Abersoch

Abersoch (North Wales) Dragon Fleet

Based at South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club in the fabulous Cardigan Bay in North wales the current 16 strong boats get the best one design racing available in North West England & North Wales .

The club offers a full range of facilities including restaurant, bar, sun terrace with spectacular views over the bay offer the best support to racing available linked into the buzzing holiday village of Abersoch.

 

 

 

 

 

Access within 2/3 hours to major conurbations of Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham makes the major destinations of the fleet although present sailors travel from London , other parts of South East  and Yorkshire & Ireland to race in the fleet .

The fleet was regenerated six years ago and has gone from strength to strength. It has a mix of national and world champions racing alongside enthusiastic newcomers and old hands with the attraction being of excellent racing at competitive cost to modern day dingies or handicap yacht racing.

We warm up with Easter, kicking off with main club racing starting in May and being every two weeks until September. Racing is normally two races back to back windward leeward course either committee boat, club line or gate starts.

Always timed to allow beach time and finish to enjoy the lively bar sun terrace and restaurant our hospitality is famous and the dragon fleet knows how to race and party hard.

Majors are the bank holiday trophies starting in May and the Northern Championships in June where we have had over 25 boats from Around the UK and Ireland. The one to win is also Captains Cup in August although the two weekly series sees hot competition and varied winners .

The future looks bright with Abersoch hosting the famous Edinburgh Cup in July 2019 where over 30 boats should attend and most exciting is the Gold Cup nomination in 2022, the pinnacle of Dragon Racing where over 80 boats could compete from around the world .

If you are a dinghy sailor or frustrated at the cost and travelling to get decent racing or big boat sailer looking for the finest one design racing in the North West pick up the phone or email me we always will find a spare boat or get you onboard to sample heaven .

Contact the fleet captain; Nick Whipp 07836244302 or nick.whipp@icloud.com

Dragon Fixtures, Results & Club info

Visit the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club website www.scyc.co.uk