News

21st October 2017

Because of the combination of strong gusty winds, a big tide and a Low Water Race tomorrow's Frostbite Race 7 has been cancelled.

16th October 2017

The results for the IRC and NHC fleets in Frostbite Race 6 have been amended. There was one boat in the IRC fleet and three in the NHC fleet who finished after the 3 hour time limit. They were given an elapsed time result when according to the Sailing Instructions there is no flexibility allowed with the 3 hour time limit. The results have been amended to give the affected boats a score as specified in clause 12.3 of the Sailing Instructions. Apologies to Purple Haze, LunaSea, SoCo and Xanadu for the error.

25th June 2017

The Racecard for the 2017 Frostbite series has now been published in the NoR, SIs and other Documents page.

6th June 2017

Tuesday Evening Spring Series Race 5 - Cancelled

High winds are forecast for this evening, therefore the race is cancelled.

2nd June 2017

CYC RNLI Charity Race - Saturday 24th June 2017

You can view the poster here. You've still got time to get a Byron Handicap, it's all in a good cause.

30th May 2017

2017 Offshore Races - Race 2 Sailing Instructions

Can be found here.

26th April 2017

CYC Regatta 17th + 18th June

The first CYC regatta race at 12:00 on Sunday the 18th June will also be the channel fleet Spring Series race 9. Yachts are encouraged to enter the CYC regatta but results will be extracted for yachts entered in the Spring Series whether they have entered CYC regatta or not. The CYC regatta fleet 2 will use the Byron handicap but extracted results for the Spring Series will be applied to the NHC system usual for the Channel Fleet.

CYC Regatta Notice of Race

CYC Regatta Sailing Instructions

25th March 2017

Earlybird Race 8 - Sunday 26th March

The following message has been issued by Barrage Control:

We have a maintenance issue with lock no.3, it will be out of use until at least Monday 27th March.  Lock 1 will be out of use from approximately 0900hrs due to tidal restrictions.  Please can you inform all the crew members that there may be delays in locking depending on the volume of traffic after 0900hrs.

21st March 2017

Cardiff Yacht Club are holding their open 50 Mile Race on Saturday 8th April. See the POSTER for details.

18th March 2017

Earlybird Series Race 7 - 19th March

Strong, gusty winds in excess of 30 knots are forecast for the time of the race, therefore this race is cancelled.

4th March 2017

Earlybird Series Race 5 - 5th March

High, gusty, winds in excess of 30 knots are forecast for the time of the race, therefore this race is cancelled.

25th February 2017

Earlybird Series Race 4 26th February

Tomorrows race is cancelled due to the strong winds forecast.

13th January 2017

The 2017 CBYC Offshore Races Sailing Instructions can be viewed on the page NoRs, SIs and other documents. Two weekends of racing have been scheduled:

Friday May 12th 2017 - Start 19:30

Friday June 9th 2017 - Start 19:30

15th December 2016

The 2017 Club Series Racing NoR is announced together with the SIs and the Earlybird Series racecard. You can see it all on the NoR, SIs and other documents link.

19th November 2016

Frostbite Series Race 9 20th November

Tomorrows race is cancelled due to the strong winds forecast.

24th September 2016

I expect you are all getting quietly excited about the Frostbite Series starting tomorrow the 25th September.

Just a few bit of information for you before the first race. Firstly I should want to remind everyone that I don't offer a reminder service for completing entry forms, paying race fees or submitting srutineering forms.

A number of you already planning ahead to the race on 2nd October will know all about the Half Marathon. The barrage bridges will not be opened from 1005 until 1100. So, the 1000 outbound will run but strictly on time. If you want to use that lock then you must turn up early.

The prizegiving for this and previous series will be at the Christmas Party on the evening of Saturday 10th December. More on that later.

The annual meeting of owners and helms will be asap after the Bay race on 16th October. Among other topics will be the appointment of your race committee. There will be three vacancies - Chairman, Principal Race Officer and Committee member. Pease send your nominations to cruiser_racing@cbyc.co.uk

7th May 2016

Spring Series Race 10

In a previous mail I told you about the change to the race schedule for the last race in the Spring Series. This was because of the road closures during the Cardiff Triathlon. Well, it just gets worse I'm afraid as that weekend is the weekend of the Extreme racing. They will be cavorting around the Bay until 1700 in the evening.

This race will now be held at 1800 as a Bay Race. The series prizegiving will be held as soon as possible afterwards..

Tuesday Evening Racing

Tuesday Evening Racing starts again next week That's Tuesday 10th May. The first series runs for 8 weeks and is immediately followed by a second series of 8 races. The entry fee is a modest £20 a series or £35 if you'd rather pay after the series is started.  

