Yacht Racing

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, offshore race to Guernsey and not least our bank holiday weekend May Triangle event. Celebrating it’s fifth anniversary in 2018, 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 fill in this entry form and see the corresponding PPSA notes. See also Port Handicap List 2017.

Dates for the Diary

  • 3 Creeks Race – 12th – 13th May 2018
View the full Sailing Programme


Documentation for each race will be posted as and when it becomes available. For any queries, please contact the sailing committee.

Race Name Notice of Race Entry Form Sailing Instructions Results
3 Creeks Race Visit www.3creeksrace.weebly.com Entry Form TBC TBC

Risk assessments

Major Incident Plan

Passage Race Risk Assessment

Safety Boat Risk Assessment

Yacht Risk Assessment

3 Creeks Risk Assessment 2017

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 an Officer of the Day, otherwise known as the OOD, who will make all the judgement calls about the race course, monitoring weather and so on. Safety boats 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.