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Trip to Anglesey's Inland Sea

5 members spent a weekend next to Anglesey's Inland Sea in late September. Many of the longboard sailors we see at the NWWA racing events were also there, but this time all on short boards. We even met Chas Coghill, one of WPWC's founding/early members who nowadays spends many weekends at Anglesey and more time sailing dinghies than windsurfing. He can still do it though.

Our stay coincided with spring tides, so there was about 5 hours of sailable time on the water. Saturday was Northerly Force 5, which provided some great 3/4 mile reaches with 6.5m sails. Sunday was altogether more challenging - South Westerly Force 6. 4.5m sails or a bit bigger were the norm. The advantage of this wind direction was that whenever we fell in we were just waist to chest deep. I suspect this venue will work in all wind directions and it's probably more realistic for most tides to assume you can sail 1 to 2 hours before high tide and 2 hours, or a bit more, after.

Some of us stayed on site, some in local B & B/Air BnB and one just visited for the day. If you're interested in giving this place a try in the future then look up Pen Y Bont caravan and campsite, 2 miles from Trearddur Bay. If you're not staying on site then day sailing charge is usually £2 to £5 per car. I think all of us who went will be going back .... and maybe the weekend of late September spring tides could become a regular club calendar fixture?!

Photos were taken on Sunday afternoon. By then the wind had dropped and 6.5m sails were required once again.


jonesy - 27/05/2020 - 12:25


Stephen Treasure - 24/05/2020 - 09:41

Not put off, I'm coming up again this aft, seeing there's a space. Sundays not so pressured now.

Stephen Treasure - 24/05/2020 - 09:36

Dave, the scratches were not there before I left home. Not deep scratches, though, I have got some anti-scratch stuff; youtube makes it look easy to fix, will try my lmited skills

Chris P - 24/05/2020 - 08:36

Pleased to report no scratches on cars yesterday afternoon. It was super gusty! Hoping for a more controlled session this morning, heading up shortly.

paul n - 23/05/2020 - 15:27

Good shout that Dave, there is enough of us on Sunday to do the lookout thing.

davemonks - 23/05/2020 - 14:57

Stephen were the scratches definitely not there before you came

Pete George - 23/05/2020 - 14:38

My first suspicions were right. Just washed the car, scratches have gone.

MikeS - 23/05/2020 - 13:28

Another Sunday 13:00 session is now available. Check booking sheet to book the slot.

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