Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club in association with Royal Dee Yacht Club
The Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championship is almost here!
This is a briefing note for all competitors taking part in the 'Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championship' with racing starting on Friday and the forecast is perfect for great racing!
Commodore's Reception -1900 hrs Thursday evening
Championship starts with the Commodore's Reception on Thursday evening at 1900hrs this will be a great opportunity for you to meet other crews, discuss tactics and collect your welcome pack. You are all invited.
Thursday - Commodore's Reception 1900 hrs in the Club room
Friday - evening after racing - Crew Meal -
Saturday- there is a 'Championship on-deck BBQ'- everyone welcome. - After Racing
Sunday - Prize Giving with a choice of Carvery or Hot Roast Baps
**** Please note there is a daily prizegiving - soon after racing - you must be there to win!
Entry Fees and Socials Booking
Our team will contact skippers on Wednesday evening, by telephone, to take your bookings for the Crew Meal arranged for Friday evening after racing. You can start this process now by sending us an e-mail with an indication of crew numbers - here.
The Skippers Briefing is on Friday morning at 0900hrs in the club house - this is for IRC Classes, Sports Boats and Cruiser Class.
Championship news and results ..
Championship news and results as it happens on the Spinlock IRC Welsh National championships Facebook page @ircwelshnationals and on twitter @IrcChamps
Crew Available / Wanted
If you are looking for crew OR if you are available to crew on a boat - please fill in the 'Crew Available/Wanted' form on the notice board - or just send an e-mail here
The berths at Plas Heli the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre are available for you.
If you have arrived - welcome.
If you have not arrived but have requested a berth - just turn up and you will be assisted with berthing.
If you have not yet requested a berth - don't worry we can accommodate you send an e-mail by return to this e-newsletter.
Racing Update .....
The Class split between Class 1 and Class 2 will be annonced on the web site shortly.
Racing for cruising type boats, with free NHC handicaps supplied by race management. The class will sail just one 2-3-hour race per day, starting and finishing off the PSC club line, away from the IRC fleets.
It's a fantastic opportunity for cruisers wishing to sample some racing in an easy format with Race Officer Robin Evans setting courses which will provide some reaching legs and take in some local landmarks!
With a special entry fee of just £50 it represents an excellent way to be part of this fantastic championships and hopefully get some great racing.
The course for the Cruising Class will be announced on VHF Channel 17 - this changes SI's 9.1
Small Keelboat fleet (under 8m) - IRC 3
will race off the PSC start and finish line and it is planned to hold 2 races a day using courses from the PSC race card or as modified by Race Officer Robin Evans. (Similar to the Pwllheli Challenge)
Scored under IRC and NHC and racing around the PSC marks should provide a great racing challenge for this fleet and spectacle for shore-side supporters.
With a special entry fee of just £50 it represents an excellent way to be part of this fantastic championships and get some great racing.
PRO Mike Butterfield's Royal Dee Yacht Club Race Management team will have the benefit of Derek Matthews beautiful 'Pleione Of Dee' as a committee boat.
The team is also joined by Sailwave guru Huw Pearce who will be responsible for publishing race results for the IRC Classes in IRC and NHC.
There is room in the mark laying ribs for anyone who would like to get up close to the action - and help out with lifting and dropping racing marks. OR help out on the Committee Boat - a good way to learn about race management and be part of a great race management team!
The Cruising and Small Keel Boat Classes will be managed by RO Robin Evans based on the CHPSC bridge. Robin will set courses
E-Newsletters and Race Notifications
be sure to get your crew to register for the race and Championship notifications here.
Class winners will be presented with perpetual trophies presented by Royal Dee Yacht Club and also an unique trophy - something special for the mantlepiece. These will be displayed on the dedicated Championship shelf in the Trophy Cabinet.
There are also Spinlock day prizes - must be present to receive!
Entries for the IRC Welsh National Championship are still coming in and this also is promising to be a great racing long weekend.