Plas Heli

The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre .


 £8m for Pwllheli Sailing Academy and Events Centre

An innovative scheme to create a world class watersports and outdoor activity centre which will drive forward tourism and boost the North Wales economy has been backed with £8m the Minister for Heritage, Alun Ffred Jones, has announced today (Monday, 13 December).
Gwynedd Council’s £8.3 m plans for a National Sailing Academy and Pwllheli Events Centre will receive Welsh Assembly Government backing from the European Regional Development Fund and the Targeted Match Fund, creating some 8.5 jobs and further employment opportunities as the development gets underway.


The new chief executive of the RYA, Sarah Treseder, visited Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club ......

Gareth Roberts, Bob Lowe, Sarah Treseder, Chris Basten and Stephen Tudor

Follow this link to see the article in the Daily Post on Wednesday 25th November 2009. Link here to pdf file.

The Prospectus is available here.



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.

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Contact Information

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

Bar:        01758 614 442
Office:   01758 613 343 - Please note: the telephone is not manned and your enquiries would be attended to more efficiently if you send an e-mail to the appropriate department see contact us here

Company Registration No. 08082514
VAT No. GB 164061430