Plas Heli

The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre
Premier Sailing Event Centre In Wales
A Community Enterprise and a not for profit distribution company

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to Plas Heli

Situated on the stunning Llŷn Peninsula
Easy access to world renowned sailing waters
Panoramic views of Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay from our bar and veranda

About Plas Heli Events at Plas Heli
Plas Heli - on the beach and the home of Pwllheli Sailing Club
Adjacent to the Pwllheli Hafan Marina, Boat Yards and Chandleries

Plas Heli News

  • Sports Boats Trailer Sailor - Contract Options (2148) (Sun) - 05 - May, 2024

    The development of 'Sports-Boat Racing' and 'Dry Berth Sailing' for Trailer Sailors in Pwllheli was always an aspiration for Plas Heli, and a crane was included in the original plans for the facility in the early development and planning stages. The proposed crane, pontoons and storage ashore 'dry berth' are a perfect combination for this objective. We have developed a Sports Boat - Trailer...

  • Pontoon Berth Plan for 2024 (1479) (Thu) - 02 - May, 2024

    Plas heli has published a new pontoon plan showing the status of each berth. For the IRC Championship Berth Plan - follow this link Applications for the 2024 season are now invited. Follow this link for the application form... If the plan does not appear first time - please refresh the page - it is there!    The plan is for identification only and is not to scale. Application status on the plan...

  • Coming soon - Merlin Rocket Open Meeting (619) (Tue) - 16 - Apr, 2024

    The Merlin Rocket Open Meetoing is back in Plas Heli - 4th to 6th May 2024 The event is hosted at Plas Heli - the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre. The Merlin Rocket was designed in 1946 by Jack Holt and by now there are over 3,700 boats built! This is now considered to be the ultimate hiking dinghy for two people - refined over 70 years of development and an extremely modern...

  • Sports Boats - Ashore and Afloat (3573) (Thu) - 28 - Mar, 2024

    The New Crane in Use:   The development of 'Sports-Boat Racing' and 'Dry Berth Sailing' for Trailer Sailors in Pwllheli was always an aspiration for CHPSC and Plas Heli. A crane was included in the original plans for the facility in the early development and planning stages. The crane, pontoons and storage ashore 'dry berth', now provide the perfect blend of facilities to accomplish this...

  • Plas Heli Pontoons (653) (Thu) - 28 - Mar, 2024

    NOTICE:The Plas Heli pontoons are getting busy with boats taking-up their berths in preparation for the season.  Please see below the latest pontoon plan. If you have not yet launched please can you provide an indication of your arrival date so that the plan can be updated accordingly. We take this opportunity to remind everyone to abide by the Plas Heli Terms and Conditions and also the Harbour...

The Plas Heli Prospectus has been updated ready for 2024 Season. take a look here


Richard Tudor

It is with deep sadness we mark the passing of Plas Heli founder Director and Round the World Yachts man, Richard Tudor.  

Richard worked tirelessly to help establish the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre and remained an active volunteer board member of Plas Heli, the community enterprise which runs it.

Mark H Thompson, commodore of Pwllheli Sailing Club, said Richard was a key figure in the club’s history. Expressing "deepest condolences", he said: "Richard, who has sailed around the world and is a former commodore of the club and an active member of the committee, had such an incredible impact on all our lives.”

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AngorPladsHeliPortraitPlas Heli Cyf – The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre, a volunteer not for profit distribution community enterprise company, with charitable aims and where all surpluses are reinvested back into the facility for everyone's benefit.

We hosted seven significant sailing events in 2023 including the IRC Welsh National Championships and Feva Nationals in May. In August we hosted the ITCA Topper Nationals and 420 Class Association UK Nationals, Optimist Late Summer Championships in September and a 29er Grand Prix in October. This is in addition to many regional and National Training Camps.

We are now planning for 2024 with an exciting diary of events, including the SuperNova Nationals, the GP14 World Championship IOCA Nationals and an ILCA Qualifier Event in September 2024.

