Yacht & Dinghy Racing
Tamar River Sailing Club
Whilst the Yacht racing fleet has reduced in size in recent years a number of new boats joined in last year and the numbers appear to have stabilised which is good news. This year will see us continue to use the National Handicap for Cruisers system which it is anticipated will allow a broader number of boats to compete. If you are interested in joining in, even for only the occasional race, we are always pleased to provide advice and guidance. You can, of course, join in the fun of the racing season at any point in the year but you must complete a registration form, available at the club and online. The Sailing Calendar, including Notices of Race and Sailing instructions, Entry Forms and Race Marks are available as downloads.
The racing season begins on Monday April 24th and our annual Yacht Regatta will be held over the weekend 23rd to 25th June 2017. As well as providing lots of fun racing the regatta has a full social programme off the water with food, music and socialising aplenty. We open with a novice helm race on Friday evening and plan to run at least 3 races over the weekend for both racing and white sail fleets
In recent years the dinghy race fleet has been going from strength to strength with numbers in double figures on many Wednesday evenings. With a slightly new format for dinghy racing, including 4 shorter race series in the Spring and Summer interspersed with ‘one off’ pursuit races; we anticipate that those numbers may well increase. Details are also listed in the schedule of training events on the club website. The Annual Dinghy Regatta will be held on the weekend 1st & 2nd July with entries expected from a number of local clubs. If you are interested in joining in, even for only the occasional race, we are always pleased to provide advice and guidance. Most importantly the Cadets will continue to meet on Friday evenings and will hopefully be providing the crews, and champions of the future.