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  Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club - January e-newsletter 2019  
  Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Newyddion Ionawr 2019  
   Date : Wednesday, 20 February 2019  

Dear Visitor


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Christmas and New Year now seem far away which means the new sailing season will soon be upon us so no doubt preparations and planning will shortly be well underway.

We have had an excellent response to our online club membership payments and we now have substantially more members than this time last year! If you know of anyone thinking of being a member, see our section below “Reasons to be a member 2019” and encourage them to become a member, let’s get as many members as possible to be part of our Club.

The social programme for 2019 is currently being compiled and will be published shortly so watch out for what we have planned for 2019 or please submit any ideas for future events you may like to arrange for members.

In the meantime, please note the Six Nations rugby kicks off for Wales against France next Friday evening 1st February so mark this in your diary and come down to Plas Heli to watch the game with French style complimentary food and wine which will be available at half time.

This newsletter is full of information and topics to interest everyone so keep reading.

Looking forward to the season ahead 

Jane Butterworth 
Commodore - Morlywydd


News from Plas Heli



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Reasons to be a member in 2019


Pwllheli Sailing Club offers something for everyone, casual boaters, a base for cruising, racing and motorboating together with being a great venue for events, training and importantly a fantastic meeting place, with views, for friends.

In addition to all of the varied activities featured in this e-newsletter membership of the club provides:

  • Meeting place for likeminded people in a friendly environment
  • Affiliated membership of the RYA who safeguard recreational boating in the UK
  • Helps to support youth sailing (CHIPAC)
  • Training and Development - RYA courses run by club members
  • Dinghy and keelboat racing opportunities
  • Cruises in company
  • Great social events - club members have priority
  • Discounted berthing at Plas Heli pontoons, and Dinghy storage in a secure compound
  • Access to CHIPAC for members children to learn to sail with experienced instructors teaching in the medium of Welsh and English
  • Members can gain RYA qualifications through volunteering experience at club events. 
  • Easy membership (application/renewal) process all on-line and all for £50 for the year!

Memorabilia Update


Return of Trophies

SilverJubileeTrophyAnother trophy has been found

The 'Silver Jubilee Trophy 1977' This can be seen in the trophy cabinet now.

There are another three trophies to make an appearance for the first time in many years - keep your eye on the changes to the trophy cabinet.




Social Entertainment – Our Entertainment Committee, with the input of members, strive to provide something for everyone, Summer Barbeques, parties and, of course our sell out and not to be missed Summer Ball and Christmas Ball.

We wish to build on the success of the Christmas Ball and the New Year's Eve Party.

10perCentPlease contact us if you are available to assist with arranging a social event Contact us here

Catering and Bar - At the Bar and Gorwel Restaurant you will enjoy a 10% discount on all regularly priced services.

2019 Social Events start with the themed Rugby Six Nations at the club (see below) and then a romantic evening to celebrate Valentines Night on 14th of February in a warm, and romantic setting. Booking essential. Join us, with a free glass of wine for early booking.

All social events will be featured on the web site here and you will be able to book your tickets to our social events on our web site. Easy!



Rugby - Six Nations in the Club


6NationsFlyerWell the Rugby is almost here!

Join us to watch the 'Six Nations Rugby' in the Club.  See the full fixture list here

We will be arranging a themed half time speciality for each game.

For the first game, France V Wales on Friday evening 1st February, we have arranged a French styled theme for half time treat and a speciality French food and wine on the Plas Heli menu.CheeseBoard



Our retired Commodore, Eifion Owen, said "Come and watch the Wales V France, Complimentary half time snacks will be French Cheeses and other savoury delights".




CoverpageForNewsletter2019 Calendar 

Have you collected your calendar - or placed an order for the delivery on-line?

The 2019 calendar is available to all 2018 and 2019 paid up members and can be collected from the bar.

Alternatively, you can order  your calendar to be delivered by courier as part of your membership application here .

The calendar is also available to non-members on-line here or by collecting it from the Plas Heli bar at a cost of £10.

You can learn how to use the clever featured Tide Curve here

We are very grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and photographers, without their support we could not provide the calendar.





Cruising events for both sail and motor boats arranged by members, for the members. Please contact us with your Cruising plans, so we can highlight in the newsletter and website, and of course those interested in becoming involved in Cruising activities in 2019, or if you would like more information about becoming a Cruising co-ordinator or a Committee representative.




