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, 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.
Please click the RYA Portsmouth Yardstick
The PNs can be found in the first link on
the right hand side of their page.
Fleets Fnd 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 email@example.com
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
These 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
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.
That 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.
Rules of Sailing
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