2020 Weymouth Regatta

12th and 13th September 2020 – Weymouth Yacht Regatta, organised by the combined Yacht Clubs of Weymouth (YCW) is open to yachts with either an IRC or VPRS rating along with One Design Classes.

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 and social events are likely to be held outside for your safety.
  • Boat crews may be restricted in number or to household and support bubbles.

We’ll keep you informed as the guidance and our planning progresses over the coming months 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.

ClassesSat & Sun ‘Early Bird’Sat & Sun Normal
IRC & VRPS£40£50
National Squib£24£30

2020 What’s On?

Friday 11th September – Weymouth SC

1700h Socially distanced Bar (hopefully) opens!
1730h Tender Race
Come and join the Annual Tender Race across Weymouth Harbour, just outside Weymouth Sailing Club. One family ‘bubble’ per Tender please!
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 (tbc)
BBQ on the deck, if it’s permitted. Free hand sanitiser with each bap!
2000h Commodore’s Welcome followed by Competitors’ Briefing
Yacht Regatta briefing from the Regatta Race Officer

Saturday 12th September – Weymouth SC

1040h First warning signal not before 1040h.
Up to three races in Weymouth Bay
1200h Weymouth SC Bar opens (hopefully)!
1730h Galley opens (tbc)
1830h Day prizes at Weymouth Sailing Club
2000h Music and Games until the bar closes!

Sunday 13th September – Royal Dorset YC

1040h First warning signal not before 1040h
Up to three races in Weymouth Bay
1200h Royal Dorset bar opens! (tbc)
1700h Regatta Prize Giving with food available

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 sailing@wsc.org.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 Boatfolk marinas at Weymouth Marina or Portland marina.