Website Updated 27th Aug 2019
Cruiser Programme 2019 added

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.

Congratulations to Mark Willis and Rodmar team for representing NQYC and winning NHC in Pwllhei Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships earlier this month.

Here is the Regatta report in Yachts & Yachting.

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

Many congratulations to all who took part in the 2019 Olympics and Sue, Judith and Niall for organizing such a great event.
The trial has proved a great success and will be formally added to the Yacht Club programme for future years.
Photos are available in the Gallery. These a low resolution images to comply with website requirements. Anyone interested in a high resolution version can contact Pete Thomas quoting file numbers.

Congratulations to Susan Rees and Nick James on becoming Commodore and Vice-Commodore respectively.
Many thanks to Niall Thomas on completing his term as commodore and moving on to Rear-Commodore.

Social Events

An excellent evening for all those who attended the Cancer Charity Night lead by Prof. Nick James raising £900 - more info

Summer Olympics challenge 17th Aug

Cardigan Bay Regatta 22nd to 24th Aug, with in-shore sports on Friday 23rd Aug.

Previous update below.

GDPR and use of members personal data.

A new till system with members loyalty swipe card discount has been introduced in the bar along with the facility to "pay by card" January.

Payment by card - both credit and debit has now also been installed.

The Crowsnest has had a make over - being repainted, tidied and generally brightened up ready for New Year's celebrations. Many thanks goes to Niall Thomas and family for giving up several weekends to do the work.

Chris Seal has taken over from his brother as Cruiser Captain. Martin has worked hard over a number of years to develop the Cruiser sailing programme and encourage boat owners to join in Club activities. Thank You.

Chris will be seeking the views of cruiser owners on how to develop the racing programme for 2018. He hopes this will be published early in the New Year.

New Years Eve Celebrations are being developed. A Medieval Fancy Dress Theme is being promoted and Ali will be offering a Thai Curries - please contact Ali directly if you require a meal as numbers are likely to be limited. A disco will then finish the evening.

Frostbite Dinghy Series will be held on Jan 14th & 28th, Feb 11th and 25th and March 11th and 25th.
Dinghy hire via CBW is possible if you do not have access to your own dinghy.

The club recognizes dinghy ownership and storage capacity has been reduced.

CBW has agreed reduced dinghy hire day rates for these events with further 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

RYA Level 1 and 2 sail training courses in Oppies or equivalent will be offered on 30-31st July and 6-7th August
via the CBW for 2018 - book early as it is offered on a first come first serve basis.

Keel Boat Regatta : : Thurs 22nd - Sun 25th June was a great success, both on and off the water.

July 2017 update included:

Congratulations again goes to Dr Jonathon Price Jones and the Crew of Drychin for winning the Fulmer National Championship.

Sincere thanks also goes to Johnathon and his family for the donation of a large cup for the championship in memory of his father - Capt Irfon Jones.

NQYC Golf Challenge - was be held on Friday 11th August and was won by Jane Griffiths, following Roger Griffiths tactical three put on the last to release him from the organising duties next year.
It has been agreed the Graham Hammond Cup can only we awarded to NQYC members. NQYC members may invite guests to play.

I am delighted to share with you the excellent achievements of Tillie James and Duncan Lloyd Evans. What these two highlight, like many before them, are the essential skills learnt as a child from sailing in the wind, sea and tides of New Quay and Cardigan Bay gives you a great grounding to develop your competitive edge. We must continue to encourage children to get into sailing, either via the club or supporting Cardigan Bay Watersports.

We have another National Champion;

Tillie James (helm) and her crew, Stephanie Orton won the 49erFX national championship, an Olympic class for Japan 2020. Equally impressively she was racing simultaneously with the men’s full rig fleet. They were mid fleet in the men’s event, with a best 8th from 18, just behind the men’s overall winner and triple Olympic champion Simon Hiscocks. Tillie has some difficult decisions ahead of her – go for an Olympic place with several more winters in freezing Weymouth or get on with a more normal life. We wish her many congratulations and all the best whatever her decision.

More locally Tillie was the only helm to beat the famous Ian Willis as he cleaned up in this year’s Cardigan Bay Regatta. I am sure Ian was please Tillie only entered the one race.

Duncan Lloyd Evans continues the great family traditions set by his cousin, Douglas Lloyd Haines, his father Martin and grand-father, a founding member Lloyd. Lloyd would have been so proud.

Duncan has just attended the World Laser championship, representing Wales. He been a member of the 2016 Welsh Topper Squad making great friends and having a whole heaps of fun on the way.
Highlights of his year include wining both the South and West Topper Gold Fleet CYRC series and the Welsh Topper Traveler Series. With a little more consistency he will begin to make an impact on the National scene, he can he is improving with every regatta and gained his first race win at a Topper National Series 1 at Draycote Water in September.
He was also part of the Welsh Team that won the Eric Twiname Championships at Rutland Water, finishing 2nd boy overall in the Topper Class, this was the first time that Wales had won the event in the 30 years it has been run.
Duncan has now started sailing a Laser 4.7 and finished a credible 16th at his first event having only sailed a Laser 2 times prior to the regatta. He will find out if he has made the Welsh National 4.7 transitional squad next weekend. We wish him the best of luck!

Updated August 2016

We are pleased to confirm a significant amount of work has been done on the Clubhouse this year.

The Council have repainted the outside of the Club and replaced the windows in the Croswnest.
John Evans and George Legg have re clad the walls surrounding the balcony making it much cleaner and brighter - Thank You.

The Crowsnest now benefits from the new windows and a new carpet - Please lift the chairs rather than dragging them.

The kitchen has been updated to include a new hot water system and a professional dishwasher -
(and I don't mean James Willis who has done a sterling job supporting Ali)

Updated April 2016

We are pleased to welcome a younger member to the Management committee, Rory Edwards mob: 07817246438

The Club recognizes the youth are the future of the club.

Younger members may feel it is easier to approach Rory with their needs, wishes and expectations but all members of the team welcome being approached - see Who's Who.

Ali - the Steward is planning on many functions through the year - call him to get your name on any lists. Tel 01545 560516 Mob 07855814337

Members who wish to help, organize or provide any functions should contact Ali, or the Rear commodore, Mark Willis 07971266632

Dinghy Hire Arrangements

Newsletter emailed to members

Boatworld link for all boating / watersports equipment - under the shop section.

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


Main Day and inshore sports - Monday 24th - incorporating inshore sports