Pwllheli is the venue of choice in Wales for many class associations because of the excellence and convenience of the sailing area with minimal tidal influences and a short sail to the race areas. The facilities offered at Plas Heli include a sheltered beach launching, a secure compound for dinghies, camping facilities and adjacent free car parking.

We have a strong and experienced team of International and National and Race Officers, National and Regional Mark-Layers, RYA qualified Safety boat drivers and a shore-based team to ensure all events are managed in a professional and welcoming manner.

Pwllheli has raised successfully the profile of Wales on the World Stage with entries from over 40 countries visiting Pwllheli in the summer of 2015.

In the last ten years Pwllheli has hosted 7 World championships and over 40 UK National championships as well as staging many other smaller competitions Pwllheli is recognised by the RYA as one of its four sea-based national sailing academies suitable for hosting international Olympic and pathway youth and junior class competitions. It is the only such facility in Wales.

The exceptional standard of the area’s sailing waters was recognised by LOCOG (the London 2012 Organising Committee) for inclusion on the prestigious London 2012 Olympic Pre-Games Training Camp Guide. It was the only venue in Wales for the sport of sailing. Pwllheli had been chosen also as the sailing venue for the Manchester Olympic bids, which is testimony to the world-class quality of the sailing waters.

These events make an important contribution to the local community by raising the profile of the town and Llyn in general as well as having a positive impact to the local economy.

The Events team welcomes the support from club volunteers and offers training where required. Anybody interested in becoming a volunteer should send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For a list of events since 2007 see this link



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