Plas Heli

The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre .


Events 2015

Plas Heli’s event calendar is filling up fast. To find more details about an event click on it on the calendar below or click on a particular year for a list of all events taking place that year

The events hosted by Plas Heli this year are substantial and the impressive international list of events starts on 11th July with the Optimist Europeans, then the Optimist Nationals, 29er Nationals and Worlds; IRC Welsh National Championships and Fireball Worlds.

There are other events in 2015 including Welsh Youth and Junior Championships a Boat Show, Food Festival Triathlon and Llyn Cycle Sportive.

All of the events are listed below and for a more detailed overview of the Events in 2015 follow this link.

The most extensive programme of major international sailing events is being organised in the Summer of 2015 to celebrate the opening of the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre.

The activities start early in the year with the Triathlon, Welsh Youth & Junior Championships, All Wales Boat Show and the Llyn Cycle Sportive.

The International Championships start in the new iconic building with the Optimist European Championships that will be held from 14 – 24 July. This is the first occasion in which this prestigious competition has been held in the UK. We anticipate 250 competitors representing approximately 45 nations will participate. The event is anticipated to include invited teams from USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and India. This event will be followed by the International Optimist Open and UK championships. This is currently the largest single class dinghy championship in the UK. An entry of over 400 competitors from over 15 nations is envisaged.

In August we hosts the International 29er class World Championships from 7 – 14 August. We anticipate 250 entries (500 competitors) from 30 nations. This is the first occasion since 2006 that these championships have been held in the UK. It will be preceded by Open and UK championships from 1 – 5 August.

The International Fireball World championships will be held from 17 – 28 August and an entry of about 100 is expected from over 10 nations. This will be the first occasion the Worlds will have been held in the UK since 2005.

The IRC Welsh National Championships will be held from 21 – 23 August. An entry in excess of 50 yachts is anticipated. This is the premier yacht racing event in Wales and we anticipate entries from Ireland, Scotland and England.

For more information on a specific event click on the event listed below (Please note - some of these links might take you to an external event website - Plas Heli is not responsible for the content of these websites).

We are continually working to add events to our calendar. If you have an idea for an event you’d like to see at Plas Heli or if you’d like to rent a room/the hall/ the facilities to host an event (public or private) please contact us:

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Plas Heli will host the Welsh Youth and Junior Championships on 2015 for RYA Cymru Wales on 25th and 26th April 2015

Further details about this event available on the RYA Cymru Wales web site here

Plas Heli will be hosting the IODA European International Optimist Championships 17th - 24th July 2015. 

Over 40 Countries will be the first championships to use the new facilities at the Welsh National Sailing Academy.

More details hereOptimist Euro Logo


1 August - 7 August 


17th August - 21st August 


This event is hosted by Plas Heli and will build on the successful 2014 event.

The Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championships.

Further details about this event is available omn the eventy web site

22th August - 28st August 


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