CHPSC boats Sgrech J111, Jackknife and Mojito were missing from the bay this weekend as they were competing in the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) race out of Dun Laoghaire in Ireland.
The 50 mile race from Dun Laoghaire to Rockabill and East Kish saw 25 boats on the start line in very light airs proving very challenging.
The wind filled in from the south as the day progressed but for some the slow start was too much and they were forced to retire, but for CHPSC boats the perseverance paid off.
Stephen Tudor's new Sgrech - J111 is looking like a force to be reckoned with, taking a convincing 2nd place in both class 0 and overall. Andrew Hall's Jackknife took third spot in the same class and overall, whilst Peter and Vicky's Mojito took 1st in class 1 and 4th overall, showing why Pwllheli Sailing Club are the holders of the ISORA team prize, the Victoria Cup.
Congratulations to them all. We look forward to watching the next installment.
Congratulations to Gethin Owen winning at his first attempt helming Glenn Pritchard’s Squib ‘Mayhem’ at SCYC last weekend. Great advert for youth development at Pwllheli.
The competition hots up at the Bank Holiday with a number of national champions taking to the water.
Good luck and safe sailing.
If you are following the Volvo Ocean Race - keep your eye on Dee Caffari's 'Turn the Tide on Plastics' which is crewed by Bleddyn Mon.
Bleddyn came third in the Splash Worlds hosted in Pwllheli in 2009. The next leg of the Volvo is on 20th May from Newport RI USA to Cardiff.
The spring series got off to a fine start at the weekend with glorious weather. Who could believe that after the last few weeks in freezing conditions we were all wearing T-shirts and shades and applying sun screen.
The wind also decided to have a little break in the warm weather too and what started as 5-6kts from the east soon became 0 - 2 after rounding the Fairway buoy, first mark on the course.
With kites up, fleet floated gently in the tide towards the next Mark no 2. Harlequin were gaining on the fleet whilst Diva took a higher, hotter route. As the wind died to nothing Harlequin left the race. As the sea breeze took over and the wind swung round to the south, it was Mojito who found themselves with the advantage. The code zero went up and they were gently on their way to the next Mark which the race office had announced as the finish to the shortened course after nearly 2 hours of racing.
As the wind filled in the fleet were able to get another spectacular race out in the bay. Mojito made an error of judgement at the start, allowing Diva a 45 second advantage but an error on the gybe home allowed Mojito to gain on the leader, finishing 18seconds behind and taking first on corrected.
Mojito lead the 4-weekend series with Bill and Greg Chiswell’s Diva 2nd and Dave&Sarah Leather’s Harlequin in 3rd place.
The next racing in the series is in two weeks’ time on the 21st and 22nd April and incorporates the ISORA coastal race on Saturday before returning to 2 short bay races on the Sunday.
Don’t miss out!! Make sure you enter here as there is still plenty to play for over the next three weekends of the challenge.
And if anyone is interested in having a go at crewing on a boat just post on the Pwllheli sailing club - racing Facebook group. There are plenty of skippers after new crew too.
Good news, our CHP 29er training is producing results.
Club members Amy Bale and Elodie Edwards just became 29er U17 girls Youth National Champions at the RYA Youth Champs last week.
See report in Y&Y here.
Also Christopher Jones of CHP had a great result of 9th out of a fleet of 46 in the Laser radial fleet.
We understand that there is a lot of interest in the 'Plas Heli 29er Open Championships & Coaching Clinics' on 18th to 21st July'. More information here.
More details to follow: For Skippers, crew and shore crew to start the weekend of club racing.
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