Come and join us for the Pwllheli Regatta
and a chance to get your photo in the 2018 Calendar
on Saturday 15th July
The fun starts with a parade of boats lead by the Pwllheli Lifeboat at 12.00. Meet at the Fairway buoy from 11am onwards.
The parade lead by RNLI Lifeboat Lilly and Vincent Anthony will head to the West End and back giving Andrew Green, who has kindly agreed to be the official photographer for the day, the chance to take pictures for the 2018 CHPSC calendar. Invite any of your friends to join the parade as it should be quite different and enjoyable. If you have any shore based friends ask them to take pictures from South Beach and we are bound to have somebody with a drone who might be willing to film the event.
As soon as the parade has finished there will be a friendly race, starting on a committee boat start between Gimlet and mark number 1. It is anticipated that the race will be two laps leaving marks 1, 2 and 3 to port and back to the start/finish line but thios will be confirmed on the day based on wind directions. It is hoped that the down wind legs will give plenty of opportunity for photos of brightly coloured spinnakers and the winner of the race will be presented with a trophy at the Summer Ball on Saturday evening.
All the comms will be on VHF CH17 during the day.
Racing will be timed so that everyone can get in by 1430-1500 so that they can enjoy the Jazz band ashore.
A summary of the timetable for Saturday is as follows:
From 11.00-11.30 Head out to the Fairway buoy ready for the precession
12.00 Pwllheli RNLI Lifeboat Lilly and Vincent Anthony will be leading the parade of boats to West End and Back.
13.00 Warning Signal for the Pwllheli Regatta race. It will be a committee boat start with Deja Vu acting as the committee boat anchored opposite the South Beach cafe. There will be 1 race.
15.00 Jazz band Starts at Plas Heli.
17.00 Jazz finishes - Time to change into your penguin suits/posh frocks ready for the ball.
19.00 Drinks on the terrace and start of the Summer ball and prize giving.
For anyone up for more racing Sunday there will be 3 round the cans races with traditional bridge starts. First warning signal is at 11.45.
Notice of race for both days can be found here.