A race around the "Tremadog Triangle" took place on Saturday the 18th July in a gentle 6 kt Northerly breeze with clearing skys after a day of rain. The 5pm start due to tides worked well, and 6 boats came to the line. "Jackknife" won the race in IRC with "No idea" winning the NHC class. On Sunday two members completed laps of the Tremadog Triangle - "Theia" and "Sea Minx" who now heads the NHC leader board. "Jac Y Do" continues to lead the IRC fleet. "Theia" also completed a lap of the Commodores Challenge (St Tuds islands and Carreg Y Trai) and leads the NHC class with an excellent time of 1hr 48 mins corrected.
Planning for the "Stripped Down" Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championships continues with a "Zoom" meeting of the club racing committee held last Sunday evening. After confirming the proposed plans, the event was "re-booted" with a newsletter going out with all the details, and a much reduced price structure. There will be racing for all types of boat, including Cruisers, IRC Class 1 and 2 inshore and ISORA coastal courses, with race management considering the shorthanded crews when setting courses - expect less races per day and longer legs. The "stripped down" championship was published in the UK, Irish and European yachting press on Thursday. ( Yachts and Yachting, Afloat and EuroSail) - Full details at the event website here
CHIPAC (Clwb Hwylio Ieuenctid Pwllheli A'r Cylch) our youth sailing section have nearly finished their preparations and protocols following the lockdown, and start their 2020 activities next Friday, which is a credit to the hard work put in by Gwyndaf, Jane and James - and many more. We look forward to seeing young sailors training next week. Many club members have started their sailing journeys with CHIPAC and gone on to represent the club at regional, national and international level, including the Americas Cup! More information about CHIPAC can be found here
CHIPAC sailors photographed in 2009 - many are still sailing with CHPSC today - how many can can you recognise?
"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 *
Read more about the work of the 'Back to Boating Task Force' here
Club What’s On:
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 have long legs recognising many boats will be shorthanded, and race around Pwllheli racing marks, and possibly others marks aiming to finish around 13:30. We also invite members who would like to take part in the regatta, but not race, 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 5 pm. The bar will be open for drinks on the deck.
The "Tremadog Triangle" and "Commodore’s Challenge" are available for members to attempt – see the website for details of both acetracks here
BAR - AMSERAU AGOR/OPENING TIMES
DYDD GWENER - FRIDAY 24/07/20 12noon – 9pm
DYDD SADWRN - SATURDAY 25/07/20 12noon -9pm
DYDD SUL – SUNDAY 26/07/20 12noon – 5pm
Dioddyd yn unig - I yfed ar y teras ar hyn o bryd / Drinks only for consumption on the terrace at present
Future Plas Heli hosted Events:
CHPSC Regatta - 25th July
CHIPAC - 31st July
IRC Welsh National Championships - 14th - 16th August
ISORA Night Coastal Race - 21st August
Thought for the Day:
"The desire to succeed means nothing without the will to prepare"
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