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! This year the event also incorporates the North Wales OnBoard Festival 2015! A fun and friendly event for less experience sailors!  Bring you club team along to win the Big Prize!

Welcome/ Croeso

Welsh Zone Championships 2015 and North Wales OnBoard Festival 2015

Hosted by Bala Sailing Club 26-27th September 2015

Results  (click on the links below)


GENERAL HANDICAP– updated 29/9/15






Best OnBoard Club Trophy


Online entry has now closed- Entries are now are being taken at registration.

Event Documents for the Welsh Zone Championships

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions– updated 17.20  23/09/15

Useful Information for the Welsh Zone Championships

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 ( North Wales OnBoard Festival) – 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!

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

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 and the club invitation

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 3) can be found by using these links

Safety boat information can be found here

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.

John Merrick’s Sailing Trust OnBoard Award 2015

A great opportunity to young sailors who don’t already own their own boat and are sailing a club or centre boat!  Find out more here


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 ruth.iliffe@ryacymruwales.org.uk 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 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

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 annw@urdd.org

payment to be made same time as booking

Parking- Updated 21/9/15

Parking is now 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 SC caterers be providing a galley service at breakfast time selling bacon baps, porridge and hot drinks, and at dinner time with soup and pasta dishes. They will also be selling drinks and snacks throughout the day.

curry-clipart-l_03Saturday night is Curry Night!

  • Thai Chicken/Vegetable Curry
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Salad
  •  Dessert
Tickets can be bought on the day or better still book in advance!

Please email Hazel Price hazeljaneprice@btinternet.com


Event Director: Ruth Iliffe

Email: ruth.iliffe@ryacymruwales.org.uk                                       Mobile: 07824990696

The Club

Address: Bala Sailing Club, Pont Mwnwgl-y-Llyn, Y Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7BS Contact number: 01678 520464 Website www.balasc.org.uk 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.