2019 Yacht Racing Events in Weymouth

Weymouth Bay is set to see two extraordinary yacht racing events in 2019.

25th and 26th May – We’ve got the Southern Area Spinlock IRC Championships, for IRC-rated yachts of any size. This is a biennial event, held on alternating years with Poole Regatta. Click the banner link below to enter the Southern Area Spinlock IRC Championships now.

7th and 8th September – Yacht Clubs of Weymouth Regatta is open to yachts with IRC, VPRS or NHC ratings along with numerous One Design Classes. We’ll have the Notice of Race and entry form for this event available shortly on this website.

Get these dates in your calendar now – 2019 is shaping up to be a great year for yacht racing in Weymouth Bay!

2019 Keelboat One Design classes

We will be welcoming the RS K6 class for their National Championships starting on Friday 6th September followed by racing on Saturday and Sunday.

Squibs – the National Keelboat – in their 51st year will be competing in the Regatta as usual on Saturday and Sunday.

2019 IRC Championships Banner

2018 Event Sponsors

2018 What’s On?

Friday 7th September – Weymouth SC

1700h Bar opens!
1730h Tender Race
Come and join the Annual Tender Race across Weymouth Harbour, just outside Weymouth Sailing Club
If you don’t want to get wet, that’s fine – but do come along to cheer the competitors on and help judge the fancy dress
1800h Skippers’ Packs available
Come and collect your Sailing Instructions and Skippers’ pack for the weekend’s racing
1900h BBQ
BBQ on the deck and Disco feat. DJ Arnold. Yes, the DJ Arnold
2000h Commodore’s Welcome followed by Competitors’ Briefing
Yacht Regatta briefing from your Regatta Race Officer Iain Jones. Yes the Iain Jones

Saturday 8th September – Weymouth SC

1040h First warning signal not before 1040h.
Up to three races in Weymouth Bay with David Harding from Sailing Scenes on the water taking photos
1200h Weymouth SC Bar Opens! … with free beer tokens for competitors
1830h Day prizes at Weymouth Sailing Club
1900h Galley opens serving Australian Pie Floaters for £2 each
2000h Music and Games until the bar closes!

Sunday 9th September – Royal Dorset YC

1040h First warning signal not before 1040h
Up to three races in Weymouth Bay
1200h Royal Dorset bar opens!
1700h Regatta Prize Giving with burgers and baps

About Weymouth Yacht Regatta

All racing for the 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.

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 class or 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.

Visit Weymouth for Regatta

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

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