Conwy Sailing Clubs
Pwllheli Sailing Club is located in the marina complex at Hafan Pwllheli. The new building is within the marina complex about 150 yards from the pontoons. It has full catering facilities, changing rooms and showers, meeting and protest rooms. There is a large bar area which opens onto a terrace with views over the Marina. A marquee can be added onto the building to give added facilities when required.
The sailing waters around Pwllheli are amongst the best in the U.K. In Cardigan Bay tidal streams are weak, winds are stable and the scenery is superb. Snowdon and the Welsh mountains providing a magnificent backdrop for any water sport.
Sailing Events which have been held in Cardigan Bay include the National BT Matchracing Finals, the Optimist Nationals, Firefly Nationals, Hornet Nationals and the J24 World and European Championships, GP14’s Nationals, Topper Nationals, Scorpions Nationals, Laser 2 Worlds, Osprey Nationals, Flying 15’s Nationals, RS Championship, One Ton Cup/ IC45 Worlds, 1720’s Europeans.
As a cruising base Pwllheli provides a secure harbour, accessible in all weathers and most states of the tide. The West Coast of Ireland can be reached in less than 12 hours sailing, and Abersoch, PorthMadog, Barmouth, Aberdovey, Aberystwyth and New Quay can be reached within a few hours.
The club has a large and active offshore racing section with two CHS classes and two PY classes. Club racing takes place most weekends from Easter until the end of November. There is also an active Sportsboat fleet.
In addition there are local regattas, and the well known Celtic Regatta which which attracts yachts from Ireland and the North West. The marina and immediate area provide all the facilities that a yachtsman or powerboat owner is likely to require.