Racing at the ClubEach Sunday from the beginning of March through to mid-December, the club runs a series of races in which members, and their families, can take part. Competition is keen but friendly; often with over 30 boats on the water.
There are five fleets: Merlin Rocket; Laser; GP14; Solo; Comet; and Menagerie . On a Sunday, the 12 noon and 2.15pm races are run in fleets while the 10.30 and 4.00pm races are run as handicap events. Follow this link to the results from the Fleets.
Excellent tea and cake is available at around 3.30 every Sunday in the racing season.
The main race series are:
Midday (12 noon start) which is run in fleets i.e. Merlins sail against Merlins, Lasers against Lasers, etc, but with a mass start. Runs from March to the end of August.
Championship (2.15pm start) which is run in fleets with separate starts for each fleet. Runs from March to the end of August.
Autumn Series (12 noon and 2.00pm starts) runs in Fleets with a mass start. This series runs in September and October.
Winter Series (11.30 and 1.30 starts) runs in November and December based on handicap with a mass start.
Early Bird (10.30 start) which is run as two handicap race series from March to October. Runs together with the Junior Series - for those 18 or under.
4 o'clock Races:
After Tea Series - a handicap series for all, run from June to August;
Single Handed - for the helm who wants to sail a two-person boat without a crew;
Personal Pursuit Races - run at various times during the season. Each boat and crew have a start time based on their experience and class of boat.
Robin Foster Race - a three hour or 10 lap handicap race for all boats.
Regatta Day - held in July. Special trophy for Juniors.
Christmas Race – held shortly after Christmas Day and followed by mince pies.
A Notice of Race is available for each of the series and races.
Saturday 'Novice' Races
These provide an opportunity for the novice to try out racing on an informal basis.
Each of the main Fleets runs an annual Open Meeting when visitors from other Clubs compete. The Juniors have their own Open Meeting. For details of the Open Meetings, please click on this link.