Club Racing

Club Racing

Club Racing at Largs SC


Nacra 18 at Largs SC


Phantom, Laser and DZeros at Largs SC


DZeros at Largs SC


RS 400 at Largs SC


RS 200 at Largs SC

Club Start

Club Race Start

Double Handers

Cherub at Largs SC

Single Handers

Toppers, Laser and Optimist at Largs SC



Club racing is run in the sailing area off the clubhouse regularly on Wednesday nights from 7:10pm  (summertime only) and races on Sundays from 10:55. It is open to all club members with sailing memberships.  Each type of dinghy is allocated a Portsmouth Yardstick handicap by the RYA, and this is used to adjust the finishing times so that different types of boat can race against each other.  All types of dinghies are welcome from Optimists to Hurricane 5.9’s.

Race Organisation

The racing is organised by volunteers, who organise the starting, and record the results. Others go out on the water in support boats to set the marks and keep and eye on the racing. The rota for volunteers is done through the Dutyman system which helps to keep track of who is on when, lets you arrange swaps, and sends out reminder emails. If you want to help, but don't know how to do it you can put your name down as assistant, and learn the ropes that way. The handicap fleets start and race separately on Wednesdays, with  faster handicap boats having longer courses than the slower handicaps. The races through the year are split into series; over a series you can discard several races so if you miss a weekend it does not ruin your chances. For specific information about how the racing will be run, the notice of race, and sailing instructions are at the bottom of this page. To enter a race all you need to do is turn up and enter your details onto the entry sheet, which will be on a table in the Lookout Lounge next to race organiser, who can help explain the course and how to take part. After racing, the results will be published in the clubhouse and here on the web site in the calender entry for the series. Prizes will be awarded after each of the series to the top three boats in each class.

Benefits of Club Racing

It is a great way to meet and socialise with likeminded people, helps to develop sailing skills, means that you are sailing in an area that is monitored, in case you get into trouble. Talking to the more experienced sailors can help you quickly develop your skills through additional race practice and seeing different techniques. And finally it is FUN!

Social Sailing

Social sailing is really the use of the outside facilities of the club to allow sailing in a non-racing format. This has proven to be a popular activity as it can be undertaken at short notice alone or with friends any time outside races. The C19 restrictions do impact on how this is managed, and the Cub Covid Guidelines explain how the national guidelines should be interpreted for using the club slip, dinghy park etc outside normal club opening times.


Dinghy Convenor - Mark Edwards

I started sailing as an infant  on the Thames and up to my mid teens sailed cadets, GP14 and Graduate dinghies in club racing , team racing and local regattas. ...

Latest News

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6 Weeks of winter dinghy racing open to members and visitors supported by Harken

Largs SC Winter Open Series 2021 is a Series of races run over 6 weeks open to Club members and also boats from other clubs. The series is sponsored again by Harken who have generously provided prizes.

 Would the last person to use the access to the club slip please remember to put the chain across the entrance and use the padlock to ensure members only access.

Sailing During COVID (including Track and Trace) - Updated 14 Jan 2022

COVID Guidance for 2022

New Guidelines were promulgated by the Scottish Governemnt on 27 December 2021 with special regard to minimising the spread of COVID -19, especially the Omichron variant which is significantly more transmissable than earlier variants. The Club has continued to operate through the end of 2021 whilst managing to live with some ongoing restrictions. The new guidelines have been reviewed and we believe that it will be possible for the event to take place with some additional minor restrictions.

Please adhere to the following restrictions for the day.


  • The race registration fulfills the Track and Trace requirements, no separate submission is required.
  • All non racers should fill in the track and Trace form in the entrance foyer before entering the clubhouse.
  • At least 1 metre physical mandatory distancing between groups is required indoors, with a maximum of 3 households is recommended within any group attending together.
  • When meeting in groups, everyone should try to keep distance from others that are not in their social group.
  • Face coverings should be worn, noting exemptions, whilst standing or moving around.
  • Showers will not be available except for Medical Emergencies. Racers and support boat crew are requested to shower at home and not at the club.
  • Please apply commonsense to ensure  adequate spacing and use of face masks whilst using the changing rooms
  • No kit is to be left in the changing rooms, clothes and bags must be removed after changing  (ideally placed in cars, not on overhead shelving) in order to keep the changing areas clear for subsequent users.


  • All the above points for racers also apply to social sailing.
  • Changing rooms may be used if the clubhouse is open, BUT, please ensure that you remove your kit from the changing rooms after changing in case the clubhouse is locked up whilst you are on the water.
  • It is suggested that you book out going on the water using the track and trace link at the top of the page so that there is a record of you being out on the water in case of accident. (RYA Safe Trx is an additonal option).


First Series of 2022, open to club members and visitors
Sun 27th Feb 2022
Club Sunday Series, NOR and SIs to follow
Sun 3rd Apr 2022
Club Wednesday Series, NOR and SIs to follow
Wed 6th Apr 2022

Race Duties

The racing at run by Volunteers, to help manage this we use an online duty management tool called Dutyman. This allows people to volunteer for specific dates, and to arrange for swaps if plans change.

Instructions on how to use dutyman are contained in the attached pdf file.