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Club Racing

Racing at Weston

If you enjoy dinghy racing, Weston runs Dinghy handicap racing from January through to the end of each year. Southampton Water's double tide enables two or three races to be held per day depending on the event.


Racing at Weston is all year round, subject to tides, although usually reduced in January and February when Training, Work Parties, and Compound checks take place. Racing adheres to the RYA Racing Charter

Weston SC's Racing events can be found on the Calendar page and are kept up to date as events are added/updated throughout the year so please review regularly!

The Racing Programme splits racing into the following main blocks of activity:

  • Freezer Series
  • Spring Series
  • Summer Series
  • Evening Series (including some weekend evenings)
  • Autumn Series
  • Winter Series
  • Cup Weekends (2 days of racing) are monthly through out the year

Races and discards are detailed in the event Sailing Instructions (SIs)

To keep the costs of club racing low when starting out, the Race Committee will not penalise replica kit being used by Lasers

Catamaran's racing

WSC Fleets for 2024

Fleet starts (and courses) are usually used for Club Series and Cup Racing, except the Freezer and Evening Series where a single start/single course are used.

WSC Fleets are split as below for Series and Cup Racing:

Fleet 1 - PY 969 and faster

  1. Excluding RS300
  2. RO will usually set a windward/leeward course

Fleet 2 - PY 970 and slower

  1. Including RS300
  2. RO will usually set a Trapezoid course

Race courses set, will usually be Windward/Leeward (Fleet 1), Trapezoidal, or Triangle (Fleet 2), at the request of Fleet Captains. Inflatable marks and some Southampton Water fixed marks will be used see: Printable PDF download of Racing Area

Club starts will be from a shore based race box using a transit and an outer distance inflatable mark.

Fleet starts may be combined by the Race Officer for WSC club racing and this will be advised on the course board below the Race Box balcony

Laser Racing in windy conditions

Weston has provided many National, European and World champion sailors over the years and an Annual Prize Giving is held providing prizes for all Handicap Fleets for each series as well as cup weekends.

Come and try sailing at WSC - we offer 'day sailing' for potential new members with their own boats.

WSC continues to look for new and helpful advice from fleet captains and members to improve the sailing for all. Contact

Last updated 14:10 on 12 January 2024

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