Dinghy Racing

The club has a regular programme of events for Dinghies over the summer and autumn months, with dinghy racing on most Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.

Dinghy Racing Programme

There will be separate courses for each race for the following classes :

1. Asymmetric handicap classes

2. Non – Asymmetric Handicap class

3. Novice/ Junior Handicap class

If numbers do not require separate courses one or more of the above may be combined at discration of he / shee who must be obeyed (the Race Officer!).

Using Club Dinghies for Racing

We encourage all members to make use of the clubs extensive race of well-maintained dinghies to participate in our Club racing programme. Details of how to book a club boat are here: Use Training Fleet Boats for Club Racing

Wednesday Evenings

Wednesday evening racing runs during summer evenings from May until the end of August. Racing starts at 1930, allowing plenty of time to get down after work, and there’s normally a social crowd in the bar afterwards.

There are two series that take place through the summer:

  • Wednesday First Series, from May-June
  • Wednesday Second Series, from July-August

“Special Saturday” Fun Regattas

The club certainly isn’t only about hardcore dinghy racing. From May to September we organise regular fun regattas,  where our younger members can develop their skills in a supervised session with fun races and exercise. Sweeties are often involved !

Sunday Racing

Club racing is run on most Sundays throughout the season. There are two races, with the first race starting at 1400. The second race follows immediately after the first. There are a number of series that are run:

  • Early Bird series (8 races), March to April
  • Sunday Warm-up series (8 races), May
  • Sunday Summer series (16 races), June to August
  • Sunday Autumn series (16 races), August to October

UPDATES

  • CANCELLED: DBSC Club Championships 2020
    Due to the announcements made by the Scottish Government today, we have made the decision to cancel the DBSC Club Champs scheduled this weekend (10/11 October). There are a few key reasons for this decision: Contact sports for over 18's have been prohibited. Whether or not this includes all sailing,...
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  • COVID update – change to bubbles
    The RYA Guidance has changed again. For the most part it is business as usual. However what has changed is the “bubbles”. In brief, it is still ok to have a “field of play bubble” with 30 people. That works for us for most things. The Sunday racing has seen...
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  • COVID Guidelines Update
    COVID Guidelines update The RYA have issued updated Guidelines that will allow us to return to (almost) sailing as usual. The only additional restriction is the requirement for a “Track and Trace” system to be put in place. The guidelines say: “It is a mandatory requirement that club and centre operators collect...
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