results around the top third. A special mention goes to Alex who was one of the few 4.2 sailors who stayed out for all 6 races, with a storming final race against the 5.3 rigs finishing 23rd in his flight and 1st 4.2 Topper of the event.

Brenig win the CYRC
15th December 2012

Throughout 2012 Llyn Brenig young sailors have competed in the CYRC (Club Youth Racing Circuit). The twelve clubs competing against each other were Pwllheli, Clywedog, Llyn Brenig, Port Dinorwic, Red Wharf Bay, Shotwick, Gresford, St Davids College, Bala, Rhydal Penrhos, Llandudno and Rhyl. The junior team travelled to Clywedog, Red Wharf Bay, Port Dinorwic as well as sailing in our own event, which set a new record for CYRC participation, with 88 sailors taking to the water.

Winning the competition by the narrowest of margins. Well done to all who represented LBSC
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CYRC Series Prize Winners:
st Topper Gold Fleet – Harry Pulford
st Topper Silver and Overall Topper Winner – Jack Shepherd
nd Topper Silver – Charlotte Watson
rd Topper Silver – Holly Jones
nd Optimist Silver Fleet – Alex Watson
st Oppie Training Fleet – Ellie Williams
nd Oppie Training Fleet – David Jones
rd General Handicap Fleet – Chelsea Jackson
Helping Hand Award – Rudy Chadwick-Smith

Biggest Junior Team Set New Record at Bala
10th September 2012

The Brenig Team were out in force at the North Wales Onboard Festival on 8th and 9th September.  Two days of racing started off slowly with a postponement on Saturday morning while the mist lifted, then waiting for some wind.  The afternoon, however, proved to be gloriously sunny and provided ideal wind conditions for those new to racing.  All boats were issued with orange team coloured flight ribbons, and many sailors and their parents also donned orange apparel, and by the end of the day members of the “Tangerine Machine” had posted some very respectable results.
Sunday saw a huge increase in the winds, with the highest gust registered at 32.7 mph at 12:57 hours, and the highest wind speed (10 minute average) of 27.6 mph (Force 6) at 13:06.  The Onboard Fleets used the opportunity to do some training, while the Gold and Silver Fleets managed to fit in a few more races in what was probably the maximum winds it is possible to go out in!  There were plenty of tales to tell when they came in, with congratulations for all those who stayed upright.
With results in, the club was awarded 2nd Onboard and Overall club in North Wales.  What a Team!  Individual results are below:
Optimist OnBoard Fleet Corrine: 2nd Elsie: 3rd Tom: 6th
Out of 15! So well done guys! First event for Corrine, plus Tom was youngest sailor on the water - so an extra well done to both!
Topper OnBoard Fleet Jake: 3rd Daniel: 26th
Out of 27, and first event for Daniel.  Another great result!
General Handicap OnBoard Fleet
Delilah and Loerie, sailing their Mirror: 2nd Adrian in his Challenger: 4th
Out of 7.  And a first outing for the Mirror girls!
Optimist Silver Fleet Ellie: 1st Eddie: 4th
David :6th

Optimist Gold Fleet Alex: 5th
Topper Silver Fleet
Harriet: 12th
Isabelle: 14th
Out of 18.  Yet another couple of Brenig sailors at their first event.
Topper Gold Fleet
Harry: 1st
Jack: 2nd
Charotte 4th – and 1st Girl
Holly 5th – and 2nd Girl
Jake: 3rd Daniel 26th Out of 27 so again first event for Daniel! Another great result!

Last but not least! Brenig won 2nd club overall! Well done everyone! Next year hopefully we'll pull in 1st! Congratulations to all sailors again! And photos will follow hopefully around Thursday when I get my computer back! Thanks to all the volunteers as well!

