Penzance Pirate Pursuit 2022

Sunday 6th November 12:00

Part of the Sailing Southwest Winter Series, this is our annual 150 minute pursuit race open to all monohull dinghies with a handicap of a Cadet or faster.

Date: Sunday 6th November 2022
First start time: 12.00
Entry fee: £20 per boat

Race Documentation:

Notice of Race

Online Registration



Penzance Pirate Pursuit 2021

Sunday 14th November 12:00

Part of the Sailing Southwest Winter Series, this is our annual 150 minute pursuit race open to all monohull dinghies with a handicap of a Cadet or faster.

Date: Sunday 14th November 2021
First start time: 12.00
Entry fee: £15 per boat

Race Documentation

Notice Of Race

Sailing Instructions

Online Entry


Andy WadsworthGP14
Martin MooreLaser
Richard CainRS400
Duncan SmithPhantom
Abbie SmithLaser 2000
Colin StephensEnterprise
Joe SmithLaser
Stacey BrayRS400
Nick StotenLaser
Jeremy WilliamsEnterprise
David LeeMerlin Rocket
Adam ElleryOsprey
Nick DowningRS Vareo
Dan HeatonMerlin Rocket
Chris DyerBlaze
Nick RipleyBlaze
Eleanor CraigAero 7
Jonathan MilesK1

Penzance Sailing Club Inaugural Pirate Pursuit Race

Penzance Sailing Club Inaugural Pirate Pursuit Race

We watched the forecast with some foreboding last week. The lead up to our first annual Pirate Pursuit race threatened sporting, even ominous conditions and yet, on Sunday, a gathering of 28 boats braved the elements to head out on the course set by Race Officer Mike Winiberg. An olympic course in front of the Promenade then over to windward- leeward marks nearer the club tested the endurance over the two and a half hour race.

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What a day!

What a day!

“Wow” is the only way to describe the exhilarating sail for the first ever Penzance Pirate Pursuit today! Report to follow later in the week – but huge congratulations to the competitors, and all the volunteers that enabled the event to run so smoothly in rather challenging conditions! Special thanks to Vice Commodore Colin Stephens for all of his hard work organising the event and also to our sponsors for the fantastic prizes. The winners received Gul vouchers and also prizes from local company Nautigal who also provided many spot prizes for other competitors

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Dinghy Series results

Christmas Pudding Race

Frostbite Series 2016

Penzance Pirate Pursuit

Penzance Regatta

Monday Series

Thursday Series

Weekend Series

Combined Series

Cruiser series results

Penzance SC Regatta 2016

NHC Evening 1 series 2016

NHC Evening 2 series 2016

Pursuit series-2016

IRC Evening 1-series-2016

IRC Evening-2-series-2016

PASAB 2016

NHC Fleet

IRC Fleet




NAVTEX is a system of transmitting short text message to vessels at sea.


The transmitters have a range of between 200 and 400 Nm and their transitions are received by dedicated receivers onboard vessels. Most receivers display the messages on a screen which allows you to scroll through the messages.

There are many different NAVTEX networks around the world, in each one there are a number of different stations which are each assigned a letter of the alphabet.

A full list of NAVTEX stations can found on The Weather Window website [Weather Window…]. So that you only receive messages that are relevant to your position, you can set the receiver to disregard messages from any number of stations.

NAVTEX transmissions fall into the following categorizes of message (also assigned a letter):

Letter Information
A Navigational warnings
B Meteorological warnings
C Ice reports
D Search & rescue information, and pirate warnings
E Meteorological forecasts
F Pilot service messages
G AIS messages
H LORAN messages
I Not used
J SATNAV messages
K Other electronic navaid messages
L Navigational warnings – additional to A
Z No message on hand

To simplify the sorting of messages, a receiver can be set to disregard particular messages ie. if you do not have AIS you might choose not to receive messages relating the this.

Receivers should not be able to be set to disregard message types A, B, D and L.

NAVTEX receivers do not transmit and therefore do not need to be included in your radio license.


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