Yacht racing takes place on Wednesday nights through the Spring & Summer and Sundays from the end of September to the middle of December.
Divisions 1 & 2 are for the quicker yachts or those who generally wish to sail with spinnakers.
Division 3 is reserved for the Gentlemans' Class or for those wishing to sail with white sails only. If you are new to cruiser racing, this is the ideal starting point and newcomers are most welcome.
Yacht racing at NYC uses the Byron James Handicap system. All boats wishing to race must obtain a BJ rating. The website displays the ratings of a lot of boats we can use as a temporary base rating but as boats very rarely tend to be the same, even within class, every boat should obtain its own certified rating by filling out a request form. Click here for the current list of Byron James numbers for NYC/PHYC boats or follow the link in downloads.
Wednesday night races are sailed under the burgees of Neyland Yacht Club and Pembroke Haven Yacht Club. The start lines alternate weekly between NYC and PHYC. Listen on Channel 37 (M1 or P1) or call if you wish to participate.
Courses will be given over VHF (Channel 37) prior to the warning signal. Please find the updated (2017) Mark Chart HERE
Restart of racing under COVID restrictions
Currently we are only allowed 30 people per fleet as an organised event under Welsh Gov/RYA rules. There will be maximum limits to the number of crew per boat depending on LOA as below:
Up to 24ft - 3 persons
24-26.9ft - 4 persons
27–29.9ft - 5 persons
30ft+ - 6 persons
Boats will not be permitted to exceed the above limits.
To ensure we don’t exceed the maximum number of people per fleet, boats will need to complete an entry form and submit to the following:
Div 1 - email@example.com
Div 2 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry forms are available to download here and in the yellow banner
See you all on the water soon!