RulesCHPSC - Rules (section 35 Byelaws)

Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club – Rules (Updated and Approved by MC on 30/01/2018)

Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club (CHPSC) is a members’ club limited by guarantee and is a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC).

Section 35 of the ‘Articles of Association’ enables the Officers and Management Committee of CHPSC to issue Byelaws ‘Rules’ for the proper conduct, management and governance of the Club and these will be applied for the benefit of the members; individually and collectively.The Officers will, from time to time, review these ‘Rules’ as found necessary with changing circumstances.

Membership and Membership Fee

Membership of CHPSC is from 1st January to 31st December and must be renewed annually

Applications and renewals of CHPSC membership is on-line, on the members section of the CHPSC web site.

Membership of CHPSC is open to everyone, without favour or discrimination.

The fees and entry fees (if any) will be set by the Management Committee annually

The Management Committee can, at its discretion, change the membership Categories as it finds necessary with changing circumstances.

Annual subscriptions relate to the calendar year and if not paid within one month of becoming due are deemed to be in arrears and membership status, and benefits, will be withdrawn.

Membership is personal to the member and it cannot be assigned or delegated to another person.

Members Privileges

Members will, amongst other things, be entitled to the following:
• a members’ card;
• discount at the bar and restaurant;
• allowed to store a dinghy in the compound;
• discount on berthing fees on the Plas Heli Pontoons;

Use of the Members Card and Benefits

A cashless point of sale system operates for Bar purchases which Members are requested to use by making prior deposits of money on to their membership card.

The card should always be presented at the till to enable a discount to be applied. A discount will only be applied if a valid card is presented at the time of purchase and that the membership status has been confirmed by CHPSC to Plas Heli. (this could take a few days so please pay your membership fees inadvance of your visit to ensure a discount on your purchase)

The card must not be passed on or shared with non-members, for any purpose, and especially not for receiving club members' discount.

A person who has been rejected as a candidate for membership or expelled under the rules of the Club will not be allowed club membership benefits.
House Rules

Members of CHPSC, their guests and visitors must abide by the ‘House and Licencing Rules’ published from, time to time, by Plas Heli the operating company for the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre.

Officers of The Club

The Articles of Association set out the process for the election of the Flag Officers and Management committee, together with the conduct of meetings including the Annual General Meeting.

Changes to these Rules

Section 35 byelaws ‘The Rules’ can be amended or repealed, by the CHPSC Management Committee by majority vote, as they consider necessary or expedient or convenient for the proper conduct and management of the Club.

The ‘Rules’ must be consistent with our Memorandum and Articles and must not be in breach of any statutory provision.

Memorandum and Articles of Association

These will be published here shortly but see the background notes below for an overview..

Car Park

Members may use the carpark

Liability Disclaimer

Use of the facility is entirely at their own risk and implicitly accept:- The Club or Plas Heli will not accept any liability for personal injury arising out of the use of any of the facilities or out of participation in any race, cruise social event, other any other events organised by the Club either sustained by members, guests or visitors, whether or not such damage or injury could have been attributed to or was occasioned by the neglect, default or negligence of any of the officers, committee or servants of the Club.

Data Protection

The CHPSC Officers are committed to protecting your privacy and have an obligation to perform their duties for the proper management and governance of the Club. For this purpose, personal data will be collected, store and used in accordance with our ‘Privacy and Data Protection Policy.’


Any complaints should be referred to a Flag Officer by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Members shall not personally reprimand Plas Heli staff.


In the interest of security and safety, members are asked to draw the attention of Plas Heli staff to the presence of suspicious person/s 



Background Notes to Rules and Byelaws

CHPSC - Rules 2018 (section 35 Byelaws)

Prepared by Stephen Tudor Hon Sec.

The club was formed by Memorandum of Association 1960 (Memorandum). This sets out the objects for which the company was established, principally ‘to promote and further the sport of yachting and sailing, amongst members, in Cardigan Bay’ (3a)

The Articles of Association (Articles) sets out how the company will fulfil the objectives set out in the Memorandum. The Articles have been revised many times and was replaced in its entirety in 2003. There have been some subsequent minor amendments/additions to the Articles by ‘Special Resolutions’. An example was a Special Resolution at the AGM in 2010 to allow electronic communications with members. The Memorandum, Articles and Special Resolutions are registered with Companies House.

Section 35 of the Articles enables the Management Committee to ‘... make, alter and repeal any byelaws they consider necessary or expedient or convenient for the proper conduct and management of the Club’ BUT may not be inconsistent with our Memorandum, Articles or in breach of any statutory provision.