After a night of low cloud and drizzle, conditions improved on Saturday for the first Pwllheli hosted ISORA race of 2020, sailed under the burgee of CHPSC with the start scheduled at 09:00 for a 50 mile race. The race course was from the PSC start line to PSC 1 turning mark, round Gwylan Islands (near Aberdaron), Causeway buoy, Porthmadog Fairway buoy - and finally to the finish using the Plas Heli line (a transit from Pwllheli Fairway buoy to the Plas Heli Bridge). Despite the forecast indicating a period of very light winds around lunchtime, the fleet enjoyed a reasonable but shifty breeze in all areas of the course, testing all points of sail, with Andrew Hall's "Jackknife" winning the overall just ahead of "Jetstream" and "Jac Y Do", with a winning margin of just 17 seconds over "Jetstream" after 50 miles of racing. More information about ISORA and Pwllheli based boats participation at the ISORA website here
CHIPAC (Clwb Hwylio Ieuenctid Pwllheli A'r Cylch) - our youth sailing section - have finished their preparations and protocols following the lockdown, and started their 2020 activities last Friday. These young sailors are the future of the sport we enjoy, and its so rewarding to support them. With fine weather forecast, tonights training can be viewed from the balcony.
"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 75 mile Offshore Race from Pwllheli on Saturday August 8th with an 09:45 start. Entries on the ISORA website here. This replaces the Dun Laoghaire - Pwllheli race originally scheduled for Saturday.
There is a club race organised on Saturday 8th for NHC "Cruisers Class" boats, with a 10 am start managed from the Pwllheli Bridge. Comms on Ch17 and entry form on the website here. Should the forecast allow, the course will be set on Friday evening with confirmation by the race officer on Saturday. Crew number limits (to allow for Welsh Covid regulations) are: 3 for boat up to 9m LOA, and 4 for boats above this. This race will also be dual scored for boats holding IRC certificates, should number allow. Stephen Williams is co ordinating.
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, with a variety of classes and types of racing. 20 entries now, with more coming in every day
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 Llun/Monday - dydd Iau/Thursday 12:00 - 20:30
Dydd Gwener/Friday - dydd Sadwrn/Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
Dydd Sul/Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
This weekend also marks the gradual introduction of catering, starting with sandwiches and fries. Events and the ever popular Sunday carvery should be available soon. We will highlight what is available each weekend in the Friday newsletter.
Look out for special promotions starting soon 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/PSC hosted Events:
CHIPAC - Friday Evenings
ISORA Offshore Race - August 8th - 50 miles +
NHC Cruiser Race - August 8th - 10 am start - PSC fixed courses
IRC Welsh National Championships - 14th - 16th August
ISORA/PSC Night Race - 21st August
ISORA/PSC Coastal Race/ NHC + IRC Cruiser Race - 29th August
Regional Junior Championships – 26-27th September
RYA Youth Nationals – 24-27th October
Thought for the Day:
"good things happen to good people"
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