Cruiser Racing

Cruiser Racing  at Cardiff Bay Yacht Club

Cruiser Racing at CBYC   takes place  most  Sundays   from beginning of October  ( Frostbite series ) to mid December and then from early February to Easter ( Early Bird Series) and the Summer series from Easter to End June.  Racing is notionally divide into 2 or 3  fleets  IRC , NHC1 and sometimes NHC2

There is also 2 back to back series Tuesday evening series running from May to August in the Bay .

Cardiff Bay  is a 500 acre empoundment with access to the Bristol Channel  via the 3 locks which operate 24/7 , this allows racing  be round the cans races  over HW  ( most races ) and then in each series there is one Low Water Race duration up to 6 hours, maybe 2 races over low water and one or two races in the Bay . This provides a variety of conditions to suit all  from Sports Boats  J80’s and Cork 1720s ,  28 ft Trappers  ,J109s  and larger.

The Bristol Channel provides a challenging area for racing with a wide range of tidal flows and sea conditions .

Generally there are from 20 to 30 vessels  out on the water divide amoungst the fleets  and new commers are warmly welcomed  to either the IRC or NHC Classes.

Occasionally a Weekend  of racing under the  SWOG banner is organised to and from other ports .This is separate to the main series and ties in with meeting a group of sailors  who want to cruise in company .

Come and join us :- For futher details  see the CBYC website  under Cruiser racing        

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