You can see the NoR, SIs and entry form on the Cruiser racing pages of the website

25th April 2016

Race 10 of the Spring Series was planned for 0930 on 25th June and is the last race of the Series. We now know that the Cardiff Triathlon is being held that day and due to the associated road closures it will not be possible to hold the race at 0930.

This race will now be held at 1600 as a Bay Race. The series prizegiving will be held as soon as possible afterwards..

4th April 2016

See the NoR for an offshore race  here

17th March 2016

Here is some news for you.

The last race of the Earlybird will take place this coming Sunday. The prizegiving will take place as soon as possible afterwards. Looking at the results now will reveal to some competitors how seriously we take the scrutineering requirement.

The Racecard for the Spring Series is announced. You can see it in the NOR, SI and other documents page. Looking forward to seeing you all on 3rd April.

On Easter Monday there will be a charity pursuit race in the Bay at 1100. You can see everything you need on the home page.

20th February 2016

Due to the strong wind forecast Race 4 of the Earlybird Series planned for tomorrow 21st February is cancelled.

Dont forget the RORC Seminar starting at 7pm this Tuesday at CBYC

6th February 2016

The Earlybird Series Race 2 planned for tomorrow 7th February is cancelled due to the strong wind forecast.

30th January 2016

The Earlybird Series Race 1 planned for tomorrow 31st January is cancelled

2nd January 2016

The 2016 Club Series Racing NoR is announced together with the SIs and the Earlybird Series racecard.You can see it all on the NoR, SIs and other documents link.

17th December 2015

See the Poster and Sailing Instructions for the CYC BD+1 race

28th November 2015

Due to the strong winds forecast together with the additional hazards of racing in the Bay, tomorrow's race is cancelled.

14th November

Due to the strong winds forecast together with the additional hazards of a race over low water, tomorrow's race is cancelled.

21st October 2015

The Christmas Party and Prizegiving tickets are now available from behind the bar or from the office. See the poster here

19th October 2015

See the RORC special offer on weighing for your 2016 certificate here

6th October 2015

See the notes of the Owners and Helms meeting held after racing on Sunday here

27th September 2015

There will be a meeting after racing on 4th October to discuss the 2016 race programme and conditions of entry. This will be in the Clubhouse as soon as possible after racing. 

7th July 2015

Rather fresh conditions are forecast for today and into this evening and racing for this evening is cancelled.

The bar and restaurant will be open as usual, but the normal after racing buffet wont.

18th June 2015

I suggested last Sunday there may be some change to the racing this coming Sunday. You'll be pleased to read that racing will take place as originally planned.

2nd June 2015

Rather fresh conditions are forecast for today and into this evening and racing for this evening is cancelled.

The bar and restaurant will be open as usual, but the normal after racing buffet wont.

16th May 2015

See the Entry Form and Sailing Instructions for the SYSAC Padstow Race starting at 2000 on Friday 22nd May. 

 

11th January 2015

  • The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the 2015 programme are announced. You can see it all on the Cruiser racing pages of the website You can enter and pay online.

    The Racecard for the Earlybird is also published
  • The last couple of years scrutineering process has been a bit haphazard, possibly confusing and poorly administered. This year the process is intended to be simpler for everyone, is detailed in Section 12 of the NoR and will be strictly adhered to.

    The requirement is that each boat is scrutineered by a fellow competitor within two weeks of a boats first start. This should be done using the form that is Appendix 2 of the NoR and that should be presented to the Race Committee, Office or Bar. It is the boats responsibility to ensure the Race Committee receive it. You can, of course, be scrutineered before your first race.

    Failure to do this will result in disqualification from races.

     

23rd November 2014

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22nd November 2014

You probably all know that CBYC are hosting the Optimist Winter Championship this weekend. There are currently 130+ of them in the Bay! Tomorrow there is also an Angling competition. The Club will be busy and have a lot of visitors and their cars and trailors. Tomorrow the visitors/overflow car park will be very full so make sure you leave plenty of time to get to the start line before 1130. In the event of the fleet returning before the visitors disperse I have made arrangements for the downstairs bar to be opened.

21st November 2014

The Christmas Party and presentation of prizes will be on the evening of Friday 12th December. We will be sitting down to be served from this menu. As is usual we are offering a pair of free tickets to all the boats that have entered three or more series this year. If you are one of these then call the office before Friday 5th December to claim your ticket with menu choices or to let them you are are not attending.

All other tickets are available from the bar or office now and are available at £10 each.

18th November 2014

On the racecard for the Frostbite there are a couple of errors of sorts. These are in the last two races but dont need a change in start times. For the race on the 30 November the time of HW is 1254 not 0509. For the race on the 7th December HW is at 0711 and it will be a RoLW.