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

Optimist

Things we can provide to Improve your Event:

Pre and Post Event Facilities

If you wish to arrive early and take advantage of the training facilities in the Academy, you must pay the Plas heli Pre/Post Event Facility Fee.

The Facility fee for 2018 has been set at £10 per person per day. All users of the facility must purchase a day tally to use any of the Academy facilities including but not limited to the foloowing; dinghy storage, use of main hall, showers, launching facilities and car parking.

This does not include the use of a class room, Rib or VHF. These are available separately.

Please folow this link to the on-line form (one for each boat please) .. here

Thank you.

Event Camping

We have a choice of Camping facilities that you can use during your event - more details here

Other Academy Resources:

Plas Heli  - The Welsh National Sailing Academy can provide additional resources. Should you wish to arrange VHF hire, committee boats, marks, crane in/out services, projectors, RIB drivers, boat storage etc. please contact us to discuss costs and availability.