News 2018

All of the news in 2018

RYAWe are delighted to announce that we will host the 2020 edition of the RYA Youth National Championships. We look forward to working closely with Plas Heli the Welsh National Sailing Avademy and Event Center, RYA, RYA Cymru Wales and Gwynedd Council to deliver a fantastic Championship, on and off the water.

We will bring into play all of the excellent facilities at the Sailing Academy which will provide easy access to the superb racing waters of Cardigan Bay from our spacious and secure compound. The quay and pontoon facilities will enable easy and safe access to all of the safety RIBs all of which are within sight of the race command bridge on the second floor of the Academy.

Our large hall, restaurant and café/bar will be augmented by the use of our marquee and the old sailing club building so that all competitors can be accommodated comfortably.

Pwllheli has a long history of hosting major championships and the RYA Youth National Championship is one of the most prestigious events where we can see potential GBR Olympians in action and I am sure that all competitors will enjoy our special warm welcome.

Read the RYA Press release here





Parti Nadolig 2018 Christmas Ball

DSC 0031Retiring Commodore Eifion Owen handing over to our first Lady Commodore, Jane Butterworth

A hundred members and guests gathered at Plas Heli for the Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club’s annual Christmas ball and prize giving, where Commodore Eifion Owen handed over the Club Burgee to incoming Commodore Jane Butterworth, who during her address to members and guests, introduced her Vice Commodore Gerallt Williams, and Rear Commodore Mark Thompson for the next two years. Eifion also announced Hon Secretary Stephen Tudor becomes the clubs President.

Eifion gave a witty speech about his experience as Commodore, and the members gave him a resounding applause for his hard work during the last two years.

Members were treated to a delicious Christmas themed three course meal, with fine wines from the Bar, in the festively decorated Gorwel restaurant.


DSC09014The Optimist National Championship is being hosted in Plas Heli with the assistance of CHPSC

Our Commodore, Eifion Owen, addressed the competitors in the main hall during the opening ceremony on Saturday afternoon.

We hope that all competitors have a great time on and off the water.

Press read more for more photos....

Saturday  2nd June 

Amendment: The warning signal is changed to 0925hrs

The Course for the Race is as follows:

Gwylan Islands (P)

The SIs are available here and below

If you are following the Volvo Ocean Race - keep your eye on Dee Caffari's 'Turn the Tide on Plastics' which is crewed by Bleddyn Mon.

Bleddyn came third in the Splash Worlds hosted in Pwllheli in 2009. The next leg of the Volvo is on 20th May from Newport RI USA to Cardiff.

More about the Volvo here

Good news, our  CHP 29er training is producing results.

Club members Amy Bale and Elodie Edwards just became 29er U17 girls Youth National Champions at the RYA Youth Champs last week.

See report in Y&Y here.

Also Christopher Jones of CHP had a great result of 9th out of a fleet of 46 in the Laser radial fleet.

We understand that there is a lot of interest in the 'Plas Heli 29er Open Championships & Coaching Clinics' on 18th to 21st July'. More information here.