North Wales OnBoard Festival 2016

A fun and friendly event for sailors and windsurfers all over North Wales! From sailors looking to have a go in their first ever race to Welsh and GBR National Squad Sailors!  PLUS bring you club team along to win the Big Prize!

Welcome/ Croeso

 North Wales OnBoard Festival 2016

Sailing and Windsurfing

Hosted by Bala Sailing Club 3rd-4th September 2016

Event Information

The event is open to all competitors 16 years and under on the 31/12/2016, and includes main fleet racing and OnBoard Regatta coached racing and windsurfing.

RYA sailing pathway classes such as Optimist, Topper, RS Feva and General Handicap are included in the event.

The cost of entry for this years event is £30 for single-handers/windsurfers and £40 for all double-handers.

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

1. Main Fleet – 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 – 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. For more info’ see below!

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

Event Documentation

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions


Entry is now open! Please enter as soon as possible to help us with the logistics of the event!

Main Fleet Single Handed

Main Fleet Double Handed

Regatta Fleet Single Handed

Regatta Fleet Double Handed

Windsurf Entry

Useful Information for the OB festival

Please click on the links below where you will find all the information you need for the OB festival.

Club Briefing pack- contains all the essential information below in a ZIP file that can be downloaded to your computer; click the link and then click the download button at the top of the page.

Poster for your club! Don’t forget the club prize doesn’t just get awarded on your results but also on the number of sailors you bring!

If you are unsure of which fleet to sail in and would like some guidance, follow the link here to give you some advice

Event information and the event schedule (version 1) can be found by using these links

Volunteers are always needed and valued at our events. See volunteer section below for more information. Volunteers will be provided with a packed lunch during the event.


As with all of our events 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 or 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 – will be open soon!

Click Here to Register

Volunteer Role Description and volunteer letter


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

check out the Visit Bala website

For Camping –

The event campsite is Pant Yr Onnen Campsite.

For more information about their prices please click here.


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


Parking is going to be onsite at the club- space is going to be tight so please cooperate with the club volunteers who are coordinating the traffic management.


Bala Sailing Clubs resident cafe and bistro Jetty Cafe will be open Saturday and Sunday for hot and cold snacks and drinks!


North Wales OnBoard Officer: Ceri Roberts


Event Director: Rosina Hearn


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.