Welcome to the Conwy River Festival 2018

Conwy’s annual on-the-water festival will take place over two weekends in July.  The fun begins with the Quay Day and racing on Saturday 14th and the racing continues throughout Sunday 15th. The famous La-La rally to Caernarfon plus a suitable beach is scheduled for Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July. The La-La will be suitable for PowerBoats as well as the yachting fraternity.

The racing will be open to all classes and skill levels. The lightweight speedy racers, standard cruising yachts, heavy Morecambe Bay Prawners, traditional Gaff Rigged yachts as well as a variety of day boats including the gorgeous Conway One Designs will all be competing. The day boats, including Conway One Designs will be on the river wowing the spectators on the quay on Saturday 14th and again on Sunday. In the afternoon they will be joined by the Cruiser Racers, Prawners, Gaff Rigged Yachts and Powerboats for an extravagant Parade of Sail. We have a generous prize fund, with princely prizes to the value of £1,500 to be shared between the 3 top finishers in each racing class.

The team is hard at work on the full programme and this will be published here as soon as possible. In the mean time, please register to express your interest and receive updates on our contact page.

Calendar of Events

The provisional calendar of events for the Festival is as follows.  Please note that we are still working out the details so this calendar is subject to change.  Further detail, including venues and times, will be published closer to the event.

Friday 13th July

Race briefing and social event.

Saturday 14th July

Quay Day: Fun events and market stalls for everyone to enjoy.


  • Cruiser / Racers
  • Classics
  • Day boats including Conway One Designs

Parade of Sail on the river.

Prize giving for Saturday’s racing and social event.

Sunday 15th July


  • Cruiser / Racers
  • Classics
  • Day boats including Conway One Designs

Prize giving for Sunday’s racing and social event.

Thursday 19th July

La-La briefing and social event.

Friday 20th July

La-La departure.

Saturday 21st July

La-La second day.

Sunday 22nd July

La-La return.

Overall prize giving and social event.

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