We are delighted to announce that we will host the 2020 edition of the RYA Youth National Championships. We look forward to working closely with Plas Heli the Welsh National Sailing Avademy and Event Center, RYA, RYA Cymru Wales and Gwynedd Council to deliver a fantastic Championship, on and off the water.
We will bring into play all of the excellent facilities at the Sailing Academy which will provide easy access to the superb racing waters of Cardigan Bay from our spacious and secure compound. The quay and pontoon facilities will enable easy and safe access to all of the safety RIBs all of which are within sight of the race command bridge on the second floor of the Academy.
Our large hall, restaurant and café/bar will be augmented by the use of our marquee and the old sailing club building so that all competitors can be accommodated comfortably.
Pwllheli has a long history of hosting major championships and the RYA Youth National Championship is one of the most prestigious events where we can see potential GBR Olympians in action and I am sure that all competitors will enjoy our special warm welcome.
Parti Nadolig 2018 Christmas Ball
A hundred members and guests gathered at Plas Heli for the Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club’s annual Christmas ball and prize giving, where Commodore Eifion Owen handed over the Club Burgee to incoming Commodore Jane Butterworth, who during her address to members and guests, introduced her Vice Commodore Gerallt Williams, and Rear Commodore Mark Thompson for the next two years. Eifion also announced Hon Secretary Stephen Tudor becomes the clubs President.
Eifion gave a witty speech about his experience as Commodore, and the members gave him a resounding applause for his hard work during the last two years.
Members were treated to a delicious Christmas themed three course meal, with fine wines from the Bar, in the festively decorated Gorwel restaurant.
CHIPAC celebrated the successes of 2018 at a Prize Giving Party on Friday evening 23rd November.
By Dave Sharp
12th November 2018
Pwllheli Challenge Series - Weekend 5 (Start of the Winter Series)
The Winter Series, four weekends of round the cans racing, got underway at Pwllheli Sailing Club on Saturday. Points from the winter series also contribute to the overall Pwllheli Challenge series so, despite a large number of Pwllheli skippers and crew at the ISORA (Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association) Prize Giving in Ireland, there were still plenty of boats on the water, keen to maximise points.
by Vicky Cox 29 Oct 09:23 GMT
28 October 2018
With much of the country experiencing cold winters showers, clear blue skies in Pwllheli gave the fleet super views of a snow covered Snowdon for the final weekend of the Pwllheli Autumn Series and weekend four, the mid point of the overall Pwllheli Challenge.
With strong tide over the line the fleet hung back for clean start on a tight kite reach to mark number 1. Series leader Mojito had a late start behind Nigel Ingram's J109 Jetstream while all the sports boats shot off like rockets ahead of the fleet to the first mark.
With wind anywhere from 6kts gusting into the mid 20's the downwind leg allowed both J109s Mojito and Jetstream to find their speed and managed to take the lead.
Back upwind and Mojito spotted a wind bend and headed in towards the beach making significant ground, pulling away from the fleet. Rounding the windward mark they managed to shift their gear quick enough to get a kite hoist for the second down wind leg. The only boat to hoist in the now 26kt breeze with oscillating shifts of 30degrees put them almost one leg ahead of the rest of the fleet and as a result finished almost 7 minutes ahead over the water.
Second on the water was Stephen Williams's Darling who had a fine race doing enough to take 2nd place on corrected too followed by Will Partington's Honey Bee just 17seconds behind on corrected.
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