The Sailing events at Plas Heli, The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre, is again in 2018 impressive and the calendar is filling up fast. The Events Team are now preparing for the 2018 and if you would like to volunteer for duties ashore or afloat please contact Neil Williams, our events co-ordinator on 01758 613343.
See below the list of events scheduled for 2018. The impressive list of events hosted at Plas Heli in previous years is available here ...........
Noble Marine Laser Qualifier
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
Welsh Youth and Junior Championships
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....
Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller
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.....
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.
29er Welsh Class
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.
RS:X Training and Open Event
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.
Optimist National Championship
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
Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championships
The Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championships will be hosted at the Welsh National Academy and Events Centre on 17th to 19th August 2018
Racing for Keel Boats, Sport Boats and Cruser VClass Boats
More information on the new web site here