The 2016 Club Dinner was a sell out and a great success

See report in Yachts and Yachting here

The Restaurant was full, the food and service was excellent and all members and guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Commodore Bob Lowe outlined the many successes over the last two years before he passed the Burgee to the new Commodore Eifion Owen.

Eifion congratulated Bob on his very successful two-year tenure as CHPSC Commodore and thanked him for all his efforts as Flag Officer for the last six years and many more on the Club's Management Committee.

Eifion said 'I am honoured to take on the challenge of Club Commodore and I am looking forward to my term in office'.

Eifion thanked the social committee and the Plas Heli team for making the evening such a success.

Eifion was assisted in the presentation of the Club prizes and trophies to our club racing winners by former Commodore Gwyndaf Hughes and our new Rear Commodore Gerallt Williams.

For those who could not be present here is Eifion's speech:

20161112 G5674463CHPSC won the ISORA team prize again this year with great performances throughout the series by Mojito, Jackknife, Aquaplane and Sgrech.

The crews received the ISORA team trophy in the ISORA prize giving dinner in Dun Laoghaire a few weeks ago.   Congratulations.

The results can be seen on the ISORA web site here

1st - Pwllheli Sailing Club - 2282.4 points and 6 race wins, 7 seconds and 4 thirds

2nd National Yacht Club - 1974.8 and one race win, 3 seconds and 3 thirds

3rd - Royal Irish Yacht Club - 1205.5


This is a free business networking event on Tuesday 28th June from 8 to 10am

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It is with sadness we report the passing of Mike 'Tower' Faulkner.

Mike was a great supporter of the club and served as a committee member for many years

he Flag is at half mast and our thoughts are with Yvonne and friends.

It is with sadness we report the passing of John Collins

John was a member of the Club's Management Committee for many years and a regular winner in our club racing. He also campaigned a succession of boats in ISORA and in regattas and championships around the country and Ireland.

The Flag is at half-mast and our thoughts are with Rita and the family.

The funeral is on Friday 22nd July 13:30 at Rochdale Crematorium

Margaret Lowe (Commodore's wife) and the Caernarfon and Dwyfor Ramblers invite you to join them on a short (about 4 miles) walk around Pwllheli and a guided tour of Plas Heli on Thursday, 28th April.  This will start from the car park by Plas Heli at 10.30 a.m.  We will hopefully be back for the tour about 12 noon followed by lunch in the cafe.  

Hopefully the weather will allow us to enjoy the fantastic views from the cafe terrace.

Croeso i bawb!

HRH Princess Anne visited CHPSC on Friday 8th April during the RYA Youth Championships. She was escorted on her visit by Her Majesty's Lord -Lieutenant of Gwynedd, Mr Edmund Bailey.

Our Commodore Bob Lowe and Stephen Tudor (Chair of Plas Heli) had a great opportunity to show the new club facilities to HRH and to the many dignitaries who were in attendance. HRH Princess Anne was very impressed with the new club room and particularly liked the image of the FireBall World Championship. She also met club members and visitors in the club room before having a discussion with Sailing Club Management Committee members and dignitaries in the restaurant area.

HRH also admired the view of the bay and mountains from the balcony whilst competitor boats were being launched from the beach. It did look spectacular!

photos by Alan Dop Photography|

25th March – 10th Ebrill

09:00 – 22.30 - later at Bar Steward’s discretion

Bwyd   Food

Breakfast    09.00 – 11.00
Bar Menu    12.00 – 21.00

The normal opening hours after Easter will be reviewed

Work has started on dredging the harbour entrance and channel.

Please see the latest Notice to Mariners - 'No.3' - Work starting in the channel on 20th March until 25th March here.

All Notices to Mariners are available on the CHPSC web site here 


RacingShuffleIconThe date for the 'Pwllheli Sailing Shuffle' has been set - 25/26th June - put it in your calendar!

This is part of the new racing initiative for 2016 to attract new racers in a fun and friendly environment. Entry is available for anyone - you don't need to have your boat measured - just enter and race.



The following message has been received from Gerry Haggas' son William.

Gerry was a former Commodore of Pwllheli Sailing Club (1962- 1964), a keen racing sailor in the bay and one of the great offshore racing sailors taking part in decades of ISORA racers.

He encouraged and inspired and was a real motivator of sailors in Pwllheli and the Irish Sea.

He and Olive were loyal supporters and members of the Club and will be missed by many friends and sailors.

There is a wonderful tribute to Gerry on the Afloat Magazine here


Dear All,

I am very sad to announce the death of my father Gerald Haggas aged 96, who died yesterday, peacefully in his sleep. He had battled for a number of years with cancer. After a recent period in hospital, he moved to a very nice nursing home nearby. He was very well looked after and was not in any pain, although in the last couple of days he said he felt sick and didn’t want to eat anything.

He is now in a better place and at peace with Mother.

Please be kind enough to pass this information on to any friends or relatives not included in the above list. He was the last survivor to my knowledge of his generation.

Kind regards

Bill Haggas


Calendar2017The 2017 Club Calendar has now been posted to all 2016 members and they should arrive during the week before Christmas. In accordance with the usual practice, one copy has been sent by post to addresses outside the 'LL53 5' post code area. If there is more than one member in a household a second copy can be collected from the bar.

Members who live in Pwllheli, or for those who are regular visitors to the Club, the calendar is available in the bar for collection.

Also, additional copies are available to purchase from the bar for £10 and £15 by post.

The images are again this year superb and we are very grateful to the photographers who can be contacted here.

We are also very grateful for the generosity of our sponsors without their support we could not provide the calendar.


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