We race our three 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.
Broadly, International One Metres (IOM), are raced every Friday and the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Radio Marbleheads (RM) are raced on the first and third Sundays of each month. In the four months of the year when there are five Sundays, these days are currently given to Radio Marbleheads, competing for the Alan’s Trophy. Dragon Force 65 yachts are raced on Wednesdays.
Changes in March 2019
In March 2019, this arrangement is changing a little with the adoption of the Dragon Flite 95 Yacht. The DF95 will be raced instead of the One Metres on Sundays. Marblehead Sunday’s will continue, and One Metres will be raced every Friday. In case of any doubt, check on the Racing Calendar above.
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 imped the racing either directly or by taking the wind of a racing yacht.
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.