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After a night of rain, the skies cleared for the 2020 "Pwllheli Regatta" races last Saturday, with the IRC class starting a 13 mile race at 10:45 with a beat to the West End mark and then on to an SCYC mark SW of Llanbedrog (with thanks to SCYC for  permission), followed by a run to  PSC 10 near Pen Y Chain,  and back to the finish. With a steady 10 kt breeze this class was won by Stephen Williams  "Darling XX" from Andrew Hall "Jackknife", with 6 boats competing.

In NHC three boats competed starting at 11:00 with a PSC  9-mile "fixed marks" course set,  with a windward/leeward track followed by a triangular lap, this class was won by Alan Barton "Induna" ahead of Dave Sharp in "Blue Sky" - A pleasant couple of hours racing, and the regatta trophies will be awarded at the Christmas Ball.

Thanks to the course setting group (Mark, Sam and Glenn) and race management, including final course tweaking , by Robin and Eilir Evans

Planning for the "Stripped Down" Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championships continues, and entries are invited as early as possible, so we can manage both the pontoons and catering arrangements at Plas Heli. Full details, entry forms and useful resources  at the event website here   It promises to be three great days of racing in Tremadog bay.

CHIPAC  (Clwb Hwylio Ieuenctid Pwllheli A'r Cylch) - our youth sailing section - have finished their preparations and protocols following the lockdown, and start their 2020 activities tonight. With high water at 18:00 there should be good views of our young sailors training  in the bay from the Plas Heli balcony. These young sailors are the future of the sport we enjoy, and its so rewarding to support them.

It is with great sadness we mark the passing of Don Thatcher - the Club burgee is at half-mast.  Don was Commodore of Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club from 1984 to 1985. With his wife Rita and family, they were active members of the club for many years, sailing their Moody 30, Don Phillipe.

"Back to Boating" - Task Force Update 

 Vice Commodore Gerallt Williams, our Task Force leader reported as follows:

"Track and Trace" is an essential element of our back to boating protocol, and one that is mandated for the leisure sector by Welsh Government. We have two track and trace email addresses, one for the Bar as highlighted below (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and one for the compound and pontoons (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) - it only takes a few seconds with a smart phone to record your visit, this helps us comply with COVID regulations, and you are assured we  operate strict data protection protocols.

* 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:

ISORA are holding a 50 mile  Offshore Race from Pwllheli, on Saturday August 1st with an 09:00 start. Entries on the ISORA website here

 Summer issue of “Codi Hwyl” is now being planned, anyone wishing to submit an article, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The last issue is here  Stories of previous cruises, regattas will be welcomed.

 The "Tremadog Triangle" and "Commodore’s Challenge" are available for members to attempt  – see the website for details of both race-tracks here 

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DYDD GWENER - FRIDAY 31/07/20     12noon – 9pm

DYDD SADWRN - SATURDAY 01/08/20   12noon -9pm

DYDD SUL – SUNDAY 02/08/20     12noon – 5pm

Drinks  and snacks only  on the deck at present. Inside  space opens the week commencing August  3rd

The email address for track and trace is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  it is a Welsh Government requirement that this protocol is  followed, so please record your visit to Plas Heli by sending a quick email.  This is the last weekend where only outside space can be used, and we have reconfigured some of the outdoor furniture - please don't move any furniture without reference to the staff, as there are strict social distancing and group number protocols that need to be followed. In addition its necessary to be seated at a table.

This weekend also  marks  the gradual introduction  of catering, including bar meals, events and the ever popular Sunday carvery. We will highlight what is available each weekend in the Friday newsletter.

Look out for special promotions from next Monday for food and soft drinks at Plas Heli, which will enjoy a 50% discount - this is part of the UK Government "eat out to help" scheme

New codes on all gates - please don’t pass on these numbers. Anyone with a genuine need to access the pontoons, compounds or other gates areas will be provided with the code. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details, or talk to on of your Flag Officers

Future Plas Heli hosted Events:

CHIPAC - 31st July

ISORA Offshore Race - August 1st - 50 miles

IRC Welsh National Championships - 14th - 16th August

ISORA Night Coastal Race - 21st August

 Thought for  the Day:

"Be a fountain, not a drain"



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