This section provides information for the dinghy race series and sail training, often run in conjunction with Cardigan Bay Watersports.
Dinghy Hire Arrangements
The dinghy programme 2019 is being developed.
The Frostbite Dinghy Series will be raced over 7 weekends, on alternate Sunday Mornings, with a briefing in the Crowsnest @ 10:30 and 5 min gun 10:55.
Dates 27th Jan, 10th and 24th Feb, 10th & 24th March and 7th April.
2 races back to back each Sunday, average lap times.
Frostbite fees and dinghy hire info
Volunteers for OOD and Safety cover are still required for some Saturdays. Please contact Crawford if you can help.
The development of new Sailors, both old and new is actively promoted by the Club. This includes
Push The Boat Out - an RYA nationally promoted event to encourage those new to the water to try various activities.
NQYC will be supporting PTBO on Sunday 19th May.
We will be laying on taster sessions in Dinghy Sailing, Cruiser Sailing and Powerboats during May> More details will follow.
RYA Level 1 & 2 Sail training[/link] -, provided by our partner - Cardigan Bay Watersports. 2 Specific courses are planned for the end of July & early August - for members, at preferential rates.
Many Members will refer to these as "Oppie Courses" but the dinghy type may change depending on weather and participants.
Key to encourage new participants is the agreement with CBW for preferential hire rates for these events, with additional discount for NQYC members.
If you wish to hire a dinghy for these races please advise Crawford in advance; turning up 30 min before the briefing requesting a boat may result in disappointment.
Races governed by current Racing Rules of Sailing and RYA Prescriptions. The current Portsmouth Yardstick handicap system will be used to correct results. Most races based on average lap time.
Cardigan Bay Regatta
on in August - 22nd, 23rd and 24th August - with the main day including inshore sports on the Friday 23rd.
Dinghy & Cruiser racing is across the 3 days
Inshore sports ensures an opportunity for a full family participation and fun.
Inshore has sandcastles, barrel filling and treasure quiz on day 1,
swimming and rowing on main day (day 2)
and crabbing and raft building on day 3