The Autumn Series, part of the Pwllheli Challenge, continued last weekend with some fast sailing conditions on flat seas, in pedominantly Northerly winds.
Congratulations to Jackknife, Jeepster and Only Magic for the race wins.
IRC WELSH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - UPDATE
Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre, has been awarded the venue rights for the 'IRC Welsh National Championships' for 2021 and 2022. The Championships are run and organised by CHPSC and RDYC.
We now are recruiting volunteers for event planning purposes andif you would like to contribute, or have any suggestions to enhance the event, please reply to this newsletter.
2021 Membership Rates
Membership of CHPSC for 2021 is now available from 1st October 2020 for new members - a person who has not been a member for the last three years
The membership year is from 1st January to 31st December, so a new member in October will benefit from 15 months of membership for the price of 12!
2021 Fee Structure
Primary Member - £65
Joint Membership - £115
Racing Skipper - £125
Joint Racing Skipper - £180
Associate Member - £75
Student Member - £30
Youth Member - £20
Small (Optimist/Topper/Laser) £55 (£48 early payment)
Medium (Laser) £65 £55 early payment)
Large (Merlin Rocket) £85 (£75 early payment)
Multi Hulls (Dart etc) £95 (£83 early payment)
Autumn Layup - working party - tomorrow -17th October
A working party is being arranged to take out the protector and winterise the ribs, and bring some of the event equipment up from the versa dock, and generally tidy the hall and audit the Club and Plas Heli event equipment.
Anyone able to help on tomorrow , please reply to the newsletter or let a Flag Officer know. Complimentary coffee and bacon rolls for willing volunteers! Turn up at 10 am at Plas Heli and socially distanced groups will be allocated tasks!
Member Spotlight - Tim Rouse
My first sailing expererience started over 50 years ago on a 16 foot sailing cruiser that my Father built for family holidays , this was moored in Pwllheli harbour behind Morfa’r Garreg
Soon my parents moved on to a 22 foot long keel ‘Itchen Ferry’ sailing cruiser ‘ Urticaria’ , some may remember her grey topsides and the legs she wore to keep he upright at low water .
Many memories of that boat moored in the inner harbour and the friends I met whose parents also moored their boats there , it must have been the place for those boating on a budget .
I learnt to sail in the inner harbour sailing round and round the island (gone now) timing myself to see if I was getting better ( times don’t change I’m still doing it now with the Commodores Challenge and Tremadog Triangle) Going out to see will always bring back memories of motoring through the gap in the gantries from the old tidal gates and picking our way through the boats moored all over the outer harbour on swinging moorings
In 1992 I bought my first boat a Seamaster 29 ‘Fairway’ on which I did most of my sailing with my Father , taking us to south Wales , Anglesey and Ireland usually returning with a hangover and a howling gale behind us .
My current boat is a Hunter Channel 31 ‘Theia’ which after the death of my Father I sailed single handed for years , a challenge which I really enjoy although it’s a bit of a workout racing on your own.
My teenage daughter has also been bitten by the sailing bug and loves to go sailing and racing it was her who encouraged me to join in with the Pwllheli sailing club racing challenges One of my proudest moments was to crew for her as she helmed ‘Theia' round the cans in a club race.
Next years challenge is to sail ‘Theia’ to Cardiff to visit Maddie in University
CHIPAC (Clwb Hwylio Ieuenctid Pwllheli A'r Cylch) - our youth sailing section have completed their 2020 programme.
Current and previous CHIPAC members, have represented Wales in sailing events all the way from regional races to the Olympics and Americas Cup - a credit to the hard work by the young sailors, volunteers and instructors.
Members holding RYA Dinghy or Senior Instructor qualifications who would like to help out with CHIPAC, or those looking to help out and gain qualifications, please reply to this email, so planning for 2021 can start now.
"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
Glan Don Beach 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)
* Special food offererings over the weekend *
Summary of Conditions of Entry - Its the law!
> Wear a Mask
> Sanitise your hands
> Track and Trace
> Table Service
> 10 pm Curfew
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:
Autumn Series (Pwllheli Challenge) weekend 4 - 24/25th October
Autum Lay up - working party: Saturday 17th October 10am
Thought for the Day:
"Do what is right, not what is easy"
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.
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
NHS at Plas Heli
Many of you will have noticed a new porta-cabin located adjacent to the old club building - this is used by Betsi Cadwaladr National Health Trust Nursing staff for patient consultations in a secure covid-free environment.
Plas Heli is pleased to be able to assist the NHS with this facility and the use of the training rooms in Plas Heli