Notice is hereby given for the 2023 Upnor Sailing Club race series for cruisers.
The series is open to all members of Upnor Sailing Club.
The series shall consist of 5 races and be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2021–2024 and RYA Prescriptions.
The series will be scored progressively using the Royal Yachting Association National Handicap for Cruisers, low score Appendix A. Final results will use your 4 best results with worst result discarded.
All races in the series will be white sails only. (No spinnakers)
The class flag for all races will be the club burgee.
Check your insurance cover’s you for club racing.
Entries should be received by the race organising committee or race captain ideally no later than 1 week prior to the posted start time although late entries can be received on the day.
Final sailing instructions will be posted on the day of the race and will, where possible and with due consideration to conditions and weather, be as the advertised course.
Information on joining open races will be posted as and when details are available.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved with the organising and running of club races I would be happy to hear from you.
Details for the races. These dates can also be found in the Club's Event's Calendar where you can add them to your own calendar.
Race 1. 15th April
Upnor to Stangate
HW sheerness 0848
Start time 1200
Race 2. 13th May Red Sands Upnor to Grain Tower via Red Sand Forts HW Sheerness 0717 LW 1325 Start time 0800 Duration 6-7hrs
Race 3 10th June
Upnor to Queenborough
via West Shoebury SHM
LW Sheerness 1206
Start time: Skippers choice
NOR Race 11th June
(Benfleet Yacht Club)
Start time and entry requirements TBC
Race 4 23rd July
HW Sheerness 1646
Start time 1400
Interclub Regatta 29th July
Race 5 12th August
Upnor to Grain Tower via Montgomery
LW Sheerness 1633
Start time 1300
Ladies Race 13th August Queenborough to Upnor HW Sheerness 1132 Start time 1000 Duration 2hrs
(Medway Cruising Club)
Sun 10th September Race 1
Sat 23rd September Race 2
Sun 24th September Race 3
Sat 7th October Race 4
Sun 8th October Race 5
Entry details TBC