Sailors of all abilities enjoyed the Milford Marina Weekend Regatta during the recent bank holiday break, organised by Pembrokeshire Cruiser Racing Club.
The event was based at Milford Marina for the first time and attracted experienced racers from Pembrokeshire and Swansea, as well as amateur sailors who were able to take part in the Gentleman’s class.
Competitors enjoyed the Commodores Dinner at Pembrokeshire Yacht Club on the Saturday evening, as well as live music and entertainment. There was also live music and a barbecue the following afternoon.
The overall winners were:
BJ Division 1:
1st- ‘Dark Angel’ (Tony Ackland), 2nd- ‘Double Trouble’ (Watkins/Smart/Pritherick), 3rd- ‘4 Play’ (Richard Incledon).
BJ Division 2:
1st- ‘Accera’ (Jeff Powell), 2nd - ‘Sea Symphony’ (Ian Lloyd), 3rd- ‘Raffles’ (Steve Vines).
1st -‘Maverick’ (Rene Kooman), 2nd- ‘Erica’ (Keith McCracken), 3rd- ‘Selukwe’ (Andrew Humble).
Adrian Reynolds from Pembrokeshire Cruiser Racing Club said “We would like to thank Milford Marina and Milford Waterfront for their support during the weekend and we’re looking forward to next year.”
Marina and Docks Supervisor, Melanie Durney, commented “We really enjoyed hosting the regatta during the bank holiday weekend. Competitors were able to take part in some great racing on the waterway followed by some fabulous entertainment at the yacht club.”
Photo: Sailing at the Milford Marina Weekend Regatta (Credit- Adrian Owens)
Notes to Editors
Port of Milford Haven
The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas. It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.
The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.
The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Dock. Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.
One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities. Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes. All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.
For further information, visit www.mhpa.co.uk or contact:
Port of Milford Haven