The Club and ISORA Night race was delayed for 24 hours due to storm Ellen, but finally started in the dark at 21:30 last Saturday, with three boats coming to the line for the 36 mile course around St Tudwal's, Causeway and Madog Fairway.

The race started in 20-25kt westerly winds, forecast to moderate as the night progressed. "Jackknife" and "Mojito" made good starts with "Jac Y Do" a few minutes behind, with a slight delay due to sorting out a mainsail issue. The fetch to the islands was straight forward, but hard on the mainsails with some gusts causing  sail flogging to those over canvassed. Easing sheets behind the Islands into a building sea, gave a fast reach to the Causeway, with a great breeze but (for Cardigan bay) some big waves to contend with, which were not easy to read in the darkness. One wave caused Phil "Flatly" Jackson on "Jac Y Do" to disappear down the companionway - a lá "Only Fools and Horses" - sorry Phil didn't  mean to laugh - probably best not to lean on a sliding hatch! 

Rounding Causeway, a fast reach on port with "Jackknife" seeing 20 kts boat speed and "Jac Y Do" 13-16kts at times. It was great fun surfing down the waves, with a steady 22-24kt breeze and the odd 30kt gust.  Rounding Madog Fairway Buoy for the beat home, mercifully the sea flattened out and the wind started to ease, with the last boat to finish ("Jac Y Do") only seeing 5-6kts after Criccieth. A challenging race with "Jackknife" winning the ISORA and club King Constantine cup, and   "Mojito" now  leading the series by a few points, with one coastal race tomorrow, followed by an offshore  race - potentially to Holyhead on the 5th September, to complete the 8 race series. 

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:

"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:

A race for both NHC Cruisers and IRC rated boats is planned for tomorrow, Saturday August 29th,  to complement the ISORA coastal race.  There will be two  club races  around the cans, with the first start at 09:30  All racing information can be accessed via the club website here

The course will be announced on CH 17 and displayed on the boards - entry procedure  (if not holding a skippers membership)  here

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 "Tremadog Triangle" and "Commodore’s Challenge" are available for members to attempt  – see the website for details of both race-tracks here   

isora1 Pwllheli  based ISORA fleet competing in the Global Displays Welsh Coastal Series

Plas 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 distancing regulations. 

There will be a "coffee and cake" fund raiser for Macmillan Cancer Support on September the 5th  between 12 and 2 pm hosted by  Bar and Catering manager Sophie. Donations of cakes welcomed! (note this is a re-scheduled date)

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 Coastal Race/ NHC + IRC  Cruiser Race - 29th August

ISORA offshore race - 5th September

Autum Series (Pwllheli Challenge) starts 19th September

Regional Junior Championships – 26-27th September

Thought for  the Day:

"He who leans on sliding hatches, may fall through!"



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