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Welcome to the website for Southwold Model Yacht Regattas, or SMYR.
2024 regatta dates are now confirmed! Please see the table below for the dates of all regattas, which take place between Monday 27th May and Wednesday 21st August 2024.
The 2023 season saw superb sailing conditions and good numbers of sailors who competed in very exciting races. Thank you to all the organisers and competitors (and spectators!) who helped to make it such a memorable season. The list of prize-winners can be found below.
2023 marked the end of Hugh Williamson’s stint as Commodore. He has steered SMYR through some very difficult years, particularly serious problems of water levels, overseeing a campaign to dredge the pond and refurbish the water pipe running from the sea. Records indicate he won the Beach Yawl Salver with Tourmaline in his first year as Commodore, a feat he repeated in his last year – a fitting achievement in a stewardship of many achievements, for which SMYR owes huge thanks.
We are extremely grateful to Mike Wells for his taking on the role of Commodore, and look forward to many prosperous years of sailing under his supervision!
Here is a list of all the prize winners for 2023. Whether this was your first season sailing in SMYR or you are a veteran of many campaigns we look forward to seeing you again next year!
May Cup: 1. Pike – C. Williamson; 2. Scribble – H. Watson
Pout Cup: 1. Mango – K. Watson; 2. Thames – C. Boult
Family Relay Race: 1. Sealarks; 2. The Gibsons
Quincentenary Salver (for Beach Yawls): 1. Tourmaline – H. Williamson; 2. Swallow – C. Boult
De Lacroix Rose Bowl (for Homemade Boats): 1. Muffin – I. Dunmore; 2. Molly – M. Wells
Sole Bay Bell (for boats of 32″ to 36″): 1. Lancashire Witch – N. Williamson; 2. Vexatious – I. Dunmore
Golden Jubilee Cup (for adult sailors): 1. Loki – A. Tracy; 2. This One – M. Wells
Cripps Cup (for ‘Beat and Run’): 1. Bala – E. Boult; 2. Toga – A. Tracy
Collett Cup (for Veteran Yachts): 1. Ghost – I. Dunmore; 2. Ali Baba – A. Tracy
St. Edmund’s Challenge Cup (for Burgee winners of 2022): 1. Neo – A. Tracy; 2. Felony – V. Watson
Nigel Boat Trophy (for New Boats): 1. Miss Marple; 2. Earl King
Class A Championship: 1. Felony – S. Osmer; 2. That One – M. Wells
Class B Championship: 1. Alpha – A Wicks; 2. Midget – Z. Knight
Class C Championship: 1. Little Toot – H. Howells; 2. Seagull – A. Goldsmith
Daphnia Cup: Lightning
Walter Grint Trophy: Bubble
Burgee Winners (for 3 or more firsts in a season): Argon, Greystoke, Jo, Loki, Maria, Morgiana, Uhuru, Waterwitch, White Rabbit, Widget
Do keep in touch with us throughout the winter – click on the contact us page above to send us a message, or find us on social media: Facebook @southwoldmodelyachtregattas and Twitter @southwoldmyr
|2024 SEASON DATES|
|Monday||27 May||2:00pm||Spring Regatta – all entries taken at the pond on the day – including the May Cup and Norwich and Peterborough trophies for B and C Class (sailors aged 16 and under)|
|Wednesday||24 July||2:00pm||Pick-Up Regatta – all entries taken at the pond on the day|
|Saturday||27 July||2:00pm||First Regatta – including the Pout Cup (classes B and C)|
|Tuesday||30 July||1:00pm||Second Regatta – including the Family Relay Race, and the Quincentenary Salver for Beach Yawls|
|Saturday||3 August||10:30am and 2pm||Cups Regatta – 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|
|Wednesday||7 August||1:00pm||Third Regatta – including the Collett Cup for Veteran Yachts, and the St Edmund’s Cup for Burgee winners of the previous season|
|Tuesday||13 August||10:15am||Fourth Regatta|
|2:00pm||Annual Regatta: Nigel Boult trophy for new boats, Class A, B and C Championships, Waveney Shield, Commodore’s Invitation Race|
|Wednesday||21 August||2:00pm||Final Regatta – an informal regatta to round off the season. All entries taken at the pond on the day.|