It is sad to state that there are no reports of a great bonfire night with sausage, beans and mash. For some a glimpse of a neighbour’s fireworks in the distance, or on the television, was all we had to mark the passing of November 5th.
The days are shorter, and with each passing storm we are conceding that for many of us, boating opportunities in 2020 are diminishing. It is now time to remind ourselves that we did have some great days on the water this year, despite Covid-19. For the hardy racers there is still time to complete the Commodore's Challenge and I am sure that for those that can, there will be some magical winter sailing days in our fantastic bay!
The CHPSC Flag Officers and Management Committee continue to plan and adapt by working within the ever-changing regulations as we reach the end of the Firebreak lockdown in Wales. Regrettably it is unlikely that we will be able to hold the Christmas Ball and prize giving, but we hope to have a small gathering of the Flag Officers and past Commodores (should the new hospitality and rules allow) to celebrate the succession of our club Commodores. We will report fully on this later in the month.
In December we will publish a list of our 2020 champions, the winners of this year’s racing and cruising trophies and we aim to have a bigger and better prize giving ball next year, to reward these worthy recipients. With the start of the English Lockdown period we will return to publishing the "boredom buster" video links for your enjoyment.
There is further news below about our dinghy compound and the location of the water colour is revealed
A number of proposed changes to the IRC Formula for 2021, which will impact club boats that race under the IRC rating system in club racing, ISORA and the Welsh IRC Champs.
The proposed changes have been outlined in the document from the IRC Technical Committee to the IRC Congress - see here
Every three years World Sailing publish a new set of "Racing Rules for Sailing". The 2021-2024 rules also refered to as RRS have been published and for your convenience we have added this to the Racing Information Pack - Details here. or just click on the image on the right.
This Incredible race starts this Sunday the 8th November and is one we know many members like to follow.
Bangor born Alex Thomson's "HUGO BOSS" latest promotional video can be viewed here, or below
Member Spotlight - James Evans
An account by club member James Evans - Senior Instructor CHIPAC, club member, and son of Pen Llyn.
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 Championship is hosted by Plas Heli, and organised/managed by CHPSC and the RDYC.
We now are recruiting volunteers for event planning purposes and if you would like to contribute, or have any suggestions to enhance the event, please reply to this newsletter. Its intended to have the first planning meeting in December to agree the Notice of Race and proposed format of racing. This meeting will be open to all potential entrants and volunteers, and will be held using Zoom. Further details next month.
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) £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)
Plas Heli will re-open on Thursday 12th November (proided regulations allow) and the new winter opening times will be circulated in the next e-newsletter.
"Pysgod a Sglodion" - fish and chips, plus the popular burger - offered as a special on Saturdays with a free beer
Future Plas Heli/PSC hosted Events:
Winter series 21/22nd November
Thought for the Day:
"happiness springs from doing good and helping others "
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