Yachts

Programme:

Date/Time Event
Sat 9 Jul 22 - Sun 10 Jul 22
10:30
Cruise-in-Company - Stone Point
Sat 6 Aug 22 - Sun 7 Aug 22
10:30
Cruise-in-Company - Levington
Fri 26 Aug 22 - Mon 29 Aug 22
00:00 - 23:45
Cruise-in-Company - Deben

Format:

  • These events allow members to meet at a local destination to socialise, in previous years members have enjoyed BBQs on the beach and having dinner at a local restaurant.
  • This season we would like to encourage members to sail in company to the destination, to help this two start times are advertised. This departure window can be used as a guide with members choosing when they wish to leave (slower boats will likely need to allow more time and leave before the faster boats).
  • Naturally members are still welcome to set their own departure time and make their own way to the destination and meet up with members there.
  • The ‘Home Rivers’ cruise will be a local cruise staying on the Orwell or Stour where we’ll pick a destination based on the weather forecast closer to the time.
  • For the longer 4 day cruises we’re aiming to co-ordinate the passage there and back but will leave members to decide what they want to do once there.
  • A ‘lead boat’ will act as point of contact before and during the cruise to decide on itinerary and answer any questions.
  • This season we would like to organise activities at the destination such as walks and visits to local places of interest, as arrival and departure times allow. These will be co-ordinated by the ‘lead boat’.
  • The majority of these cruises have named destinations, as our sport is dependent on the weather if it looks like the weather forecast will make getting to, from or staying at the intended destination hazardous or uncomfortable then the decision will be taken to amend the plans closer to the time.
  • To help us gauge interest in these cruises, give destinations an idea of expected numbers and receive the latest updates about them we have created a WhatsApp group for each cruise. If you would like to join any of these please send your mobile number to one of the Sailing Committee responsible for cruising (Mike Fry / Neale Fuller) or the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton), stating which group you are interested in. Contact them by clicking on their names, alternatively details can be found on the Sailing Committee page.

Programme:

Date/Time Event
Sat 2 Jul 22
10:30
Orwell Day Sail
Sat 30 Jul 22
10:30
Orwell Day Sail
Sat 13 Aug 22
10:30
Orwell Day Sail

Format:

  • These will involve simply cruising downriver in company and either mooring or anchoring at the destination.
  • They are ideal if you’re new to the area, have inexperienced crew or just fancy sailing in company of fellow members to some favourite spots on our river.
  • They are timed to arrive at or just before high water to enable members to either go ashore for a pint or ice-cream at Pin Mill, a walk or spend the period of slack water swimming safely off their boats. Alternatively put the kettle on and enjoy a good book or a snooze!
  • Depending on who turns up we might have some fun with kayaks and paddleboards too.
  • As with the Cruise-in-Companies they will be co-ordinated by a ‘lead boat’ who will act as point of contact before and on the day to decide on itinerary and answer any questions.
  • To help us gauge interest in these day sails and receive the latest updates about them we have created a WhatsApp group for them. If you would like to join this please send your mobile number to one of the Sailing Committee responsible for cruising (Mike Fry / Neale Fuller) or the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton), stating which group you are interested in. Contact them by clicking on their names, alternatively details can be found on the Sailing Committee page.

Programme:

Date/Time Event
Sat 3 Sep 22
10:00
All-In Series
Sat 10 Sep 22
10:00
All-In Series
Sat 17 Sep 22
10:00
Bart's Bash (All-In Series)
Sat 24 Sep 22
10:00
All-In Series
Sat 1 Oct 22
10:00
All-In Series

Format:

  • Open to all classes of yachts and dinghies.
  • Please come dressed ready to sail if possible, this will minimise time spent in the changing room (reducing the risk of catching Covid) and allow you to get afloat sooner. The changing rooms will be open for those who need to use them.
  • The starting sequence will be 5, 4, 1, start.
  • Courses will be chosen from the list of OYC Courses (below) and printed in the handbook.
  • 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 Handicap Officer.
  • The Low Points Scoring System will be used.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the Sailing Instructions printed in the handbook.
  • 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 one of the Sailing Committee responsible for racing (John Norman / Jamie Carrington) or the Sailing Secretary (Paul Belton), stating which group you are interested in. Contact them by clicking on their names, alternatively details can be found on the Sailing Committee page.

Courses:

  1. Line A, Downham(S), No 9(S), Downham(S), Line A
  2. Line A, No 1(S), Line A
  3. Line A, No 4(P), Line A
  4. Line A, No 5(S), Line A
  5. Line A, Collimer(P), Line A
  6. A Course described on the OYC Course Board
  7. Line A, Channel course to No 1(P), Guard(S), Cliff Foot(P), Landguard(P), Outer Ridge(P), Woodbridge Haven(S), Outer Ridge(S), Landguard(S), Cliff Foot(S), Guard(P), No 1(S), Channel Course to Line A

Results:

OYC Members also have the opportunity to compete in a number of racing events for yachts organised by local clubs, for further information please click on the links below:
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Haven Series

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EAORA Racing