The WYA runs a full programme of events across Wales, and also support a number of other events that are run by clubs. Below is a quick guide to the events that happen each year in Wales.
South and West Wales End of Winter Regatta
The objective of the End of Winter Regatta is to build upon 2012/2013 winter training by providing an open water event for sailors and windsurfers from clubs across South and West Wales to enjoy a friendly and relaxed event, from first time racer to competitive national squad member!
Tata Steel Sailing Club hosted the South and West End of Winter Regatta on the 23rd March 2013.
The Club Youth Race Circuit (or better known as the CYRC series)
Each of the 3 regions (North, South & West) run a CYRC series. These are great first time events for aspiring racers which are coached. There are usually 5 or 6 CYRC’s in each region, and if you sail in more than 3 you are eligible for the overall series prize!
The Welsh Youth & Junior Championships
The main event! A great event to test out how much you you’ve improved over the winter; the first Welsh squads selector event and ideal warm up for those older sailors hoping to compete in the UK Youth Championships. There is a coached Regatta Fleet for younger & less experienced sailors. 2012 Results
The Welsh Schools & Clubs Championships
6th & 7th July 2013- Cardiff Bay Yacht Club
This is a great event for all abilities and a fantastic opportunity to represent your school, club and county and pit yourself against sailors from around the whole of Wales! For those attending their first National Event there is a fully coached regatta fleet. This years event is again being run in partnership with Gemau Cymru 2012 Results 2011 Results
The Welsh Zone Championships
Run towards the end of the season in September; This is the most competitive regatta of the year and a must for sailors who are looking to gain places in Regional or National Squad! For those attending their first National Event there is a fully coached regatta fleet. 2012 results
The Welsh Laser Championships
The Welsh Topper Championships
Organised and run by Llandegfedd Sailing Club, this has proven to be a very popular event with over 50 Toppers regularly entering. 2012 Results
The Welsh Optimist Championships
Hosted annually by Cardiff Bay Yacht Club on the August Bank Holiday Weekend, this event regularly attracts the top optimist sailors in Britain! With Ice Skating and Swimming also offered in the evening, and even the odd parent race this is a must for oppie sailors! 2012 results
Acorn Llangorse OB Regatta & North Wales OB Festival
These two events are aimed at our budding new sailors! The weekend is jam packed with coaching on the water and races, but the name of the game is to have fun! Most families camp on site and the Saturday night BBQ’s are now world famous!