Mumbles Yacht Club runs an extensive racing programme the whole year round.
Racing is split into various series – Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer and Evening, with catamaran and dinghy classes.
Throughout the summer, racing is weekly (or as weekly as possible depending on whether the sea decides to show up or not). The Spring series is scheduled as often as possible when tide and light allow. During the other series’, it drops down to fortnightly.
Racing is open to all classes, all competitors, all levels. If you’re unsure of what to do, come along and ask someone, we’re a helpful bunch and our aim is to get as many boats on the water as possible.
There are perpetual trophies for the overall winners of each series, prizes for the youth champions, and a presentation evening where everything is given out the first Saturday in October.
The Gower Challenge is a weekend dedicated to long distance racing, starting with a long distance race to Oxwich and back, and then concluding with long distance races ‘around the cans’.
It’s a head to head between the cat and dinghy fleets!
There also a Mumbles Yacht Club regatta, this year incorporating an Osprey Open and a 4000 Open, and a CYRC, which is a Youth regatta, and part of a regional series.
The Dart 18’s come back again in September for an open event too.
Push the boat out and Bart’s Bash also make an appearance at the start and end of the season.
Mumbles Yacht Club has also hosted a number of National, European and world championships in the club, the more recent ones including:
- 2008: F16 World Championship
- 2014: Dart 18 European Championship
- 2015: 4000 National Championship
- 2015: Cherub National Championship
- 2016: Osprey National Championship (Scheduled)
- 2016: F18 Nationals & Eurocup 2016
- 2019 and onwards: Currently open to requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday racing starts at either 10:30, 14:00 or 16:30 depending on the tide. Evening racing starts at 18:45.
Unless the series is in progress, all dates are provisional and subject to change.
|May 7th||Push the boat out||Not released|
|July 7/8||Regatta||Not released|
|July 21st||CYRC||Not released|
|Aug 11th/12th||Pwll Du Picnic||Not released|
|Aug 18/19||Gower Challenge||Not released|
|Sept 15/16||Dart 18 GP || Barts Bash||Not released|
Autumn series (October and November)
Dinghy x. Multihull x.
|October 1st||1400||Autumn 1 (Pursuit), 2 & 3||Richard Woffinden|
|October 15th||1400||Autumn 4 & 5||Steve & Alastair|
|October 29th||1400||Autumn 6 & 7||Chris & Pippa|
|November 12th||1030||Autumn 8 & 9||Rhian & Ria|
|November 26th||1030||Autumn 10 & 11||Graham & Jack|
Winter series (December to March)
Dinghy x. Multihull BT Millennium Trophy.
|10th December||1030||Winter 1 & 2||Richard Woffinden|
|7th January||1030||Winter 3 & 4||Tim & Sue|
|14th January||1400||Winter 5 & 6||Dave C & Simon E|
|28th January||1400||Winter 7 & 8||Tony & Jo|
|11th February||1400||Winter 9 & 10||Oscar & Tom Alderman|
|25th February||1400||Winter 11 & 12||Colin & Chris|
|11th March||1400||Winter 13 & 14||Carol O’Sullivan, Izzie & Bethan|
|25th March||1030||Winter 15 & 16||John & Tobias Shapton|
Spring series (April to June)
Dinghy – Treasure Cup. Multihull x
|8th April||1030||Spring 1 (Pursuit), 2 & 3||Richard Woffinden|
|15th April||1630||Spring 4 & 5||Paul & Paul|
|22nd April||1030||Spring 6 & 7||Anthony Harvey|
|29th April||1630||Spring 8 & 9||Steve & Alastair|
|6th May||1030||Spring 10 & 11||Chris & Pippa|
|13th May||1630||Spring 12 & 13||Rhian & Ria|
|20th May||1030||Spring 14 & 15||Tim & Sue|
|27th May||1630||Spring 16 & 17||Dave C & Simon E|
|3rd June||1030||Spring 18 & 19||Tony & Jo|
|10th June||1630||Spring 20 & 21||Oscar & Tom Alderman|
|17th June||1030||Spring 22 & 23||Carol O’Sullivann, Izzie & Bethan|
|24th June||1400||Spring 24 (Pursuit), 25 & 26||Richard Woffinden|
Evening series (May to first week of September)
Dinghy x. Multihull x.
|3rd May||18:45||Evening 1 & 2||Richard Woffinden|
|17th May||1845||Evening 3 & 4||Graham & Jack|
|31st May||1845||Evening 5 & 6||Richard Woffinden|
|14th June||1845||Evening 7 & 8||Colin & Chris|
|28th June||1845||Evening 9 & 10||Paul & Paul|
|12th July||1845||Evening 11 & 12||Steve & Alastair|
|26th July||1845||Evening 13 & 14||Graham & Jack|
|9th August||1845||Evening 15 & 16||Tim & Sue|
|23rd August||1845||Evening 17 & 18||David C & Simon E|
|30th August||1845||Evening 19 & 20||Oscar & Tom Alderman|
|6th September||1845||Evening 21 & 22||Carol O’Sullivan, Izzie & Bethan|
Summer series (July to September)
Dinghy x. Multihull x.
|1st July||1030||Summer 1 & 2||Steve & Alastair|
|15th July||1030||Summer 3 & 4||Chris & Pippa|
|22nd July||1400||Summer 5 (Pursuit), 6 & 7||Richard Woffinden|
|5th August||1030||Summer 8 & 9||Rhian & Ria|
|26th August||1630||Summer 10 & 11||Tony & Jo|
|2nd September||1030||Summer 12 & 13||Colin & Chris|
|9th September||1630||Summer 14 & 15||Paul & Paul|
|23rd September||1630||Summer 16 (Pursuit), 17 & 18||Richard Woffinden|
|30th September||1030||Summer 19 & 20||Anthony Harvey|