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.AISplot


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:

"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 Offshore race Saturday 5th September - final race of the UK series

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   

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 is crucial to not move furniture, to comply with distancing regulations.  In addition, exiting the bar should normally be via the deck and down the stairs to the beach carpark, to provide a one way flow. There are several sanitisation stations in the building.

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!

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 see instructions below.


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

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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 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


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