Being tidal, racing starts at variable times – generally between 10am and 15.00 pm on Sundays (Saturdays being reserved for training and junior racing). Most races are committee boat starts and finishes in the harbour, unless starts are early (club line start) or racing takes place in Hayling Bay. Although being tidal makes for start time constraints, it does mean that we usually have the full expanse of the harbour available to us, allowing us to race over old style Olympic courses (triangles and sausages) with either two short races or one longer race. Otherwise racing is either round the harbour buoys or in Hayling Bay (leaving on the ebb and returning on the flood) –with bar hours set appropriately! Currently starts are divided between fast and slow handicap, though within these there is a substantial Finn fleet of over 20 boats (the largest in the country), a growing Contender fleet and a popular Solo fleet. We have yet to establish two person fleets, Laser 2000 or Wayfarer being contenders for a slow fleet and RS 200 or 400 for the fast fleet – but any active and committed fleet would be welcome.
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Club racing information
Winkle SI2018 26th December 2018