At Midland sailing club we race every Saturday with the exception of certain ‘exclusive days’ see calendar. The first race begins at 1.30 pm and is an average lap race and the second a pursuit race starts after lunch at around 3.30 pm. In January and December we start at 1 pm and 2.45 pm so that we can finish before dark.
We have Winter (January, February March), Spring (April, May June), Summer (July, August September) and Autumn Series (October, November December).
For each series there are different trophies to compete for - fleet trophies (such as the Merlin, Solo, and GP14 fleets), handicap trophies and scratch (overall winners).
During the summer we also hold a Wednesday evening race starting at 6.30 in April and September and 7pm for May, June, July and August. We have two series here the Spring and Summer. Wednesday evening races are generally pursuit races with the exception of the flag officers races which are held one each in May, June and July. These are average lap races and the flag officers are generally expected to provide strawberries and crea, for the competitors.
The club and it's members also partcipate in many National competitions such as the Southport 24 and 12 hour races, Merlin Silver Tiller series, Enterprise, Laser, Solo and Topper area series, Salcombe week and the Coppet week.
How to run a race at MSC
- Pursuit Race Starting Sequence (2012)
- New automated race management system
- How to run a pursuit race.
- Average lap racing.
- Club Sailing Instructions
- Finishing lines
The results of each race are announced after racing, (sometimes forecasts are made before races) and posted in the club house so you can instantly see how you've done and where you stand in the current series.
Each and every club race is run by a hand picked team of professionals. Failing that, club members are picked at random out of a hat and put on the duty rota (login required). The Club uses 'Dutyman'.