Official Noticeboard

Many thanks to everyone taking part in Weymouth Regatta 2020! We’ll be in touch over the next few weeks with confirmation on the date of the 2021 event. In the meantime, if you’ve got any comments or feedback to help us improve, please share them with us via the feedback form.


11/09/2020 10:50 – Please note small SI Amendment – In the SI Annex of Race Marks, Mark Y Orange Pyramid is now Mark Y Orange Cylinder.



Division of Classes
ClassClass FlagDescription
IRC1 IC 1ICS Pennant One.svg
IRC TCC >= 0.990
IRC 3IC 3ICS Pennant Three.svg
0.990 > IRC TCC >= 0.920
IRC 4IC 4ICS Pennant Four.svg
IRC TCC < 0.920
J24JICS Juliet.svg
One design
VX OneRICS Romeo.svg
One design
National SquibNaval Numeral 9ICS Niner.svg
One design

All skippers and crews are invited to join the Weymouth Yacht Regatta 2020 Whatsapp group. This will be used for messaging between the OA, RO and competitors during the event.


Please use the WPNSA Online Protest form if you need to raise a protest with the Regatta Race Team


Parents/guardians of sailors under 18 will please need to fill in a Parental Consent Form.

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2021 Weymouth Yacht Regatta

11th and 12th September 2021 – Weymouth Yacht Regatta, organised by the combined Yacht Clubs of Weymouth (YCW) is open to yachts with an IRC rating or participating in a One Design Class. This year, the event also incorporates the IRC Spinlock Southern Championships.


If there is Covid-19 government guidance active when the event is held, we will do our best to go ahead with racing. As an indication, measures taken in 2020 included:

  • Prize-giving held outside, online or on your own boat for your safety.
  • No organised social events.
  • Boat crews may be restricted in number or to household and support bubbles.
  • No skipper’s packs, sorry!

Hopefully we’ll be able to run the event without the precautions above. We’ll keep you informed as our planning progresses over the coming months and do our best to ensure Weymouth Regatta 2021 goes ahead both safely and fairly.


When entries open, there will be an ‘Early bird’ discount for entries received by midnight on 15th July 2021.

ClassesSat & Sun ‘Early Bird’Sat & Sun Normal
IRC£40£50
One Design Classes (including Squibs)£24£30

Parents/guardians of sailors under 18 will please need to fill in a Parental Consent Form.

2020 Weymouth Yacht 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 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.

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

2020 Weymouth Yacht Regatta Notice of Race (NOR) – updated 26th August 2020

Parents/guardians of sailors under 18 will please need to fill in a Parental Consent Form.

Covid-19 Guidance

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

A limitation on the number of persons onboard to assist compliance with UK government COVID-19 guidance is strongly recommended. This recommendation is relaxed if mitigation measures such as the wearing of face masks whilst onboard are observed.

Vessel LOAMaximum persons onboard (incl helm)
18′ to 21′2
22′ to 27′3
28′ to 30′4
30′ to 34′5
35′ and above6

Berthing

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.

Boatfolk’s Portland marina is around 30 minutes under engine to the start line. Slip your lines at 0930h latest!

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2020 What’s On?

Friday 11th September – Weymouth SC

1800h.   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

1040h First warning signal not before 1040h.
Up to three races in Weymouth Bay
1830h Day prizes TBA

Sunday 13th September – Weymouth SC

1040h First warning signal not before 1040h
Up to three races in Weymouth Bay
1700h Regatta Prize Giving TBA

2019 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 and on the deck
2000h Commodore’s Welcome followed by Competitors’ Briefing
Yacht Regatta briefing from the Regatta Race Officer

Saturday 8th September – Weymouth SC

1040h First warning signal not before 1040h.
Up to three races in Weymouth Bay
1200h Weymouth SC Bar Opens!
1730h Galley opens
1830h Day prizes at Weymouth Sailing Club
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 food available