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.
|Link to the data
|The 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.
Event Specific Group What’s app – please scan this QR code or join using the link, for regular updates throughout the weekend
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:
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.
The event Sailing Instructions are Welsh Topper Championship SI 2022
and the course diagram is Welsh Topper Championship Course Diagrams 2022
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;
The Carpenters arms https://carpscoedypaen.com/ is only a 10 min walk for a drink or a meal.
|Local Self Catering
|We 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 4.2
|Link to 2022 Results Topper Champs
|Photographs of the Prizewinners and Sailors
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.