Plan Your Stay on Cardigan Bay

Sailing and Boating Cardigan Bay

Boats Cardigan Bay ©Visit Wales Boats at Tresaith Cardigan Bay ©Visit Wales

From the safe harbour at New Quay to the exciting launch across Cardigan Bar at Poppit Sands, Cardigan Bay has sailing and boating to suit all levels.

Tresaith Regatta and Beach Party

Tresaith beach party Saturday 3rd August 2019 - Sunday 4th August Location: Tresaith Beach

Tresaith Mariners Sailing Club summer regattas are legendary for the massive beach parties complete with marquee on the beach, bar open all day and live music in the evening. There are also sandcastle competitions for the kids, and last year we had archery tag running sessions through the day. You don’t have to be a sailor or a member to come and join our party – free entry to marquee for the beer and band.

Cilgerran Festival Week

cilgerran festival 2017 Friday 16th August 2019 - Sunday 25th August Location: Cilgerran

Watch out for more information on the popular village festival. The coracle races are a must! Programme for 2019 Festival to follow <!-- Cilgerran festival programme -->

Cardigan Bay Regatta

Cardigan Bay Regatta Thursday 22nd August 2019 - Saturday 24th August Location: New Quay

Sailing, rowing, swimming, sandcastle building - every event you can think of on and by the sea. The Cardigan Bay Regatta is a three-day annual event which organises sailing races for all ages and shore based swimming races and fun events for children. It is suitable for all the family with sandcastle building competitions on the first day. The Cardigan Bay Regatta is a three-day annual event which organises Sailing has Dingy and Cruiser races on all 3 days over the regatta. This is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers. The CARDIGAN BAY REGATTA - New Quay is one of the oldest in the UK, first being held in 1829, this year is the 145th Cardigan Bay Regatta!

UK F18 Catamaran Nationals

Tresaith Mariners F18 Nationals 2019 Saturday 24th August 2019 - Monday 26th August Location: Tresaith Beach

Tresaith Mariners are hosting the United Kingdom F18 Catamaran Nationals on the August Bank Holiday weekend (24th – 26th August 2019). More details to be posted very soon, including the Notice of Race – but you may wish to book accommodation in Tresaith or locally now . There will be the very popular beach bar in the marquee on the beach, along with live music till late and great food. There will also be a race training weekend the week before, and you are welcome to leave boats here in-between. Food will be available at the club throughout the weekend from Friday night. Food and entertainment Saturday and Sunday evenings will be included in the cost of entry for all sailors (live band Saturday night). Commemorative T-Shirts will be available to pre-order and collect on the weekend. Charter Boats Tresaith Mariners have a couple of F18s that may be chartered for the event (and pre event training weekend) – please contact them for details via their website. They can also help put you in contact with potential helms or crews should you be short handed!

New Quay Harbour Cardigan Bay - Photo by F. CromptonNew Quay Harbour Cardigan Bay - Photo by F. Crompton

Moorings are available at Patch on the Teifi Estuary and the harbour at New Quay pictured above has a sailing club. Please download a copy of the Ceredigion Marine Code [PDF] which details how to protect Cardigan Bay dolphins, seals and porpoises.

Cardigan Bay Watersports offer taster sesssions for sailing, kayak, windsurf, paddleboard, waterski or wakeboard. They teach RYA sailing courses, windsurfing courses or RYA powerboat courses in New Quay.

You can also hire paddleboards, kayaks, sailing dinghies, windsurf boards from Cardigan Bay Watersports Centre in New Quay, west Wales.