Welcome to the 2017  Sailing Season

Dear members
A very warm welcome to the new sailing season, and the programme for 2017. As always, we want to encourage participation, fair competition and good fun on the water.

Race Declaration Form

In line with arrangements at many other clubs, and following the success of this system in previous years, we are continuing the use of a Race Declaration Form. The form will be used to collect race information and confirm the membership status of all participating sailors. There will be a small fee of 5 EUR (or £5) for visitors wishing to race on members' boats, and a campaign to encourage interested non-sailors to come along and try crewing.

The first visit is free, and the limit of six races as a visitor has not been changed. If a visitor decides to become a member, they will be entitled to a 50% discount in the first year, and any race levies will also be deducted from their first year subscription.

Race Declaration Forms must be submitted to the Sailing Office in the Clubhouse after racing along with any fees due, and new forms are available on-line and in the clubhouse.

Starting Sequence

IRC Class 1 will start first and the starting time for Class 1 will be the warning signal for Club Class 2. If the OD advises that all fleets start together then steps 1-4 only will apply.

Warning signal IRC/Class 1 - 5 minutes to Class 1 start.
Preparatory signal - 4 minutes to Class 1 start
One minute signal - 1 minutes to Class 1 start
Start Class 1 / Warning signal Class 2 - 5 minutes to Class 2 start
Preparatory signal - 4 minutes to Class 2 start
One minute signal - 1 minute to Class 2 start
Start - Class 2

Rules for Series Races

Early Bird Regatta - 2 races both to count
Helmsman Series - 8 races with 5 to count
Fairley Series - 5 races with 4 to count
Creek Series - 6 races with 4 to count
Phoenix Series - 8 races with 5 to count
Granuaile (Autumn) Series - 8 races with 5 to count
Hot Toddie series - 8 races with 5 to count

Super Saturday and Super Sunday Race Details

Super Saturday/Sunday will consist of 2 Races with an aggregate score. ie best of the 2 Races on the day

The 2 courses will be announced prior to racing and first finishing signal will be start for Race 2 . Each individual boat's start time for the second race of the day will be their individual finish time for the first race.

It will be up to the competitor to get turned round and back through line as soon as possible, to start their next race.

It should be Fun!!

Swilly Offshore Race Series - SORS

The SORS (Swilly Offshore Race Series )will consist of 4 races with 3 to count .

An individual prize will still be awarded for each race but an overall SORS prize to be awarded at the Annual Prize giving.

Special Race Details

Race                                                Description
White Harte Regatta 1 Day Regatta Racing, with Olympic style courses.
More detailed information will be available on Race Day.
Portsalon Bells - SORS 1 Spit start with one race around the Swilly finishing to the south end of Portsalon Pier.
More detailed information will be available on Race Day.
Limeburner - SORS 2 Start from Fahan, Limeburner buoy(S); Finish at Spit buoy. Obey the direction of buoyage when passing Swillymore buoy. Each yacht is to take its own finishing time and declare it to the Sailing Secretary within 24 hours of finishing or else the result will become void.
WOW! Women on the Water A single race round the buoys with one class.
Two categories - Lady Helm and All Women Crew
Junior Helm A single race round the buoys with one class.
Helmsman must be under 21.
Tory Race - SORS 3 Race to Tory Island; finish to the south end of the Island. Obey the direction of buoyage when passing Swillymore buoy. More detailed information will be available on Race Day. Each yacht is to take its own finishing time and declare it to the Sailing Secretary within 24 hours of finishing or else the result will become void.
Round the Island Race Race to a temporary mark laid at the back of Inch Island, and including Whale Head and Drum Point.
More detailed information will be available on Race Day.
Swillymore Race - SORS 4 Race around Swillymore buoy, Finish at Fahan.
More detailed information will be available on Race Day.
Melmore Race Race Starting from Fahan Creek. Finish at Fanny's Bay. Boats are to take their own times and declare them to the Sailing Secretary when they finish. Obey the direction of buoyage when passing Swillymore buoy.
Each yacht is to take its own finishing time and declare it to the Sailing Secretary within 1 hour of finishing or else the result will become void.
Commodore's inspection will take place in the evening after the last boat has finished.
Fahan Regatta Regatta Racing, with Olympic style courses and at least 2 Races per day.
More detailed information will be available on Race Day.
Buncrana Regatta Regatta Racing, with one long race around Lough marks.
More detailed information will be available on Race Day.
Rathmullan Regatta Regatta Racing, with Olympic style courses and at least 2 Races per day.
More detailed information will be available on Race Day.
Railway Tavern Regatta Weekend Regatta Racing, with Olympic style courses and at least 2 Races per day.
More detailed information will be available on Race Day.
Lifeboat Regatta Start from Fahan, one extended race around established race marks.
More detailed information will be available on Race Day.
Portsalon Pint and Quart Race to Portsalon; finish to the south end of Portsalon pier.
More detailed information will be available on Race Day.