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Welsh Zone Championships 2015

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.



Welcome to the Welsh Zone Championships 2015


North Wales OnBoard Festival

Hosted by Bala Sailing Club

26-27th September 2015

zones Welcome to the Welsh Zone Championships 2015 event home page. The event will be hosted this year at an Inland venue, Bala sailing Club. This year we are also hosting the North Wales OnBoard Festival at the same time, this should mean there will be lots of sailors but there will also be plenty of coaches on hand to help and advise you.

On this page you will find everything you need to know about the event from sailing instructions and accommodation to volunteering to help out at the event.

As with previous years the racing will be run on two race courses:

1. Main Fleet (Optimist, Topper and GH) – For sailors who are competent at sailing around a trapezoid course and can withstand a whole day out on the water. Welsh National and Regional Squad coaches will be on hand to offer any technical advice on the water.

2. Regatta Fleet/OnBoard fleet – For sailors who are new to racing or are young. Sailors will be able to go ashore for lunch on Saturday and Sunday and the racing is coached similar to the CYRC’s allowing sailors a little more help to get around the race course.

Windsurfing – The windsurfers will be sailing with the regatta fleet/OnBoard fleet. The lake should provide some excellent conditions for windsurf racing.


Main Fleet Single Hander Entry (Welsh Zones entry)

Main Fleet Double Hander Entry (Welsh Zones entry)

OnBoard/Regatta Fleet Single hander & Windsurf

OnBoard/Regatta Double Hander

Event Documents

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions – Not yet published

John Merrick’s Sailing Trust OnBoard Award 2015

jmst ob The John Merrick’s Sailing Trust in conjunction with the RYA OnBoard scheme are awarding 10 boats to OnBoard sailors showing potential across Britain for the next 5 years.

Notice of Selection JMST OB Single-Handers Final 2015 –  Sailors and Windsurfers.

Main Points:

1. RYA RYA Junior pathway classes: Optimist, Topper, Laser 4.7 and BIC Techno

2. Selection committee will aim to shortlist 3 young sailors at the event.

3. Sailors not own their own equipment, nor have the use of family owned equipment.

4. Not have participated in an RYA recognised dinghy Junior Class National Championships (including regatta fleets), or have been a member of any RYA or Class Association regional or National squad.

5. Under 15 on the 31st of December 2015 (i.e. 14 years of age or younger) for all sailors. Indicatively this means it is likely that successful sailors will be: Under 12 on the 31st December 2015 for Optimists, Under 13 on the 31st December 2015 for the Toppers and Windsurfers, and Under 14 on the 31st December 2015 for the Laser 4.7 class.


As with all of our event we heavily rely on volunteers to help us run the event. We have many roles that need to be manned from safety crew to registration assistance. If you would like to volunteer at this years Welsh Zone Championships please fill in the Volunteer Registration below. All volunteers will receive a complimentary lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Please contact to advise what role you would like to volunteers volunteer for. Below is a volunteer role description sheet to give a brief summary of each role.

Volunteer Registration

Volunteer Role Description


There are plenty of campsites available in Campervans B&B B&B Hotels Holiday Lets Camping

Accommodation is available at the Urdd – see below for details

Location Gwersyll Yr Urdd Glan-Llyn, Llanuwchllyn, Y Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7ST

Price £27 per person for bed and breakfast, (please bring a  sleeping bag)

Room size  vary from  2,4,6,8, beds

Lots of parking spaces for boats as Well!!!!

To book contact Ann Williams

by phone on 01678 541000 or e mail

payment to be made same time as booking




Event Director: Ruth Iliffe

Email:                                               Mobile: 07824990696

The Club

Address: Bala Sailing Club, Pont Mwnwgl-y-Llyn, Y Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7BS Contact number: 01678 520464 Website bala sailing club

Social Media

The event will be covered by Twitter @welshsailing. Photographs and general event information will also be on RYA Cymru Wales Facebook.


Attendee Listing For: Welsh Zones Main Fleet - Single Handed

  1. Emily Cann
    , Cardiff

  2. Daniel Cleary
    , Pembrokeshire

  3. Arwen Fflur
    , Gwynedd

  4. Tyler Green
    , Gwynedd

  5. Tamyn Green
    , Gwynedd

  6. Mathew Ingram
    , Anglesey

  7. Kieran Lewis
    , Flintshire

  8. Aled Llewellyn-Jones
    , Cams

  9. Louis Matthews-Ratner

  10. Annabelle Pierce-Jones
    , Gwynedd

  11. Annabelle Pierce-Jones
    , Gwynedd

  12. Joshua Price
    , Pembrokeshire

  13. Joshua Price
    , Pembrokeshire

  14. ed prickett
    , pembs

  15. Finn Robarts
    , Pembrokeshire

  16. Rebecca Roberts
    , Vale of Glamorgan

  17. Jessica Roberts
    , Penarth

  18. Robbie Smart
    , Pembrokeshire

  19. Eabha Strong-Wright

  20. Ellie Thomas
    , Vale Of Glamorman

  21. Ellie Thomas
    , Vale Of Glamorman

  22. Oliver Vowles
    , Cwmbran

  23. Madeleine Vowles
    , Cwmbran

  24. Edward Walker
    , shropshire

  25. Ben Willett
    , Powys

  26. Thomas Willett
    , Powys

  27. Jessica Wood
    , Cardiff

Attendee Listing For: Welsh Zones Main Fleet - Double Handed