Penzance Sailing Club will hold a race to Penzance on Saturday 2 September 2023– the Falmouth to Penzance race, sponsored by A2 Rigging and part of the COGS 2023 coastal Series.
If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We have members of all ages and from every walk of life so why not join them?
Don’t know how to sail?
If you like the idea of sailing, but don’t know where to start, don’t worry. Our Training Group teaches many new members to sail each year.
Our clubhouse overlooks Mounts Bay and with its modern facilities makes it an ideal location whether you are going sailing or coming to watch sailing.
Our club “Penzance Sailing Club” was formed in 1939 by seven people who bought 14 foot West of England Conference Redwings.
Affiliated to RYA
Penzance Sailing Club is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) which means we subscribe to their standards. The RYA is national authority for sailing and other watersports in the United Kingdom. RYA Team GBR, Great Britain’s Olympic sailing team, have positioned Britain as the most successful sailing nation in Olympic history and sailing as Britain’s current top-performing Olympic sport.
Run by the members - for the members
You are welcome to visit the club during any sailing events to watch what goes on and talk to our members. All club activities are run by members on a voluntary basis. Events range from short but fast dinghy racing to an overnight race to the Isles of Scilly. We really have something for everyone.
The new season is finally under way with the first race (E1) starting at 7pm on Thursday, 20 April 2023.
Firstly have you completed an Entry Form for Club Cruiser Racing 2023? You need to do so.
Secondly, as you are all probably aware we have adopted the RYA YTC handicap system for this years racing.
Under the YTC system you are required to declare whether you will be racing using the YTC number (using all sails) or the YTC white sail number (basically declaring that you will not be using your spinnaker or asymmetric sails).
This declaration must be made for the full series and CAN NOT be done per race. So yes you can declare that you will be sailing under the YTC white sail number for the Pursuit and Evening races but race in the Mid-distance and Offshore Series with the full YTC number as you will have hopefully sufficient time to put the spinnaker up and to get it down.
The default position is that we will assume that everyone is going to race using their YTC number and Will be using their spinnaker / asymmetric sails when racing in any series unless we are told otherwise.
We are aware that some boats only have a white sail number so those boats can consider their declaration already made.
If you have both numbers you must tell us the series that you are going to race using your white sail handicap number and will not be using a spinnaker or asymmetric sail.
The above is particularly pertinent to the pursuit race series as the start times have to be calculated using the YTC numbers and it is important that we know which number to use before the series starts as the calculation for the whole series has to be done in advance
In summary please let us know by return email/message if you will be racing without your spinnaker/asymmetric sails and therefore using your white sail number asap.
Sadly, it’s that time of year next weekend.
Pen cleaning happens on Monday 26th September at 16:30, then Colin & Sarah will work out the timetable and positions for the yachts.