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Covid-19 Update

In line with the latest initiatives to minimize the spread of Covid 19 we are determined to play our part to minimize the spread of this virus.


We have followed the guidance of our Governing Body, RYA and RYA Cymru Wales, for centres, sailing clubs and associations, boaters and sailors, and also the instruction of Welsh Government and all appropriate Health Authorities.

Plas Heli the Welsh National Sailing Academy is now closed BUT we are monitoring the e-mails remotely - please contact us by e-mail. Details on the 'Contact Us Page' here

22nd May 2020 - The 'Back to Boating Task Force'  is established to set working practices which will get us back on the water, safely, responsibly, and considerately - more details here

10th June 2020 - the Plas Heli Pontoons are open for customers - see conditions here

10th June 2020 - the Plas Heli Compound - now available for dinghy sailors - see conditions here

We  will provide updates on this web site but for now please keep safe.

Croeso - Welcome
to Pwllheli Sailing Club

A Members Club, Affiliated to RYA and RYA Cymru Wales and a registered Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC).
Located at the The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre with Easy access to world renowned sailing waters
Panoramic views of Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay from our bar and veranda

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Take a Virtual Tour

We know that you can't visit us at the moment so please take a virtual tour by looking at these videos.
We are sure you will want to visit once the lock-down restrictions are lifted!
So for now please keep safe and well.
Pwlheli and the Area
Our Fantastic Facilities


We have a selection of Videos that may be of interest -please follow this link for the full library.

There is a selection of instructional videos from setting your sails to 'man overboard' instructions for retrieval

We are continually adding to the selection so if you have a favourite video or a video you think we should publish please contact secretary@pwllhelisailingclub.co.uk 


Club News - Notice Board

See the latest news on Codi Hwyl - our e-magazine - published 1st May
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 News 2020 23


I hope this will be my last monthly newsletter in lockdown and my next message will be an opportunity to report and share news about our activities at sea! The Flag Officers Friday newsletter has received a fantastic feedback and our aim is to continue with this weekly communication. The 'Codi Hwyl e-magazine which you also enjoyed will be produced quarterly so please let us know if you have a news item to share.

We look forward to welcoming more members back to Pwllheli after the relaxation of travel restrictions from July 6th, and self-contained accommodation will be able to open from the 11th July, subject to next week's 21-day review. RYA Cymru Wales are working hard to ensure that stays on boats

Thursday, June 25, 2020 News 2020 53


  • Great to see boats out in the bay, with local members enjoying the improved weather. We look forward to welcoming more members back after the proposed relaxation of travel restrictions on July 6th
  • The "Tremadog Triangle" and "Commodore’s Challenge" are both up and  running, with the Butterworth family posting a  great time last weekend for the "Commodores Challenge" – see the website for details of both racetracks here
  • Club membership numbers are
Monday, June 22, 2020 Racing News 36

CommodoreChallenge1The first completed race of the “commodores challenge” today (start - St Tuds - finish) by the Butterworth Family

Boat “Vestavind”

NHC class-  rating 1.001

Skipper - Simon Butterworth

Start 09:43:02

Finish 12:11:50

Corrected Time: TBA

Thursday, June 18, 2020 News 2020 45


  • Great to see boats out and local members enjoying some sailing, since the recent easing of restrictions.
  • We continue to work with RYA Cymru Wales, and our Task force is busy managing the 'back to boating' pathway. Look out for a new Notice to Mariners on the 20th June
  • The Task force have put some posters up around our facility, with useful advice. The Plas Heli Pontoon Protocols are here , and Compound protocols
Thursday, June 11, 2020 List of Club Racing - 2020 188

The racing commitee invite members to try two racing challenges, which are self managed and provide some fun racing. The "Tremadog Triangle" a 6 mile race around three of our racing marks, and the "Commodores Challenge" a 12 mile  race around St Tudwals.

The racing marks have now been launched and are on station,  checked by Commodore Jane Butterworth on Saturday.Jane inspecting the Marks

Under current restrictions we can't organise any formal racing, but hope you enjoy these two  challenges


For full details of both challenges, and links to the charts click...

Codi Hwyl - our e-magazine - published 1st May

Latest News Items

SpringCoverPageThe news this month is presented in a flip -book, e-magazine 'Codi Hwyl' which is available here or just click on the image below which will take you to our web site and the e-magazine

Topics include the following:

  • How to 'zoom' - a great way to communicate with family and friends
  • New Security Codes at Plas Heli
  • Useful Knots - a must for sailors and handy for other things as well
  • Seal on the Pontoons - yes a seal has made his home on the pontoons
  • Dun Laoghaire - Dingle - An account of the race by Jac Y Do -Mark and Phil - a great story!
  • Red Diesel - an update on it's use in the UK and EU - by the Cruising Association
  • A Cruise to Ireland - Pererin and Perfect Pitch - another great story!
  • IRC Welsh Championships - an update
  • CHIPAC - Youth Sailing in 2020
  • Offshore Cruising Rally (ISORA)
  • 2020 Membership
  • Rear Commodore's Boredom Buster Video Series
  • Dates for the Diary
  • 2020 AGM - Revised Notice 

 ..and much more there is something for everyone in this 34 page magazine click here to read it on line


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