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CHIPAC is the junior section of the Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club Ltd (CHPSC) which is is a members' club - a company limited by guarantee and run by volunteers for the benefit of its members. Read more about the Club here

CHIPAC relies entierly on volunteers for all activities from fund raising, administration and the delivery of the training programmes on and off the water.

In addition to regular fundrasing events CHIPAC receives financial support form CHPSC members with generous donations being made as part of the membership process - Thank you.

You can join and support CHIPAC here


For enquiries, please contact:

Ar gyfer ymholiadau, cysylltwch a:

Jane Butterworth, CHIPAC Co-Ordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gwyndaf Hughes Senior Instructor
Tel: 01758 613504

This page was updated 27th February 2019

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CHIPAC Sailing Committee is committed to providing the highest standards for training and coaching. To this end feedback from parents and youth sailors is always appreciated. We request that all feedback be directed to members of CHIPAC or the Flag Officers of Pwllheli Sailing Club.


The conducting of the youth sailing training on the water carries with it a number of inherent risks. The coaches and Instructors have been delegated authority by the Flag Officers of Pwllheli Sailing Club to conduct the various activities involved in the youth sailing program in a manner that insures these risks are mitigated as much as possible.

To help achieve this parents and youth sailors are requested to take the direction of the CHIPAC youth coaches and Instructors. Parents or youth sailors who have any issues with the exercising of this delegated authority should raise them with a CHPSC Flag Officer.

Pwllheli Sailing Club (CHPSC) and CHIPAC - RISK WARNING

RiskWarningCHPSC warns youth sailors, their parents or guardians and owners, skippers and anyone who participates in yachting events conducted by CHIPAC that participation in the sport of sailing, whether racing or otherwise, can be dangerous and can result in harm, personal injury and personal damage. All participants, and parents/guardians of participants acknowledge that competing in sailing events may be dangerous and may result in harm and/or personal injury and participate in such events in that knowledge voluntarily accepting any risk. Having given this warning CHIPAC is not responsible for any harm or injury suffered by any person in any sailing event conducted by it regardless of the nature of the event.


During the season photographs are taken by youth sailors, sailing parents and volunteers. These photos are often posted on the CHPSC and Plas Heli website or are shared with other members of the youth sailing community.


I acknowledge receiving the CHPSC Risk Warning and confirm I am aware of its contents. I hereby give permission for my son/daughter/ward named above to participate in CHIPAC Youth Sailing programme. I release CHPSC and CHIPAC its servants and agents from any claim my son/daughter/ward may have in respect of any harm or personal injury suffered during his or her involvement in any event conducted by CHIPAC and indemnify the CHIPAC and CHPSC its servants and agents against any such claim. I also give permission for CHIPAC to arrange medical treatment for my child should anybody involved in the conduct of a CHIPAC event consider it appropriate to do so. I agree, on behalf of my child that they will be bound by the current ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), by the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the races concerned.


If an individual cancels their participation in a training course or programme, then the refund policy is set out below:

  • Withdrawal one (1) month prior to the first scheduled session: 80% refund.
  • Withdrawal fourteen (14) days prior to the first scheduled session: 30% refund.
  • Withdrawal within fourteen (14) days prior to the first scheduled session or after the course has started: No refund.

This page was updated 27th February 2019


Pwllheli and District Youth Sailing Club - CHIPAC - Clwb Hwylio Ieuenctid Pwllheli A'r Cylch

CHIPAC is a fun and friendly junior sailing club for children who live in the vicinity of Pwllheli, North Wales. CHIPAC offers an affordable introduction to a lifetime of sailing enjoyment and a whole host of adventures and new friendships.


Take full advantage of a life by the sea, by venturing out onto the water in one of our club’s sailing dinghies, under the supervision, and in the safety, of our team of qualified instructors. Join in the fun of our weekly Friday evening training sessions for novice sailors and for the more advanced sailorswho are already able to sail a triangular course.

These Friday evening sessions will provide an opportunity to explore the beauty of Pwllheli Bay and learn to race and compete for prizes with your friends.


