Llandegfedd Sailing Club; Welsh Topper Championships

Llandegfedd Sailing Club is proud to be hosting the Welsh Topper Championships on 2nd and 3rd July 2022

The cost (£30) includes the Welsh Water Reservoir permit fee for racing Visitors. 

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

ContentLink to the data
Covid-19The club's Covid details can be found by following the link at the top of the page. 
Notice of Race

Launch for the first race on Saturday 2nd July  will be no earlier than 10:25. The event will be completed on Sunday 3rd. There will be up to 9 races.

Welsh Topper Championships, Notice of Race

Event Specific Group What’s app – please scan this QR code or join using the link, for regular updates throughout the weekend


QR to join the Welsh Topper Championship Chat Group
QR to join the Welsh Topper Championship Chat Group

Please pre-enter using the google form below. The cost will be £30 


Please contact us on WelshTopperChamps@llandegfedd.org.uk to find out the barrier code so you can get on site easily.

If you do not pre-enter, it will be possible to do so on the day at the Sailing Club. However, the cost will then be £40

The entry fee is:
a. £30.00 for entries received on or before 30th June 2022
b. £40.00 for entries received thereafter, up to and including 2nd July 2022

PARKING:- The first 20 minutes is free to allow for drop-off. Thereafter the charge is £3 a day per car. Visitors by car can pay by card or cash at the visitor centre or via the machines by credit/debit card. Parking may also be booked and paid for on a mobile device using the NexusPay-GroupNexus app (downloadable via QR codes on site).

Finding Us; Please do not rely on Google maps or your sat nav. They will probably take you along the narrowest singl;e track road in the area. Instead, see our advice Find Us

FRIDAY NIGHT 1st July. – Please contact us on WelshTopperChamps@llandegfedd.org.uk if you would like to drop a boat/ boats off the night before and we will help arrange this.

Sailing Instructions

The event Sailing Instructions are Welsh Topper Championship SI 2022

and the course diagram is Welsh Topper Championship Course Diagrams 2022

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 to the Reservoir. 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  There is also some camping or camper vans permitted on this site
Local Attractions (for non-sailing partners and parents?) 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 child is sailing; Local Attractions
Results Topper 5.3

This Link to Results will be updated so the results stay on from year to year under the Historic section.

2022 results are shown here.   Topper Champs

Results Topper 4.2Link to 2022 Results  Topper Champs
Photographs of the Prizewinners and Sailors

Link to gallery of photos

There is quite a selection of interesting photographs on this link from previous years. 

Event Write up for Yachts and Yachting etc
 Link to Y & Y once written up and published


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 may 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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