With fine weather last weekend, many members took advantage of the easing of travel restrictions and enjoyed some great sailing and time on the water. Fantastic to see the bay full of activity.
An ad hoc "race rally" was devised for Saturday the 11th, and in a gentle 8 kts NW breeze, a fleet of 9 boats took part in a race around St Tudwal's/Carreg Y Trai, which also qualified for the commodore's challenge. "Jackknife" won the overall and class 1, with second overall and winner of class 2 "Pastime of Hamble". A very enjoyable race for the shorthanded and solo crews, in champagne sailing conditions. Race report here
The Flag Offices held meetings with RYA Cymru Wales to influence Government regulations and provide our recommendations for the boating sector.
Planning for the "Stripped Down" IRC Welsh Nationals continues, following a Zoom meeting with the RYA and Race Management from the Royal Dee Yacht Club who co-host the event with us. An updated notice of race will be published next week.
"Back to Boating" - Task Force Update
Vice Commodore Gerallt Williams, our Task Force leader reported as follows:
If you are, or intend being a user of the Plas Heli pontoons, please read and adhere to the pontoon protocols which are available here
If you are, or intend being a user of the Plas Heli compound for dinghy sailing, please read and adhere to the Plas Heli compound protocol - available here.
Thank you to our Vice Commodore and "Task Force Leader" - Gerallt Williams for his outstanding leadership in managing the project to bring Plas Heli out of hibernation with landscaping works and improvements to infrastructure - its looking great.
Read more about the work of the 'Back to Boating Task Force' here
Club What’s On:
Saturday 18th July - "Race Rally" - an ad hoc race around the "Tremadog Triangle" is planned with a 5pm start. One lap counts for the challenge, but we will plan two laps in Saturday's race. Course is: Start - PSC2- PSC8 - PSC10 - Finish. Comms will be on channel 17 and shore-based supporters will get good views of the fleet from the Plas Heli terrace. Racing boats will compete in the IRC class and Cruisers in NHC - we will supply your rating.
Saturday 25th July - Pwllheli Regatta - a fun race will be organised for both NHC and IRC boats with a start time of 10:45 for IRC boats and 11:00 for NHC Cruisers. The race will be around the Pwllheli racing marks, aiming to finish at 13:30. We also invite members who would like to take part in the regatta, to dress their boats with flags and burgees, and sail or motor through the finish line at 14:00, from west to east. One of the flag officers will judge the boats. Regatta trophies for both racing classes, and best dressed boat will be awarded by Commodore Jane Butterworth on the Plas Heli main deck at 4 pm. The bar will be open for drinks on the deck and some dining options available.
The "Tremadog Triangle" and "Commodore’s Challenge" are available for members to attempt – see the website for details of both racetracks here
Plas Heli is now open for drinks on the terrace, enjoy the stunning views of Snowdonia, Take a trip up to the top deck for even better views.
The bar will be open for refreshments for the following times this weekend - Friday 12noon - 9pm, Saturday 22noon - 9pm, Sunday 12noon - 6pm
The indoor space will be fully opened on August 3rd, after a refresh.
Thought for the Day:
"A positive start will work better than a negative one"
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