Welcome to Port Dinorwic Sailing Club's Website.
Whether you are new to sailing or a seasoned racer there is something here for everyone.
Croeso i Wefan Clwb Hwylio Y Felinheli.
P'un a ydych yn newydd i hwylio neu rasiwr profiadol mae rhywbeth yma i bawb.
PDSC Covid-19 Update
30th March 2020
I hope that you are all coping in these extremely difficult times.
In light of the government’s updated advice to “Stay Home – Protect the NHS – Save Lives” we are revising our guidance.
I am now asking all PDSC members to refrain from any boating activity at the club until further notice.
The government has advised that all marinas should be closed and the RYA advice is for all recreational boaters to act responsibly and adhere to the government’s regulations to help limit the spread of the virus. Caernarfon Harbour Trust has prohibited access to all moorings and berths within its harbour limits, which includes the waters around Y Felinheli, as movement involving pleasure vessels would be designated as non-essential.
The club and the sport of sailing generally would be viewed very unfavourably by the local community if we were to be seen out on the water enjoying ourselves. We have seen the media furore over walkers on Snowdon last weekend and we don’t want that to be directed at our club. The government advice states that walking, running and cycling are acceptable forms of exercise – boating has not been listed as an acceptable form of exercise.
I personally know NHS staff who are working 12 hour shifts, seven days a week, and in constant fear of catching the virus – we owe it to them to be responsible and stay home.
I appreciate that this is a lot to ask, but we must take these difficult decisions to protect lives.
The committee will review this guidance as the situation develops, but I would expect these measures to now be in place until the end of May at the very earliest.
Take care and keep safe.
Sailing Season 2020
The new 2020 club programme is now available here on this website.
Member duties to keep the club running are now managed using the Dutyman system. Instructions and a link to the Dutyman system are here.
Tide times for the 2020 season are now available here with kind permission from the Centre for Applied Marine Sciences at Bangor University.
Telephone at PDSC / CHYF
Please note that we don't have a telephone at the sailing club despite what some internet searches suggest.
If you want to contact us please use the e-mail or web form here or just come and see us in real life any time we're open!
Membership subs for the 2020 sailing season are due for renewal.
Please have a look at the membership fees page for details and either pay on-line via WebCollect or download and print a paper copy of the membership form.
2020 Adult and Junior Training
The dates for 2020 training courses for adult and junior beginners have been finalised and are available here on our training pages.