DINGHY CLUB RACING
The Club has an enthusiastic and active dinghy racing section. We race all the year round - up to four times a week during the Summer - as well as hosting major open events.
Club racing events and series take place on Sunday mornings (all the year round), and on Wednesdays (between April and the end of August). Club members are also welcome to join the RLymYC Monday evening dinghy racing.
In addition, the Club runs Saturday Sailing - which is a less formal race series designed to encourage new dinghy sailors and allow others to sharpen their skills.
To take part in any LTSC organised club race all you need to do is complete a Contact Sailing Experience Form ( and if under 18 a Parental/Guardian Disclaimer Form) and pass it to the Sailing Secretary. Thats it ! When you plan to race put you details on the "signing on" sheet that will be posted on the notice board in the changing rooms. Please remember to sign off when you get back.
If you plan to do any racing with the RLymYC, you will need to follow the appropriate entry procedures.
All dinghy racing events are listed in the Calendar. Follow these links to see the appropriate documentation including the Notice Of Race and Sailing Instructions, reports and results that are published afterwards.
The Club has a long tradition of hosting open events. These include open meetings such as the National Solo Open Meeting on 16th & 17th May, the LTSC & RLymYC joint Lymington Dinghy Regatta on 11th & 12th July and the Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open on August 29th & 30th. There are open long distance races spread throughout the summer.
Fleets, classes & handicaps
Within the club we race a wide variety of dinghies - with the choice reflecting the varied diversity of classic and modern dinghies available on the UK dinghy scene. We split the various boats into fleets into four bands using the Portsmouth Yardstick Handicap system.The handicap bands are selected in order to give best possible racing by keeping boats with similar speed characteristics in the same band. The most popular boats raced at the Club are: Merlin Rocket Laser RS Aero Lymington River Scow back
Saturday Sailing and Dinghy Cruises
Every Saturday from 7th April until 27th October (except 7th July and 20th October when there is a Regatta, Open Meeting or Club Training) there will be Club organised sailing. This my take the form of either group sailing on a Saturday afternoon or an all day dinghy cruise, check out the calendar below to see what is on when. Meet at the Club at 12:30hrs for Saturday Sailing and at 09:30hrs for Dinghy Cruising. This year, 2019, Saturday Sailing incorporates a Race Training program. The dates are in the programme below. Click here for more information. There are additional resources for Saturday Supervisors. Click here for details. Saturday Sailing and Dinghy Cruise Information back
The Club has a small fleet of boats that are available for members to hire. The fleet includes four RS Visions, two RS Quests, two RS Fevas, a Topper Topaz, Laser Vago and four Picos. These can be hired by members who have a minimum of the RYA Dinghy Sailing Level 3 certificate or approval of the Sailing Committee. The fee for hiring the boats is £15 (double-handlers) and £5 (Picos) per session. For further details of the ‘Vision Club’ and an application form please click the link below...
Once the application has been approved then you will be able to book online in the members area of this website. If the menu option to book does not appear please contact the sailing secretary who will be able to advise.