Club Racing

Racing at Weston

If you enjoy dinghy racing, Weston runs handicap racing from January through to the end of each year. Southampton Water's double tide enables two or three races to be held per day depending on the event.


Racing at Weston is all year round, subject to tides, although usually reduced in January and February when Training, Work Parties, and Compound checks take place. Racing adheres to the RYA Racing Charter

Weston SC's Racing events can be found on the Calendar page and are kept up to date as events are added/updated throughout the year so please review regularly!


The Racing Programme splits racing into the following main blocks of activity:

  • Open Freezer Series

  • Spring Series

  • Summer Heat Series

  • Evening Series (now including weekend evenings)

  • Winter Series

  • Cup Weekends

Races and discards are detailed in the event Sailing Instructions (SIs)


​To keep the costs of club racing low when starting out, the Race Committee will not penalise replica kit being used by Lasers

Pre start at an open event
Catamaran's racing

WSC Fleets for 2021

Fleet starts (and courses) are usually used for Club Series racing and single start/single course for the Open Freezer Series


WSC Fleets are split as below for Series and Club Cup, although the RO may combine starts (but not courses) if starting numbers are low and it is safe to do so.​


  • FAST - (Fleet 1) - PY 942 and faster

    • Catamarans and Monohulls

    • RO will usually set a windward/leeward course


  • MEDIUM - (Fleet 2) - PY 943 to 1013 (inclusive)

    • Monohulls only

    • RS600 and IC sail in Medium fleet but all other boats must be in correct fleet for PY handicap

  • SLOW - (Fleet 3) - PY 1014 and slower

    • Monohulls only

    • Any monohull boats having an asymmetric spinnaker within PY range 1014 - 1109 may race in the Medium fleet


Courses set, will usually be Windward / Leeward, Trapezoidal, or Triangle, at the request of Fleet Captains. Marker Buoys and some fixed marks will be used.


Club starts will be from a shore based race box using a transit and outer distance inflatable mark. Fleet starts may be combined by the Race Officer for WSC club racing, this will be advised on the course board.


Printable PDF download of Racing Area


Weston has provided many National, European and World champion sailors over the years, see the list of champions

Annual Prize Giving is held providing Prizes for all Handicap Classes for each series as well as cup weekends held throughout the season.


Come and try sailing at WSC - we offer day permits for potential new members and Club boats may also be available for hire.

WSC continues to look for new and helpful advice from fleet captains and members to improve the sailing for all. Contact

Laser Racing in windy conditions