Dinghy Racing

Dinghy Racing takes place on Monday evenings from April to September.

Members can use their own craft (an RYA handicap is needed to take part) or rent one of the Club’s six dinghies.

Dinghies are typically rigged in the compound from around 17:00.
Dinghies taking part must be registered on the race sheet for that day and there is a race and safety briefing in the compound at 18:00 prior to launch.
Racing is scheduled to start at 18:30.

A committee boat and safety ribs are in attendance.

All the information you need can be found below.

Club Dinghies can be hired

Get Involved

Crew List

If you are interested in crewing, please email us using the contact form on this website.

Having supplied your contact details we suggest you come down to the Club compound on a Monday evening around 17:00 and ask around to see if anyone needs crew. A place cannot be guaranteed but there are often spaces.

Volunteering

We are always on the look out for volunteers – if you are interested in helping out, have a look at the descriptions below and see if here is anything you would like to help us with, and get in touch.

Race Officers and Race Management Team

We need race officers to run dinghy races and championships. We run Club Race Officer courses from time to time, but we have course cards and instructions for anyone interested. We also need helpers on committee boats, for raising flags, taking times and sail numbers, using the VHF radio, keeping time etc. We are happy to train people up, and show you the ropes!

RIB Drivers and Crews

To drive one of our ribs, we need you to have a RIB Level 2 qualification. We can provide training if you are interested. It is not essential but we also like to have some rib crews and drivers who also have Safety Boat course, and again, we can provide the training if needed (see our RYA training pages). If you would like to gain some experience, we also have RIB experience days where you can go out on a RIB with an experienced driver and get some time in. You do not have to have experience or qualifications to be crew as we can train you up, either to be a safety boat (rescuing dinghy sailors when needed and assisting), mark layer (laying buoys and marks), or general RIB crew for a championship or race.

Beach Crew

When we host dinghy championships, or run dinghy racing we sometimes require volunteers to help with trollies, launching and recovering dinghies and helping out with the tallies. We can provide instruction, but this may be quite a physical job, and sometimes requires you to get your feet wet!

Race Office

We need volunteers to help process entries for larger events, update the website and log results. We can give you full training on how to do this – it’s mainly paperwork, computer and admin.

Dinghy Racing Entry

You can access the portal for subscribing to Dinghy Racing here

Dinghy Racing Documentation

The following documents are available for download