Wed 4th Sep 2019 by Richard

Welcome to our Mumbles CYRC event page, which is being held on SUNDAY 8th September 2019 (a change from the previously scheduled 7th)




Sun 8th0930-1000: Registration
1000: Briefing
1055: 6 races
Break for lunch when appropriate!
0830: Galley open for breakfast
1100: Bar open
ASAP after racing: Prize Giving

So what is a CYRC?

From the RYA Cymru Wales Website:

"Each of the 3 regions (North, South & West) run a CYRC series. These are great first time events for aspiting racers which are coached."

What does that mean?

That means that it's aimed at all levels of sailor, from complete beginner who has never raced, all the way up to National squad sailors.

What boats can I sail?

There are three boat types in the CYRC. These are:

  • Optimist
  • Topper
  • General Hancipcap (any other boat with a PY handicap)

Out of these, they are split into two fleets:

  • Regatta - Aimed at beginners and people who aren't in any squads
  • Main Fleet - Aimed at Silver (regional squad) and Gold (national squad) sailors

I'm a beginner, what happens?

The regatta fleet is a great place to start. The course is easy, you start (5, 4, 1, go) then it's just a square, keeping the buoys on the left (port), then through the finish. Easy!

There will be a briefing, where you'll be told hat's going on don't worry!

This year, as normal, w've got a few coach boats out there to help you around the course.

Parents and Volunteers

How can I help?

Whilst the sailors are on the race track, there are a number of ways that you can help out, some of them will give you the best view of the rafcing that this is to have!

The CYRC can only be run with the help of the parents.

There are a number of jobs that you can help out on:

  • Helping rig / de-rig, both your boat and advice to others
  • Help launch / recover and moving trailers up the slipway
  • Crew on a safety boat (or drive if you've got a PB2 ticket)
  • Help at registration - take people's names and boat details and give them a tally number
  • Help on the committee boat - Don't worry it's iasy and you don't need any experience. It's either writing down numbers, housting flags or keeping an eye out on the boats
  • Help out at the beach - Lok after the tally system to make sure tha the sailors are all accounted for
  • Help out with the results

It is the ethos of the CYRC to welcome and help less experienced sailors. Experienced (Gold) fleet sailors and parents are asked to always assist less experienced sailors at these events e.g. check rigging, advise on how to replace unsuitable kit, whereto go, launching etc.



If you're visiting Mumbles for the first time, check out this link for details of where we are, where to stay etc.

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