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Race Series

LOSSC holds a number of club racing series, with racing on Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons throughout the main sailing season.

New for 2020, we will also be holding a series of Sunday Endurance races.

Race Duties

All races require a minimum of four people to ensure the race is run efficiently and safely. These are the Race Officer, Assistant Race Officer, Patrol Boat Driver and Patrol Boat Crew.

A summary of the Race Duties and what these involve can be downloaded here Race Duties 2020.docx

The Race Officer's Guide, providing a more detailed explanation of this role, can be downloaded here Race Officers Guide 2020.pdf

Handicap Racing

The club has a healthy mixture of handicap races, as well as separate fleets for boats of all types and sizes. Our largest fleets are the RS 400s, 2000s and Aeros. Other boats regularly taking part include the RS 200s, RS 600s, Phantoms and Lasers. Not to forget the Europe, Contender and 49ers.

We race on a Saturday afternoon and Tuesday evening and have our own fleet prizes at the end of the year.

The split between fast and slow and/or Asymmetric and conventional is decided depending upon the boats racing each year.

2020 classes will be Fast (Sub 1000PY), Medium (1000 1200PY) and Slow (1200+PY and Novice racers of any class type).

Courses range from the short average-lap racing run over 35/40 minutes, to a new series of longer Endurance races.

Everyone is welcome, so please come along and join in.

Tuesday Series

There are three different series held on Tuesday evenings from April to September.

A different course is set each week, taking into account weather, tide and conditions.

Races start at 7 pm (6.45 at the start and end of the season due to days being shorter)

These races are free to enter for all sailing members.

Saturday Series

There are five series held on Saturdays. These run from the last weekend in March through to mid November

There is a different course each week, with each race starting at 2.30 pm.

These races are open to all sailing members.

Thursday Series

The Thursday evening races offer a low key, relaxed and friendly introduction to racing. These run from May to July.

These are open to all sailing members.

Participants should aim to arrive at 6 pm, have their boats rigged prior to the briefing at 6.30 pm, and be on the water ready for the race start at 7 pm.

These sessions will be run by experienced LOSSC members and a patrol boat will be on the water between 7 pm and 8.30 pm

Sunday Endurance Series

This new series will run on Sundays from May to September.

Start time tbc

The series will comprise of one series of five long 'endurance' courses. Each course will be different, taking into account the weather, tide and conditions on the day.

This series is open to all sailing members.

Novice Series

This is a dedicated novice-only race, with a new Handicap cup for all novice sailors.

A separate course will be set which will take into account the ability of the racers.

The race will be held on Saturday afternoons, starting at 2.30 pm, after the main racing fleet has left

These races are open to all novice adults and cadets.

In addition to our regular series we also have many other opportunities for racing, including Bank Holiday and a number of one off races. Please check the Racing Calendar for dates.

Last updated 10:05 on 17 March 2020

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