News 2017

All of the news in 2017

65 members and guests gathered for the 2017 Christmas ball and prize-giving at Plas Heli, and were treated to an excellent three course dinner cooked and served by the hardworking and outstanding catering and events team, lead by Heidi Bakewell.

During the dinner Commodore Eifion Owen gave an account of the years activities, and then handed over to Hon. Secretary Stephen Tudor to start the prize-giving ceremony.

HonSecAndCommodoreHon Secretary and Skipper of Sgrech Stephen Tudor receiving the prestigious “King Constantine Cup” from Commodore Eifion Owen. Photo Gerallt Williams


Team “Aquaplane” were awarded the Ebblake Trophy for 1st in class 2 for the Welsh Coastal Series and Team “Jac Y Do” the Pwllheli Challenge PYS trophy for 1st in class 2.

Madddie Rouse (Theia) won the Tremadog Triangle (NHC) and awarded the Holton trophy, with the IRC version, the Trimor trophy awarded to Luvly Jubbly.

Brian Dixon (Parabia) was awarded the “merit trophy” for his enthusiasm and commitment to racing at Pwllheli.

The “Sgrech”team were awarded the King Constantine cup for 1st in the Pwllheli/ISORA night race, the Careg y Defaid trophy for highest placed PSC boat in class 1/2 of the IRC Welsh Championships, and the Gwenolfa Cup for winning the Pwllheli Regatta.

Andrew Hall’s “Jackknife” team were awarded the Parssen trophy for 1st overall in the August PSC/ISORA long bay race, and the Deeley trophy for 1st place in class O of the Global Displays Welsh Coastal Series.

BrianDixonBrian Dixon being awarded the “Merit Trophy”. Photo Gerallt Williams


The “Mojito” team lead by Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox were awarded the Midland bowl for 1st overall and class 1 in the Global Displays Welsh Coastal Series, the Aberech bowl for winning the April CHPSC/ISORA “Castle Race” the Sol Owen cup for the Easter Series, the Pwllheli Challenge Trophy IRC for 1st overall and class 1 in the Pwllehli Challenge Series, and the Livingstone trophy “achievement trophy” for best cumulative results over the season, winning both the Wolf’s Head for the ISORA Series, and PSC club racing results.

MojitoPeter Dunlop and Victoria Cox with Commodore Eifion Owen. Photo Gerallt Williams


Finally the teams from Sgrech Mojito Jackknife and Aquaplane we’re recognised for winning the Royal Dee trophy for best team results in ISORA, and awarded RORC medallions for the Lyver race.

After dinner a great disco got virtually everyone up dancing with lots of chat and discussion in the bar about next years club and ISORA racing programme, with news that Global Displays will continue to sponsor the Welsh Coastal Series which has been expanded to four races.

An excellent night enjoyed by all.

The 2018 race schedule is being finalised by racing captain Vicky Cox and should be available at shortly

DancingDancing at Plas Heli. photo Gerallt Williams

MojitoVicky making her acceptance speech in the ISORA Prize Giving EveningPwllheli Sailing Club congratulate Peter and Vicky and the Mojito team who collected the RDYC Wolf's Head Trophy at the ISORA Prize Giving Dinner on Saturday night, 11th November.

The Dinner was held at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire where 240 ISORA competitors and guests were treated to a superb evening.

We are also delighted to report that Pwllheli Sailing Club won the 'Victoria Club' being the highest scoring ISORA club team. Mojito, Sgrech, Jackknife and Aquaplane all contributing to the team's success.


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Storm Ophelia hits Pwllheli - spectacular waves on the WestEnd!




Vicky Cox & Peter Dunlop are Sailors of the Month (Offshore) for September - announced in Afloat Magazine - here

Peter and Vicky campaigned J109 Mojito, not only in the ISORA Series which they won overall but also in the Fastnet Race, the D2D race from Dun Laoghaire to Dingle and also the winners of the ISORA Global Exhibitions Offshore Series in Pwllheli.

Congratulations on this fantastic honour.

CHIPAC J80Fourteen of CHIPAC's members enjoyed two hours of exciting sailing Friday evening,on board a boat a lot larger and faster than the small dinghies they are used to sailing on Mondays and Fridays during the Summer.

The strong Northerly breeze kept the sea fairly flat and the boat heeled and sailed quickly past Gimlet Rock and on towards Carreg y Defaid with all the children being given the opportunity to take the helm for a short while.

Everyone enjoyed the experience and hope to get a similar opportunity next year. They are very grateful to the owner, Mark and Jo Thompson, and to Tomos Tudor for steering the boat.

Mari Davies, a past member of CHIPAC and a very successful International sailor, was on board to coach the youngsters and we are very grateful to her for her generosity to our club.

It was a memorable night and one that will provide a topic for many conversations I am sure.