Exquisite handmade boats of extraordinary craftsmanship, steered and powered purely by sail, with no radio controls
Welcome to the website for Southwold Model Yacht Regattas, or SMYR, where 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 2016 season is now well underway and regattas come thick and fast until late August. Different tournaments take place throughout the season but there is always something for any sailor or any type of boat on nearly every regatta day. Scroll down on this page for a full timetable of events, and visit our current season page for details on how to enter, whom to take your entries to, as well as the results of all regattas throughout the season.
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.
A list of all the 2016 Regattas dates can be found in the table below. Visit the About Page to learn more about regattas and sailing rules. But don’t be put off if things seem complicated – its really very simple!
If you have further questions or would like 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).
|2016 Regatta Dates|
|Monday||30 May||2:00pm||Spring Regatta – all entries taken on the day – including the May Cup|
|Wednesday||27 July||2:00pm||Pick-Up Regatta – all entries taken on the day|
|Saturday||30 July||2:00pm||First Regatta – entries taken in advance – including the Pout Cup|
|Tuesday||2 August||1:00pm||Second Regatta – entries taken in advance – including the Family Relay Race, and the Quincentenary Salver for Beach Yawls|
|Saturday||6 August||10:30am||Cups Regatta – entries taken in advance – Golden Jubilee Cup for adult sailors, De Lacroix Rosebowl for home made 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 pond)|
|Wednesday||10 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||16 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||24 August||2:00pm||Final Regatta – entries taken on the day|