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Pwllheli based J109 “Mojito” win the IRC Welsh National Championships Title

The IRC Welsh National Championships have once again been held at  Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and event Centre, with race management by Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club and the Royal Dee Yacht Club, and enjoyed excellent sailing conditions over the three days.

IRC1

IRC Class - Windward mark - photo by Stuart Trunkfield

The three day championship consisted of an  IRC class competing for the Welsh National Champion title, and a cruiser class racing under the progressive NHC rating system.

The event got underway with a Commodores reception on the deck at Plas Heli on Thursday,  and a great BBQ party with the Jac Dobson a’r band on Friday evening

The IRC class enjoyed three days of racing a variety of courses, managed by the RDYC from the Royal Dee committee boat Bacardee, in mainly light north westerly windsIRC2

In form Mojito, fresh from an IRC Coastal class win at Cork, started the regatta with a win in race one, and continued to win 5 more races out of the 9 races sailed. Second place was last years winner Imposter (Richard Fildes), with Darling XX (Stephen Williams) 3rd

The NHC class enjoyed 6 races, managed by the PSC race management team from the PSC bridge,  around the clubs fixed marks and St Tudwals Islands. This class had very close racing with the progressive handicap system working well. Quattro (Avril banks) and Crud y Awel (Pete Driver) tied the class going into the last day, with Quattro (Avril Banks)  winning the NHC cruiser class after a fine win  in the last race

The final day and overall prizegiving was conducted on the deck at Plas Heli in glorious sunshine, with prizes and trophies presented by PSC Commodore Gerallt Williams, and RDYC Commodore Charlie Jones. 

We thank our sponsors Firmhelm, Plas Heli, Tudor and Co, CHPSC and RDYC for their generous support, and thanks also to the volunteers who made the event such a success.


 

NOR 9.4 - clarification

IRC Welsh National Championships 2022

Official Notice Board


NOR 9.4 - clarification

There is no requirement to physically attend the skippers briefing in Plas Heli - any points that require clarification can be raised on this WhatsApp group.

The organising committee is aware that boats may be constrained by draft leaving the harbour to make the first scheduled start - the race officers will ensure all boats are present before the first start sequence.

Mark H Thompson
Vice Commodore CHPSC
For the OA

Thursday 4th August 2022    13:00 BST 

 

Amendments 1, 2 and 3

IRC Welsh National Championships 2022

Official Notice Board

IRC Classes

Amendment 1 

NOR 8.2

The validity date of IRC rating is amended to “no later than 4th August”

Amendment 2

IRC rule 22.4 is deleted and replaced by :

“The maximum number of crew that may sail aboard a boat shall  be equal to the crew number shown on the certificate plus 1. There is no weight limit.

Additionally, one extra young sailor, under 16 may be carried”

Amendment 3

NOR /SI

IRC class 1 and 2

All references to IRC class 1 and 2 are replaced with IRC Class  Due to entry numbers and rating bands, one class will race for the title of IRC Welsh National Champion.

Mark H Thompson

Vice Commodore CHPSC for the IRC Welsh National Championship OA

Tuesday 2nd August 2022    13:00 BST

Amendments 4

IRC Welsh National Championships 2022

Official Notice Board

 

IRC Classes

Amendment 4

SI 4.2 Maximum number of races amended to 4/4/4

Amendment 5

SI 12.2 Time limit for boats failing to finish amended to 1hour (2 hours coastal races)

 

Mark H Thompson

Vice Commodore CHPSC for the IRC Welsh National Championship OA

Thursday 4th August 2022    13:00 BST 

 

Amendments 6

IRC Welsh National Championships 2022

Official Notice Board

 

NHC Classes

Amendment 6

SI  5.2 Total Races increased to six

Robin Evans

Race Officer
5th August 2022

Sailing Instructions 2022

 

The 2022 Sailing Instructions for the IRC Welsh National Championships is now published below.

