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  (summertime only)and two races on Sunday afternoons from 12:55. 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

The Sunday late series has been extended until 29 November 2020. This reflects the cancellation of racing on 28th October 2020 and also the current COVID rules and the assumption that these are unlikely to change favourable in the short term. Obviously if any relaxation of COVID restrictions occurs then we will react to ensure the maximum sailing opportunities for all members.

New Guidelines for Social Sailing during COVID have been added to the Racing Page under Club Racing Files.

The Guideline document for Racing During COVID has also been updated and the folllowing paragraph added to the Sailing instructions for the Sunday Autumn Series:

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.

Social Sailing COVID-19 Tracing

Social sailing is really the use of the outside facilities of the club to allow sailing in a non-racing format. This has proven to be a popular activity as it can be undertaken at short notice alone or with friends any time outside races. The C19 restrictions do impact on how this is managed, and the instructions below explain how the national guidelines should be interpreted for using the club slip, dinghy park etc outside normal club opening times. The guidelines allow for a bubble of 30 sailors per day using the facilities which enables some breaking of social distancing and how to record use for track and trace purposes (This information also provides an element of tracing in the event of a boat getting into difficulty, although it does not over ride the importance of letting someone know that you are going out on the water.) All sailors are reminded that there is no club safety cover for this activity and so a conservative approach to wind/sea conditions should be taken. Sailors undertake this activity at personal risk.

All sailors are required to notify the club if they are going out on the water in order to comply with Track and Trace requirements. An e-mail should be sent to "tracker 'at'"  just prior to launching stating:

  • Time
  • Type of boat (and sail number),
  • Names of helm and crew

Alternatively you can use the form below to enter your details, when submitted it will send the email for you.

Please note that the information submitted will be stored on a computer for the purposes of COVID 19 track and trace only. The form will store a coookie on your computer which is used to prevent accidental multiple submissions, by continuing to the form you confirm your agreement.

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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.