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Club Racing

Open to all members, club racing is fun, exciting and sociable. We run several series and one-off competitions throughout the year (April - October) on Sundays. We use a handicap system, so whatever class of boat you sail you can be competitive. Racing is a great way to improve your sailing and a bit of friendly fun - so come along and give it a go!

How it Works

All the information about a particular day's sailing can be found in the club calendar on the website. This tells you the approximate start time, what type of racing and number of races, plus any event-specific information. On a typical day we have one race in the morning starting c.11:30am and two back-to-back races in the afternoon.

Racing information is also available in a more concise form in the Racing Programme: Teesdale SWC - 2024 Racing Programme

Please note that everyone is always welcome on the water, whether taking part in club racing or not!

Types of Racing

Handicap Racing:

  • Each class has their average lap time calculated using a nationally recognised handicap.
  • So the winner may not be the first boat to cross the line but instead the sailor who sailed their boat to the best of its ability.

Pursuit Racing:

  • Each class starts at a specific number of minutes after the slowest boat so the faster boats try to catch and overtake the slower ones. If we all sail efficiently we should all finish together!


Results are available in the results tab on the website. You will need to be logged in to view them in full.

Except for the Grasshome Cup, which takes place on the August Bank Holiday Weekend, prizes are presented at the end of club social. Last year this was held at the Park Head Hotel, Bishop Auckland.

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