-  17th, 18th and 19th August 2018  -

1. The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day will be later than 10.55 – this changes SI 5.3
2. The Exclusion Zone in charts P and P2 is removed. There is no exclusion zone.


Friday 17th August 2018



The social programme for the 2018 Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championships start with a Commodore's reception on Thursday evening taking in the spectacular views over the bay from the Sailing Academy balcony.

There will be a short prize-giving every day afyter racing to celebrate the day winners.

The BBQ after racing on Friday and the Crew Dinner on Saturday night with a live band is a must for all competitors and friends.

After racing on Sunday - Prize-giving carvery baps.



Entries are still invited for the IRC Welsh National Championships, in Pwllheli 17th-19th August 2018.

MojitoCompetingThis flagship event is being hosted by Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre, and managed by Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club and the Royal Dee Yacht club. Racing is planned for Two IRC classes and a Cruiser class on two racetracks, in a commercial traffic free environment. Cardigan bay has weak tides and provides a safe and fair racing area, for windward/leeward, coastal or round the cans racing, with stunning views of Snowdonia and the Llyn peninsula as a backdrop.

Free berthing is available on the Welsh National Sailing Academys event pontoons included in the entry fee, which for those entering before August 7th includes an entry into a prize draw with some great prizes! We are delighted to host the RC35 class who have included the event as part of the Celtic Cup, with notable boats “Storm” “Triple Elf” and “Imposter” already entered.

With an ISORA race from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli the weekend before, its a great opportunity for Irish boats to enter the regatta, and join “Mojito" “Sgrech" “Jackknife" and “YoYo" that have already done so.

Locally “Legless Again” “Bada Bing” and “Honey Bee” look set to battle in IRC 2 once again. Sportsboats are embedded in the two IRC classes this year, but also compete for the sportsboat cup, with the well travelled and 2017 Dun Laoghaire regatta winning 1720 “Lovley Jubly” head to head with “Mayhem".

IRCWelshNationals2018In the Cruiser class, 2017 IRC 4 champ “Ella Trout 3” joins a growing list of local boats in this popular class, racing one short coastal race per day, around local islands and racing marks. With great socials planned in Plas Heli, its brewing up to be a fantastic event. Motor home parking, camping available and plenty of local attractions for shore based supporters and crew.

Enter at www.ircwelshchamps.com with information also available at www.pwllhelisailingclub.co.uk and www.plasheli.org

Mojito IRC Nationals @Andy Green

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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!!!

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GeralltPrizeWinnerCongratulations 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..