The 2019 Racing program is published - take a look here

03MarchJoin the growing fleet of boats in 2019 all welcome from sport-boats, cruisers and out and out racers. There is something for everyone.

We will host a Race Crew and Skipper meeting Easter Saturday 18.00hrs - this will be an opportunity for crew to match up with skippers - more information soon




We are seeking motor boat owners or crew to represent the Motor Boat section on the Club's Management Committee. Can you help?



Flagship Championship - IRC Welsh Championship


9th, 10th and 11th August 2019 - Please put the dates in your diary!! 

Free event berths - camping and storage facilities, Crew Dinner Bands and BBQ's.
Part of the 'Celtic Cup 2019' with Championships in Scotland, Ireland and Wales -
More here 

EarlyBirdDiscountRacing in all classes, IRC/Sport-boat and a great opportunity for Cruising boats to be involved with the popular “Cruiser Class” having its own start/finish line, one race per day in a coastal format in the local area. Roger Fitzgerald “Ella Trout III” has entered for 2019 and will once again challenge for the title, which he won in 2017, and runner up in 2018.

The “super early bird draw” ends end of January with all competitors included in a prize draw. Again, entry is easy, on-line and can be done now by following this link.

The “early bird” end of May, the event being particularly attractive to cruisers, with a discounted entry, own start line with one race per day in the bay. 

Join Dave Cullen and Checkmate XV the award winning sailor from Howth in the IRC Welsh Open National Championship



CHPSC Youth Sailing (CHIPAC) is an active club for youngsters...

Our Youth sailors (CHIPAC) have been busy with successes in many championships and regattas.

Thanks to everyone who have helped with the various events for the youth section including the youth keel boat racing. The youth section greatly appreciated the experience.




Harbour Manager, Wil Williams said: “We are looking forward to an exciting 2019. There are several projects in the pipeline which will come to fruition over the coming months, from upgrading the fuel quay to carrying out further maintenance dredging in the harbour channel and marina basin.


We will also be sending out regular ‘weekend weather, tide times and what’s on’ bulletins to all our subscribers from early March onwards through to the end of the season.”

RLNIThere is certainly a lot happening on the Glan Don peninsula this year and we are all delighted to hear that work will start shortly on the new RNLI boat house which will be located to the south of the Academy Events Compound where the new Shannon Class will launch directly into the sea over the beach. The new Shannon Class Life Boat will arrive in Pwllheli in 2020 - read more here





Work to start on a new bar -
A new bar is to be constructed in the restaurant area on the first floor where you can enjoy the spectacular sea and mountain views in comfort. The present bar will become the new restaurant.

Landscaping -
We are delighted to inform you that funding has been made available for landscaping the carparks and areas around the buildings. We hope that the work will be undertaken before Easter and will provide a welcoming feel to the whole area. We will share information with you as it becomes available.

Crane for Sport-Boats -
We previously reported that more than 50% of the sum required is now available for this project and we are very pleased with the response for further assistance. We will contact all those who have made an expression of interest shortly. If you would like to be included contact us by e-mail to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WhitebaitCatering -

Did you know that you can buy whitebait at the bar - a great snack or starter.

Why not try it out on your next visit......

10K 5K - 23rd February Sportive 31st March

We are running a 10K &5K on 23rd February - read more here or for the more adventurous the Llŷn Coastal Sportive read more here 


Adult Dinghy Racing:



If you are interested in helping Eifion with arranging adult dinghy sailing/racing or want to participate in 2019 please contact us here

Please Note: You can now pay the Dinghy storage fee with your membership fee. Full details and terms and conditions of use available here – use the on-line membership payment form to pay.


KeelBoat Training:   



We hope to continue, in 2019, with the Keel Boat sailing - coaching and racing using the Academy's J24's and members J80/1720’s.

There is also a “short-handed” inshore/offshore coaching day being arranged. contact us if you want to help or want more information  Contact us here.


2019 Events


OpieEurso4The RYA have announced that Pwllheli will host the RYA Youth Championships in 2020 at Plas Heli, The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre, this is the UK’s premier youth racing event and the country's top youth sailors will be competing.

We have a long tradition of hosting major championships and the RYA Youth National Championships is one of the most prestigious events where we can see potential future Olympians in action. I am sure that all competitors will enjoy our special warm welcome. Read more about this event here. 

As always the Club cannot operate without its loyal band of volunteers so please if you can help or you know someone else who can whether on the water or off the water then please get in touch.

There will be Rescue Boat Course and Instructors courses - contact us if you would like to attend.



Dinghy Storage - end of early bird Discount


EarlyBirdDiscountThe 'Early Bird Discount' for dinghy storage will end soon - beat the price rise by joining now and pay for your dinghy storage at the same time - it is the same on-line form here.

Storage of dinghies in the secure 'CHIPAC' compound, which is to the south of the main Academy compound, is only available to paid-up members

The annual fee payable in 2019 (1st January to 31st December) is £75 but if you pay before the end of February you will get the early payment discount - apply now as part of your membership process.

onlinePaymentPlease note: There will be a new combination lock on the gate shortly - the access code will be circulated to all paid members when the new lock has been fitted.

Full details and terms and conditions of use available here.

Please use the on-line membership form (link below) to pay - this helps reduce our administration time and effort and then we get more time to sail!!


2019 Membership - Now Due


paymentMember privileges end on 1st February 2019 - if you have not renewed.

The membership fee is due on 1st January and this has again been fixed at £50 per person (if paid on-line). Also, there is no entry fee! Payments at the bar by card is £60.

Membership status of the Club entitles you to discounts and many benefits which are provided at our fantastic facilities.

Please note that from 1st February 2019 the membership privileges are only available to paid-up members.

Please pay on-line prior to your visit to ensure that you benefit from the discount.

RedButtonOn- Line Form and Payment - Payment and form completing is easy and all on-line click the red button to get to the correct page on the CHPSC web site.

It's easy!!



AGM 2019

The notice of the AGM 

AGM - 2019

Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club


Rhoi'r hysbyseb y bydd Cyfarfod Cyffredinol Blynyddol o Glwb Hwylio Pwllheli yn cael ei gynnal ym Mhlas Heli, Hafan, Pwllheli, ar ddydd Sadwrn Y Pasg,  20fed o Ebrill, 2019 am 10.00 o'r gloch, i drafod y canlynol:-

  1. I gadarnhau cofnodion o'r CCB diwethaf.
  2. I gymeradwyo cyfrifon y flwyddyn yn diweddu 31/12/2018 yma
  3. I ethol swyddogion Y Clwb am y flwyddyn i ddilyn.
  4. I ethol aelodau o'r Pwyllgor Rheoli.



Hon. Secretary - Ysgrifennydd anrhydeddus

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Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Pwllheli Sailing Club will be held in Plas Heli, Hafan, Pwllheli on Easter Saturday, 20th April 2019 at 10.00 hours for the transaction of the following business:-

  1. To approve the minutes of the previous AGM.
  2. To approve the accounts for the year ended 31/12/2018 - Here
  3. To elect Officers of the Club for the ensuing year.
  4. To elect members of the Management Committee.



Hon. Secretary - Ysgrifennydd anrhydeddus

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Published 20th January 2019

Link to secure web site here for AGM documents - only for paid up members - log-in name and password required.



Pontoon Berthing, Storage and Camping


Did you know that as Club Members you can  claim a 10% discount from berthing fees on the Plas Heli Pontoons – details here.

For details about storage and Camping/ motorhome opportunities Contact us here




CHPSC Web Site & Social Media – the lively, mobile friendly website is kept up to date and features everything that you will need to know about Club activities, Pwllheli weather, Maritime Notices and much more. These activities and notifications are also shared on our Social Media Pages.

The web site now features a new members area, 'Club Rules and Byelaws' and our 'Privacy and Data Protection Policy'.

CHPSC Monthly E-Newsletters – All Club members will receive the Club Newsletter with updates on club activities. Please let us know if you have a story or information that you would like to share with our members. 


CHPSC - On-Line Shop: 


CHPSCburgeeYou can now order your Club merchandise on-line, quality polo shirts, jackets, ties, lapel pins etc - see here

You can order yours on-line for £20 here.

Why not buy a few burgees to take with you on your cruise for an exchange of burgees?



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