FAQs

Festival Entry is now OPEN – Click here to sign up

Which class should I enter?

If your boat is a dayboatOpen day racing boats
If your boat is a cruiser over 6m/20ft and with an NHC base number of more than 0.830, you have a choice which cruiser class to enter:Class 1 is for ‘serious’ racers.  NHC handicaps are used and there is also an IRC competition for those boats having an IRC rating.  Courses are intended to be testing, with long beats and spinnaker runs.

Class 2 is for more leisurely racing.  This is a ‘white sail’ class so spinnakers, cruising chutes, bloopers and gennakers are not allowed.  Courses are shorter & dead runs are avoided.  NHC handicap system.

What if my boat doesn’t have an NHC number? 

Go to http://www.rya.org.uk/racing/Pages/NHC.aspx for more details of the National Handicap for Cruisers system (NHC).  If there’s no base number listed for your boat, please enter as early as possible supplying as much information as you can about the boat and we will obtain a base number.

Will I get a discounted marina berth?

Conwy boatfolk Marina is offering a 50% discount on berthing fees throughout the Festival. Click here for further information.

What do I get for my entry fee?

If you enter the racing:

You will receive your boat’s race number plus all necessary race documents (SIs, course card and marks chart). Race documents can be collected at the briefing, along with your race number.  Class flags (required for cruiser classes 1 & 2) are not provided.  A limited number of class flags may be purchased from the Race Office / at briefings or loaned for £10 (returnable).

You will be eligible for a 50% discount on berthing fees at Conwy boatfolk Marina for the duration of the Festival.

If you enter the LA-LA:

You will get discounted berthing at Caernarfon for the two nights the fleet is there.

You will be eligible for a 50% discount on berthing fees at Conwy boatfolk Marina for the duration of the Festival.

Can I enter by email or online?

Yes, online is the quickest and easiest way to sign up, with payment taken immediately.  

Your entry will not be accepted until you have paid the entry fee, either online, by cheque, or electronic bank transfer ie BACS: (sort code 403007 account number 41332783). Before racing you must submit a signed copy of your entry form or use the online entry form.  

To enter by email, send your signed entry form in pdf or jpeg format to: sailing@conwyriverfestival.org.