Racing is operated on a member volunteer duty basis: members take turns to operate the race as the OOD operating the flags from the club roof for high tide events, with additional members operating the patrol boats as necessary; driver and crew typically.
Usual races are 'HW' races started from the club line or 'LW' races started from ECA line. For sprint series races (2-3 short races in one day), the start is from a committee boat in the harbour.
Regular Club Races are run under the Portsmouth yardstick scheme with two fleets - Fast and Medium to provide for courses to suit the differing speeds and types of boats.
The Racing section links contain information and instructions on how to run the Club Racing and operate the Patrol Boats.
Club Sailing Instructions for the current season
For normal high water races starting from the Locks clubhouse the HW Start Procedure is used
High Water Race Start Procedure
For low water races - both in Langstone Harbour and races outside the harbour - the LW Start Procedure from the ECA clubhouse start-line is used.
Low water Race Start Procedure (ECA)
For Committee Boat starts in the Sprint Series, the following instructions are used:
Race Officer start instructions for Sprint Series - Committee Boat starts
'HW' Standard Race Courses 2020
This document lists the current HW courses for both dinghies and dinghies with assymetric spinnakers.
Locks SC standard race courses
Out of Harbour Marks
Low Water Race Mark June 2009