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The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre

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BreakingNewsPlas Heli is delighted to announce that it has secured the services of Sean Devlin as the Catering Franchisee at the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre.

Sean is a commercially focused, standards driven, innovative and creative executive chef and has spent the majority of his career in all facets of the hospitality world from running his own restaurants and public houses to large scale high-end catering operations producing up to 2500 meals per day. This is where he managed to combine his love of the dining experience, great service, fresh food and the customer journey. He is highly motivated and expect high standards from his team, whether that is through the development of new food concepts, sales and service opportunities or consistency in the operational standards.

Gerallt Williams, Commodore of Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club, said ‘Sean has demonstrated that his expertise and experience will enable him to cater for our members, guests and visitors to a quality and standard compatible with the superb facilities. We look forward to working closely with Sean and the Plas Heli team to develop menus for this season,’

Sean and Kellie Devlin will start on 1st April and will be on site for the prestigious RYA UK National Championships on 8th April. This is a massive event for Plas Heli, for the town, and for sailing in Wales.

Sean said ‘We are extremely excited for the next chapter and believe this will be a wonderful experience for us all to build a great future together' 

Stephen Tudor MRICS

Chairman - Plas Heli Cyf
The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre

Entries open for 2022 RYA Youth Nationals

The RYA Youth National Championships is making a much-anticipated return to Wales in 2022 - and entries are now open.

The week-long regatta heads to Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy in Pwllheli, north Wales, for the first time since 2016.

The regatta will take place from April 9 to 15 against the backdrop of the beautiful Cardigan Bay, and will be the first time that all current British Youth Sailing youth pathway classes have competed at the same event.

A full foiling compliment of iQFOiL and kitefoil classes will feature alongside the ILCA 6 and 7, the 420, 29er and Nacra 15.

To enter the regatta head to the event's dedicated website

The site also contains all the information you need about the regatta, including entry fees, a class-specific schedule and the Notice of Race.

The RYA Youth National Championships app will also be returning for 2022. Available from the App Store and Google Play, it will be the main channel of communication to competitors and can be used to access important regatta information as well as submit documents, requests and protests.

Ellie Driver,Rose Edmonds,420

The RYA is pleased to announce the 2022 RYA Youth National Championships will be held at Plas Heli, Wales, from 9-15 April 2022.

The country’s most prestigious youth sailing competition returns to its traditional Easter time slot after the Covid-19 situation meant a change of dates to the 2021 event that is due to take place in Plymouth in early August.

Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre, also sees the return of hosting duties as Covid restrictions in Wales meant cancellation of the 2020 event that was set to be held at the Pwllheli venue.

2022 will see the first time the new current pathway equipment will be raced from the same venue as iQFOiL and kites join the ILCA, 420, Nacra 15 and 29er fleets.

Both the foiling boards and kites will make their debut in the upcoming Youth Nationals but restrictions and scheduling conflicts mean the kites will contest their Youth Nationals shortly after in Exmouth.

Mark Nicholls, RYA Youth Racing Manager, said: “We are really happy that the Youth Nationals is heading to Plas Heli for 2022.

“Everyone at the venue and RYA Cymru Wales worked so hard to get the event on in 2020 in exceptional circumstances but came unstuck with a situation that was out of anyone’s control.

“But now, young sailors from across the nation will get the chance to experience safe and fun racing in a fantastic venue. It’s going to be a great event yet again I’m sure.” 

For the latest news from British Youth Sailing, head to or check out the BYS social media channels. 

For details about the venue at the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event centre please have a look at the venue prospectus Plas Heli - Prospectus or visit  

The "Interim Bar Service" has proved to be popular, and for the short term will be as follows:

Friday and Saturday "early doors" between 5 and 7:30pm

If the bar is opened at any other "adhoc" times, this will be communicated on the Racing, Cruising and CHIPAC WhatsApp groups on the day - have you registered onto one of the Groups?


Plas Heli is working on new serviced motorhome pitches for the 2022 season together with a grass area for tents 

See sketch plan below for details  - this sketch will be updated with more detail soon.

updated 14th October 2021SitePlan2021

wireless internet wifi elements glossy icon LThere is a new Guest WiFi at Plas Heli

Please check the posters in the bar for the latest passwords

There is also a dedicated and separate WiFi for Events at Plas Heli



2021 is going to be busy - the sailing events will include many Class Events, Four National Championships and one European Championship, in addition to Regional and National Training Camps

More information about these events on our 'Activity Calendar' or on the list of 2021 events here



Betsi CadwaladrYou may have noticed a new porta-cabin located adjacent to the old club building - this is used by Betsi Cadwaladr National Health Trust Nursing staff for patient consultations in a secure, covid-free environment.

Plas Heli is pleased to be able to assist the NHS with this facility and also with the use of the training rooms at Plas Heli




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

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Contact Information

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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