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

Cardigan Bay Regatta Sunday 23rd Aug, Monday 24th Aug (Main Day) and Tuesday 25th Aug 2020

Another very successful Cardigan Bay Regatta was held last week. NQYC offers their thanks to the CBR Committee and all the volunteers helping with race management and the inshore sports. A gallery of sailing photos are here
Congratulations to all competitors but Mark Willis and Ian Willis, (who are unrelated), collected many of the top prizes in the Cruiser and Dinghy fleet respectively.

The dinghy programme 2019 is being developed.

The Frostbite Dinghy Series was won by Hannah Schaffer and Jennifer Davies in a Laser 2000.

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.

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


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


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


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

Cardigan Bay Regatta, 23rd, 24th and 25th Aug 2020


Main Day Monday 24th incorporating Inshore Sports