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Winter University Keelboat Championship

Experience the exhilaration of the Christmas University Keelboat Championships 2023, hosted by Cardiff Bay Yacht Club. This dynamic event unites university teams from across the UK for thrilling keelboat races in teams of 5 sailors on the scenic waters of Cardiff Bay.

We have a practise day on Saturday (1/2 day sessions) with coaches to get used to the boats then full on competition in short dynamic racing on Sunday. The keelboats will provided be Hunter 707s provided by Cardiff Bay Yacht Club and the Class Association. Engage in scheduled short fleet races, adopting the same format as the British Keelboat League, as you compete against other university crews for top honors. 

Social and accomodation is being liaised by Cardiff University so get signed up and get ready for a great weekend. 

With Cardiff Bay Yacht Club as the Event Organising Authority (EOA), expect a well-organized competition adhering to The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). Compete for the chance to win prizes and mementos, celebrating the achievements of the top three crews.

Open to all University Clubs, secure your spot by entering online below. Act fast we have only 8 team slots, and entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Submit your entry fee before the specified date to confirm participation.

Explore the NOR and SI's for details on registration, briefings, and race timings. Races will be scored using a High Point System, adding an extra layer of excitement with no discards.


Immerse yourself in the thrill of the Christmas University Keelboat Championships, where each race mirrors the excitement of the British Keelboat League. Feel the wind in your sails, compete with passion, and create lasting memories on the water.

Ready to set sail? Enter now and be part of the Christmas University Keelboat Championships 2024!


27th/ 28th January

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