ISORA, sailing under the burgee of CHPSC, held a 70 mile offshore race last Saturday, with the fleet starting in light winds with a run down to "Patches" Cardinal buoy just off Aberystwyth, via the Causeway cardinal, and then a long beat up to Gwylan Islands (Aberdaron) and home. "Mojito" took a fine win, ahead of "Jackknife", "Jetstream" and "Jac Y Do" A challenging but interesting race, visiting all parts of Cardigan Bay. More information about ISORA and Pwllheli based boats participation at the ISORA website here
The club also held a cruiser race last Saturday Stephen Williams reports: "Race Officers Robin and Eilir set a circular course around the marks in the Bay.
The race started after an encounter with an angry fisherman in a string vest on the start line casting from the shore and threatening to hit boats. Goodness only knows what he thought the klaxons deafening him were all about!
Three boats "Theia", "Diogi" and "Darling**" came to the line, with "Darling**" building up a commanding lead only to sail into a hole on the leg across from PSC 8 to PSC 10. Astute skippers on "Diogi" and "Theia" saw "Darling**’s" predicament and steered around "Darling**" who by this time was going backwards with the tide. The race was won by Nicola and Tim Rouse on "Theia". Many thanks to Robin and Eilir for race management"
Photo: Winning skipper Tim Rouse - not the angry fisherman
CHIPAC (Clwb Hwylio Ieuenctid Pwllheli A'r Cylch) - our youth sailing section continue their 2020 programme, and can be seen in action on Friday evenings 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:
The "Stripped Down" Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championships starts today with 21 + boats competing in the four separate events that make up the championship. It promises to be three great days of racing in Tremadog Bay, and competitors can enjoy a drink and meal in Plas Heli after racing. There is no formal social programme this year, but I'm sure crews will enjoy a socially distanced apres sail. The latest event newsletter is 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 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
There will be a coffee and cake fund raiser for Macmillan Cancer Support on August 29th between 12 and 2 pm hosted my Bar and Catering manager Sophie. Donations of cakes welcomed!
Future Plas Heli/PSC hosted Events:
CHIPAC - Friday Evenings
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:
"Life is short, spend it happy"
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