LTSC Cruiser Racing Series
LTSC has a small but enthusiastic Cruiser Racing group and hosts a series of events throughout the summer months. Racing is held in the Solent and Christchurch Bay, with a mixture of round the cans and passage races. The Cruiser Racing Series starts in May with the Hamble Scramble, a long standing LTSC event which these days sees the clubs Cruiser Racing and Cruising fleets meet up in Hamble for dinner at one of the Yacht Clubs or local pubs.
Racing is run on an informal basis, with simple sailing instructions and is an excellent way to start racing in a low stress environment. Crews come in all shapes and sizes, with double handed and family crews amongst the entrants. Entry is open to all types of keel boats and subject to some very simple safety rules. Yachts are handicapped using the Lymington Adjusted Handicap system developed by LTSC and RLymYC from the RYA’s National Handicap for Cruisers. To obtain an LAH an application form needs to be completed and returned to the RLymYC.
There are no entry fees for LTSC or RLymYC members and only a notional entry for other competitors. There are six individual races throughout the series, with prizes awarded for the overall series at the clubs annual prize giving dinner in November.
The 2019 LTSC Cruiser Racing Series comprises the following events:
Sat 11th May Cruiser Race 1 - Lymington to Hamble (Hamble Scramble)
Sun 12th May Cruiser Race 2 - Hamble to Lymington (Hamble Scramble)
Sun 23rd June Cruiser Race 3
Sun 21st July Cruiser Race 4
Sun 1st Sept Cruiser Race 5
Sun 29th Sept Cruiser Race 6
You can enter online for the series or for individual races. Click here and then select the menu option for sailing bookings.
The Notice of Race can be viewed HERE , the Sailing Instructions will be published by the end of March.
The Solent Circuit
Established by LTSC in the early 1970’s, the West Solent’s principle autumn yacht racing series, The Solent Circuit, has been running annually for nearly 50 years. This action-packed event regularly attracts fleets of over 60 yachts for racing on seven Sundays throughout October and November. Racing classes include; IRC, LAH handicap and one designs including J80’s and Folkboats. Courses are set in the West Solent, with Committee Boat start lines, and race durations are approximately two hours.
This competitive series pitches sailors against some of the most talented in the Solent.
The weekly races are as well supported off the water as on. A pre-race hearty breakfast is served in the club house and post-race, competitors pack the bar for debriefing, analysis and celebrations.
Dates for the 2019 Solent Circuit run from Sunday 13th October to Sunday 17th November.
For 2019 Event Documentation and to enter CLICK HERE.