Multiclass in more detail



Random pairs team racing offers short races that are action packed and a lot offun. Team racing is a great way to develop your boat handling and rulesknowledge. Individual entries are paired on a random basis with othercompetitors and the pairings change for each race. Two teams of two boats raceagainst each other on a short course, with the simple rule that the team with aboat in 4th place (last) loses. The winner of the event is the skipper with thehighest number of race wins. It's intensive - the two boat format means all youhave to do is ensure one of your competitors comes last. It is friendly becauseyou could be paired with anyone from race to race, so it’s a good idea keep oneveryone's good side! 

When: Friday 05 July, 1330 to1600
Class: Two person Hansa 303; singleperson Hansa Liberty
Entries: Maximum of 8 in eachclass
Boats: Competitors to arrange their ownboat


The Keelboat League

League racing offers short sprint races in small fleets (4-6boats). Each team races against the others multiple times in a league format, swappingin and out of the keelboats between races. The winners have the bestaccumulated score across all the racing. Don't worry if you are not confident,we can supply an experienced skipper who will get your round the race course.You will need to be able to transfer from one boat to another on the water, andbe able to move independently across the keelboat. If you enter the keelboatleague you won’t be able to do the fleet racing or try racing / go racing, but you could do the Pursuit race (as long as you have a boat to doit in). 

If you would like us to provide a skipper, just sign up with your team of 3 and we will link you with a skipper.

If you are a volunteer, wanting to take part on the Friday you don't need to sign up online.  Just let Melissa or one of the team know and we will do the rest.

When: Friday 05 July, 1330 to1600 (volunteers only); Saturday 06 and Sunday 07 July for competitors
Class: Elliot 6m provided by theorganisers
Entries: Maximum of 12 teams - 4persons on each team (which may include the skipper provided by the organisers)
Boats: Boats provided by the organisers (limited availability)


The Pursuit Race

A chance for everyone to get on the water with the slowest boatsstarting first, the fastest last.  The winner is the boat who is still in thelead after 90 minutes. It's fun and social with so many boats on the same racecourse - keep your boat sailing fast, avoid too much traffic, and you couldemerge the Pursuit Race Champion of Champions. 

When: Saturday 06th July, firstwarning signal at 1025
Classes: All classes are eligible
Entries: no limit
Boats: Competitors to arrange their own boat


Fleet Racing

Racing around a set course. Entry is open to all classes, but weexpect to see the Hansa 2.3, 303 (single person and two person), Liberty andSkud; the Challenger; the International 2.4mR; and the RS Venture.  Racing will take place across two courses,with races back to back. If you enter the fleet racing, you can’t do thekeelboat league or try racing/go racing. You can of course still do thepursuit race. 

When: Saturday 06 July, firstwarning signal not before 1425 and Sunday 07 July, first warning signal not before 10.25
Classes: All classes are eligible
Entries: no limit
Boats: Competitors to arrange their own boat


Try Racing / Go Racing

For people with learningdisabilities who may not have the confidence to enter the other racing on offer, an introduction to sailing and racing is available. It is a chance to take your first competitive steps on the water with plenty ofsupport and guidance from staff and volunteers at the Andrew SimpsonWatersports Centre. Boats and buoyancy aids will be provided. If you enter thetry racing/go racing, you can’t do the keelboat league or fleet racing. Youcan of course still do the pursuit race.  

When: Saturday 06 July, from1400 and Sunday 07 July, from 1030
Entries: 20 people
Boats: The Andrew SimpsonWatersports Centre will provide the boats and waterproofs/wetsuits


Sip and Puff Sailing

An hours safe and secure sailing adventure that you neverthought was possible. A hoist is available to get you on and off the boat. Aspecialist seat allows you to maintain an upright, secure posture. A strawenables you to steer the boat by sipping (turn right) and puffing (turn left).An instructor is there to guide you through what you need to do and a dedicatedsafety boat follows you on the water. 

When:Friday 05 July, 1100 and 1400;Saturday 06 July, 1400 and 1600; Sunday 07 July, 1000 and 1300
Entries: 1 person per slot - 6people in total
Limitations: the nature of the seatmeans it is only suitable for people who weigh up to 70kgs and are up to 1.60mtall.


Stand Up Paddle Boarding / Windsurfing

A chance to give a new activity a go, particularly if youfind yourself on the shore while others are out there racing. Why not try stand up paddle boarding or windsurfing? Specialist boards are available that providestability and access for anyone who needs it.

When:Saturday 06 July, 12:00, 1400 and 1600; Sunday 07 July, 1100 and 1300
Entries: Max 10 people per 90 minute session 
Equipment: boards and buoyancy aidsprovided by organisers (limited availability, first come first served)