Pwllheli Centre sets sail for success
The flagship project has secured around £4 million of funding from both the European Union’s Convergence programme and the Welsh Government’s Targeted Match Funding.
RYA welcomes the Academy Funding News. We have received many messages of overwhelming support from members and friends following the announcement of finance for the Academy project. Please look at the prospectus for more information or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RYA have also expressed their support for the project and their press release can be seen here. ' The Royal Yachting Association has applauded an £8million investment by the Welsh Assembly Government into the development of a National Sailing Academy and major events centre at Pwllheli, North Wales.
£8m for Pwllheli Sailing Academy and Events Centre
VISION STATEMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WELSH NATIONAL SAILING ACADEMY and EVENTS CENTRE
The project vision is to create a Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre that maximises the potential afforded by the natural location and world class sailing waters around Pwllheli. The facility will develop and build upon the existing reputation of the location and it will confirm Pwllheli as an internationally renowned dinghy sailing venue.
As a Centre of Excellence for sail training it will provide state of the art facilities for sailors at all levels of competence and abilities. In addition to providing for the hosting of dinghy events of national and international standard the facilities provided will also cater for keelboat events, yachting regattas and other water sport activities.
The facility will exhibit a distinct identity by promoting the Welsh language and culture. Furthermore through joint participation the facility will be sustainable and bring long-term economic benefit to the local area and its multi-purpose function will provide for use by local communities, businesses, schools and other training providers.
The Centre will make a significant contribution to the development of Pwllheli Harbour and complement Hafan Pwllheli by providing new visitor berths and on-shore facilities for visiting yachtsmen.