The co-founder of Pwllheli-based Jones O Gymru Crisps is urging the North Wales business community to help leave a “legacy” after becoming the first local company to sign as an official partner to the 2015 Optimist European Championships in Pwllheli this summer.
Around 250 of the World’s top young sailors from over 45 countries will take to the waters for the first event at the new Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre from 17-24 July.

This summer was a very busy one for Mari Davies from Bethesda and her sailing partner Sarah Norbury, as they spent 6 weeks abroad competing in the international 420 fleet.

The first event of the summer was in Keiler Woche, Germany.  A massive international  regatta attended by thousands with racing across numerous fleets. Stormy weather and fickle wind meant that only four races were held in the two racing days.

Check out the progress on the Plas Heli building in this video:

Building work has started on a £4 million project to build the Pwllheli Sailing Academy building that will complete the package of recent capital investments in the town’s harbour area.DSC 5980

The first sod of turf has been broken on the site of Wales’ National Sailing Academy at Glan Don, Pwllheli. This building is a key part of the £8.3 million package secured by Gwynedd Council to strengthen the local maritime and sailing industry.

The Pwllheli National Sailing Academy and Events Centre has received financial support from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and Gwynedd Council. 

The iconic building will be a centre to host events and some of the world’s best sailing competitions. It will also be a central asset to the local community and the outdoor industry in Pwllheli and surrounding area.

Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships 1st – 3rd August 2014

IRC 30 years logo 2014We are only a few weeks from the inaugural ‘Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships’ hosted this year by Pwllheli Sailing Club on 1st to 3rd August.

The event has used the successful 2013 J Cup hosted by PSC as a spring board with the added award of the ‘Spinlock IRC’ regional title for Wales. PSC Commodore Stephen Tudor said: ‘The Club is very proud to be offered the opportunity to host the first Welsh IRC Championships and is delighted to see competitors already entered from Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland and Liverpool in addition to the local competitive fleet. Entries are still being received and we still have free berths available for the event on the new Academy pontoons’.