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FHYC Race 3

It’s the 3rd FHYC race this weekend with a briefing in the clubhouse at 8.40am. High water is 10:26BST (9.3m) with no lockout but ABP have indicated they may open a little earlier if demand is sufficient. The weather on Saturday is looking quite brisk at the moment with a F5 westerly though that will certainly change! It was an excellent turnout for the 2nd race and Pagets Lady was again the winner, I did originally announce Quest as the victor but I later realised a 10 minute miscalculation in his completed time. I’ll be interested to see how the westerly rather than easterly winds impacts the results.

As usual we have boats looking for crew and crew looking for boats and no experience is needed. So if your interested in getting on the water and need crew or be crew then let me know and I’ll try and sort you out.
I’d appreciate any emails to advise interest.

Conwy River Festival


The Conwy River Festival (CRF) started in 1993 as a celebration of the relationship between the historic town of Conwy and its majestic river estuary. Over the years the Festival has grown and developed to reflect many different aspects of that relationship, both ancient and modern. Nowadays CRF runs for a full week and offers an array of water-based activities plus shoreside entertainment for all the family.

Conwy River Festival 2015

August 15th – 22nd

Northern Boat Show

The Northern Boat Show Launches At The International Mersey River Festival

The Northern Boat Show is an exciting new consumer show at the heart of the International Mersey River Festival, on Liverpool’s Waterfront from 5 to 7 June in 2015. Endorsed by Liverpool City Council, this three-day boat show will put sailing boats, power boats and marine products, systems and services in front of serious boat buyers and more than 200,000 visitors to the Festival.

2015 AGM

Fleetwood Harbour Yacht Club
and Berth Holders’ Association
Secretary: Liz Hazell
9 Empress Drive, Blackpool, Lancs. FY2 9SE​​ Tel: 01253 351925​
Saturday 7th March 2015

Dear Club Member 26th February 2015

I am writing to inform you that the AGM will be held on Saturday 7th March at 16:00 in the Clubhouse at Fleetwood Marina.
Nominations are invited for the Offices of – Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Secretary and for the Committee.
Please complete the attached pro-forma, duly seconded and proposed, and send it to the Secretary by Saturday 28th February 2015 along with any items to be included in the Agenda. Nominees’ permission must be obtained before the proposal is submitted.


1. Welcome
2. Apologies
3. Minutes of previous AGM held 1st March 2014
4. Commodore’s Report
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. Changes to the Constitution
7. Election of new Committee and Officers
8. Re-appointment of Auditor
9. Any Other Business

Yours Sincerely

Liz Hazell, Secretary

Fleetwood Harbour Yacht Club and Berth Holders’ Association
AGM 7th March 2015

I wish to nominate ​

For the post of ​

Proposed by ​​​ Seconded by ​

Date ​

Please return to :- Liz Hazell, Secretary FHYC
9 Empress Drive, Blackpool, Lancs. FY2 9SE

Or email​​

Many thanks

Howard Hunter

Commodore FHYC


Just a reminder that this years AGM is to be held at the Clubhouse on Saturday 7th March. This year we will commence the meeting at 16:00 The bar will be open from 15:30. There will be the usual breakdown of the Club’s activities by the Commodore and Treasurer. This is also your chance to nominate yourself, or someone else (with their permission) for any post within the FHYC Committee. Nomination forms will be sent out via email soon. I am hoping for a big turnout and look forward to seeing you there
Many thanks

Latest Notice To Mariners via ABP

ASSOCIATED BRITISH PORTS FLEETWOOD NOTICE to MARINERS 02 of 2015 Channel Constants Mariners are hereby advised that following survey, the controlling depth for navigating the Fleetwood channel between the Fairway and No.20 buoys is now drying 0.5 m above chart datum. This depth is to be found just inside the green toe-line adjacent to the No. 7 buoy. The remainder of the Fleetwood and Dock Channels are currently drying to various heights; mariners are advised to consult the latest soundings chart available outside the Marina office. Mariners are also advised that the Dock Channel, particularly around the No. 23,23a & 24 buoys is constantly changing and extra care should be taken when navigating in this area.. These depths are only valid at the time of survey and are liable to variation due to siltation. Mariners are requested to ensure that they allow an adequate under keel clearance, appropriate to their vessel, especially when navigating over the low water periods.

ASSOCIATED BRITISH PORTS FLEETWOOD NOTICE to MARINERS 01 of 2015 List of LNtMs currently in force Mariners are hereby advised that the following Local Notices to Mariners remain in force: 1 LNtM 01 2014 General Directions for navigation.doc 27 LNtM 27 2014 Bunkering requirements.doc 30 LNtM 30 2014 Hull cleaning.pdf 36 LNtM 36 2014 No.26 buoy relocated.pdf 39 LNtM 39 2014 No.7 buoy relocated.doc 41 LNtM 41 2014 Dredging of Marina & Dock Channel.doc 42 LNtM 42 2014 VHF radio frequencies.doc 43 LNtM 43 2014 No.10 buoy relocated.doc 44 LNtM 44 2014 No.23 buoy relocated.doc 45 LNtM 45 2014 New Dock Channel buoy established.pdf 46 LNtM 46 2014 No.5 buoy reported damaged.

Christmas Meal 2014

Just a reminder of this year’s FHYC Christmas meal to be held in the Clubhouse on Sunday 21st December. Final numbers need to be given to Wil (Yacht Clouds) ASAP. This is always oversubscribed so please book early

Club Racing

If you would like to join our friendly “round the cans” races  then please email Wil at These are short 1.5-2.0 hour races around Morecambe Bay held on a Saturday around HW Springs lunchtime. The fleet has greatly increased over the last half of the year and generally generates 6+ boats per race.

Please see the website for dates and details. This is and always will be a FUN race. Trophies will be awarded to the winner at the end of the series

Fleetwood Harbour Yacht Club...................At the heart of sailing in Morecambe Bay