Welcome to the Conwy River Festival

Conwy’s annual on-the-water festival is taking place over two weekends in July.

The fun begins with the famous LA-LA Rally to Caernarfon which runs from Friday 8th – Sunday 10th July, and both Power and Sail are welcome.

The racing weekend is the following weekend, Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th July, which includes racing in Conwy Bay for larger boats as well as river racing for smaller boats and dayboats.

  • La-La Rally: 8th – 10th July 2022
  • Racing: 16th – 17th July 2022

The sail racing on the second weekend is 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.


Calendar of Events


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

Thursday 7th July

LA-LA briefing at 19:30.

Friday 8th July

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

Saturday 9th July

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

Sunday 10th July

LA-LA Rally returns to Conwy.

Saturday 16th July

Sail Racing:

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

Sunday 17th July

Sail Racing:

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

Prize Giving:

A prize giving for the Festival (both LA-LA Rally and Racing) will be held in the evening at the Comrades Club, Church Street, Conwy.