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
David Wheeler
Race Officer
Peter Storey
Asst. Race Officer
Gabrielle Barthelemy
Asst. Safety
George Douthwaite
Safety Boat Driver
Freya Mason
Bar Duty
Mark McKeever
Galley
Claudia Carter
Race Officer
Mark McKeever
Asst. Race Officer
Lazaros Andronis
Asst. Safety
Nathan McGrory
Safety Boat Driver
Kevin Hopkins
Coached Practice Lead
Lazaros Andronis
Junior Sailing Asst.
Junior Sailing Lead
Bar Duty
Nick Medlicott
Galley
Paul Young
Race Officer
Chris Martin
Asst. Race Officer
Aimee Allsopp
Asst. Safety
Ellie Pearce
Safety Boat Driver
Paul Young
Bar Duty
Kevin Hopkins
Galley
Nancy Gudgeon
Race Officer
John Couperthwaite
Asst. Race Officer
Marina Gashinova
Asst. Safety
Jane Raca
Safety Boat Driver
Rob Thorp
Coached Practice Lead
Junior Sailing Asst.
Junior Sailing Lead

Weather Forecast

  • Wednesday Sep 18, 2019
    Wind
    2 knots, NW
    Gust
    6 knots
    Temp
    17°C
    Conditions
    Sunny day

    — Met Office

  • Saturday Sep 21, 2019
    Wind
    11 knots, ESE
    Gust
    23 knots
    Temp
    22°C
    Conditions
    Sunny day

    — Met Office