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On Sundays, the club runs four races starting at 10:15 and finishing by approximately 13:50. There are three races in the morning: a 35-minute pursuit followed by two ~35-minute handicap races. Each race has a 10-minute on-the-water break between them. After a 30-minute break ashore the fourth race, a 35-minute pursuit completes the day's racing. The average lap time (ALT) system is used for all handicap racing.

Please refer to club's Calendar for the full race programme.

The Club has adopted the The RYA Racing Charter

The first race starts at 10:15, the second race at 11:00, the third race at 11:50 and the final race at 13:15. Please ensure you have registered for racing by 10.00 so that the OOD can calculate the pursuit start times for the first race at 10.15.

Although there is keen competition between the experienced racing members, newcomers are encouraged to take part. Unlike the situation in some clubs, our experienced sailors are tolerant of beginners and are ready to help by explaining the racing rules. Even as a complete racing novice you can learn a lot by taking part and simply keeping clear if in doubt about rights of way.

A guide to running races using the Portsmouth Yardstick handicap system can be found in the Document Library.

Much more information can be found on the RYA's Portsmouth Yardstick webpage by clicking the link shown on the right hand side of the screen.

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