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.
With a range of events taking place throughout the year why not take a look at the Sailing Programme and put some dates in your diary.
Penzance Around Scilly and Back (PASAB) is our annual race to the Isles of Scilly and is made up of three legs.
The combined sailing instructions for both dinghy and cruiser competitors
The courses for our inshore races are set on the day of the race by the duty Race Officer. The start line is normal our club line laid east of our clubhouse.
Cruiser racing results. Updated as racing progresses.
Enclosed is information that could make your sailing experience even safer.
Want to know more about cruiser sailing?
The racing fleet sails regularly over longer courses with more competitive racing. Racing takes place on Monday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, subject to tides.
The Mirror is a small two-person sailing dinghy, ideal for pleasure sailing, racing and teaching. It is a gunter rigged dinghy with a symmetric spinnaker; its distinctive bright red sails can often be seen in the bay. It is suitable
The Laser is a single-handed una rigged dinghy. It is a strict one-design class meaning that is is controlled by tight rules on the boat. Each one is therefore virtually identical. It is an Olympic class and racing is very
The Enterprise is a 4 metre long sailing dinghy for two people with distinctive, and easily recognisable, light blue sails. It is one of the largest classes in the world, and the popularity of this Jack Holt design is due
The handicap fleet allows dinghies that don’t have a fleet at Penzance to race competitively against each other. Over time the make up of the handicap fleet has changed but generally contains: Larks Fireballs Topaz RS 200 and many others….
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.