Affiliated by the RYA, the yacht racing calendar at the YYC caters for a wide sailing audience – those keen to commit to a weekly Sunday race in the Autumn Series and those who prefer specific calendar events. We have day races both locally and further afield, our annual cross channel event to Trebeurden in Brittainy, passage races along the Devon & Cornish coast and not least our bank holiday weekend May Triangle event. Celebrating it’s sixth anniversary in 2019, we have the 3 Creeks Race which incorporates a little adventure and coastal running into the mix too.
We operate a class system where class 1 is rated under the IRC scheme for mono hull boats holding an IRC certificate and class 2 for those boats holding a PPSA Port Handicap Number (PHN).
To obtain a PPSA Port Handicap, please see the PPSA website which includes the Port Handicap List for 2019.
Documentation for each race is contained in the Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions for 2019.
In this document, you will find:
Introduction, Key Personnel & Contacts (Page 1)
Yacht Race Programme (Page 2)
Notice of Races & General Sailing Instructions that apply to all Races (Pages 3-7)
Sailing Instructions specific to individual races (Page 8), namely:
Yacht Block Entry or Individual Race Entry Form (Page 19)
Finish Times and Post Race Declaration 2018 (page 21)
Chartlets of Standard Race Courses (page 22)
How it works
For those less familiar with the racing scene, you’ll see from above that each race has a set of documentation, which gives you everything you need to know about that race: a notice of race, sailing instructions, an entry form and declaration sheet to record your time. There is always a Race Officer who will make all the judgement calls about the race course, monitoring weather and so on. A Committee Boat will be organised if it’s deemed appropriate and a full risk assessment is carried out for each event.
Competitors should ALWAYS ensure they’ve read and digested the sailing instructions in full and consider all the necessary safety requirements. Note, “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.” (Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing)