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Welcome to the website for Southwold Model Yacht Regattas, or SMYR.
Here you will find a wealth of information about this time-honoured Southwold tradition, including upcoming Regatta dates, information about different types of boat, and how to get involved.
The 2018 season is now underway! A quick table of dates is listed below. A comprehensive list of all details of each regatta can be found on the Current Season page.
ENTRIES: Please note most regattas require entries a day or two in advance to the addresses below – please provide name of boat, length of boat, rig, and name of sailor. There is a charge of £1 per boat per day. If you are unable to make entries in person feel free to email us via the contact us page.
1st regatta – entries by Friday 27th July midday to Jim Blythe, 28 Oaklands, Covert Road, Reydon
2nd Regatta – entries by Monday 30th July midday to Richard Twallin, 5 North Parade, Southwold
Cups Regatta – entries by Friday 3rd August midday to Simon Osmer, 5 Dunwich Road, Southwold
3rd Regatta – entries by Tuesday 7th August to Anne Tracy, 5 North Parade, Southwold
4th and Annual Regatta – entries by Monday August 13th to Hugh Williamson, 7 Chester Road, Southwold
Final Regatta – entries taken at the pond on the day
All our regattas take place at the boating lake just to the north of the pier.
Model yacht sailing has been taking place in Southwold for well over 100 years. It is a tremendously fun and absorbing activity which is very easy to get the hang of, and people of all ages and abilities can join in. Anyone is welcome to come and have a go at sailing – we can even lend you a boat for the day and show you what to do.
The 2018 season dates can be found in the table below. They follow the same rough pattern each year. If you click on the Current Season page you can see more information about the individual regatta days and which sailors and boats are eligible for all the different trophies. Also visit the About Page to learn more about sailing in general and sailing rules. Don’t be put off if things seem complicated – once you’ve got your hands wet and sailed a couple of lengths its really very simple, and very addictive!
If you have any questions or are keen to get involved, please contact the Commodore, Hugh Williamson, on 01502 722 319, or the Secretary, Anne Tracy, on 0131 552 7615 (or 01502 724 146 during regatta season) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, visit the Contact Us page for postal addresses and an email contact form.
See you at ‘The Pond’!
|2018 Regatta Dates|
|Monday||28 May||2:00pm||Spring Regatta – all entries taken on the day – including the May Cup and Norwich and Peterborough trophies for B and C Class|
|Wednesday||25 July||2:00pm||Pick-Up Regatta – all entries taken on the day|
|Saturday||28 July||2:00pm||First Regatta – entries taken in advance – including the Pout Cup|
|Tuesday||31 July||1:00pm||Second Regatta – entries taken in advance – including the Family Relay Race, and the Quincentenary Salver for Beach Yawls|
|Saturday||4 August||10:30am and 2pm||Cups Regatta – entries taken in advance – Golden Jubilee Cup for adult sailors, De Lacroix Rosebowl for homemade boats, Sole Bay Bell for boats 32” to 36”, Cripps Cup for ‘Beat and Run’|
|6:30pm||Annual General Meeting (venue to be announced at the pond)|
|Wednesday||8 August||1:00pm||Third Regatta – entries taken in advance –including the Collett Cup for Veteran Yachts, and the St Edmund’s Cup for Burgee winners of 2015|
|Tuesday||14 August||10:15am||Fourth Regatta – entries taken in advance|
|2:00pm||Annual Regatta: Nigel Boult trophy for new boats, Class A, B and C Championships, Waveney Shield, Commodore’s Invitation Race|
|Wednesday||22 August||2:00pm||Final Regatta – entries taken on the day|