We race our four yacht classes on three mornings a week, throughout the year, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. First race is at 10:00 with last race usually starting by 12:00. The racing year runs from March to February. Guidance on arrival, departure and general guidance on behaviour can be found elsewhere on the site.
Broadly, Dragon Force 65s are raced every Wednesday, and International One Metres race every Friday. Radio Marbleheads race every first and third Sundays in the month, and Dragon Flite 95s every second and fourth Sundays. Where ther is a fifth Sunday in the month – four times a year – this is given to the Dragon Flite 95 for the Alan’s Challenge Cup.
Casual Racing and Tuning
Of course, all members want to spend some time tuning their boats on the water, and some just want to have a casual sail. This is quite permissible on any racing day, on a non-interference basis. Just talk to the Race Officer of the Day, and ensure that you don’t impede the racing either directly or by taking the wind of a racing yacht. Usually Wednesdays are the best days for this as the DF65 course tends to be a little shorter.
Any member can also use the lake as a member of the public, on non-racing days. When this is done, special consideration must be given to personal safety and boat safety. Also, you are not covered by the Club public liability insurance.