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.


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 on the members portal 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 2021 splits racing into the following main blocks of activity


Races to count:

  • Open Freezer Series - 9 from 12

  • Spring Series - 9 from 12

  • Summer Heat Series - 13 from 18

  • Evening Series - 7 from 10

  • Winter Series - 9 from 12

  • Cup Weekends - 4 from 6

  • Pursuit Race Series - 4 from 6 (when run)


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

Pre start at an open event
Catamaran's racing

WSC Fleets for 2021

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