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 balconyPHOTO 2020 07 31 19 35 49.

"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 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.

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.

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   

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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


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.  Limited inside space is now available as 2m distancing must be maintained by different households unless in an extended household.  Outside space is also open. It's crucial to not move furniture, to comply with regulations. 

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

New codes on all gates - please don’t pass on these numbers. Anyone with a genuine need to access the pontoons, compounds or other gated areas will be provided with the code, combination or key. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details, or talk to one of your Flag Officers. The Plas Heli event car park  on the quay is also available for members parking, should the main Plas Heli car park fill up - for a parking permit reply to this newsletter.

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

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"good things happen to good people"



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