For the Spring, Summer and
Autumn Sunday Series racing there are
General Handicap Races at 10.00 and
11.30 with a single start for each race.The
10.00 and 11.30 races will count towards
separate series. In addition the 11.30 race
will count towards the Hot Lady Series
which will be a combination of results
from the Spring, Summer and Autumn 11.30
ladies results will be taken from the
overall results and will not be sailed
separately. The 13.30 and 15.00 races
will be fleet racing for the Gold,
Silver and Bronze and Rookie fleets
and will both count towards the same
Series.The Bronze and Rookie Fleets
will always have a start separate from
the Gold and Silver fleets.
click the RYA Portsmouth Yardstick link.
The PNs can be found in the first link on
the right hand side of their page.
Fleets: find out which
fleet you're in by following this link. If your name
doesn't appear on the list please contact
the Rear Commodore, Gillian Thompson, at firstname.lastname@example.org
and you will be assigned to a fleet.
If you feel that your name is on the wrong
list then please let her know.
evening races and Rookie
fleets: are intended to
initiate people into racing. If you have
thought of trying your hand, but were
put off by the idea of getting in the
way of the 'experts', then please don’t
worry, these sessions are for you. Come
along and give racing a try. The Dennis
Cooke trophy for the Bronze
(beginners) fleet and the Civil Service
Sailing Club trophy for the Silver
fleet are up for grabs so there is
plenty to sail for if you are new to
racing. Wednesday evening races are held
between April and October. Race times
are usually 18h30 April and September
and 19h00 in May and August.
Message from the
The Rookie Fleet is for
helms in their first year of racing at any
club. This is therefore a genuine
beginners' fleet, aimed at allowing helms
to gain experience in boat-handling and
sailing a course before graduating into
the Bronze Fleet. In order to encourage
participation Bronze and Rookie Fleets
will always have a start separate from the
Gold and Silver Fleet.
The Outside Assistance
rule has recently been modified.
RRS Rule 41 is
changed for club racing as follows:
41(e) help from the Safety boat crew,
following a capsize, to right the boat
and hold the boat while the crew
re-boards the vessel. However, the
Safety boat has the right to advise the
crew to 'retire' should they think the
crew is in danger of any kind. However, a boat that
gains a significant advantage in the
race from help received under 41(e) may
be protested and penalized; any penalty
may be less than disqualification.
In real terms means this means that
the Safety boat is allowed to help you
recover from a capsize without the need
(in most cases) to retire from the race.
The Outside Assistance rule will not apply
to the Bronze and Rookie Fleet races.
Pursuit race start
times for each Class/PY of dinghies
sailed at HSC - primarily for
OODs if copies run out at club.
Rules of Sailing (RRS) are
revised and published every four years
by World Sailing,
the international authority for the
sport. The World Sailing Racing Rules
of Sailing 2017-2020 can be seen here.
The RYA Racing link (disputes, advise
etc) can be found here.