 

 



 

The Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championship is an an open event hosted by Pwllheli Sailing Club and Royal Dee Yacht Club at the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre in Pwllheli


Racing for IRC, Sport boats and Cruisers

14th, 15th & 16th August 2020

Includes a Coastal Class
Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championship
Racing for all IRC boats, Sports Boats and Cruiser Class Boats
14th to 16th August 2020

News Flash

Pwllheli based J109 “Mojito” win the IRC Welsh National Championships Title

The IRC Welsh National Championships have once again been held at  Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and event Centre, with race management by Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club and the Royal Dee Yacht Club, and enjoyed excellent sailing conditions over the three days.

IRC1

IRC Class - Windward mark - photo by Stuart Trunkfield

The three day championship consisted of an  IRC class competing for the Welsh National Champion title, and a cruiser class racing under the progressive NHC rating system.

The event got underway with a Commodores reception on the deck at Plas Heli on Thursday,  and a great BBQ party with the Jac Dobson a’r band on Friday evening

The IRC class enjoyed three days of racing a variety of courses, managed by the RDYC from the Royal Dee committee boat Bacardee, in mainly light north westerly windsIRC2

In form Mojito, fresh from an IRC Coastal class win at Cork, started the regatta with a win in race one, and continued to win 5 more races out of the 9 races sailed. Second place was last years winner Imposter (Richard Fildes), with Darling XX (Stephen Williams) 3rd

The NHC class enjoyed 6 races, managed by the PSC race management team from the PSC bridge,  around the clubs fixed marks and St Tudwals Islands. This class had very close racing with the progressive handicap system working well. Quattro (Avril banks) and Crud y Awel (Pete Driver) tied the class going into the last day, with Quattro (Avril Banks)  winning the NHC cruiser class after a fine win  in the last race

The final day and overall prizegiving was conducted on the deck at Plas Heli in glorious sunshine, with prizes and trophies presented by PSC Commodore Gerallt Williams, and RDYC Commodore Charlie Jones. 

We thank our sponsors Firmhelm, Plas Heli, Tudor and Co, CHPSC and RDYC for their generous support, and thanks also to the volunteers who made the event such a success.


 

NOR 9.4 - clarification

IRC Welsh National Championships 2022

Official Notice Board


NOR 9.4 - clarification

There is no requirement to physically attend the skippers briefing in Plas Heli - any points that require clarification can be raised on this WhatsApp group.

The organising committee is aware that boats may be constrained by draft leaving the harbour to make the first scheduled start - the race officers will ensure all boats are present before the first start sequence.

Mark H Thompson
Vice Commodore CHPSC
For the OA

Thursday 4th August 2022    13:00 BST 

 

Amendments 1, 2 and 3

IRC Welsh National Championships 2022

Official Notice Board

IRC Classes

Amendment 1 

NOR 8.2

The validity date of IRC rating is amended to “no later than 4th August”

Amendment 2

IRC rule 22.4 is deleted and replaced by :

“The maximum number of crew that may sail aboard a boat shall  be equal to the crew number shown on the certificate plus 1. There is no weight limit.

Additionally, one extra young sailor, under 16 may be carried”

Amendment 3

NOR /SI

IRC class 1 and 2

All references to IRC class 1 and 2 are replaced with IRC Class  Due to entry numbers and rating bands, one class will race for the title of IRC Welsh National Champion.

Mark H Thompson

Vice Commodore CHPSC for the IRC Welsh National Championship OA

Tuesday 2nd August 2022    13:00 BST

Amendments 4

IRC Welsh National Championships 2022

Official Notice Board

 

IRC Classes

Amendment 4

SI 4.2 Maximum number of races amended to 4/4/4

Amendment 5

SI 12.2 Time limit for boats failing to finish amended to 1hour (2 hours coastal races)

 

Mark H Thompson

Vice Commodore CHPSC for the IRC Welsh National Championship OA

Thursday 4th August 2022    13:00 BST 

 

Amendments 6

IRC Welsh National Championships 2022

Official Notice Board

 

NHC Classes

Amendment 6

SI  5.2 Total Races increased to six

Robin Evans

Race Officer
5th August 2022

Sailing Instructions 2022

 

The 2022 Sailing Instructions for the IRC Welsh National Championships is now published below.

 

 



 

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