Open Meetings

Open Meetings are held for the adopted classes. Open meeting Calendar. During the races no other sailing is allowed unless specified in the Club Racing Calendar or with the permission of the Race Officer. Note there may be changes to Open Meetings, if so relevant details will be posted on the Notice board near to the Race Office. The Sailing instructions for each meeting are linked at the bottom of this page.

The club has an enviable reputation, not only for the well organised open meetings on the water, but Pauline’s great catering off the water. There is space in the clubhouse for visitors to watch. We can normally accommodate camping for events, (contact the event organiser for details) but there is no electric hook up or chemical toilet disposal.

Please note all craft, clothing or anything else that will contact the water should follow the national invasive species cleaning protocol to prevent transfer of unwanted species.

ILCAThe club has limited (slow) Wifi but there is generally a good mobile phone signal.

Open meetings 2023
First of Year 1 Jan 23Report & photos 
County Cooler28/29 JanReport & photos 
Nottm University Team racing 4/5 and 11/12 FebBusa photos 
Black and White Series5 March to 9 April  
Scorpion Open 29/30 AprilY & Y report 
HANSA Open17th Mayreport 
Discover Sailing Open DaySat 20th MayReport 
Topper Midland Champs10/11 Junereport 
Windsurf Open and Team 15Sat 24 Junereport 
ILCA (laser) open9 July2023 Report 
NCSC Rooster Regatta15/16 July2023 report 
RS400 open2/3 Sept2023 Report 
Junior Rooster openSat 16th Sept2023 Report 
Singlehanded open30 Sept2023 Report 
Frostbite series29 Oct to 17 Dec NOR
Topper traveller2nd Dec

Online entry (topper site)

NO ENTRY ON THE DAY as set out in the NoR and the ITCA entry form. The deadline for entry is 20:00:00 on 30th November 2023 (the preceding Thursday evening).


First of Year1st Jan 2024 NOR
County Cooler27/26th Jan 2024 NOR

Appendix to NOR invasive species procedure – applies to all boats sailed at other venues.


  • Junior age with respect to racing is defined by age of the competitor as of the 31st December of the year in which the event is held. The Junior Open is for those under 19 years
  • Actual start times for events are issued in the relevant Notice of Race (NOR).
  • Addition to all NOR : Invasive species procedure . this applies to all craft and clothing which have been used / sailed at venues other than NCSC.

Location of Club 
We are signed up to the RYA Racing Charter and would expect all to comply with this.


Lake map with buoy numbers 

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are on this open meeting page when available

Priority use of water during Open events at the club

The race course for Open events on the main lake is exclusively for the use of the competitors and the Race team during races. Other water users must keep clear of the boats that are racing. The Sailing Secretary may authorise (with the agreement of the Race Officer) other water user groups (Eg the University, Training section, Saturday Club & YRS) to run activities on small sections of the Main lake (Eg the Clubhouse end) which are not normally part of the racing area.

The Race Officer may give permission to other individual users to go on the Main Lake between races (Eg at lunchtime) or use small sections of the main lake such as the edges and sectors away from the race course (Eg for paddle boarding). The small lake is available at most times other than those reserved for Open water swimming (See page on club website) unless it is being used by Training or the University.

In all cases any group organiser or individual who plans to go on the water should make contact with the Race Officer on the day to check permission is granted and agree No-Go areas and times. There is a radio in the Race Office for this purpose. Note that the Open meeting Safety Team are primarily responsible for rescuing competitors. Group Organisers must book power boats and provide their own Safety crews.

Please give competitors priority use of the changing rooms an hour before the Open meeting start and 60 minutes after the finish of last race.

Single hander
Lake and buoy numbering
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