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On Sundays the club runs four races starting at 10:30 and finishing by 13:45 The first two races are a 30 minute pursuit and a 30 minute handicap with a 10 minute on-the-water break between them. Then, after a 20 minute break, there is another 30 minute pursuit followed by a 50 minute handicap race. 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 10:30, the second race at 11:10, the third race at 12:00 and the final race at 12:40.

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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