Evening racing is the mainstay of club dinghy competition over the summer, without any tidal constraints on launching we can sail every Wednesday and Friday evening from late April to mid-September (A, B & C Series). NEW in 2023 is the Friday afternoon D Series. Sunday morning racing commences mid-September with the Autumn Series and Winter Series, followed by the Aussie Summer Series in January. Each series consists of 8 races, 1 race per day.
A full list of our activities is in the Calendar (search on Series).
Registration: All helms are required to complete the online Registration Form AND create a Sailevent Sailor Account. Creating a sail event account is a one-off operation, quick, painless, universal, FREE and lasts a lifetime. You may already have an account if you have used the etally solution at another event. You must ensure your Registration uses the same email address as your Sailevent account.
READ the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and Briefing slide pack listed below as Essential Links. Remember; you MUST sign on and off every race.
- Calendar (search on Dinghy)
- Registration Form
- Sailevent etally account registration
- Notice of Race
- Sailing Instructions (revised June 2023)
- Start guide & courses
- Dinghy racing courses
- Racing Marks
- Boats Registered
- Checklists for Dinghy duties
- RYA form templates (Protest/Arbitration forms)
WATERPROOF COURSE CARDS (A5 sticky back) are available to buy @ £2.50 from Bob Cowan Blaze 866. Bobs contact details are up to date in the Members Directory.
AMENDMENTS TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 6th June 2023. – Summary and link below
- Change in Section 2. Failure to sign on / off now results in a 5% time penalty rather than a DNF. (Implemented from B series to reduce impact of failure to tally)
- Clarification in Section 14. DNS, DNF, RTD, DSQ etc are scored as race starters + 1 rather than entries + 1. (Implemented from A series to encourage attendance)
Key Dates for Dinghy Racing this Year
|Winter, Aussie Summer and A Series Prize-giving.
|Wednesday 14th June
|Annual Dinghy Pursuit Race
|Wednesday 28th June
|Chairmans race (mandatory Youth helm or crew)
|Friday 30th June
|B Series Prize-giving
|Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th August after racing
|NEW Autumn Sunday Series starts
|Sunday 3rd September
|Club Championships and End of Season Party
Saturday 30th September
|Annual Prize-giving (Combined with Bar and Band Social)
|Friday 10th November