Clubs Infomation: Pwllheli Sailing Club

Club Location Infomation:

Club Website:

Club Address:

LL53 5YT

Lat\Long Co-ordinates:

Latitude: 52.886224
Longitude: -4.406462

This is a guide on what to expect at our Nationals at Pwllheli and hopefully it will be particularly useful to those that have not been before.

Pwllheli Sailing Club.

Pwllheli Sailing Club is located in the marina complex at Hafan Pwllheli. The modern 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 new Sailing Excellence centre has just been completed adjacent to the beach and Sailing Club.

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. The launching is excellent from an East facing bay which is almost totally enclosed and very protected from the prevailing winds. This means that even in a strong onshore wind boats can launch easily on flat waters in a gently sloping sandy beach in the bay. You sail some way out and round the corner to the sailing waters but this means that there is little opportunity for the family or friends to watch the sailing from the shore. It is best that the non-sailors plan on taking it easy (the sheltered beach is lovely to sunbathe, make sandcastles, read, etc. and is non commercial) or doing other stuff during the sailing as there is lots to do in the region. An article on many of the things you can do in the area will appear in the next copy of the NewSprint magazine.

The standard of facilities and race management at the Club is very high as the venue was originally developed as a potential Olympic venue and runs large events at National and International level all summer.

The bar is very good and open for excellent bar meals every night. Last time we were at Pwllheli the Club Chef was a TV chef (Mervyn Thomas) and we talked him into doing a seafood cooking demonstration during the fun events.

Pwllheli Town

Pwllheli town is a work-a-day sort of place which has supermarkets, a market, pubs, cafes and shops but is not a town to spend much time in. There are a number of B&B and rental properties in the town and the walk to the sailing club is about a mile but it is likely that most people will find accommodation a few miles drive away from the club. Many rental cottages are available scattered around the surrounding area.  There is a big campsite 3 miles East of Pwllheli and last time we were there it had the novelty of being on the railway and trains would stop if you flagged them down.

The best place to look for accommodation is on the Pwllheli Sailing Club website or other websites such as: