Club racing takes place throughout the year. In the summer, club racing is on Thursday nights (18:00-20:00) and Sunday afternoons (13:30-16:00). We can't do evening sailing when the clocks go back to GMT but we still sail on Sundays which is normally breezy with the winter winds.
We want as many people as possible to get out and we welcome all of our members to race. Racing is a chance to have fun whilst testing your racing skills against other members.
Members who race usually run the races and provide a safety boat on a rota basis. Any member can help an experienced member with race organisation. Driving the safety boat requires the helmsman to have either an RYA Powerboat 2 certificate or for those with prior experience a short familiarisation course.
The duty rota is usually sent out via email or published on Facebook as well as displayed on the main club noticeboard. Helping with race organisation is an excellent way of getting to know other members and for those who have little or no racing experience working out what is going on!
If you are interested in helping run club races email me on email@example.com
To see when we will be racing, please see the sailing times and calendar page
Nippy Fingers series (Jan & Feb)
Last Sunday saw the final race in the Nippy Fingers series - the last racing until the restart in April. It was particularly well attended for what can be a windy and cold series of races. The least number of boats taking part was 5 and the most was 10.
The fleet was made up of 5 double handers (Alb, Ent, Laser 2000 and Laser 3000) while the single handed fleet numbered 13 with a wide range of craft from RS Neo to Contender with a few Lasers and Streakers in there too.
Of the eighteen boats who entered seven managed to sail the minimum of nine races (out of the maximum of sixteen) to qualify without adding a DNC.
The final calculations were close with only 16 points separating the eight qualifiers. Greg and Sam were first in the Laser 2000 (starting in a club Vision I think), second was Simon and Charlie in the Albacore, third was me in my Streaker, fourth was Mike Stamp in his Laser, fifth was Colin and Paul in their Enterprise (who only sailed 8 so had to count a DNC otherwise the top of the results could have been a little different), sixth was Paul getting to grips with his new Comet, seventh Jim Stamp in a Laser and eighth was Keith who started in a Streaker but ended in his Aero.
The complete results will be hanging on the results noticeboard if anyone wishes to have a good look at them
Richard Butler - 2/3/23
Late Summer Thursday
Overall Results 2019