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 ( Earlybird Series) and the Spring series from Easter to the end of 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 OR Contact David Cairncross Principal race officer