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:
* 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
The "Tremadog Triangle" and "Commodore’s Challenge" are available for members to attempt – see the website for details of both race-tracks here
BAR - AMSERAU AGOR/OPENING TIMES
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
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
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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