The start of a RS200 race at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club
Providing exciting and competitive dinghy racing is a mainstay of the Club. Racing provides the opportunity to improve boat handling and sailing skills and to meet and to learn from other sailors. On the water the atmosphere is competitive, but friendly, allowing for a wide range of sailing abilities. After racing you can return to the boatpark and clubhouse and talk through the events of the day with your fellow competitors. Sailors like nothing more than talking about their exploits and that's how new skills are learned and tips shared.
Island Barn Competitive Dinghy Racing Series 2017/18
Competitive racing at Island Barn is held on Sundays (all year round) and Wednesday evenings and Saturdays (spring, summer and autumn). We run class racing, handicap races and pursuit races, see below for details of the racing series:
New to Dinghy Racing
If you are interested in starting racing then the Saturday Series and the monthly Anniversary Series (Sundays) are for you. On Saturdays the pace is a little less frenetic and coaching is actively encouraged. In the Anniversary Series (1st race on 3rd Sunday of each month) there are Gold and Silver starts so the less experienced do not have to mix directly with the hot shots and get to sail with boats of similar ability.
For those new to racing, click for a complete beginners guide to racing sail boats.
Click on the articles below for further information about racing at IBRSC.
|Race Officers Guide||18 April 2013|
|Racing Handicaps||24 September 2009|
|Sailing Instructions and Racing Rules||15 September 2009|
|Starting Sequences And Flags||06 January 2011|
|Race Entry||14 September 2009|