Plas Heli Cyf is the operating company of the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre, located on the glorious Llyn Peninsula in North West Wales and is the gateway to the world acclaimed sailing waters of Cardigan Bay. Plas Heli is affiliated to the RYA, the UK National Governing Body and is recognised as its national sailing academy in Wales and works closely with RYA Cymru Wales. The facility has been designed specifically to host sailing events and, as an event centre, is ideal for conferences and exhibitions. The Academy is used for educational purposes, teaching and training. The centre also provides facilities for the community.
Plas Heli Cyf is a community enterprise company, limited by guarantee, set up specifically to operate the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre. Plas Heli Cyf, is a ‘not for profit’ company. It must strive to fulfil the obligations established by its funding partners - the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and Gwynedd Council.
VISION STATEMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE
WELSH NATIONAL SAILING ACADEMY and EVENTS CENTRE
The project vision is to create a Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre that maximises the potential afforded by the natural location and world class sailing waters around Pwllheli. The facility will develop and build upon the existing reputation of the location and it will confirm Pwllheli as an internationally renowned dinghy sailing venue.
As a Centre of Excellence for sail training it will provide state of the art facilities for sailors at all levels of competence and abilities. In addition to providing for the hosting of dinghy events of national and international standard the facilities provided will also cater for keelboat events, yachting regattas and other water sport activities.
The facility will exhibit a distinct identity by promoting the Welsh language and culture. Furthermore through joint participation the facility will be sustainable and bring long-term economic benefit to the local area and its multi-purpose function will provide for use by local communities, businesses, schools and other training providers.
The Centre will make a significant contribution to the development of Pwllheli Harbour and complement Hafan Pwllheli by providing new visitor berths and on-shore facilities for visiting yachtsmen.