Club Racing

Club Racing

Club Racing at Largs SC


Nacra 18 at Largs SC


Phantom, Laser and DZeros at Largs SC


DZeros at Largs SC


RS 400 at Largs SC


RS 200 at Largs SC

Club Start

Club Race Start

Double Handers

Cherub at Largs SC

Single Handers

Toppers, Laser and Optimist at Largs SC



Club racing is run in the sailing area off the clubhouse regularly on Wednesday nights from 7:10pm and two races on Sunday afternoons from 13:55. It is open to all club members with sailing memberships. During the racing there are safety boats on the water setting out the course, and looking out for the sailors. Each type of dinghy is allocated a handicap by the RYA, and this is used to adjust the finishing times so that different types of boat can race against each other. The fastest boat in the slow handicap race will be the Laser. All types of dinghies are welcome from Optimists to Hurricane 5.9’s.

Race Organisation

The racing is organised by volunteers, who organise the starting, and record the results. Others go out on the water to set the marks and keep and eye on the racing. The rota for volunteers is done through the Dutyman system which helps to keep track of who is on when, lets you arrange swaps, and sends out reminder emails. If you want to help, but don't know how to do it you can put your name down as assistant, and learn the ropes that way. The two handicap fleets start and race separately on Wednesdays, with  fast handicap boats having longer courses than the slow handicap. The races through the year are split into series; over a series you can discard several races so if you miss a weekend it does not ruin your chances. For specific information about how the racing will be run, the notice of race, and sailing instructions are at the bottom of this page. To enter a race all you need to do is turn up and enter your details onto the entry sheet, which will be on a table in the Lookout Lounge next to race organiser, who can help explain the course and how to take part. After racing, the results will be published in the clubhouse and here on the web site in the calender entry for the series. Prizes will be awarded after each of the series to the top three boats in each class.

Benefits of Club Racing

It is a great way to meet and socialise with likeminded people, helps to develop sailing skills, means that you are sailing in an area that is monitored, in case you get into trouble. Talking to the more experienced sailors can help you quickly develop your skills through additional race practice and seeing different techniques. And finally it is FUN!

Sailing Convener - Mark Edwards

I started sailing as an infant  on the Thames and up to my mid teens sailed cadets, GP14 and Graduate dinghies in club racing , team racing and local regattas. ...

Latest News

As you are aware the Largs regatta Festival 2020 has been cancelled. However in order to retain some form of contact with the event we are holding a Club Regatta on Sat 29 Aug 2020 to celebrate a return to racing and the move out of COVID-19 Lockdown. This remains subject to further lifting of restrictions, but it is important to get some details out in anticipation.

After recent discussions about the use of the slip by non-members it has been decided that we should add a padlock to the chain that closes the entrance off to the slip. The code for the padlock is the same as that for getting into the clubhouse and members are reminded that this should not be shared with non-members. Would the last person to use the access to the club slip please remember to put the chain across the entrance and use the padlock to ensure members only access.

420 and Rainbow
Blow the cobwebs away with some early season racing
Sun 16th Feb 2020 to Sun 22nd Mar 2020
Virtual Regatta Logo
Online Racing using the Virtual Regatta platform
Mon 13th Apr 2020 to Sun 2nd Aug 2020
Fleet of boats starting a race
Wednesday Evening Racing Series
Wed 5th Aug 2020
Solo rounding a mark
Series of races using different longer courses
Sun 6th Sep 2020
Boat Sailing Down Wind
Afternoon Club Racing
Sun 13th Sep 2020 to Sun 25th Oct 2020
Late Season Series open to visitors
Sun 1st Nov 2020 to Sun 6th Dec 2020

Race Duties

The racing at run by Volunteers, to help manage this we use an online duty management tool called Dutyman. This allows people to volunteer for specific dates, and to arrange for swaps if plans change.

Instructions on how to use dutyman are contained in the attached pdf file.