With the current COVID-19 crisis it is a little hard to predict the exact situation at the end of August when the 2020 Conwy River Festival is scheduled to take place. The organising committee is keeping a very close eye on the developing situation and the Government Advice, so these decisions may change over time.
The racing weekend is currently scheduled to be held on the 22nd and 23rd August.
At this stage we are still planning to go ahead with the racing, which will include a full programme: The racing and larger cruising classes out in Conwy Bay, Nobbys, Gaffers and Classics in the Bay, and day boats / small cruisers in the River.
This of course assumes the current tight lockdown rules have been somewhat relaxed by then.
LA-LA Rally Weekend
The LA-LA Rally is currently scheduled to be held on the 29th / 30th / 31st August.
We are hoping to run it this year, but by its nature it involves social gathering so we have not made any decision as yet. We may consider an ‘anchoring off + beach barbecue’ style of event rather than the now traditional Caernarfon Town, we will keep you posted.
Currently it looks unlikely that we will be able to hold the usual social events. This includes the daily prize giving events for the racing at the sailing clubs, town-based social events on the LA-LA Rally or the main prize giving at the end of the Festival.
Again, provisionally and pending the COVID-19 situation, entrants to the Conwy River Festival will be eligible for berthing at Conwy Marina between 21st and 31st August 2020 inclusive for £10/night. Berthing will be subject to availability, must be arranged directly with the Marina, and will be subject to confirmation of entry.
Alternatively, berthing in the harbour will be arranged by the Harbour Office.
Please do not apply for berthing just yet, until the situation stabilises and we open registrations for the Festival.
Costs and Signups
We will open the signup forms for the Festival later in the year. If we are unable to go ahead with the social events, the event is likely to have a much reduced cost of £10 per boat this year.
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors
A big thank you to last year’s Festival sponsors: