RACING

The Dinghy Racing Programme

 

A programme of dinghy racing takes place throughout the sailing season from April to October inclusive. The events are co-ordinated by the Club Sailing Committee. Each event is run by an Officer of the Day plus an Assistant aided by Support Boat crews. These are drawn from members on a voluntary basis.

 

The programme is made up of the following series:-

 

Wednesday Racing Series

The Early Series runs in May and June on Wednesdays when the tides are suitable. See racing programme for all dates and times. The Late Series runs in July, August and September on Wednesdays when the tides are suitable. See racing programme for all dates. These events are open to all dinghies with the emphasis on those of 12ft and under. They are open to both Hurst Castle Sailing Club and Keyhaven Yacht Club members. The Portsmouth Yardstick Handicap System is used for calculating the results.

 

Saturday Racing Series

The Early Series runs in May, June and Early July on Saturdays when the tides are suitable. See racing programme for all dates and times. The Late Series runs in September and October on Saturdays when the tides are suitable. See racing programme for all dates and times. There is also a Summer Holiday Series run in late July and August on selected Saturdays. See programme for all dates and times.

These events are open to Hurst Castle Sailing Club and Keyhaven Yacht Club members. They are open to all dinghies. The Portsmouth Yardstick Handicap System is used for calculating the results.

 

Other Racing Events

As well as the regular Racing Series already described, there are other racing events spread out across the season including:-

  • The Club Regatta normally held on one Saturday in August.

  • Dinghy Pursuit Races

  • The CDM Trophy which includes chocolate rewards during the racing event!

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