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 Open Regatta, and a CYRC, which is a Youth regatta, and part of a regional series.
This year we are proud to be hosting the 2019 Byte National Championship
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
- 2016: F18 Nationals & Eurocup 2016
- 2019: Byte National Championship
- 2020 and onwards: Currently open to requests, please email email@example.com
Sunday racing starts at either 10:30, 14:30 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.
|Monday 27th May||10:00||Push the boat out||Not released|
|8th – 9th June||Regatta plus 4000/Byte Open||Not released|
|19th-21st July||Byte National Championships||Not released|
|22nd-26th July||Newts Week||Not released|
|28th July||RNLI Raft Race||Not released|
|24th-25th August||Gower Challenge||Not released|
|7th September||CYRC||Not released|
|21st-22nd September||RYA Welsh Youth Championships||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.
|Winter 1 & 2||Richard Woffinden|
|1030||Winter 3 & 4||Steve & Alistair|
|1400||Winter 5 & 6||Tim & Sue|
|13th January||1030||Winter 7 & 8||Dave C & Simon E|
|27th January||1030||Winter 9 & 10||Tony & Jo|
|10th February||1030||Winter 11 & 12||Oscar & Tom Alderman|
|17th February||1430||Winter 13 & 14||Tim & Sue|
|24th February||1030||Winter 15 & 16||Colin & Chris|
|3rd March||1430||Winter 17 & 18||Steve & Alistair|
|17th March||1430||Winter 19 & 20||Anthony Harvey|
|31st March||1430||Winter 21 & 22||Rhian & Ria|
Spring series (April to June)
Dinghy – Treasure Cup. Multihull x
|14th April||1430||Spring 1 & 2||Graham & Jack|
|28th April||1430||Spring 3 & 4||Dave C & Simon E|
|12th May||1030||Spring 5 (Pursuit), 6 & 7||Richard & Alex|
|26th May||1030||Spring 8 & 9||Tony & Jo|
|2nd June||1630||Spring 10 & 11||Tim & Sue|
|9th June||1630||Spring 12 & 13||Steve & Alistair|
Evening series (May to first week of September)
Dinghy x. Multihull x.
|2nd May||18:45||Evening 1 & 2||Richard & Alex|
|16th May||1845||Evening 3 & 4||David C & Simon E|
|6th June||1845||Evening 5 & 6||Oscar & Tom Alderman|
|20th June||1845||Evening 7 & 8||Colin & Chris|
|4th July||1845||Evening 9 & 10||Anthony Harvey|
|18th July||1845||Evening 11 & 12||Graham & Jack|
|1st August||1845||Evening 13 & 14||Tony & Jo|
|15th August||1845||Evening 15 & 16||Tim & Sue|
|29th August||1845||Evening 17 & 18||Anthony Harvey|
Summer series (July to September)
Dinghy x. Multihull x.
|7th July||1030||Summer 1 & 2||Rhian & Ria|
|14th July||1430||Summer 3 (Pursuit) 4 & 5||Richard & Alex|
|28th July||1430||Summer 6 & 7||Dave C & Simon E|
|4th August||1030||Summer 8 & 9||Oscar & Tom Alderman|
|11th August||1630||Summer 10 & 11||Richard & Alex|
|18th August||1030||Summer 12 & 13||Colin & Chris|
|25th August||1630||Summer 14 & 15||Steve & Alistair|
|8th September||1630||Summer 16 & 17||Rhian & Ria|
|22nd September||1030||Summer 18 (Pursuit) 19 & 20||Richard & Alex|
See you on the water!