26th August 2012

Tangerine Machine Triumphs at Bala

We only just managed to scramble together a team for the Topper 6 hour race at Bala on 23rd August, but we had 3 keen Brenig sailors: Jack Shepherd, Jake Bolton and Holly Jones – going by the team name of “The Tangerine Machine”.
Jack took the first leg, sailing for an hour and a half. He got a cracking start, first to the windward mark and continued to forge ahead so that at the end of his leg the Tangerine’s were a whole lap ahead of the other teams.
Jake took over and extended our lead in his hour of sailing, even with difficult wind shifts at the windward mark. Holly took over from Jake and did an incredible two hours of racing by the end of which our lead had increased to two laps!
Holly came off the water Jake took the boat for the next hour. Chester A team had put out their star sailor who had been sailing topper for a couple of years, whereas this was only Jake’s second race. Chester’s sailor managed to overtake Jake on one of the marks. Chester had closed the gap, but were still one lap behind.
It was all up to
Jack now as the two sailors changed over for the final hour. Jack gained and gained until finally he overtook Chester A on a wind shift that the others failed to realise. With the Brenig boat out in front, a horn sounded the end of the event.
The Tangerine Machine won with a lap and a half to spare, bringing home another trophy for Brenig’s imaginary trophy cabinet (hint, hint!). Not only that, the team had also taken 2 of the 3 fastest timed laps!
It was a great team effort, a really fun event and we made some new friends with junior members of other local clubs.
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Brenig Sailors Lead with a bang 7th August 2012
A fantastic week for Brenig sailors leading the way. Paul Oliver and Mike Hardie lead the way in the Anglesey offshore dinghy week beating a fleet of cica 50 boats. Whilst a multi leg event between Team Brenig and Rhyl Yacht club saw Brenig lift the ‘Brhyl’ cup for the first time. The event was a great success despite the elements throwing a thunder storm at the mixed fleet on day one. Thankfully the sun shone at Rhyl. Take a look at Rhyls Facebook page for lots of great photos.

Weather Station is Back 16th July 2012
The LBSC weather station is now back up and running. Thanks to all who helped with the new computer.
update 7th August The weather station has now been restarted again, apologies.

Llyn Brenig Junior Sailors start 2012 with a splash! 4th June 2012
The North Wales Club Youth Racing Circuit launched for the 2012 season at Clywedog Reservoir on 2nd and 3rd June. A team of 8 juniors from Llyn Brenig Sailing Club made the trip to race dinghies from other North Wales clubs. The team aged from 6 to 16, raced in singlehanded Optimist, Topper and Laser classes.

The weekend started with light winds on Saturday. Over night Llyn Brenig held first place in all fleets. The wind picked up on Sunday and was accompanied by heavy rain. The final results were Elli Williams (12) a pupil at Brynhyfryd School, 1st in Optimist Training Fleet, 2nd placed was David Jones. Alex Watson (10) from Ysgol Llanfair DC, 1st in Optimist Silver Fleet and St David’s pupil, Harry Pulford (10) 1st in Optimist Gold Fleet. In the Topper Silver Fleet, Jack Shepherd was placed 2nd and St Brigid’s Charlotte Watson (12) 3rd. Chelsea Jackson (15) from Welshpool won the General Handicap fleet in a Laser 4.7. The team and especially team Brenig’s youngest sailor, Tom Watson (6) from Llanfair DC, thoroughly enjoyed the weekend of sailing and socializing in a beautiful setting!

If you like the idea of joining in the fun with Team Brenig, there are two more opportunities to learn to sail at Llyn Brenig this summer. A 4 week Onboard Learn to Sail course, runs over 4 Saturday mornings, starting on June 16th. There is also a 2 day, RYA Level 1 Start Sailing course on 28th and 29th July. See the Training Pages for more information.

Photo – Clockwise from front – Tom Watson, David Jones, Holly Jones, Elli Williams, Charlotte Watson, Gaz (Team Mascot), Jack Shepherd, Harry Pulford, Chelsea Jackson, Alex Watson.

New Till Instructions
Members volunteering for galley duty may find the new short guide to driving the till useful? click here to download a copy.

Chelsea’s off to Austria - Bring us back a cuckoo clock!1st May 2012

Following weekend events at Lymington, Weymouth and Datchet over the last few months Chelsea has qualified for the Laser 4.7 europeans. The event is in Austria at a place called Breitenbrunn, the lake is 7km wide and 35km long, the south end is actually in Hungary.  The event takes place in August and we are driving there ( only 2400 miles round trip).  Like other club members Chelsea is at the Eric Twiname event and also at national championships in July which are in Abersoch, come on Brenig sailors, dust off your lasers and have a great weeks sailing!!!!!!!!!!


