Great News - The Optimist are back!!
We look forward to the Opi invasion of Pwllheli on 4th to 10th August where the usual warm welcome awaits the youngsters and the sailing starts of the future!
The Optimist is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15. Nowadays boats are usually made of fibreglass, although wooden boats are still built.
It is one of the most popular sailing dinghies in the world, with over 150,000 boats officially registered with the class and many more built but never registered.
The Optimist is recognised as an International Class by the International Sailing Federation
The RS:X Class will be hosted at Plas Heli, The Welsh National Academy and Events Centre, on 23rd to 29th July. There will be greeted with our usual warm welcome!
The RS:X was designed in 2004 and went into production in 2005.
The RS:X design features a high technology rig, with carbon mast and boom, a ‘wide-style’ board that merges modern windsurf board design with a centreboard, thus enabling competitions to he held in virtually any condition from 3 to 30 knots. This means that the RS:X is always a dynamic, versatile class to observe, and racing is always close, exciting and visually appealing.
Two sizes of sail are available for competitors. Men use a 9.5m sail while women and youth use an 8.5m sail. The sail, rig and board have been designed in conjunction with each other in order to to ensure a high level of design synergy.
21st and 22nd July
The 29er is a two-person high performance sailing skiff designed by Julian Bethwaite and first produced in 1998. Derived from the Olympic class 49er class, it is raced in the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships.
The 29er is able to reach high speeds fairly quickly by having a sleek and hydrodynamic hull and will often exceed the wind speed when planing both up and downwind.
The Supernova Dinghy Class Association will hold their sea event at Welsh National Academy and Events Centre on 6th to 8th July 2018.
The Supernova is a "one design" single handed sailing dinghy of 4.3 metres length with an 8 square metre fully battened mylar sail and stayed mast.
It was originally designed and built by Mark Giles. It is now built by Hartley Boats in Derby.
We welcome the Merlin Rockets back to Pwllheli on the weekend 12/13th May 2018
The Merlin Rocket is the ultimate hiking dinghy for two people - refined over 70 years of development.
Now an extremely modern class providing excellent racing throughout the UK.
More information here soon.....
This is the flagship RYA Cymru Wales Event which is hosted in the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre in Pwllheli on 21st / 22nd April 2018
The event will feature multiple classes including Optimists, Topper and Lasers and more...
More information soon....
Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre are pleased to welcome back the UK Laser Association for the Noble Marine Laser Qualifier on 14th / 15th April 2018.
More information about this event here soon ....
More about the UK Laser Class Association here
The Plas Heli Health and Wellness Weekend is coming up in 2018 including fitness class tasters.
One to one with industry experts, Nutrition advice and much much more!
Start your new year’s resolutions with a bang! More details to follow......
Plas Heli Business Breakfast in Partnership with Avensure. Understanding the need of local business people Plas Heli in Partnership with HR & Employment Law Experts Avensure will be holding a monthly free Business Breakfast in the run up to the first ever business Expo on Pen Llyn in May.
Over the coming months these Business Breakfast meetings will provide a fantastic opportunity to Network, share best practice and listen to the local key note speaker sharing their success stories.
We hope to build on this with local business People and set up a Pen Llyn Business Forum.