We race our three yacht classes on three mornings a week, throughout the year.
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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.
We also race on Wednesday mornings. This day starts at 09:30 with more relaxed racing, or just pottering about, when all classes are welcome. It is an opportunity, specially for new members, to develop boat handling skills, to set up and tune boats, and learn the racing rules of sailing, all in a slightly less pressured and more social racing setting. Those new to radio yacht racing are recommended to gain competency, on Wednesdays, before joining in with the series racing on Fridays and Sundays
The final two hours, 10:00 to 12:00 are for racing our fleet of Dragon Force 65 yachts. This arrangement is always subject to whichever yacht classes are there on the day, and the Race Officer of the Day will adjust the programme to meet the needs of those attending. Depending on other lake users, it is usually possible for other classes to continue with casual sailing, developing boat handling skills, boat testing etc, keeping clear of the racing.
Although the Club has not formally adopted the Dragon Flite 95 class, these can be raced on an informal basis during the first session, depending on the numbers. The Club is keeping DF95 ownership under review, but at the time of writing (summer 2018), it is not possible to run formal DF95 racing.