We have continued to improve the facilities with more grass areas for tents camping and we now have 53 electric hook-ups for camping! (only 15 in 2020). There is a new dinghy wash down area and we have new CCTV cameras in both Cei Heli (quayside) and Parc Heli ( our main compound). These add to our existing extensive coverage.

The telehandler makes the deployment of equipment for events and training camps a safe and easier operation. The perimeter flags have been purchased ready for the 2024 season - these make a significant improvement to the site appearance.

The crane has been a big benefit to the Centre and we hope to see growth in the sports boats fleet in 2024.

We have further extended our capacity on the pontoons with new finger pontoons. There have been substantial upgrades to the fleet of 12 RIBs and race management equipment.

We also have more landscaping projects in the pipeline including work on Cei Heli and a new security barrier access to Cei Heli for our pontoon customers.

Plas Heli Pontoon customers now have the use of shower cabins in Caban Heli.

We continue to work closely with RYA CW to provide facilities for training camps, storage, and activities, and we respect the strategic importance of the facilities for events, training and boating in Wales.

Community engagement works continues and included our work with clubs and associations, assistance with facilities for a disability boat, fundraising events, classrooms for community groups, meetings, teaching and our work with children in-need.

Catering at the centre is with our franchisee operator Sean Devlin Ltd. The service is growing in reputation, and they have built a good name for quality and customer experience.

We are reliant on volunteers and are of course, grateful for all assistance provided by our stakeholder groups and clubs.

Challenges for 2024 include energy costs and shower and toilet provision for the growing events and training portfolio.

There is more about Plas Heli in the updated Plas Heli - Prospectus

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- Plas Heli Crane and Dry Berth Contract Options -  CraneBuiltThe Plas Heli Crane is for the use of Plas Heli Sport Boat and Trailer Sailors who have a 'Dry Berth Contract' with Plas Heli. 

Read more about this new sailing opportunity here

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Catering and Bar:        01758 614 442
(only catering enquiries to this telephone number please).

Please note the office is not manned and your enquiries would be attended to more efficiently if you send an e-mail to the appropriate department.

Please use the appropriate link from the 'contact us' here.


Plas Heli Cyf. Glan y Don, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 5YT

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Plas Heli - fantastic facilities
Pwllheli and the Area - Glorious Llyn Peninsula

Fantastic Facilities

Shore-Based Events - Car Rally, Triathlon Music Festivals

An Events Centre

A superb location for Events - all types of events rowing, sailing and shore-based events with Car Rallies, Triathlons and Music Festivals


Successful Major International Events

Venue for National and International Sailing Events

National and International

We can host your Sailing Event - large or small - great facilities, fantastic racing waters with scenery!
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Superb Café Bar and Restaurant

Enjoy the spectacular views from our new bar!

Café Bar and Restaurant

Relax in the Café Bar and enjoy the finest sea and mountain views.

Adjacent to Hafan Marina


Great Wedding & Party Venue

All Celebration Gatherings

Host your Celebration Party

We can accommodate large and small parties in a choice of bars, restaurant, hall & balconies with views.
Please contact us for details..

Facilities at Plas Heli

Prepared for Prize Giving
Main Compound in Use
New tents area in the Main Compound
MainHall Formal Diner
One Outside Prize Giving Option
Entrance to Main Hall
Rce Management Bridge
Prize Giving at RYA UK Youth Championships
Plas Heli Pontoons
Wide access bridge
Plas Heli Pontoons - Main Walkway
Versadock in use

A National Sailing Academy and Event Centre

Pwllheli - Wales

Event Centre, Dining with Views, Camping and Pontoons Land and Sea Events - Large and Small, Celebration Parties and Weddings - Just a night out with Friends

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Plas Heli Cyf is a Community Enterprise, Not for Profit Distribution Company

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At Phone Sign Meaning Contact Web And MobilePlas Heli Cyf. Glan y Don, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 5YT

Catering and Bar:        01758 614 442
(only catering enquiries to this telephone number please)

Please note the office is not manned and your enquiries would be attended to more efficiently if you send an e-mail to the appropriate department - please use the appropriate link from the 'contact us' here

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VAT No. GB 164061430