2024 Sailing Programme & Start Times

Open Meetings & Training Events

  • Freezer Open Meeting : Sunday 18th February
  • RS400 Open Meeting : Saturday 13th April
  • RYA NW Junior Traveller : Saturday 11th May
  • ICLA (Laser) Class Open Meeting : Sunday 12th May
  • GP14 & 420 Classes Open Meeting : Sunday 15th June
  • RYA NW Senior Traveller : Tuesday 25th June
  • Solo & Phantom Classes Open Meeting : Sunday 7th July
  • Merlin-Rocket Class Open Meeting : Saturday 13th October – Sunday 14th October

Special Club Events

  • Founders Plate: Saturday 30th June  12:30pm Start
  • Club Championships : Sunday 15th September  12:30pm Start
  • Spring Pursuit Race : Sunday 28th April  1pm Start
  • Summer Pursuit Race : Sunday 23rd June  1pm Start
  • Autumn Pursuit Race : Sunday 1st September  1pm Start
  • Winter Pursuit Race : Sunday 27th October  1pm Start

Sundays : Club Racing

Sundays 3rd March to 20th October

1.00pm Mass start

Sundays 27th October to 8th December :

12.30pm Mass start

Three points races are scheduled to be sailed each Sunday. These are the start times of the first race.

  • Frostbite Series : 5th March – 16th April
  • Spring Series : 23rd April – 11th June
  • Summer Series : 25th June – 20th August
  • Autumn Series : 27th August – 22nd October
  • Winter Series : 29th October – 10th December

Wednesdays : Club Racing

Wednesday evenings 3rd April to 4th September:

7.00pm Mass start

This is the start time of the first race.

On Wednesdays in early April, late August and September one race is scheduled to be sailed. 

On Wednesdays between 24th April and 21st August two races will be sailed ‘back to back’ provided the OOD considers conditions to be suitable. 

  • Equinox Series: 3rd April – 29th June
  • Solstice Series : 26th June – 5th September

Mix ‘n’ Match Racing

This will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday 3rd May, Sunday 21st May, Sunday 11th June, Sunday 25th June & Wednesday 5th July

Friendly Fridays

Friendly Fridays are held most Fridays over the Summer/Autumn.

12th April – 13th September : Weather & Daylight dependent.

Amending the Starting Sequence

For a particular series, the Sailing Committee may choose to introduce separate starts for different fleets.

This decision will be displayed both on the Sailing Committee noticeboard in the main clubroom and here on our website before the first race of any given series and, will apply to the whole series.

Starting for any subsequent series will revert to one Mass Start unless a further notification is posted.

The notification will include which Fleet board will be used to indicate that particular fleet’s start.


All races will be dual scored to give both Class results and Handicap results with the Handicap results being the combined results from the Slow Handicap fleet and the Fast Handicap fleet.  Trophies will be awarded to the All Classes’ winner (i.e. the overall series winner as calculated using the PY Handicap system) in each of the club’s various series.

Please note that our Sailing Instructions (SI 14.10) state that the club trophies for the various classes (Merlin Rocket, GP14, Topper, Solo, ILCA, etc.) will only be awarded if, at the end of each series, at least three boats have participated in at least one third of the races run in the series (rounded down).