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 www.britishyouthsailing.co.uk or check out the BYS social media channels.
There 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
> Welsh Government Alert level 0 COVID restrictions apply with effect August 7th 2021 - with no restrictions applicable to Plas Heli.
> The bar and restaurant are open for both outdoor and indoor service.
> The Plas Heli outdoor facilities - event pontoons and compound are open for outdoor activities.
> Plas Heli is open for scheduled indoor organised activity.
> Masks are optional in all public indoor areas at Plas Heli.
> Physical distancing from people you don't reside with is recommended, to help reduce transmission of virus's but not compulsory.
updated August 6th 2021.
The 2021 season starts on 1st April and the demand for the berths on the Plas Heli pontoons is already exceptional, we anticipate a 100% occupancy this season!
We are extremely grateful for the mammoth effort of our volunteer workforce in carrying out maintenance and preparation works on the pontoons, including the jet-washing of the walkways.
So, we are now all set and ready for the season!
For those who have not yet completed the '2021 on-line application form' (here) we strongly recommend that this is done as soon as possible. Berths will be allocated on a first come basis.
Priority for berths will be given to the customers who commit to a seasonal berth.
We have already moved the versa-dock to provide additional berths on the north side of the main walkway and we are now looking at other options to help with the increased demand especially in the peak season. When these plans have been developed, we will share the information via the CHPSC e-newsletter and on the Plas Heli web site.
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
The Facilities at Plas Heli are now open and the bar and cafe will be open from Thursday 12th November subject to the usual restrictions on track and trace distancing and face
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.
We will provide updates on this web site and by our weekly updates but for now please keep safe.
Updated - 9th November 2020
You 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 now open and available for our customers guests and visitors.
Access to our facility is however conditional on compliance with our 'Covid 19 Protocol'
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:
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.