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!
North Wales OnBoard Festival 2018
Sailing and Windsurfing
Hosted by Bala Sailing Club 1st – 2nd September 2018
The event is open to all competitors 16 years and under, and will include three fleets, main fleet racing and OnBoard Regatta coached racing and an All Afloat group.
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 to be confirmed.
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. All Afloat – Let’s get out on the water! – For sailors who are new to sailing and come through the All Afloat programme. You will be able to improve your skills and enjoy sailing in a new venue. This will include some fun races that will be short and sailed close to shore.
3. Windsurfing – The windsurfers may be sailing with the main 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.
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 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.
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 OnBoard Festival please fill in the Volunteer Registration below. All volunteers will receive a complimentary lunch on Saturday and Sunday. 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.
It is a great event to come and camp at, stay with others from your club and meet new friends at the Pant Yr Onnen Campsite or Glanllyn Lakeside Caravan & Camping Park.
check out the Visit Bala website
For Camping –
One of the event campsite is Glanllyn Lakeside Caravan & Camping Park and they still have availability as of 8th August.
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 email@example.com
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.
Event Director: Rosina Hearn
Address: Bala Sailing Club, Pont Mwnwgl-y-Llyn, Y Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7BS Contact number: 01678 520464 Website www.balasc.org.uk
The event will be covered by Twitter @welshsailing. Photographs and general event information will also be on RYA Cymru Wales Facebook.