Social Saturdays

2018 dates;

19th May 23rd June 14th July 11th August 29th September   The name sums it up, really. No racing but sailing for pleasure, rescue boat cover and a barbecue in the evenings. A couple of members will be in charge for each session and arrangements will be flexible depending on what people want to do on the day.  It sounds jolly but is really important for the club and its future to offer different sailing opportunities beyond the regular racing. This is also a great opportunity for new friends and families to come along and sample our wonderful club.   Many potential new members will not have a boat to start with so the Club’s Yeoman, RS Vision and RS Fevas can be put to good use.   On Saturdays there is often a bring-your-own barbecue and lifts can be given back to Barton Staithe as needed.   Timetable is likely to be:   2.00 pm tow out 4.30 pm tow in 4.45 pm pick up/tow out 6.00 pm barbecue lit 7.30 pm tow in  


NB. This programme will be used for the majority of Sundays. However, when there is an open event taking place, series 1 will be cancelled and racing will commence at 13.25 with series 2.

This will apply to the following Sundays: June 10th, June 17th, July 1st and August 19th

There are two chances to have a tow or lift out to the pontoons, at 10.45am and 12.30pm, both leaving the moorings at the usual part of the Staithe.

Series 1

11.30   Combined Allcomers               No handicap limit

Competing for  Stella Challenge Cup or  Watson trophy


Series 2

Combined Allcomers – 2 starts

13.25   Slower Boats                          Handicap 1200 & over

13.30   Faster Boats                        Handicap up to 1200

Competing for Roberts Trophy (Allcomers less                                                                                                         punts) / Flag Officers Tankard                                                                                                            (Juniors)

Series 3

14.35   YBODs

Competing for the Silver Blue Trophy

Combined Allcomers – 2 starts

14.40   Slower Boats                          Handicap 1200 & over

Competing for Virden Tankard (U14) or Wilson Tankard (Allcomers)

14.45   Faster Boats                           Handicap up to 1200

Competing for Gun Cup / Pintail Challenge Cup /                                                                                                        Hardchine Salver (Punts) / Wilson                                                                                                      Tankard (Allcomers)

15.30 Tea

Series 4

Combined Allcomers- 2 starts

16.00   Slower Boats                          Handicap 1200 & over

Competing for Moonraker Trophy / Orange                                                                                                    Tip Cup / Autumn Handicap Cup                                                                                                        (Allcomers less Punts)

16.05   Faster Boats                           Handicap up to 1200

Competing for Moonraker Trophy /                                                                                                     Autumn Handicap Cup /(Allcomers                                                                                                     less Punts) / Brundall Challenge                                                                                                         Cup (Punts) / Handicap Points                                                                                                            (Punts)


Tuesday Evenings – 15th May to 7th Aug (inclusive)

The rescue boat leaves the staithe at 6:30 for those requiring a tow and racing commences at 7:00pm. Two races are held if weather conditions allow and hot drinks are available

Tuesday evening racing has been such a success that is it now the highlight of the week for the relatively small group that turn up without fail each week.
So why not come and join us for some wonderful evening racing.
These evenings are ideal for those who are building up confidence to race as the winds tend to be a little lighter than some Sundays. There are hot drinks and cookies or cake afterwards!

We will be organising a rota again this year for the duties

If you raced last year, Simon Daniels will be in touch to ask you to do one or maybe two duties during the 15 weeks to share out the responsibilities. If you are interested in joining you may also be asked to help out but as well as being a good grounding for starting to race, it will also be a good opportunity to practise OOD’s and rescue boat skills with someone to help you if you wish.


5.30 / 6.00 pmOOD and Rescue people to arrive to set course, put out buoys and put on the kettle.
OOD to bring out one pint of milk and biscuits if you wish.
Tea, coffee, soup or hot chocolate provided in tea hut.
6.15 pmRescue crew to go in ready for tow out.
6.30 pmTow out.
7.00 pmFirst race or two races back to back.

Hot drinks provided.

Please phone John Seeley to make your pledge for a Tuesday evening duty


180621 Sailing Instructions – Notice of changes (June)

180621 NPC Sailing Instructions (Revised – June 2018)

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