Conwy River Festival 2015

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The Conwy River Festival is in full swing! Why not pop down and see for yourselves?

The Conwy River Festival (CRF) started in 1993 as a celebration of the relationship between the historic town of Conwy and its majestic river estuary. There are 4 days of handicap racing for modern cruising yachts (6m+ in length), divided into a one-day event sponsored by Blind Veterans UK and a three-day racing series.

Conwy River Festival

Image by Paul Kent

Sat 15 August
Blind Veterans UK Race
Sun 16 August Nobbies + All classes Pursuit Race
Mon 17 August Handicap 1
Tues 18 August Handicap 2
Wed 19 August Handicap 3 and Old Gaffers and Classics
Thurs 20 – Sat 22 August LaLa Rally
Sat 22 August Quay Day and Day Boat Racing

Social Functions
Fri 14th August BVUK Briefing at The Mulberry
Sat 15th August BVUK reception and prize giving at Conwy Golf Club
Sun 16th August Nobbies and Pursuit Race Prize Giving at NWCC
Mon 17th August Prize Giving at The Mulberry.
Tue 18th August Party Night at The Mulberry
Wed 19th August CYC Party Night and Prize Giving
Fri 21st August Music Night at NWCC (All welcome.)
Sat 22nd August Final Prizegiving at Conwy Golf Club

Cruiser Racers in Deganwy, North Wales


Apart from Prizegivings for racing (daily on Series race days with main prizegivings on the second Saturday and Sunday), there are other nautically themed events on Conwy Quay during the week, and live music to suit all tastes. And there’s entertainment for all the family at Conwy Quay Day (usually the second Saturday) with sailing and rowing events, a fancy dress competition for the kids, a treasure hunt, clowns and rides, the Great Duck Race in aid of the local Hospice and a variety of other attractions.

You’ll find a warm welcome at both Conwy Marina and Deganwy Quay marina and social events are held at their respective licensed premises, the Mulberry Inn and the Quay Hotel and Spa. The two local yacht clubs – Conway Yacht Club on the Deganwy side of the river, and the North Wales Cruising Club in Conwy – also offer entertainment and hospitality for competitors, and getting across the river couldn’t be easier, with the River Taxi service!