Plas Heli

The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre .


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




Plas Heli, the café bar, compounds and pontoons are open and available for our customers, guests and visitors. 
Access to our facility is, however, conditional on compliance with our 'Covid 19 Protocol'

Summary of Conditions of Entry - Its the law!

> Wear a Mask
>Maintain a 2m Distance from others
> Sanitise your hands (regularly)
> Track and Trace (see below)
> Table Service
> 10 pm Curfew 

This procedure is very important and is designed to protect the health of everyone who work/volunteer at the facility and of course you the visitors and guests.

In particular our visitors and customers are reminded to respect the rules on social distancing (it is 2m in Wales), regular hand cleaning and all visits to the facility must be recorded on our track and trace systems as follows:

  •  for all visits to the bar and
  • for all visits to any other part of the facility - compounds, main hall and training rooms, the quayside parking area and of course the Plas Heli pontoons.
  • Please use the NHS QR Code in addition to our own QR code - more details here
  • To contact us please send an e-mail see our 'contact us' page here

For cancelled events - and Camping see latest information here                                               

The Facilities at Plas Heli are closed in accordance with the Firebreak Lockdown Regulations issued by Welsh Government

23rd October to 9th November 2020

The Welsh Government restrictions to travel, hospitality and exercise are detailed here 

Despite being locked down, we will continue to listen to the guidance being  issued by our Governing Body RYA Cymru Wales, and we will share any news with you through this website.

Please keep safe

In line with the latest initiatives to minimize the spread of Covid 19 we are determined to play our part to minimize the spread of this virus.


We will be following the guidance of our Governing Body, RYA and RYA Cymru Wales, for sailing clubs and sailors and also the instruction of Welsh Government and all appropriate Health Authorities.

In light of the spread of the Covid-19 virus Plas Heli  would like to reassure our customers as to the steps we have taken to provide a safe environment.

We continue to maintain the highest possible standards of cleanliness, in line with the advice and guidelines from the Government.

In that context we will be:

  • Providing Hand sanitizers, tissues, and other cleansers adjacent to the entrances, upstairs and downstairs.
  • We will provide for dining tables to be 2m apart We will commence using the Main dining room for lunches and other functions which previously might have been in the bar.
  • We are significantly increasing the cleaning regime in Plas Heli particularly on exposed surfaces.

We will continue to scenario plan as best we can – hoping for the best but considering the worst – and will endeavour to keep you fully informed as we navigate this serious challenge.

Plas Heli intends to remain operational, within the guidelines and best practise as advised by the Health Authorities in the first instance and the bar will operate normal hours

It is intended to have Plas Heli pleasant, safe, environment to dine and socialize withing the latest guidelines.

It is intended that sailing activities will be continued, generally as normal.

Please play your part in this by adhering to the advice given on hand washing and cleanliness.

Date 13th March 2020

In line with the latest initiatives to minimize the spread of Covid 19 we are determined to play our part to minimize the spread of this virus.


We have followed the guidance of our Governing Body, RYA and RYA Cymru Wales, for centres, sailing clubs and associations, boaters and sailors, and also the instruction of Welsh Government and all appropriate Health Authorities.

Plas Heli the Welsh National Sailing Academy is now closed BUT we are monitoring the e-mails remotely - please contact us by e-mail. Details on the 'Contact Us Page' here


6th July 2020 - Travelling Restrictions Lifted in Wales and Notice to Mariners allows boating

6th July 2020 - Task Force Team working on site preparations and landscaping  work - working with Catering Team on re-opening pathway

10th June 2020 - the Plas Heli Pontoons are open for customers - see conditions here

10th June 2020 - the Plas Heli Compound - now available for dinghy sailors - see conditions here

22nd May 2020 - The 'Back to Boating Task Force'  is established to set working practices which will get us back on the water, safely, responsibly, and considerately - more details here

We  will provide updates on this web site but for now please keep safe.


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We  are delighted to introduce Geoff Harvey, the new Catering and Bar operator at Plas Heli.

Geoff is the proprietor of the Anglesey Arms and the Market Hall in Caernarfon and has many years of experience in providing quality hospitality services.

As you may have all probably heard, Heidi and Sam will be leaving Plas Heli at the end of this week, and we wish them well in their new ventures.

We have, on behalf of our visitors and guests thanked Heidi and Sam for their work over the last few years.

Heidi said... "I would like to thank all of our customers for the support and encouragement received during my term at Plas Heli"

The Plas Heli Directors are pleased to report that new bar and catering arrangements are in place, and details of this exciting news will be shared shortly.

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Work has started on the new RNLI Boathouse and this project is expected to be completed by September 2020.

We look forward to welcoming our new neighbours to the Glan Don Peninsula. 

Cychwyn am 11yf hyd at 3 yh


Starts at 11am and finishes at 3pm
jymbl gwch

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Contact Information

Plas Heli Cyf Glany 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