Nationals 2024


It’s that time again where we start dreaming of longer, warmer days putting away our dry suits and dusting off our spray tops. And with that dreaming comes the 2024 Supernova Season and it's headline event - the National Championships. We’re proud and excited to tak the event of the year back to the home of Welsh Sailing - Plas Heli in Pwlheli 28th - 30th June. Once again, we’re setting our sights high and have given ourselves the challenge of 120 boats on the start line. Big fleet sailing is something else and the standard of competition throughout the fleet is growing year on year.


This year we'll have a few changes to look forward to. As voted in at last year's AGM, prizes will no longer be split by age categories but by ability with a much improved fleet system. And that means one thing and one thing only - MORE PRIZES! 


We are very fortunate that Hartley Boats have out done themselves once again (on top of their very generous sail offer I might add!) and are offering half price - yes HALF PRICE entry for all those signed up before Midnight 31st March 2024! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a national’s newbie, with three days of fantastic sailing, an all-welcoming social scene and amazing sponsorship support this event is for you!

For those of you who don’t know Plas Heli, it is the Welsh National sailing centre. They’ve hosted numerous national and international competitions (Including us back in 2022 and 2018!), so are well setup in what is regarded as one of the best sailing venues in the UK. It is also a fantastic part of the world for some epic walks, good shopping and beautiful beaches, which may appeal to some "other halves".

The buddy system is well established but expect a few changes and extra competition to add some extra spice and of course they’ll be some buddy related prizes. So even if you haven’t attended before you will be supported by some of the more experienced helms and meet some fantastic likeminded people.

Events of this quality and size don’t come cheap, entry is £130, which represents amazing value for 10 races spread over 3 days, a group meal on the Friday and special event clothing. If you have sailed with other classes in the past you will know how good a deal this is.

To summarise:

The entry fee is £130, and includes:

  • 3 x days of high-quality sailing
  • 1 x social event
  • 1 x event clothing

Entries close on 31st May – you cannot enter on the day.

Unfortunately due to the organisation of such an event we cannot accept any refunds. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your entry to another helm provided you inform the class before 31st May. 

Sailing Instructions

The NOR & SI will be posted in the event information tab closer to the event. 


Both hard standing and grass pitches are available to book directly with the Plas Heli centre. These are available on a first come, first served basis. There are numerous B&Bs and AirBnBs in Pwlheli and the surrounding area.