RYA Approved Training Centre


Pwllheli Sailing Club is an RYA approved Training Centre and every instructor in CHIPAC’s team is qualified to RYA standards. CHIPAC therefore not only offers the highest quality in sailing tuition but also the added peace of mind that your child is learning to sail in an environment where safety is of paramount importance to each and every member of our team.

CHIPAC offers a comprehensive programme of sailing tuition for sailors aged 8 to 17 years old, and whether you are a complete novice taking to the water for the first time, or a champion junior or youth sailor, looking for some advanced racing tips to improve your results at your next championship event, CHIPAC offers a training programme which caters for your needs.

The club owns a fleet of boats ideally suited for juniors, including those who aspire to join the Welsh sailing squads: Optibats, Toppers, double-handed Fevas and Lasers.


Once a sailor has completed CHIPAC’s Learn To Race Course, you can drop-in to any of our Friday evening junior racing sessions, and compete with your friends for prizes in CHIPAC’s junior racing series.

On-the-water coaches are available to offer race tips and advice to help improve your boat-handling skills, starting or race tactics for better results.

CHIPAC’s junior members include a number of GBR and Welsh squad champion sailors. This, together with the world-class waters of both Pwllheli Bay and the more challenging waters beyond the breakwater, means that you will never be in short supply of some interesting and challenging racing competition whatever your level of sailing ability.

RYA logo wales3Winter Training Programme

The Summer sailing season runs from early April to the end of October each year. However, for the keen young sailor wishing to maintain or progress their sailing and racing skills throughout the winter season, Pwllheli Sailing Club participates in the North Wales Winter Open Training Programme in conjunction with RYA Cymru Wales.

Six race training days are offered to junior and youth sailors at Pwllheli Sailing Club spanning the winter season for just £15 per session.

Junior Regattas

RYA logo onboardThe Summer sailing season culminates in a celebration, with a Summer Junior Regatta. During this fun event, sailors compete for prizes in a one-day junior racing series, followed by a prize-giving ceremony and BBQ. Throughout the Summer season, CHIPAC members can represent TEAM CHIPAC, at the regional junior sailing competitions (The CYRC Series: Club Youth Racing Circuit) or at the North Wales On-Board Festival at Bala during the first weekend in September. In December, Pwllheli SC plays host to the Christmas Regatta where junior sailors from around the North Wales’ region come together to celebrate the festive season, by donning Santa hats, decorating their boats with tinsel and a party celebration.

Training Courses

Which is the right course for me? 


This page was updated 25th February 2019

The CHIPAC Dinghy Compound

To store your dinghy in the CHIPAC Dinghy Compound, which is located to the south of the Main Academy Events Compound, you must be a member of CHPSC and paid the correct storage fee (set out below). The Storage is subject to our Terms and Conditions  and the Covid-19 Dinghy Launching Protocol here

This compound is for beach craft, less than 18 feet in length and can be launched from a trolley on the beach.

All vessels must be registered by filling the on-line form which is part of the 'membership form here.'

The annual fee is due for payment on 1st January and the period of the term is up to 31st December). The facility is only available to members of CHPSC.

The dinghy storage fee is paid as part of the membership fee payment process which is on-line here

When the process is completed you will receive a marker or sticker which should be displayed on the boat. You will also receive the code to the compound with entry instructions.

Please Note:

You will be asked to cetify that your vessel is seaworthy and carries third party insurance.

This compound is for beach craft, less than 18 feet in length and can be launched from a trolley on the beach. 

Vessels which are larger than 18 feet should be registered with Gwynedd Council.

The annual fee is for the whole of the year - 1st January to 31st December. No discount is made for shorter periods.

Any unregistered vessels in the compound will be removed at the owners expense..

Dinghty storage and the use of the compound is also subject to our Pandemic Protocol as set out below: 


This page was updated 22nd February 2021



CHIPAC – Club Youth Sailing
The club’s junior section, CHIPAC, is growing and we are pleased to report that the Club now has 3 sailing instructors, 3 power boat instructors, and a strong team of volunteers with powerboat and rescue boat qualifications. There are 13 members who are now in various Wales and/or North Wales squad. (category)

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