Club Racing at Midland

All about Club Racing

Saturday afternoons.

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 the winter months November to February 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). 

Club racing calendar 2017-18

Helm and crew availability (log-in only)

Wednesday evenings.

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.

Pusuit Racing

The second race on Saturday afternoon and most Wednesday races are pusuit races. Slower classes of dinghy start first and faster ones later with the intention that all things being equal all competitors should finish at the same time after an hour's race.

Average lap racing

The first race on Saturday afternoon and the Wednesday evening flag officer series races are average lap races. The principle of the Average Lap Time (ALT) race is that it provides a mass start for all the classes of boat that we sail, and a nominal race length of around one hour for each competitor. It allows slow boats such as toppers and optimists sailed by the juniors to compete fairly with faster ones. It also means all competitors have the same wind conditions unlike a pursuit race where the wind may vary throughout the race benefitting one particular secton of the fleet.

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. 

Information and instructions about how races are run at Midland Sailing Club

We have lots of practical information on the website about how to run races at the club.

General.

Pusuit races.

Average lap races.

Racing instructions

Midland Sailing Club Notice of Race (PDF)

Midland Sailing Club Sailing Instructions (PDF)

Racing program rules

 

 

The Midland Sailing Club Trophies.

Details of our beautiful and historic club trophies.

 

Bar Duty
Douglas Bridger
Galley
Race Officer
John Couperthwaite
Asst. Race Officer
Filippo Corticelli
Asst. Safety
Angela Daniels
Safety Boat Driver
Michael Homer
Coached Practice Lead
Junior Sailing Asst.
Junior Sailing Lead
Bar Duty
Stuart Jones
Galley
Claudia Carter
Race Officer
Chris Martin
Asst. Race Officer
Matt Smith
Asst. Safety
Alex Homer
Safety Boat Driver
Jared Lewis
Bar Duty
Trevor Pearson
Galley
Race Officer
Nancy Gudgeon
Asst. Race Officer
Louise Hassall
Asst. Safety
Douglas Bridger
Safety Boat Driver
Paul Young
Coached Practice Lead
Junior Sailing Asst.
Junior Sailing Lead
Paul Young
Bar Duty
Lawrence Bowbanks
Galley
Angela Daniels
Race Officer
Steve Watson
Asst. Race Officer
Marina Gashinova
Asst. Safety
Ian Naylor
Safety Boat Driver
David Trott

Weather Forecast

  • Saturday Aug 24, 2019
    Wind
    8 knots, SSE
    Gust
    16 knots
    Temp
    28°C
    Conditions
    Sunny day

    — Met Office