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.
Hosted by Pembrokeshire Yacht Club
27-28th September 2014
Welcome to the Welsh Zone Championships 2014 event home page. The event will be hosted this year at Pembrokeshire Yacht Club with racing taking place in Sandy Haven and Gelliswick Bay.
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:
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.
Windsurfing – This year we will see racing for windsurfers. The racing will be run on the Regatta Fleet race course so that sailors do not have to travel a long distance out to sea.
Regatta 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.
Notice of Race –2014 Welsh Zone Championships NOR
Sailing Instructions – Welsh_Zone_Champs_SIs_2014
John Merrick’s Sailing Trust OnBoard Award 2014
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.
Last year Thomas Backshall (Clywedog SC) and Huw Farmer (Llangorse SC) were awarded an optimist each after competing in the Welsh Zone Championships in New Quay.
Firstly his thoughts are that he gets more sailing in now, he can quickly get his boat ready and it is set up exactly how he wants. He likes taking care of it and rolling the sail up and he does not have to ask any of the coaches at the club about borrowing a boat and which one and there being something wrong with it. He is able to get used to the boat and the power and speed. This is allowing him to sail better and he knows everything works. He is able to sail more often – so is improving quicker. He feels more confident in sailing his boat. He has enjoyed the whole process of winning the boat and being presented it at the dinghy show. It has made Huw feel very special and want to try his best all the time. There has been lots of interest in him and he mentions that everyone seems to be keen for him to do well and offer advice and help him
The sailing boat that I got from the John Merricks Sailing Trust has helped me a lot because it is a proper racing boat and I can now race against all the other racing Optimists. I hope one day that I can become a professional sailor. I think the John Merricks Sailing Trust inspires people to sail, for me it is like having a dream come true.
For more information on the award and how to register an interest please read the document below
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 and a WYA T-shirt (If you haven’t all ready received one at past events).
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to advise what role you would like to
volunteer for. Below is a volunteer role description sheet to give a brief summary of each role.
Please fill in following form and send to email@example.com for camping/ campervans
The club will be hosting a BBQ on Saturday evening.
Please fill in the below form to book your tickets and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Director: Alistair Dickson
Mobile: 07789 504640
Address: Pembrokeshire Yacht Club, Gellyswick, Milford Haven, Wales, SA73 3RS
Contact number: 01646 692799
2013 Welsh Zone Championships – New Quay