Sailing Cancelled due to difficult conditions! 29th April 2012

Elli Takes Second and First Girl in Pwllheli
Well done to all of Brenig who entered the Welsh Youth & Juniors results are very good! Here's a list of all Brenig contestants!
Optimist Regatta fleet:
Elli came a fantastic 2nd out of 11 (and won first girl)
Eddie got 5th out of 11
Topper Regatta Fleet
In the Topper regatta fleet Jack came 6th out of 10!!!
Optimist Main Fleet:
Harry came 26th out of 54
Charlotte came a commendable 32nd out of 54
Alex also did very well and came 49th out of 54
General Handicap Regatta fleet:
Adrian and Jamie Whiteley came 4th out of four in Adrian's Challenger
For full results click here
Elli Collects Trophies for Optimist Regatta Fleet
Well done all of Team Brenig!!!
Brenig Optimist Sailors Selected for Eric Twiname -12th April 2012
Two Llyn Brenig Optimist Sailors have been selected to take part in the 2012 Eric Twiname championsips, as part of the Welsh team. Ten year olds, Harry Pulford and Alexander Watson will join six sailors from South and West Wales in the optimist class.
Pob lwc Cymru !
The Brenig Phantom Strikes Again - 27th March 2012
Final results for the early season series are now published. Phantom sailor Andrew Roberts secured a quick double winning both the Ice Breaker handicap and the Chilly Chase. The series was capped with some fabulous March weather with racing taking place alongside the North Wales Optimist squad training.

Warm welcome to 2012 season 11th March 2012

Well done to everyone that made the start line, without a shakedown week it was a little frantic getting boats on the line.  Racing got under way in a light but sailable wind from the north, the sun was out; it felt like summer.  The new start flags courtesy of  Angela Blood looked fantastic. There is a new Phantom at the lake and it goes like stink!!!!!!.  On corrected time Andrew Roberts won from Christian Blood with Paul Oliver and Mike Hardy first over the line but third on corrected time.  The remainder of the fleet struggled to finish in a dying wind, the last dingies over the line sailing on what looked like glass.   The fleet took lunch and enjoyed the sunshine, unfortunatly the wind did not come back and boats got put away until next week. There was a lot of behind the scenes activity with buoys being recovered, work on the galley taking place and checks on the pontoon, thanks to all those that gave their time on what was probably one of the warmest march days ever sailed at the lake. 

Last two place available on Power Boat Level 2 Course 29th Feb 2012
Members wanting to get skilled up this season are encouraged to book now as only two places are now available on the power boat course. If you would like to grab one of these places please get in touch with Steve Kitchen or David Walto ASAP!

Chelsea Shows Personality Shines 29th Feb 2012
Chelsea was recently awarded 1st runner up in the Montgomeryshire under 18's sports personality of the year, the most keenly contested catagory of the night.  This was followed up with a very creditable 13th in the first Laser 4.7european qualifier that took place at Royal Lymington Yacht Club.  The pick of her results were an 8th in the second race and a 4th in the third.  Tides played a big role and some dedicated study as well as a shout from the overall winner Tom Joesbury to "bang right!!!!!!".The next event is in march at the Olympic venue of Weymouth with the final qualifier at Datchet in April, watch this space.  Powys-20120227-00030

Commodores Newsletter 25th February 2012
Click here to view the latest copy of the Commodores Newsletter
Club Site Development Plans Available for Consultation 25th February 2012
Draft plans of how Llyn Brenig Sailing club could look, after the proposed site development work are now available for members to view, in the
MemberZone of the website. The committee would like to ask members to consider these plans and put forward any suggestions and ideas over the next month.

Galley Manager Consults Members 23rd February 2012
If you visited the galley last year you will probably have been aware of the difficulties of maintaining regular availability of items. Chris Smith has volunteered to try and improve on this for 2012 and would like your help.  WAIT - this is not a request for you to do more duties, but just for 5 minutes of your time to tell us what items you would like to be available in the Galley.

 If you click on the link below it will take you to a short survey which I would like you to complete. At the end there is a space where you can enter any comments or ideas about the galley - please do make use of this - who knows you may just be one of hundreds who would love there to be ( eg hot Eccles cakes) every week!

Don't put it off to another day - click here now and complete the survey.

