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.

Calendar of Events

The calendar of events for the Festival is as follows.  Please note that this calendar may still be subject to small changes.

Friday 13th July

Race briefing at 1900 at Conway Yacht Club, in Deganwy.

Saturday 14th July

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

Racing from 1100 to 1430:

  • Cruiser / Racers (2 classes) in Conwy Bay
  • Nobbys, Gaffers and Classics in Conwy Bay
  • Day boats including Conway One Designs in Conwy River

Parade of Sail on the river from 1430.

Prize giving and buffet for Saturday’s racing at 1930 at the North Wales Cruising Club in Conwy.

Sunday 15th July

Racing from 1140 to 1500:

  • Cruiser / Racers (2 classes) in Conwy Bay
  • Day boats including Conway One Designs in Conwy River

Prize giving and buffet for Sunday’s racing at 1730 at the Conway Yacht Club in Deganwy.

Thursday 19th July

LA-LA briefing at 1900 in the North Wales Cruising Club in Conwy.

Friday 20th July

LA-LA departure from Conwy, and on to Caernarfon.

Saturday 21st July

LA-LA second day, including a day trip for a beach barbecue and return to Caernarfon.

Sunday 22nd July

LA-LA return to Conwy.

Overall prize giving and social event at 2030 in the Conwy Golf Club, near Conwy Marina.

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