The Autumn Series, part of the Pwllheli Challenge, continues tomorrow with two races. The IRC warning signal is at 10:00 AM, followed by NHC. Further information on Saturday morning - Ch17, and on the racing "Whats App" group.
Welsh Regional Junior Championship 2020
The event was rescheduled over three venues due to Welsh Government COVID restrictions, with Pwllheli hosting the Laser 4.7's and Windsurfer classes last weekend in champagne sailing conditions.
A video of the event can be viewed here or on the image below
Congratulations to all the competitors and class winners, which included CHPSC Sailor Arwen Fflur winning the Lasers 4.7's at Pwllheli, and CHIPAC sailors Annabelle Pierce-Jones taking 4th ahead of Ffion Wood 5th in the lasers and Noah Wood wining the Topper class down at Neyland. Osian Parry (Plas Menai) won the windsurfer event.
Many thanks to the race management teams, committee boat and event volunteers from RYA CW (led by Rosy Hearn and Sarah McGovern) CHPSC and Plas Heli (led by Richard Tudor, Gerallt Williams and Chris Hoppins) who made the event so successful.
Laser 4.7 Fleet in action during the Welsh Junior Championships
Windsurfer in action last weekend - photo by Gerallt Williams
Member Spotlight - Eifion Owen
Many members will know Eifion, who is a former CHPSC commodore, current member of the club management committee and CHIPAC senior instructor. As well as being a highly experienced inshore and offshore sailor, having completed many inshore and offshore events including ISORA races, Eifion spent his early years windsurfing, and was the first person to wind surf from North Wales to Ireland, a distance of 47 miles starting at Whistling Sands, and finishing at Wicklow.
There is a very interesting documentary following the build up and completion of this amazing challenge, filmed professionally by HTV and it can be accessed by clicking the link here or on the photo below.
Eifion continues to sail, race, row and cycle around his beloved Llyn Peninsula, and who knows what his next challenge will be!
Eifion and Eleri at the CHPSC Christmas Ball 2019
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.
Members holding RYA Dinghy or Senior Instructor qualifications who would like to help out with CHIPAC, please reply to this email
Please help our future Olympians!
"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 "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
Monday - Closed
Tuesday 11:00 -17:00 (lunch service 12-16:00)
Wednesday/Thursday 12:00 - 21:00 (food service 12-19:00)
Friday/Saturday 12:00 - 22:00 (food service 12-20:00)
Sunday 12:00 - 20:00 (Carvery from 4th October)
Outside space is also open, and less restrictive. 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,
Future Plas Heli/PSC hosted Events:
CHIPAC - Friday Evenings
Autumn Series (Pwllheli Challenge) 3/4th October
Thought for the Day:
"Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to meet it!"
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