Weymouth Regatta 2016

spinlock_irc_champs_logoWeymouth Regatta is being held on 3rd & 4th September and in 2016 incorporates the Spinlock IRC National Small Boat Championships.

The Small Boat Championships are for yachts with an LOA of less than 36′ and a TCC of 0.960 or below. This national event attracts some of the best of the UK’s ‘giant killers’ – small boats that turn on a sixpence and regularly overhaul craft many times their size and cost. Winners of Spinlock IRC Championship classes will take home a specially engraved trophy to commemorate their victory.

We also have One Design and additional IRC classes, each competing for a coveted Regatta cup.

The event coincides with Weymouth Waterfest, a maritime festival with visiting tall ships, food stalls and live music that brings thousands of visitors to the town centre every year – it’s a fantastic atmosphere both on and off the water.

If you’ve not experienced Weymouth Regatta before, make 2016 the year to do it – we’ve got excellent racing and a full social programme lined up for you.

London 2012 Sailing Venue

All racing for the 2016 Regatta happens in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour – chosen for the London 2012 Olympics due its steady breeze, easy race course access within 10 minutes of leaving your mooring and the ability to set a variety of courses.

There are great visitor moorings available right in the centre of town. Please note these are a limited number of these spots available, so make sure you contact the Harbour Office to reserve your berth right now!

If you prefer a quieter location, we’d recommend either of the Dean & Reddyhoff marinas at Weymouth inner harbour or Portland marina.


Register now

Register now for Weymouth Regatta 2016 and save 20% on entry fees and guarantee your skipper’s pack. This offer expires on 17th July 2016.

Multiple IRC and non-IRC divisions will be created according to received entries. Non-IRC boats that are outside One Design classes will require a NHC Base List handicap.

Small Boat Championships
£40 before 17th July 2016
£50 afterwards
per craft
  • LOA 10.97m (36′) or below
  • Spinlock IRC TCC of 0.960 or below
  • Valid Spinlock IRC Certificate
Weymouth Regatta
other IRC/NHC Classes
£40 before 17th July 2016
£50 afterwards
per craft
  • LOA above 10.97m (36′)
  • Or Spinlock IRC TCC above 0.960
  • Or no Spinlock IRC Certificate
Weymouth Regatta
One Design Class
£24 before 17th July 2016
£30 afterwards
per craft
  • National Squib

Organising Authority


Weymouth Regatta is organised by the Yacht Clubs of Weymouth (YCW), coordinating the volunteers and facilities from the town’s four sailing clubs: Weymouth Sailing Club, Castle Cove Sailing Club, Royal Dorset Yacht Club and RNSA Portland.

If you’d like us to incorporate your a class or area championship into Weymouth Regatta, please just get in touch – we’ve previously had Impalas, Sigmas and J24s as part of the event.

Please contact secretary@weymouthregatta.uk with any enquiries.