Plas Heli

The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre .


Plas Heli helped the Ajax Sea Scouts with two berths on the pontoons for training over three days.

The Explorers and Leaders had a great time in calm conditions and sunshine.



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Work is almost completed on the new grassed area in the main compound for events tents and other uses



S‍ean and Kellie Devlin have now managed the bar and catering operations at Plas Heli for over a month, including the period of the RYA Youth Nationals and Easter. They have have created some wonderful meals, a lovely atmosphere, and  have exciting plans to develop and enhance the hospitality operations.

Draught beer is  planned to be back online soon, as well as a range of  new delicious menus and dining options.

BBQ's are planned this summer, as is a club party to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee 

Opening days  are confirmed as Wednesday to Sunday -  with food service  between 12 and 8pm  (12-5pm Sundays - including the popular roast dinner carvery)

Visit  Plas Heli and enjoy a drink and meal with a view of Tremadog Bay and beyond to Snowdonia. 


S‍ean and Kellie Devlin have now managed the bar and catering operations at Plas Heli for over eight months, including the period of the RYA Youth Nationals and the IRC Welsh National Championships in August.

They have have created some wonderful meals, a fantastic catering menu, a lovely atmosphere,  a warm welcome and  have exciting plans to continue developing and enhancing the hospitality operations at Plas Heli.

Sunday Lunch, Friday Tapas and Shipyard Draught beer are all firm favorites with regulars and new visitors alike. Another great weekly event is the Wednesday discounted roast dinner for the elderly with entertainment.

Sean and Kellie have helped with numerous fundraiser events and have a music night every Thursday, come along and join in.

Numerous Christmas Parties are planned, including the CHPSC Christmas Ball on 3rd December. New Year Eve promises to be another great event with a variety of different foods to see in the New Year.

Next year will see BBQs and a continued momentum on a range of  new delicious menus and dining options - please look at the catering page of this web site for more information about Catering at Plas Heli. together with contact details for the team at Sean Devlin Catering Ltd.

Visit  Plas Heli and enjoy a drink and a meal with a view of Tremadog Bay and the mountains of Snowdonia and Mid Wales. 

LockedPlease Note that the security code to the main compound beach gate has been changed. 

We will contact all authorised users shortly and provide the new codes or please contact 

Please note: The codes to all other gates will be changed shortly.

Updated 7th May 2022

LockedPlease Note that the security code to the Quayside area has been changed from Friday 12th August at 1000hrs. 

We will contact all authorised users shortly and provide the new codes or please contact 

Please note: The codes to all other gates will be changed shortly.

Updated 12th August 2022

The following Unauthorised equipment, boats and Trailers will be removed from our main compound, or sold (proceeds to Youth Sailing), any costs of disposal will be charged to the owner.

If you own any of the items listed pleasse make arrangements to move it with - Please note the code to the gate has changed.

If your item is listed and you believe it to be authorised please contact us and make arrangements for the item to be labeled with your name and phone number. 


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Tomorrow April 1st  marks the first day of hospitality operations at Plas Heli by our new operators, Sean and Kellie Devlin -  who will be offering a bar and cafe service during the lunch and dinner periods, and a bar service until late.

Sean is a talented chef, and with Kellie experienced managers of hospitality services, and we look forward to this exciting new chapter at Plas Heli.

The food menu is posted below and we look forward to seeing members in Plas Heli this weekend.


BreakingNewsPlas Heli is delighted to announce that it has secured the services of Sean Devlin as the Catering Franchisee at the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre.

Sean is a commercially focused, standards driven, innovative and creative executive chef and has spent the majority of his career in all facets of the hospitality world from running his own restaurants and public houses to large scale high-end catering operations producing up to 2500 meals per day. This is where he managed to combine his love of the dining experience, great service, fresh food and the customer journey. He is highly motivated and expect high standards from his team, whether that is through the development of new food concepts, sales and service opportunities or consistency in the operational standards.

Gerallt Williams, Commodore of Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club, said ‘Sean has demonstrated that his expertise and experience will enable him to cater for our members, guests and visitors to a quality and standard compatible with the superb facilities. We look forward to working closely with Sean and the Plas Heli team to develop menus for this season,’

Sean and Kellie Devlin will start on 1st April and will be on site for the prestigious RYA UK National Championships on 8th April. This is a massive event for Plas Heli, for the town, and for sailing in Wales.

Sean said ‘We are extremely excited for the next chapter and believe this will be a wonderful experience for us all to build a great future together' 

Stephen Tudor MRICS

Chairman - Plas Heli Cyf
The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre

Entries open for 2022 RYA Youth Nationals

The RYA Youth National Championships is making a much-anticipated return to Wales in 2022 - and entries are now open.

The week-long regatta heads to Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy in Pwllheli, north Wales, for the first time since 2016.

The regatta will take place from April 9 to 15 against the backdrop of the beautiful Cardigan Bay, and will be the first time that all current British Youth Sailing youth pathway classes have competed at the same event.

A full foiling compliment of iQFOiL and kitefoil classes will feature alongside the ILCA 6 and 7, the 420, 29er and Nacra 15.

To enter the regatta head to the event's dedicated website

The site also contains all the information you need about the regatta, including entry fees, a class-specific schedule and the Notice of Race.

The RYA Youth National Championships app will also be returning for 2022. Available from the App Store and Google Play, it will be the main channel of communication to competitors and can be used to access important regatta information as well as submit documents, requests and protests.

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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 or check out the BYS social media channels. 

For details about the venue at the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event centre please have a look at the venue prospectus Plas Heli - Prospectus or visit  

The "Interim Bar Service" has proved to be popular, and for the short term will be as follows:

Friday and Saturday "early doors" between 5 and 7:30pm

If the bar is opened at any other "adhoc" times, this will be communicated on the Racing, Cruising and CHIPAC WhatsApp groups on the day - have you registered onto one of the Groups?


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Plas Heli Cyf is a Community Enterprise, Not for Profit Distribution Company

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

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VAT No. GB 164061430