Weta Swarm in Rock, Cornwall 1st May – 3rd May 2021

Welcome – Rock in Cornwall is a destination not just another sailing venue.
Rock à Les Cornouailles est une destination, pas seulement un autre site de la voile.

Rock introduction (Video courtesy of Latitude 50)

Its beautiful coastal setting and position across the camel estuary from Padstow, makes it a very special destination on the North coast of Cornwall. Even the shouty celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsey, has a house in Rock!

Rock Sailing & Waterski Club, the host club for the event.

Hosted by Rock Sailing & Waterski Club, The Weta sailing activities take place within the beautiful Camel Estuary providing a combination of clear protected water, sandy beaches, offshore sailing, strong tides and guaranteed wind (well, most of the time…). You couldn’t want for a more varied or challenging sailing venue!

The club will provide, Race Officer, rescue boats, 2 races on Saturday, 2 races on Sunday and 1 race or cruise on Monday

Friday night is fish night at the club and all are welcome. Saturday night is club barbecue night

Entrance Fee:- £60. This includes launching fees, harbour dues and prizes!

For more information, contact  sailing@rswsc.co.uk


Apart from beautiful countryside, and lots of good pubs, there are also many high quality restaurants in the area taking advantage of local produce including excellent seafood. Not forgetting Doom Bar beer, pasties and cream teas!

There are 41 Michelin Starred restaurants in Cornwall and many are in the environs of Rock and Padstow. Rock has two Michelin star restaurants: The Mariners and Dining Room and across the river, Padstow is the spiritual heart of fine-dining in Cornwall but there’s more these days to Padstow than Rick Stein. That’s not a disparagement, but with five Michelin star restaurants in the village, home to a variety of renowned chefs, you’d be seriously remiss to stop at the biggest name in Padstow, alone. Paul Ainsworth at No.6Caffe Rojano, and Prawn on the Lawn. Padstow is a picture-perfect vision of Cornish life, centring around a working harbour edged with pubs, galleries and gift shops.


The village of Rock offers plenty of shops and cafes, and a limited range of dinghy sailing supplies can be found at Camel Sailing and Waterski Centre near the Ferry to Padstow. Wadebridge, 6 miles away, has supermarkets, including a Tesco Superstore and a wide range of shops, services and cafes.

Rock has a wide variety of accommodation for every budget, from luxury houses and hotels to caravan and camp sites. Local Weta Sailors may be able to offer some board at their homes for the weekend. Latitude 50 are local accommodation agents who have a wide range of properties available to rent.

In addition to beautiful countryside and beaches there are cycle trails such as the Camel Trail Cycle Route along the river and surfing at Polezeath.
Other nearby attractions include Port Isac (where “Doc Martin” is filmed) the Eden Project at St. Austel, the UK National Maritime Museum at Falmouth and the Tate Gallery at St. Ives.

Just around the corner (or over the hill) is Daymer Bay is a good place to sunbathe and is popular with families owing to its relatively safe bathing. Across the 18 hole golf course at St Enodoc is the diminutive church with its distinctive crooked 13th century steeple. The church at St Enodoc’s is probably best known through its association with John Betjeman, the former poet laureate, who is buried there. The graveyard is also the resting place for some of the sailors and fishermen who have lost their lives on the infamous Doom Bar at the entrance to the Camel estuary.

A few miles further up the Coast lies the surfing beach at Polzeath. Also fairly near are the unspoilt fishing villages of Port IsaacPort Gaverne and Port Quin. This is some of the most rugged coastline in Cornwall and there are superb walks along the coastal path.

Getting There

By Car: It’s around 4 1/2 hours from London 2hrs 45mins from Bristol, 3hrs from Poole (ferry from Cherbourg).
Flights: Newquay airport is 30 minutes away. Ryanair fly there from Stanstead and Air Southwest from Gatwick. Other direct flights are available from around the UK and from Spain and Germany.
Train: London Paddington to Bodmin Parkway station 16 miles away (3 h 44 min from London).

For more contact Patrick Lyon
Email:- patrick.lyon@icloud.com
Mob:- +44 (0)7719 099503

Links (English)

Liens (Francais)

2 thoughts on “Weta Swarm in Rock, Cornwall 1st May – 3rd May 2021

  • Hello, just checking to see if the event is going ahead or changing the date due to Governments notification? I have had a message from where I planned to stay for the event cancelling my booking due to government advice. Look forward to hearing from yourselves. Regards Tim. WETA 833

  • Hi Tim, Patrick said he send you a message. Just to confirm – “the swarm in Rock on Saturday 1st May to Monday 3rd May is going ahead. There will still be restrictions in place at that time but they will be similar to those that existed last summer but I hope we will be able to do organised racing rather than just free sailing” 6 entries so far.

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