Club Racing

Racing at Weston

If you enjoy dinghy racing, Weston runs handicap racing from late 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

Weston SC's Racing Programme can be found on the Programme page as at the start of  the season. However, the most up to date version is held in Sailing Club Manager (SCM) as events are being added/updated throughout the year!

 

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

 

The Sailing Programme for 2020 splits racing into the following main blocks of activity

 

Races to count:

  • Freezer Series - 7 from 10

  • Summer Series - 7 from 10

  • Evening Series - 7 from 10

  • Winter Series - 8 from 12

  • Cup Weekends - 4 from 6

  • Pursuit Race Series - 4 from 6

 

Note: Single start(s) and single course(s) for Pursuit Races, the January Cup and the Freezer Series

WSC Fleets for 2020

Single starts (but not courses) are usually used for Club Series racing and single start/single course for the January Cup and the Freezer Series

 

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

 

  • FAST - (Fleet no. 1) - PY 942 and faster

    • Catamarans and Monohull

    • RO will usually set a windward/leeward course

 

  • MEDIUM - (Fleet no. 2) - PY 943 to 1013 (inclusive)

    • Monohull only

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

  • SLOW - (Fleet no.3) - PY 1014 and slower

    • Monohull only

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

Courses

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 sail@weston.org.uk

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