The Fools Gold Racing Team will be back in Pwllheli for 2018 see the flyer here...
We have camping facilities at the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre
If you would like to bring a caravan, motor home or tents for the Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championships - please refer to the camping booking page of the Plas Heli wesite here.
Enter the Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championships and why not do the rest of the Celtic Cup Series!!!
Championships in Scotland, Ireland and Wales - who wll win the Triple Crown?
Congratulations to Pat and Gerallt Williams 'Pererin' who won the Spinlock Lifejacket in the super early bird prize draw ....
'Pererin' has entered the Cruiser Class of the Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championship
Anotrher Prize Draw will be announced soon - enter the championship here to be included in the next Prize draw..
Entry Form - The easy to use on-line entry form is now open and ready for you to enter. We do not require your IRC certificate at this time - so just your details and general information about your boat - sail number and that sort of stuff! Start here
Pontoon Berths - Again this year the events pontoons will be available for your use before and during the championship without any additional charges. Book your space now (this is on the entry form)!
Social Programme - We have a full social programme ashore - and camping facilities - camping details here..
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 Centre 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.
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.
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.
Secretary Pwllheli Sailing Club
The 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