Sailing Programme, Sailing Instructions, Race Entry Form, Course Card, Notice Of Race, and Protest Form

The Sailing Committee puts together a full year of racing, including a Spring and Autumn Series for cruisers going round the marks. There are also very popular Pursuit Races which are mostly held on Fridays with some of these on Wednesdays. The Cock of the River series is suitable for slower boats who do one lap as well as faster boats who do two laps, followed by an affordable after-race supper. These races have proved extremely popular in recent years. The Club also provides the venue for the inter-club Wallet Shield race and party.

The Sailing Instructions have been revised to require all CYC boats to fly code flag 5 Mountain View while racing. This is to assist the Race Officer and other competitors when the river near the start/finish line gets busy. Flags can be bought from local chandleries or sewn together from scrap material if you prefer.

Please download and read the instructions and then complete a CYC Entry Form before your first race. Forms can be returned to the CYC office, the Bar or the Race Officer before your first start.

The 2019 Spring Series begins on Saturday 6th April. The very popular “white sail only” Pursuit Races run on Friday evenings from Friday 10th May and the relaxed Cock of the River series with an affordable after-race supper begins on Saturday 27th April. The dates of other races can be seen in the sailing programme.

Revised COVID 2020 Programme

6 Points races - 4 to count
4 White sail average lap races - 3 to count Local Handicap 1006 and below (faster the lower the number) 2 laps slower boats 1 lap.
3 White sail pursuit races - 2 to count
Sign on either by sheet or radio (Ch 37 M1)
RYA COVID guidance, max of 6 persons per boat who can be from different households with social distancing and COVID preventative measures. CYC recommends a max of 4 per boat who can be from different households with COVID prvention precautions. Please note the skipper is bound to offer a duty of care towards any crew regarding COVID prevention.
Racing on short and medium courses.
Please ensure that you are insured to race and that your race declaration has been signed and lodged with the Club
Please fly numeral 5 pennant from your backstay whilst racing for identification
CYC Sailing Instructions apply with the above amendments.

Original 2020 Programme incorporating Sailing Programme - all races in this format no longer happening - see new Race Programme for replacement races

Sailing Instructions

Race Entry Form

Handicaps with Pursuit Race Start Times

Course Card

Course Charts

Guidance for OODs (Race Officers)

Notice of Race

Protest Form

Race Arena Map

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Our Club Administrator, Marianne, will be happy to help you either over the phone or by email.