Chelsea Takes Next Step 3rd November 2011
Today Chelsea recieved confirmation of a place in the Laser 4.7 Welsh National squad.  She is "well pleased" and is looking forward to the Laser inlands at Grafham in a fortnight following good results in recent times.  Brenig sailors are now filtering into all junior pathway classes, well done to all parents and coaches for the hard work to achieve this!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brenig Optimist Sailors Selected North Wales Regional Squad
chelsea at welsh laser inlands 2011

Team Brenig Take Second in the North Wales Club Youth Racing Circuit 2011_DSC4928
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Welsh Sailing
Team Brenig sailed away with 3 firsts at the last CYRC of the season at Shotwick.
Nellie Chadwick-Smith won the Topper Gold Fleet and new Topper convert Jack Shepherd took first in Topper Training. Alex Watson's first place completed an unbeaten season in Optimist Training Fleet. Brenig completed the clean sweep in Optimist Training, with Elli Williams and Eddie Holley in second and third. Delihlah Chadwick-Smith finished 12th in Topper Silver fleet and Rudy Chadwick-Smith finished 6th in the General Handicap in Pea Green his Laser Radial.

The CYRC series prizes brought more trophies to Brenig sailors; Alex Watson 1st Optimist Training Fleet, Nellie Chadwick-Smith 2nd Topper Gold Fleet, Jack Shepherd 2nd Topper Training Fleet, Rudy Chadwick-Smith 2nd General Handicap, Elli Williams 3rd Optimist Training and Charlotte Watson 3rd Optimist Silver Fleet. That's a lot of glassware, hope they all got home safely!

Thanks to the CYRC organisers for another great year.

Chelsea Jackson Shows Class to Lead The Tangerine Machine
Chelsea Jackson stepped up to Laser 4.7 for the first time in a major event, for the Welsh Volvo Youth and Junior Championships at Pwllheli. Taking on ’10 ft holes’ in the water, Chelsea was the first girl and second overall, beating fellow team mate Rudy Chadwick Smith, who finished a credible 10th (In the oldest boat in the fleet!). Fellow sailors did the club proud in testing conditions for all. Inshore in the quieter waters of the bay, in the Optimist Regatta Fleet, Ellie Williams finished in fifth following a fiercely fought battle with Jack Shepherd, who finished in eighth. In Topper training fleet Delihlah Chadwick Smith finished sixth. Back out in the boat swallowing big stuff, big sister Nellie finished thirteenth in Topper main fleet, which included a fantastic second in one race. In the Optimist main fleet Charlotte Watson finished thirty first, with her little brother Alex in thirty sixth. Another record for the Brenig Youth and Juniors with 8 boats out for this event.

Chelsea Steps Up
After good wind on the Saturday, Sunday proved to be much lighter, Light variable winds made for tricky racing conditions.  Three races were held for the Bala Junior Open Trophy.  The fleet was mixed from Bala, Gresford and Brenig consisting of Topper, Laser  and Laser 4.7 as well as a Mirror Dinghy totalling 9 boats.  Lack of wind, massive shifts and strange gusts made for entertaining racing in the Morning, the afternoon was more settled.  Chelsea managed second overall after only her second time in her new dinghy. 


Brenig Juniors Turn Out in Force
Llyn Brenig Juniors took to the water in record numbers, for the first North Wales Onboard Festival, at Bala sailing club. We arrived to a misty, murky day which soon lifted to deliver bright outlook and a steady wind. The Optimist Training Fleet was won by Brenig Junior Jack Shepherd, followed by Tom Hollingsworth, with Ellie Williams completing a Brenig hat-trick. Eddie Holley finished a credible sixth after the four race series. Continuing on the Optimist theme Charlotte Watson finished in fifth place in Optimist Gold Fleet and enjoyed fun on the water with team mate Nellie Chadwick Smith, who sailed Optimist competitively for the first time! Alex Watson took home a nice piece of slate, for third place in Optimist Silver Fleet.

Our new topper sailors Hamish Mayall and Delihlah Chadwick Smith represented Brenig in the Topper Silver Fleet, finishing 6th and 7th respectively. They may also have learnt that it’s best not to swap boats mid event! Chelsea Jackson sailing a Laser 2000 took the General Handicap 1st prize in style, having teamed up with Bala sailor James Guinan.

The day was capped off with another nice piece of slate, as the club took third place overall.

Optimist Training fleet awards Llyn Brenig Juniors at north wales OB festival

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