Preliminary details and times etc.
Pwllheli – Porth Dinllaen
All participants must remember that this event is a social cruise and not a race!
We cruise together keeping other boats in visual contact. By all means go off for a blast if you want, but please keep the flotilla in sight and return to the group.
Safety boat and First Aid cover will be provided and in the event of a breakdown a tow will be organised where required. The destination for a tow will be dependant on the location at the time of breakdown.
Should any boat make the decision to turn back, they will be accompanied by a second vessel. A further safety boat will maintain position as last boat.
Lifejackets must be worn and your vessel must carry a fixed or hand held VHF marine radio. Safety for all is paramount.
The organisers take no responsibility for loss, damage or personal harm under any circumstances.
Ensure you have enough fuel for a 135nm trip. This will allow 1/3 extra in case it’s needed. If you cannot carry this amount of fuel, please inform the organiser who will make fuel available at Porth Dinllaen. This will be charged for.
All boats taking part must register their details at least 3 days before the cruise with the organiser to allow efficient radio communications etc. It would also be useful to know how many people will be onboard each boat on the day.
Please check all your safety equipment onboard.
B&B accommodation is available through www.glascoed-llyn.co.uk
On the day:
Launch at a suitable time to allow assembly at Pwllheli Fairway buoy
VHF Radio channel ‘08’
Safety/Lead vessel call sign ‘Black Jack’
Black Jack will make routine traffic call to HM Coastguard and in the event of any breakdown or emergency; Black Jack should be contacted on channel 08 with details
Cruising speed approx 25 knots
09:00-09:15 Assemble Pwllheli Fairway
09:00-09:20 Distribution of passage plan and details to all boats
09:30 Depart Pwllheli Fairway
10:00-10:15 Meet at Abersoch for distribution of passage plan and details new boats
10:15 Depart Abersoch
Cruise via the south coast of the Llyn Peninsula
12:15 ETA Porth Dinllaen
13:45 Depart Porth Dinllaen (using reverse route)
15:45 ETA at Abersoch and boats peel off
16:15 ETA Pwllheli marina for recovery
18:30 Assemble at Pwllheli Marina Boat Club for evening
(food and drink available)