The Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championship is an an open event hosted by Pwllheli Sailing Club and Royal Dee Yacht Club at the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre in Pwllheli

Racing for IRC, Sport boats and Cruisers

17th to 19th August 2018

The Notice of Race will be published soon...........
Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championship
Racing for all IRC boats, Sports Boats and Cruiser Class Boats
Put the dates in your diary now! 17th to 19th August 2018

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Introduction 2018

Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club is again proud to host the 2018 Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championships which is scheduled between 17th and 19th August. The open event will use the facilities of the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event llunOrAwyrCentre and will draw on the skill and experience of the Academy’s event team who have a long and excellent record of hosting World, European and UK National Championships. This year again the race management is organised by The Royal Dee Yacht Club team.

The racing will take place on the world renowned sailing waters of Cardigan Bay with the dramatic scenery provided by the mountains of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula and is only a short sail from the Marina. Minimal tidal influences and being open to the prevailing winds will provide superb championship quality racing conditions.

The Sailing Club and marina berths forms part of the excellent Hafan Pwllheli Marina complex with chandleries, boat yards, sail makers, parking and spaces for motorhomes - all you will need for a fabulous championship.1D4 7259

There is plenty to do ashore before or after the event (or for shore crew during the event). Please visit the great selection of boutique, shops and facilities in the market town and taste and experience the offerings of the new and refurbished bars, cafes and restaurants. A train ride to the Castle in Criccieth - or onwards to Porthmadog where you can catch the steam train to Caernarfon with the majestic castle or to the quarries in Blaenau Festiniog in the Snowdonia National park - all delightful experiences.

Whilst here with the boat why not explore the coastline and anchorages of Abersoch and an exploration sail up the river to Porthmadog.AcademyBuildingSmaller

The new £9M Academy facilities will be used for the Championships. This new facility will enhance and extend the events capacity in Pwllheli and improves the access to the Bay.

The iconic Academy building incorporates a café/restaurant and club house all of which have views of the beach and the mountains of Snowdonia and mid Wales which provide a spectacular backdrop for all events.

I know you will have a memorable IRC championship in Pwllheli – both on and off the water – and I look forward to greeting you all.

Stephen Tudor

Secretary Pwllheli Sailing Club

Entry Form 2018 (BETA)

psc logo newThe entry fee for the Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championships 2018 are as follows:

  • IRC Classes 1 and 2 - £145 up to and including 1st May and £185 after 2nd May
  • Sports Boat Class  - £50 up to and including 1st May and £70 after 2nd May
  • Cruiser Class - Bridge start - £50 up to and including 1st May and £70 after 2nd May

Enter before 31st December to be entered in the Prize Draw

The entry form is now published and available here


2018 Dates Published

spinlock irc champs logo3The Dates for the 2018 - Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championship have been confirmed as follows:

-  17th, 18th and 19th August 2018  -

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The Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championship will provide great racing for IRC boats, Sports Boats and Cruisers
Competitive but also packed with fun - on the water and ashore ...

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Class Entry Fees

Entering the 2018 Championship is easy - do it early and get the discount!
Early discounted prices now published - pay before 31st December 2017 to be included in the prize draw.
  • Good Value
  • IRC Classes
  • £145
  • Racing from Committee Boat Start
  • Free Berth
  • Popular
  • Sports Boats
  • £50
  • Great Sports Boat Racing - 1720, J80's
  • Free Berth
  • Try it out
  • Cruisers
  • £50
  • Racing for Cruising Clas Boats
  • Free Berths
Entry fee includes berthing fees for the event..
Prices increase to £185, £70 and £70 after 1st May 2018