Welcome to the Conwy River Festival 2019

Conwy’s annual on-the-water festival will take place over two weekends in July. The fun begins with the Quay Day and racing, which this year coincides with Conwy RNLI day on Saturday 20th, with the racing continuing throughout Sunday 21st. The famous LA-LA rally to Caernarfon plus a suitable beach is scheduled for Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July. The LA-LA will be suitable for PowerBoats as well as the yachting fraternity.

Also this year there will be canoe races, rowing races and jetski rides in the harbour throughout the Quay Day afternoon.

The sail 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 20th 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.

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Calendar of Events

The calendar of events for the Festival is as follows.  Please note that this calendar is still subject to change.

Friday 19th July

Briefing for all sail racing on Saturday and Sunday – 19:30 at Conway Yacht Club, 43 Station Road, Deganwy.

Saturday 20th July

Quay Day: Fun events and market stalls for everyone to enjoy, this year in conjunction with Conwy RNLI day.

  • Rowing races will take place on the river near the quay
  • Canoe races will take place on the river near the quay at 13:45
  • Jet Ski rides will take place on the river near the quay

Sail Racing:

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

High Water Conwy: 14:00 BST 7.0m

Prize giving and buffet for Saturday’s racing – 19:30 at North Wales Cruising Club, Lower High Street, Conwy.

Sunday 21st July

Sail Racing:

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

High Water Conwy: 1430 BST 6.9m

Prize giving and buffet for Sunday’s racing – 19:30 at Conway Yacht Club, 43 Station Road, Deganwy.

Thursday 25th July

LA-LA briefing at 19:00 in the North Wales Cruising Club, Lower High Street, Conwy.

Friday 26th July

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

Saturday 27th July

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

Sunday 28th July

LA-LA return to Conwy.

Overall prize giving and social event at 19:30 in the Mulberry, Conwy Marina. Food served from 20:00, followed by a DJ.

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