Welcome to the Conwy River Festival 2020

Conwy’s annual on-the-water festival will take place over two weekends in August. The fun begins with the Quay Day and racing on Saturday 22nd August, with the racing continuing throughout Sunday 23rd August. The famous LA-LA rally to Caernarfon plus a suitable beach is scheduled for Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August. The LA-LA will be suitable for PowerBoats as well as the yachting fraternity.

Once again this year there will be on-the-water events 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 22nd 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.

Watch this space – Sign ups will open later in 2020

Calendar of Events


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

Friday 21st August

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

Saturday 22nd August

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

  • Events will take place on the quay and in the harbour

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

High Water Conwy: 14:00 BST 7.9m

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

Sunday 23rd August

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

High Water Conwy: 14:50 BST 7.7m

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

Friday 28th August

LA-LA briefing at 19:30 in the North Wales Cruising Club, Lower High Street, Conwy.

Saturday 29th August

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

Sunday 30th August

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

Monday 31st August

LA-LA Rally returns to Conwy.

Overall prize giving, social event and food at the Conwy Golf Club, with music.