Welcome to Racing

Information for Club Racers, Race Officials, Coaches, Open Training and Welsh Squad Training

Support for Clubs

Information about the Racing Charter, Guidance on the Racing Rules and Race Management and lots more

Celebrating clubs that allow junior sailors to develop their sailing and racing skills, and encourage young sailors at grassroots level to stay in the sport

The PY Scheme has been running since the 1950s and continues to provide clubs with a method of facilitating mixed class handicap dinghy racing.

The RYA NHC replaces Portsmouth Yardstick racing for Cruisers. NHC aims to promote a single National Handicap scheme for Cruisers, giving clubs a uniform handicapping scheme that can be easily adopted for their club racing.


Interested in getting involved? Find out more about becoming a Race Coach, improve your coaching and how to revalidate your RYA Coaching Certificates

Youth and Junior
Open Training

National Level coaching throughout the year run by RYA Cymru Wales and based in North, South and the West of Wales with experienced Welsh coaches

Upcoming Events

RYA Cymru Wales run a number of events throughout the year. Dates and event pages can be found here along with links to Open Welsh events.

Sailor Support

Information on supporting sailors with funding opportunities, Welsh event support at class events , Squad resources and advice to parents can be found here

Junior Squads

RYA Cymru Wales run Junior Squad training from October to June currently for the Optimist, ILCA 4 and Topper classes. Training dates, how to apply and Squad sailor resources can be found here

Youth Squads

RYA Cymru Wales run Youth Squad training from October to June currently for the 420, ILCA 6&7, 29er and iQFoil classes. Training dates, how to apply and Squad sailor resources can be found here

What to do if you are worried?

If you have any child Safeguarding concerns information with who to contact and how to get help can be found here


Interested in becoming a Judge, Mark Layer, Measurer, Race Officer or Umpire? More information on each role and qualifications can be found here

Racing Resources
Coach Resources

Guidance on how to become an RYA Racing coach, revalidate certificates, the RYA racing scheme and information on how to improve your race coaching

Race Official Resources

Looking for guidance on how to run racing? You will find everything from what equipment to use to race manuals, course diagrams and more

Technical Information

Information on how to apply for a new sail number, class information, measurement certificates and class handicaps

Incident and accident reporting

Contribute to the RYA Safety Management System and help us to keep racing safe