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

Part of the Celtic Cup 2018 with Championships in Scotland, Ireland and Wales......
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

Part of the Celtic Cup 2018 with Championships in Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Who will win the Triple Crown?

News Flash


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

Social Program 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.



Latest News - August 2018

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 with information also available at and

Mojito IRC Nationals @Andy Green

Sailing Instructions are Published

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'Fools Gold' will be defending her title in 2018

The Fools Gold Racing Team will be back in Pwllheli for 2018   see the flyer here...



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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 7th August 2018 to be included in the prize draw.
  • Good Value
  • IRC Classes
  • £155
  • Racing from Committee Boat Start
  • Free Berth
  • Popular
  • Sports Boats
  • £70
  • Great Sports Boat Racing - 1720, J80's
  • Free Berth
  • Try it out
  • Cruisers
  • £70
  • Racing for Cruising Clas Boats
  • Free Berths
Entry fee includes berthing fees for the event..