Racing is a great way to improve your sailing skills, whether a boat owner or crew
Boat Owners: We welcome sailing boats of any make, model and size. Our regular Racing fleet is made of a wide variety of boats and crews. You don't need a sophisticated racing boat, just the willingness to take part, do your best and learn the rules!
Crew: The mixed fleet at BMYC means that there are opportunities to get involved in sailing in so many different ways. Whether you are looking for a regular weekend activity, offshore racing or opportunities to sail abroad there is a boat here that is looking for you.
Boat Owners: We can help in a number of ways
We use a handicapping systems that favours learners and we run race series specifically to help those with limited experience to get involved.
You should check your insurance includes club racing (many boat insurance policies do as standard).
Also check your onboard safety equipment complies with the BMYC Safety Regulations (it probably does).
For more information about Racing please contact us
So what's stopping you..?
Interested in Crewing..? We can Help You
If you're interested in taking part in racing as a member of a boat's crew you are very welcome to join us
If you have some experience, just turn up about 90 minutes before racing ask at the bar for the Race Officer, and we will try to get you a sail. You can also check the BMYC Members Facebook page BMYC members Facebook for boats looking for crews..
The best way to try racing whether you are a beginner or have some experience and are looking to improve, is to join our yacht racing experience, Club Class.
For more information about crewing please contact us
We race every Sunday morning throughout the year, and one evening each week between April and August. To gain more from your experience:
- Read the Notice of Race (NOR) to confirm when, what time, and where
- The Sailing Instructions (Sis) provides an overview of our competition rules, they might appear daunting but just ask and we can help.
- As you gain experience you might want to spend a little time brushing up on the Racing Rules of Sailing. The key rules to observe are 'when boats meet', these are not very different to the 'Colregs' and again just ask
We look forward to seeing you on the water..!