Dinghy

Programme:

Date/Time Event
Wed 19 Jun 24
19:00 - 20:30
Early Summer Evening Dinghy Series
Wed 26 Jun 24
19:00 - 20:30
Early Summer Evening Dinghy Series
Wed 3 Jul 24
19:00 - 20:30
Mid-Summer Evening Dinghy Series
Wed 10 Jul 24
19:00 - 20:30
Mid-Summer Evening Dinghy Series
Wed 17 Jul 24
19:00 - 20:30
Mid-Summer Evening Dinghy Series
1 2 3 4

Format:

  • Open to any class of dinghy.
  • Please come dressed ready to sail if possible as this will allow you to get afloat sooner.
  • The starting sequence will be 5, 4, 1, start.
  • Courses will be set above and below the bridge depending on the tide and wind and be displayed on the course board before the race.
  • Safety cover will be provided by one of the club’s safety boats.
  • Mixed class fleets will be handicapped using the Portsmouth Yardstick scheme with appropriate adjustment by the Sailing Committee.
  • The Low Points Scoring System will be used.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the Sailing Instructions printed in the handbook.
  • The clubhouse and bar will be open throughout the event for sailors and spectators.
  • To help us gauge interest in these races and receive the latest updates about them we have created a WhatsApp group. If you would like to join this please send your mobile number to the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton), stating which group you are interested in.

Results:

Programme:

Date/Time Event
Sat 6 Jul 24
12:00 - 16:00
Fun Day & Barbecue
Sun 4 Aug 24
12:00 - 16:00
Fun Day & Barbecue

Format:

  • Open to all members, young and old, sailors and non-sailors alike.
  • Water-borne activities will be organised in the basin in front of the clubhouse, easily within sight of spectators ashore.
  • The usual fun and games includes sailing in the club Toppers, treasure hunt, tag, team games and the traditional Cork race.
  • As well as the Topper fleet, the club’s RYA-qualified Instructors will be on hand to take members out in the larger training dinghies (Wayfarer or Hartley 15), no previous sailing experience required.
  • Safety cover will be provided by one of the club’s safety boats.
  • Buoyancy aids will be available to borrow for those without.
  • Timed to coincide with high water and lunch these events will likely feature either a barbecue or cold buffet.
  • The clubhouse and bar will be open throughout the event for sailors and spectators.
  • An ideal opportunity for simply messing about in boats, on (and usually eventually in) the water!
  • Please contact a member of the Sailing Committee (contact details can be found in the Members’ Area) or the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton) if you have any questions about these events.

Programme:

Date/Time Event
Sun 23 Jun 24
12:30 - 15:30
Dinghy Picnic/Cruise
Sun 7 Jul 24
12:30 - 15:30
Dinghy Picnic/Cruise
Sun 25 Aug 24
15:00 - 18:00
Dinghy Picnic/Cruise

Format:

  • New for 2024, these afternoons give members the opportunity to enjoy some relaxed dinghy sailing.
  • Members are welcome to sail their own boats or they can borrow one from the club.
  • Please come dressed ready to sail if possible, this will allow you to get afloat sooner.
  • Safety cover will be provided by one of the club’s safety boats.
  • The destination will usually be decided before on WhatsApp or on the day (to account for our unpredictable British weather!).
  • Please email John Burnell to be added to the WhatsApp group.
  • Sail downriver and gather around a moored ‘mother ship’ or pull up on the beach for a picnic before heading back to the club.
  • Opportunities for games afloat or ashore, sailors to decide.