Llandegfedd Sailing Club RS Vareo Class Open Meeting

Llandegfedd Sailing Club is proud to be hosting an RS Vareo Open meeting in May. We held a very successful National Championship in 2016, when we had 26 boats on the water for some close racing.  This page will be updated as information becomes available.

The cost includes the Welsh Water Reservoir permit fee for racing Visitors. 

Start times etc. are held within the Notice of Race below.

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Notice of Race

Racing will be on Saturday 14th May at 12.30 and Sunday 15th May at 10:30

Vareo Notice of Race

Please contact us on vareo@llandegfedd.org.uk to find out the barrier code so you can get on site easily. It also helps us know how many boats will be competing. 

Sailing Instructions

Vareo Sailing Instructions (supplementary for Llandegfedd Event)

And please see the standard RS Vareo Sailing Instructions, follow This Link

Accommodation suggestions;

Hotels and similar types of accommodation

A great option if you are not into camping is the Premier Inn Pontypool, only 10 mins from the club Premier Inn Pontypool

And nearly as near, is the Premier Inn at Cwmbran; Premier Inn Cwmbran

There are several properties on Airbnb locally too . 

And of course all of the standard booking agencies can help, Booking.com, Expedia and so on. on Accommodation ranges from the nearby Pontypool Metro Hotel to Bed and Breakfasts to the Celtic Manor - recommended by a certain Barack Obama!  


There are a number of camp-sites around - all with different attractions and advantages; 

  • First up , nearest to the club in the pretty village of Coedypaen is the site at Whitehall farm . Fabulous views but no facilities other than water, so ideally suited to self contained vans .  Whitehall Farm

The Carpenters arms  https://carpscoedypaen.com/   is only a 10 min walk for a drink or a meal.  

  • At the north end of the Reservoir is a new camp site Willow Acres Campsite 
  • In nearby Usk there is glamping at Usk Castle ; https://www.castleknights.co.uk/ 15 min drive with several places to eat including fish &chips
  • The Hop Garden is really special, slightly further afield (45mins) in the gorgeous Tintern and owned by sailing parents Ed and Tori. The Hop Garden
  • https://pontkemys.co.uk/ 18 min drive away is an award winning comprehensive campsite in quiet rural Monmouthshire. caters for all types of camping with electric hook ups.
  • Further afield, just 30 mins drive but still handy are the glamping pods, lodges and camping pitches,  https://www.cwmcarnforest.co.uk
Local Self CateringWe suggest you have a look at these two properties that are very close. You may be able to negotiate a short term part week booking, and then share with other sailors and friends. Blackthorn Lodge, Coed-y-Paen or Hawthorn Lodge, Coed-y-Paen  
Other types of accommodationWe suggest you use the accommodation lists at SailRacer. Sailracer link for Llandegfedd Sailing Club. Click on Accommodation to see everything from the nearby Pontypool Metro Hotel to Bed and Breakfasts to the Celtic Manor - recommended by a certain Barack Obama!  
Local Attractions (for non-sailing partners?) Here is a quick summary of some local attractions to while away the time when waiting for the sailing to finish. Blaenafon is a World Heritage Site because of its industrial past. Some things to do whilst your partner is sailing Local Attractions
Results RS VareoRS Vareo 2022 Results
Photographs of the Prizewinners, or whateverSome in the Carousel at the top. There are more in the  Vareo Gallery HERE
Event Write up for Yachts and Yachting etc
 Link to Y & Y

You will have to pay for PARKING - we will advise you on this new feature at Llandegfedd. We will, however, pay for the cost of a sailing day permit. 

General Club data can be found under the menu "About Us" pages. The reservoir is owned run by Welsh Water, and the club is one of many users of the Watersports Centre. At the gate near the dam wall, tell the staff that you are taking part in the sailing event and they should let you through without the need to pay any day permit fee. The Watersports Centre is the further building past the launching bay and dinghy park. Please report in to the Sailing Club team, who might be upstairs in the main meeting room. You will need to register and find what any local rules are about parking or racing. 

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