Racing is organised and managed by members for members, young and old. There’s something for everyone giving members an opportunity to participate at whatever level their sailing takes them. We encourage new members and those new to dinghy racing to ‘have a go’ through our Introduction to Club Racing sessions, run throughout the year.
We run a comprehensive programme of Sunday series racing all of the year round with starts for the adopted and handicap fleets. Open events are held in addition to our club racing programme across the year giving visitors access to our fantastic lake and a chance for us to compete with other club members.
Race management sits under the overall management of the Sailing Sub Committee who meet regularly to develop our racing programme. The committee is planning (after some consultation) some exciting new ideas across this winter. We have already agreed to introduce a new adopted class, the RS 400, and to organise Asymmetric racing to cater for the large number of craft of this type.
The race management teams are made up from qualified club race officers and assistants who perform their duties on a rota basis. We are always looking for new talent in this area, so if you are interested in having a go, please contact your fleet Captain.
Fleets at Bewl
The adopted classes which have separate starts are:
Flying Fifteen, Laser, Fast & Slow Handicap and Windsurfers.
Other classes such as RS 200, RS 400, Wayfarer, Topper, Optimist sail in either the Fast Handicap or Slow Handicap Fleets depending on PY number.
Starting to race at Bewl
Sundays 10.40hrs and 1400hrs. During the winter, races are run back to back.
The above is subject to a programme of special events.
There are separate starts for each of the adopted classes plus starts for Fast handicap and Slow handicap.
We run an ‘Introduction To Racing’ day & various training days are organised by individual classes.
All dinghy races are sailed in accordance with the current RRS & the current BVSC Sailing Instructions. You can download a copy by clicking on this link.
Racing Marks Layout
Race Officer Notes
Assistant Race Officer Notes
Prizes Order Form (Fleet Captians only)