Last Saturday saw a great deal of activity in the bay, with members taking advantage of fine weather for the club organised racing activity.
The Club and ISORA coastal race was the final "Global Displays Welsh Coastal Series" race of 2020 (comprising of four races) and the penultimate race of the UK ISORA Offshore series, separated this year from the Irish programme due to travel restrictions. The fleet embarked on a 38-mile race via Causeway and Madog Fairway, and recorded some impressive boat speeds on the run to the Causeway Buoy from PSC 10. " Jac Y Do" retired mid-way through the race with damage to the mast, with "Mojito" recording a fine win just ahead of "Jackknife" which confirmed "Mojito" as the 2020 Global Displays Welsh Coastal Series winner, and recipient of the Midland Bowl. Let's hope it's filled up with something appropriate tomorrow night, following the last offshore race of the season and confirmation of the ISORA UK series winner.
MOJITO Crew Led by Peter Dunlop and Victoria Cox prior to race one of the 2020 coastal series
The NHC Cruisers and IRC inshore boats sailed two races, including one lap of the Tremadog triangle. Race 1 was won by Steve Walmsley "Uii" and the second by Andrew Rosewarne "Diogi". The lap of the triangle by Rob and Sarah Smith - "Perfect Pitch" now leads the NHC leader board. "Jackknife " leads the IRC leader board after a fast lap by Sam Hall last Saturday following the ISORA race
Steve Walmsley -Uii - winner of race 1 NHC cruisers last Saturday
Congratulations to all the winners, and a reminder the Pwllheli Challenge - Autumn Series -starts on September the 19th - enter here
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.
AIS - Marine Traffic
Thanks to the work of CHPSC club members in conjunction with ISORA, the three "marine traffic" base stations (one in Plas Heli, one on a hill overlooking Tremadog Bay and the other at Porthdinllaen) which are managed by Mark Thompson, Peter Dunlop/Will Parry Jones and Ken Fitzpatrick - are giving almost 100% coverage in our sailing areas, certainly as far as Aberystwyth and all the way to Dublin across the Irish Sea.
Recent communication from "Marine Traffic" congratulated us on our 100% reliability and area coverage. We thank the WiFi providers for hosting these stations, which as well as well as allowing shore supporters to follow the sailing activity, is a great safety enhancement and help to the RNLI/Coastguards.
AIS plot of a recent ISORA race down to the Patches cardinal buoy and return via Ynysoedd Gwylan, Aberdaron.
"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 Offshore race Saturday 5th September - final race of the UK series
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
Please help the bar/catering staff, Plas Heli management team, and club flag officers in complying with these requirements,
There will be a "coffee and cake" fund raiser for Macmillan Cancer Support, tomorrow September the 5th between 12 and 2 pm hosted by Bar and Catering manager Sophie. Donations of cakes welcomed!
Future Plas Heli/PSC hosted Events:
CHIPAC - Friday Evenings
ISORA offshore race - 5th September
Macmillan Cancer Support - Coffee and Cake - 5th September 12- 2pm
Autumn Series (Pwllheli Challenge) starts 19th September
Regional Junior Championships – 26-27th September
Thought for the Day:
"Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation"
For more information, membership links and the latest weather and webcam
Plas Heli Quayside Parking
The parking area on the Plas Heli Quayside is available for paid up CHPSC members and to authorised pontoon users.
To obtain a parking permit
The parking area is accessed through the gate adjacent to the old club building
The code to the gate is changed regularly and can be obtained through the plasheli.org website > Facilities> Parking. For convenience follow this shortcut link here
Fill in the details – put a tick in the box to confirm that you are a CHPSC member (have your 2020 membership number ready)
Then in the payment bit – use ‘I am a paid up CHPSC member and request permit for parking’ - Then Submit
You will then get a return e-mail with instructions
Please make sure the gate is closed and locked at all times and that the padlock is never left open or with the code left on the dial