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CMBHA (Conwy Marina Berth Holders Association) is an organisation that looks after the interests of people who have boats berthed in Conwy Marina. The cost of membership is kept low, currently £10 per annum and the association is run by a small committee of volunteers.
Newsletters are emailed to members almost monthly and news is also posted on this home page. There is a separate page in this website that gives details of member benefits but these are mainly local discounts, membership of a boating community and representation of berth holders' interests to the marina management and within local boating forums.
CMBHA Winter 2019 Offer - Annual contract holders are eligible for 8 weeks ashore. CMBHA has negotiated a special offer for members: lift-outs will be in October, with a minimum free period ashore of 12 weeks and maximum free period of 16 weeks. Lifts and cradles are charged separately but there is a free scrub (for the boat). Details and the application form can be found on this web page,
Tickets for the End of Season Dinner Dance are now available to buy from the Mulberry Store and from the this web site (see the News and Events menu above).
An Air Display by Red Bull Matadors will take place in Colwyn Bay on 5th October. Details including the restricted area in the bay are on this Word document Notice to Mariners 13 2019 forwarded by Conwy Harbour Office.
A Late August Newsletter was sent out on the evening of Wednesday 21st August. It can also be viewed on our Newsletters page.
15 CMBHA members got knotted - they learned how to make six useful knots on the afternoon of Saturday 10th August. The next session will deal with slicing and mooring - watch here for details.
The August 2019 Newsletter was sent out at 9:30am Wednesday 7th August. It can also be viewed on our Newsletters page.
The CMBHA Mid-Season Scrub is available though August. You can see the details and apply for it now at http://www.cmbha.net/cmbha-midseason-scrub-2019/
Please ensure that you have renewed your membership of CMBHA and that you have a current membership card showing an expiry date in 2020 if you intend using one of our discounts or services - especially our Winter Ashore Offer. Also see our current list of discounters.
Are you legal? Does someone on your boat have a license to operate the VHF radio? The requirements have changed since the introduction of DSC. CMBHA is trying to arrange a group discount for the course and to arrange it over a neap weekend or during the autumn or winter. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
The last FREE Marine Engine Care Session -was on Saturday 22nd June - dealing with basic maintenance and emergency get-you-home advice for inboard diesel and outboard engines - limited spaces available. The 2-hour session is provided by North Wales Marine Engineering.
The Conwy River Festival in 2019 was on two weekends.
The Racing and Quay Day was on the weekend of 20th and 21st July: the La La Rally was over 26th, 27th and 28th July. See details and links to photos at http://conwyriverfestival.org/
The CMBHA Extended Winter Lift-out package Last winter, this allowed our members to have 16 to 20 weeks storage ashore instead of the contracted 8 weeks. The package for winter 2019-20 is likely to a 12-week package.
The defibrillator at the marina is on an exterior wall outside the Reception entrance
We've retained some of our earlier messages below to give a flavour of CMBHA.
Did you fancy a cruise to Liverpool over the August bank holiday weekend? The forecast looked promising and we had a tentative passage plan - Aug 19 Cruise to Liverpool.
Yachtshop Chandlery opened in Conwy Marina. See https://www.yachtshop.co.uk/
Our 2019 Start of Season Supper was on Saturday 13th April at The Mulberry, Conwy Marina. It was a great evening, providing an opportunity to meet fellow berth holders, enjoy good food and company. There was a DJ to provide background music during the meal and there was an opportunity to party later in the evening.
The CMBHA 2019 AGM (Annual General Meeting) was at 10am on Saturday 13th April upstairs at The Mulberry. Refreshments - tea/coffee and bacon butties/croissants were available from 9:30am. The bacon butties were the most popular. The AGM usually lasted about 45 minutes and then we had an informal discussion. The documents for the AGM are stored on this AGM 2019 page. The draft minutes (to be approved next year) will also appear on that page and some rough notes taken during the forum.
The Walkers Boat Sales chandlery in Deganwy Marina offers a 5% discount to CMBHA members on production of a valid membership card.
Living Dangerously - a talk by Sir Ranulph Fiennes on 4th February at Venue Cymru in LLandudno was very popular. The theatre was full and the evening informative and entertaining.
The 40% Discount on Charting Software from Belfield Software only runs until the autumn - see the advert on the right of the screen. You'll need to log in to see the details and get the 'CMBHA members only' discount code.
A CMBHA Barbeque was planned for Saturday 8th June had to be CANCELLED due to the bad weather forecast. We hope to organise a barbeque later in the summer, when the weather has improved. It is likely that this will be done with very little notice.
CMBHA DATES for your DIARY: The Rail Ale Festival was on at Caernarfon over the weekend 18th/19th May.
Some of the great discounts for members. New discounts are available from Go Earth, 2 The Square and Watson's Bistro. Click on the links on the right for more details. These discounts are only available to CMBHA members - so join now if you are not yet a member. CMBHA members get a 10% Discount on Food at The Mulberry A valid, current membership card MUST be produced, no matter how often you've been there or how well you now the managers or the staff. The discount applies to food only and not drinks of any kind.
CPR Training. If someone has a heart attack on your boat, each minute without CPR reduces their chance of survival by 10%. How long will it take a lifeboat to get to you? Please let us know if you would CPR training.
Friends - do you know of someone who might like to join CMBHA? Perhaps you print this flyer and use it to persuade them to join. Please click on the link Flyer 1
We try to protect your information from hackers, so you'll be locked out of the system for 30 minutes if you enter the wrong information 3 times. However, you can get a new password by clicking on the 'forgotten password' link: but you must use the same email address as the one you gave to CMBHA. And don't forget to look in your 'spam' or 'junk mail' folder.
In 2016, a UK circumnavigation was completed in Liquid Asset, by Jane and Eric Crowther. Read Jane's account here.
Tell us what you want from your CMBHA membership.
This is how to renew your membership online:
- log into your account - this can be done by clicking Renew in the Membership menu
- click on Renew again in the Membership menu
- click on the Renew button, so you'll be taken to the payment page. Here, you'll have the choice of making a once only payment by credit/debit card or PayPal, or setting up a recurring payment through Direct Debit.
Or pay by cash or cheque at The Mulberry Shop in Conwy Marina.
Or are you new to CMBHA? Join online using this web site. Or join in The Mulberry Shop in Conwy Marina.
Don't forget to join our Facebook group called Conwy Mariners and share any boating photographs and any stories about any trips you've made, or any work you've done on your boat.
This web site might be useful - http://www.moelfreweathercam.co.uk/
If you are not yet a member of the Association, you are very welcome to join us. Please just go to Join Us for details.