Race Series

We have a vibrant club racing scene for all levels of ability. Tuesday evenings offer series for novices with the emphasis on fun and learning to race alongside more experienced sailors willing to pass their knowledge on. Saturday afternoons provide an intermediate level of racing which suits many newcomers. Thursday evening and Sunday races provide the most competitive racing with plenty of opportunity to learn new skills. All these series are open for any member to compete in.

See the table below for more information about the different racing series we run. The links to the sailing instructions can be found at the bottom of the page.

The club culture is friendly and helpful. Experienced members are willing to answer any questions about sailing, the rules and the boats. The club organises coaching days and transition training for all levels of junior and adult. On Race days Safety cover is provided and food is served.

For Race management documents, Sailing Instructions and Guidelines see here

Sailing DaysDescription 
Tuesdays eveningsFrom April to August, two short handicap races are held. These are aimed at encouraging those new to racing and less experienced junior and adult sailors. The races are roughly 20 minutes long and are held back to back, starting at 7pm.
Wednesday eveningsThis is our evening primarily for Windsurfers. Running from April onwards, informal racing and Team 15 Coaching is held.
Thursday eveningsThis series runs from April to August as handicap racing. It is one race with 3 starts for fast boats, slow boats and then juniors. The racing is aimed at dinghy sailors of all abilities. Start at 7pm
Saturday afternoonsThis series runs from April to October. It is two handicap races, held back to back for dinghy sailors and windsurfers. The level is a step up from Tuesday nights. First start at 2.15pm.
Sunday Black and WhiteThis series runs from the start of the season in March to mid April. There are two races starting at 11am and 1.15pm. These are for dinghy sailors and windsurfers of all abilities. A handicap race is run in the morning and a Pursuit race in the afternoon.
Sunday Main SeriesThis series runs from late April to late October. Two class races are held, starting at 11am and 1.15pm. These are for dinghy sailors and windsurfers of all abilities. The Wadsworth handicap race starts at 3.15pm, an opportunity for experienced sailors to coach novices.
Sunday Oakleaf/FrostbiteThis series runs from end of October to the last weekend before Christmas in December. Similar to the Black & White series with two races; one in the morning at 11am and one in the afternoon not before 1.15pm. These are for dinghy sailors and windsurfers of all abilities. A handicap race is run in the morning and a Pursuit race in the afternoon.
Dates and times 2022    
Day of weekSeriesStart DateEnd DateEarliest Starts
TuesdayLow key racing and casual sailing19th April30th Aug1900
WednesdayCasual sailing20th AprilSafety till end Aug only1630 approx
ThursdayFast & slow handicap21st April25th Aug1900
SaturdayStainer handicap16th April22nd Oct1415 – 2 races back to back (except opens)
 SundayMain Series & Wadsworth17th April23rd Oct1100 and 1315 (Main Series), Note 1315 earliest start on Topper open. 1515 (Wadsworth)
 SundayFrostbite and Oakleaf30th Oct18th Dec1100 and 1315 (back to back on 18th)

Note: Competitors are required to sign on with their name & sail number before each race using the paper form provided by the race team on the desk near the Race Office.

The Detail

Further instructions are displayed on the board by the Race Office.

Information is also available through the links below:

Club race series Calendar

Duty roster (login required)