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.
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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 VPRS rating (at no charge) or a NHC Base List handicap.
Notice of Race
- 2018 Spinlock IRC Certificate or VPRS rating or NHC handicap
- National Squib One Design
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.
Weymouth 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.