We’re planning to go ahead with the event as planned but will be ever mindful of the government’s current Covid-19 guidance:
Prize-giving is likely to be held online or on your own boat for your safety.
There will be no organised social events.
Boat crews may be restricted in number or to household and support bubbles.
There will be no skipper’s packs, sorry!
Please read the guidance below. We’ll keep you informed as our planning progresses over the coming weeks and do our best to ensure Weymouth Regatta 2020 goes ahead both safely and fairly. We’ve all been locked up for months, so if we can run the event in some form, we will!
There will be an ‘Early bird’ discount for entries received by midnight on 15th July 2020.
The responsibility for the safety of crew and following government guidance rests with each vessel’s skipper. This includes keeping crew safe from exposure to Covid-19 as well as their safety at sea.
Maximum Crew Limit
We strongly recommend the following maximum crew guidelines:
Maximum persons onboard (incl helm)
18′ to 21′
22′ to 27′
28′ to 30′
30′ to 34′
35′ and above
Berthing is restricted this year in Weymouth Harbour as rafting of vessels is currently not permitted due to C19. Berths must be booked in advance but not until 2 weeks before the regatta event. Alternatives include…
Boatfolk’s Weymouth marina above the town bridge which opens every 2hrs from 8am onwards during the summer. The 10am bridge will easily get you onto the race course in time for the first signal.
SI’s and skippers briefing online We’ll email you to let you know how to download the SIs and access the online skippers briefing.
Saturday 12th September – Weymouth SC
First warning signal not before 1040h. Up to three races in Weymouth Bay
Day prizes TBA
Sunday 13th September – Weymouth SC
First warning signal not before 1040h Up to three races in Weymouth Bay
Regatta Prize Giving TBA
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.
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.