Wednesday 26th April.
The popular Wednesday evening races start on this date. We always welcome new faces to compete in this series both young and not so young. Although slightly more relaxed that the Sunday racing it is still competitive and a very enjoyable way to spend the summer evenings. If you are not a regular racer why not come and give it a try. Boats should be on the water for a prompt start at 7:00pm.
Sunday 30th April.
Racing today will kick off with the first of our short points races. These races are of around 25 minutes duration with a 6 minute break between the races. Boats should remain on the water between races. The idea of these races is to practice your starting and race strategy and to avoid the procession that often developes in the regular races. It is always good fun and popular with many. Come a give it a go.
Sunday May 7th.
The popular Milburn pursuit races, in which the less experienced sailors start first in the hope of staying ahead of the more experienced racers. This racing format can be great fun and also gives the ”also rans” a good chance of a win. A good opportunity to make a name for yourself. To win this trophy you will need to compete in all of the three races.
Saturday 20th May.
A rare opportunity to sail on a historic Thames sailing barge ‘Centaur’. This day sail will leave from the river Blackwater with the tide and return with the tide. To helm and haul on this vessel you should contact the Vice Commodore at the earliest opportunity as there are only 12 places available.
Sunday June 4th.
This is another opportunity to gain some silverware with the 21st Trophy and the Bosher’s cup. Open to Seniors and juniors alike but you will need to compete in all three races to win. If you can’t compete in all three races do not worry as your race position will still influence the final placings.
Sunday July 2nd.
If you did not win anything in the spring series do not be down hearted as you will get another opportunity with the start of the summer series. Again a mixture of class, points and short points races in which to leave your mark.
Sunday 23rd July.
The Paterson trophy and the Sherrin Lucas trophy present another chance to try pursuit racing again. Open to seniors and juniors alike but you will need to compete in all three races to win. Don’t be put off if you can’t race in all three races as you could still influence the overall results.