Welcome to Plas Heli:
Situated on the southern coast on the Llŷn Peninsula in North West Wales, is Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy. Plas Heli Cyf is a Community Enterprise, Not for Profit Distribution Company with Charitable aims. Surpluses made are reinvested back into the facility for everyone's benefit.
Llŷn Peninsula enjoys its own micro climate, thanks to the influence of the Gulf Stream, resulting in milder weather, and warmer sea temperatures. The Sailing waters around Plas Heli and Pwllheli, are renowned, as world-class waters, with unrivalled views across Tremadog Bay towards Snowdonia, making it the best location for any sea-based activity. With ample parking, for boats, cars and motorhomes, and a warm Welsh welcome, Plas Heli is the perfect location for your activities and events throughout the year.
The Academy provides facilities for community use ranging from fund raising activities, to boating experiences for local school children, the provision of a training centre for local, regional and UK sailing squads and meeting rooms for community groups and clubs. These clubs include the Clwb Hwylio Ieuenctid Pwllheli a'r Cylch) The Local Youth Sailing (CHIPAC) and Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club (CHPSC) which is a registered Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC). Plas Heli also assist these clubs with their on-the water activities. We also provide a home and storage facility for the Rowing Club, Paddling Club and Surfing Club.
Our café, with disability access, provides a meeting place (formal and informal) for community groups, mother and toddler groups, Welsh learner groups, Merched y Wawr and for the elderly. The Catering Facilities at Plas Heli are operated by a Franchisee and are located on the first floor with spectacular sea and mountain views.
We have seven teaching class-rooms which are available for letting. These are often used by education establishments, councils, NHS and community groups.
The above is in addition to the core business of providing a venue for sailing activities ranging from training to national and international championships and events.