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!IMG 0048


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 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:

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  "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   

IMG 2294Plas Heli:


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

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!

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 

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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