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Dinghy Programme

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 Flyer
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.
CBW 01545 561257
Crawford Mcleary M: 07768257393


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

NQYC Dinghy Hire Arrangements confirmed with CBW

16/08/15

NQYC has a Laser 2000 and three Laser Picos available for members to hire.
To increase availability, reduce running costs and keep the dinghies well maintained, the club has reached an agreement with Cardigan Bay Watersports (CBW) to manage the hire fleet on its behalf.

Dinghy Hire Arrangements with Cardigan Bay Watersports

09/05/16

50% Discount on all Dinghy Hire - please present your membership card. ...more

"Oppie" or Introduction to Sailing courses RYA
Level 1 (30th & 31st July 2018) Level 2 (6-7th Aug) 2018

30/07/18

The Club has arranged for 2 courses for Level 1 & 2 Sail Training with Crawford at Cardigan Bay Watersports with a 50% discount.

The RYA Level 1 & 2 courses on offer are to replace the “Oppie” courses run by the Club.
Booking is on a first come first serve basis by completing the booking form.
Contact Crawford Mcleary for more information. ...more

Frostbite 2019

27/01/19

Open Dinghy Racing, 2 races per day back to back open handicap - average lap.
Jan 27th
Feb 10th & 24th
Mar 10th & 24th
April 7th
Start sequence 5,4,1,0 - first gun 10:55.
Briefing Crowsnest 10:30
Fees and Dinghy Hire

Push the Boat Out - Sunday 19th May 2019

19/05/19

An opportunity to have taster sessions in cruiser sailing, dinghy sailing and powerboating. (Age 8 and over)
Details to be confirmed.
Sign up for the event will be required to avoid disappointment.

South Staff Weekend 15th & 16th June

15/06/19

Cardigan Bay Regatta, 22nd, 23rd and 24th August 2019

22/08/19

Main Day Friday 23rd August

NQYC Dinghy Hire Arrangements confirmed with CBW

Frostbite 2019

Push the Boat Out - Sunday 19th May 2019

South Staff Weekend 15th & 16th June

Cardigan Bay Regatta, 22nd, 23rd and 24th August 2019