Formerly known as Port Dinorwic in English, the village of Y Felinheli is located between Bangor and Caernarfon in the north west of Wales and falls within the area of Gwynedd. With around 2,080 residents Y Felinheli is a sizeable settlement on the river Heulyn, from which partly takes its name.
The village’s industrial heritage relates to the 18th century quarrying of slate, which was then exported via a large harbour. The Dinorwic Railway, a narrow gauge rail link that lead all the way to the quayside, was specifically built to allow slate export and industrial expansion.
Today Y Felinheli’s port is used mainly for pleasure. Sail boats and cruisers have their moorings in the extensive marina, which is also home to a number of businesses catering for the yachting world. These business enterprises include sail makers and rigging companies, boatyards and a variety of shops that sell outdoor clothing and other sailing paraphernalia. Two or three times a week the local sailing club organises exciting dinghy races, a great tourist attraction and fun to watch or participate in for local residents, too.
Sailing doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. Joining a club allows young seafarers to learn the craft from experts and get a sailing certificate. Sailing is also, for most people, a team effort and instils young people with a sense of self-worth and achievement, especially in Wales’ remoter communities, where often little or only seasonal employment opportunities exist. Therefore, becoming a sailing instructor is not a decision anyone should take lightly. The job comes with a great responsibility, not just in keeping young charges safe but also with respect to the significance such a position holds within such a small community.
If you joined a club and the instructor didn’t know his catamaran from his dinghy, you were put at risk. If your instructor ignored the foul weather forecast and took you out of the port, you are lucky to be alive. Unless you were told to wear a bright yellow foul-weather suit made from waterproof, lightly fluorescent material and you fell into the sea, you are likely to have suffered hypothermia and possible injuries from bobbing around in the freezing water.
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Where do you find a compensation claim in Y Felinheli solicitor?
There may not be one in such a small community, so why not call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993, if you’re using a mobile phone? Speak to one of their friendly advisors, who can assign your claim to a compensation claim in Y Felinheli solicitor or other specialist.
If you’re not sure you qualify for no win no fee* services, visit the Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete a simple 30-second test, which will tell you if you qualify straight away. A handy online compensation calculator will estimate instantly how much money you stand to win for your particular type of injury claim. There’s no guarantee that you will end up with a compensation cheque for that sum, however, if you don’t try, you don’t win!
Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000. All the solicitors they work with offer no win no fee* services.
Date Published: 30th August 2013