Yacht & Dinghy Racing
2021 season saw a number of new boats in the yacht racing fleet and the numbers still appear to be rising with the expected re-appearance of some who had stopped racing for a while, which is great news.
For 2022 we will continue to use the National Handicap for Cruisers system to monitor performance through each series but will fix each boats handicap at the start of a series. We have agreed to monitor the this mixed system each series and make adjustments as appropriate.
At the start of the season we will have an evening of repeated starts for skippers who feel a little line shy – mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join in.
If you are interested in joining in, even for only the occasional race there are always members who are pleased to provide advice and guidance.
You can 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 after the first lift with a 4 race series and our annual Yacht Regatta will be held over the weekend 5th, 6th and 7th August 2020 to accommodate the Saltash Town Regatta in late June.
As well as providing lots of fun racing the regatta normally has a full social programme off the water with food, music and socialising aplenty but will be subject to the covid rules running at that time. 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 if there are enough entrants.
2022 Yacht Racing Schedule:
Monday night racing commences on 4th April for a series of 4 races, with the Spring Series starting on the 25th April.
The Early Summer series starts on 13th June and runs until 1st August and the Late Summer series 15th August to 26th September.
The Saturday Series starts on 3rd September to 22nd October, excluding the 10th September to accommodate the Cargreen Sailing Club annual Regatta.
TREVOR PARROT TROPHY – race to Salcombe on 30th April.
COMMODORES SHIELD – 2 handed race on 2nd July.
DEREK MALE CUP – 3rd September.
We will continue to run all of the traditional cup races through the racing series…
PPSA Racing Programme
For the online PPSA Programme use this link: PPSA Racing
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 23rd & 24th July 2022 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.
There are many opportunities to get involved by participating in club activities and also by becoming a volunteer. Volunteers are an essential part of the club, If you feel you would like to assist on any of the following, then please use the ‘contact us’ above.
- Helping out with operating the safety boats for dinghy racing and associated events.
- For Yacht racing events, assisting with taking competitors out to their yachts in the club rib
- Race Officer duties and help on the start line