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.
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. 2013 Results
The Welsh Schools & Clubs Championships
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 2013 Results 2012 Results 2011 Results
The RYA 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 Open Laser Championships
Cardiff Yacht Club are hosting the anual 2014 Welsh Open Laser Championships (youths and adults) – open to all Laser classes.
The Welsh Topper Championships
Pwllheli Sailing Club are hosting the 2014 Welsh Topper Championships, ordinarily organised and run by Llandegfedd Sailing Club. This has proven to be a very popular event with over 50 Toppers regularly entering. 2013 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 2013 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!
Open Club Events 2014
There are a variety of Open Club Events across the Country that are open to juniors, youths and adults. These events are run and administered by the host club.
Regional Volunteer Training and Workshops 2014
Volunteer training and courses in Wales including RYA courses such as Dinghy Instructor, Senior Instructor, Racing Coach Level 2, Start to Windsurf Instructor and Club and Regional Race Officer.
There are also a host of workshops available for club volunteers including Sailwave, NSPCC Safeguarding and Child Protection, Disability Awareness and Disability Inclusion Training.
Keep an eye out for Regional activity: