A note from the Commodore

Dear all

I trust you are all well and looking forward to the season ahead.

I am sure the Hon. Secretary has asked me to write this earlier than normal in the hope that this will reach you on time, with the knowledge that I do often leave things to the last minute.

As I write this, Storm Dudley (or Dud Lie if you’re from the Black Country) is fast approaching Nefyn Bay with Eunice (Yow Niss) close behind. I have it on good authority that Mac and Davey Philips have donned their sou’westers and are camped on the beach ready to ‘tidy’ up anything the storms may throw up!!

I am pleased to report that the crowdfunding organised by Sue Cookson to raise money for a defibrillator was a great success and the target reached. As a club we were keen to support following an approach from Pat Haley and donated £500, I also know that many of you personally contributed so, thank you. Sue and her husband have kindly agreed for it to be affixed to their wall, just below the beach café and supply the power required to maintain it. Nigel Daly’s family were ever so grateful and are going to organise an appropriate plaque. No doubt you will all agree this is a very worthy cause and a vital addition to the beach.

Following the sad news of the passing of James Bell at the end of last year, he had a truly wonderful send off, with a large presence of NSC members in attendance and also online. Many of us also got to experience the amazing sunsets Bracklesham Bay has to offer, which JB so fondly took many pictures of.

It seems (fingers crossed) that a ‘normal’ NSC summer awaits, and I don’t mean little wind and lots of rain. The full social calendar is back on and due to the golf club hosting a number of functions, the dinner is reverting to Nant Gwrtheyrn. It is being held on Thursday 11th August to try and avoid change over days and some of you making the long journey home the following day after a night of partying to the sounds of DJ Stretch (yes, that is his name) so, please pencil it in the diary and further information will follow.

I have had a gentle reminder from our treasurer that 100 Club numbers are strong but we are always happy to welcome new members, just email Mervyn. He has also asked that, where possible, if members could pay online in the season for BBQ and dinner tickets it does make his and Lynne’s life a bit easier.

Ali last year had the news of the new breakwater ladder to report, unfortunately for me there is nothing quite so exciting, however!!!! One of the bigger discussions at the committee meeting last season was the new role of Social Media Officer which was assigned to the Junior Vice Commodore’s duties. I gather Alex Dymock is using this role to his advantage in order to boost his followers on TikTok under the username #OprahWindFury.

I am looking forward to seeing you all over the coming months and, more importantly, in August and I hope that we will be blessed with perfect sailing conditions.

Best wishes

James Swash


NSC Sundowners Presentation Evening

Friday 13th August 2021, Nefyn Sailing Club Hut, 5.30pm 

A scaled down Annual Dinner, will, for this year only, become…..

“The Sundowners Presentation Evening”

This will provide a chance to award the well-earned trophies and brief speeches.

You do not need to purchase a ticket for the event, just come along on Friday at 5.30pm.

Keeping the event outdoors generates a more ‘Covid Safe’ platform and thus will increase the numbers who attend, therefore creating a more inclusive, enjoyable event.

A note from the Commodore

A very warm welcome to the 2021 season. We have made slight changes to allow the club to run this year, thereby ensuring we can have the best of both: an opportunity to sail and socialise, in the safest environment possible. In order to achieve this:

  • Take responsibility to do lateral flow tests twice a week. If you need some there are some available in the hut, or you can get them at Nefyn pharmacy.
  • Anti-bacterial spray will be on the rescue boat, simply spray and go at the end of your duty.
  • Anti–bacterial spray and gel will be available in the hut please spray things down after your duty and use hand gel on arrival to the hut.
  • Notices will be displayed in the hut window and on the doors to minimise traffic within the hut.
  • Where possible we would like to avoid cash.
  • A £10 per week sailing fee has been introduced. This covers all races that week, however many you choose to race!
  • Nefyn Sailing Club HSBC Account Number: 91061062 Sort Code: 40-37-30. In the ‘subject’ please put your name and race fees.

CADET DAY 2: Young guns storm the beach!

We’ve been blessed with some great weather over the last couple of weeks, and we enjoyed near perfect conditions for a junior sailing day yesterday.


With 3 Picos and 2 toppers to play in (kindly lent by NSC members!) the kids split into 2 groups and had a test sail in pairs.

The test sail was a benefit to everyone, as we could assess the level of sailing ability, and see if a race was feasible, while the kids were able to properly get out and test themselves.

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48th Annual Dinner Dance 2016 – the aftermath!

The dinner is always a special highlight in the calendar, and the 2016 edition was no exception. Congrats and thanks go to all you 2016 party animals who rocked the Nant!

So many memories (hazily returning for some!) to list; A poignant, witty and reflective remembrance of Margaret Harris, Ian Munro, Barbara Kershaw and Mike Jones from our President Richard George. The invasion of the Mary Berry’s! A beautiful Sunset to match the beautiful people!! Vice Commodore cleaning up at the 100 club (what’s the secret Adrian?!) A dancefloor full of energy and representatives of all generations of NSC members.


Richard George did a great job setting the tone of the evening and reflecting on the sad passing of club members this year

The Invasion of the Mary Berry's in their lovely marigolds!!

The Invasion of the Mary Berry’s in their lovely marigolds!!


A slightly subdued dancefloor towards the end of the night

Commodore works out how to deliver her speech in her new outfit

Commodore works out how to deliver her speech in her new outfit

Mervyn and Lynn : )


Thanks to everyone who came along to make it such a memorable evening. Special Thanks to Nicky Dymock who pulled together a rocking setlist of Nefyn floorfillers, and our VP of Transport (who can take the roll permanently now – congrats) Amanda Davies who ran the Coach brilliantly.

Thanks for the wonderful gift of my Nefyn Sailing Club Cushion. It’s a lovely reminder of a wonderful experience being Commodore. It’s a great honour and while it’s a lot of work, it is also incredibly enjoyable – and there’s still a couple of weeks left : )
Have a browse through the rest of the photos here.