Racing

Racing at PSC

Member wanting to race? Non-member but looking to join in the action? Read on...

We have an action-packed racing programme which runs from early April to late November/early December most years! Racing for all club members is run (almost) every Sunday, with Friday evening racing for Novices and Intermediate sailors between mid May and late August. Other events may also be advertised and run.

Please see our latest race calendar, for the 2017 racing season for more details and watch out for updates.

Sunday club racing mostly takes place in Peterhead Bay of refuge, but on occasion we leave the harbour and run some longer and bigger races in Sandford Bay for some of our more experienced racers and those with larger boats. However, we feel we can cater for everyone from Novices to experienced Open event competitors.

Not into the sailing but still wanting to get involved? No worries, there are Race management and Safety boat activities...and full training is available for anyone interested.

We also have a nice fleet of dinghies which include Toppers, Optimists, Wayfarers and a Laser 2000, expertly managed by our partner organisation Aberdeenshire Sailing Trust. These beauties are available for hire by club members and details of the cost of hiring a club boat can be checked with AST's principal, Angie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For further information on hiring a club boat for racing or for a pootle about the bay, please initially contact the membership secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This section is still being developed but when complete you will be able to view race results regularly. In the meantime we have now uploaded our general Sailing Instructions for club racing and you can access those here.

Classes Sailed

All classes of dinghies, really. We have quite a few Toppers and Lasers that race (they even have their own race series). Others include RS Vareo and Laser Vortex, and many more too!

Trophies and Series

  • Trophies:
    • Club Championship
    • Charity Sheild
    • Helmsmans Trophy
    • Commodore's Cup
    • Blue Toon Trophy (an Open event aimed at Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Schools)
  • Series:
    • Novice Series
    • Sunday Youth Series
    • Laser Series
    • Topper Series
    • Spring Series
    • Summer Series
    • Autumn Series
    • Winter (Frostbite) Series

Boat Class Handicaps

With some boats being faster than others, we use the RYA Porthsmouth Yardstick (PY) system so we can put everyone on a level playing field and place them based on their skill, not the size of their sail/boat. Check out this link for more details: Boat Handicaps for 2015 (Excel file) - available soon.

Race Results

Check them out by clicking hereSimply click on the drop down menus at the top of the sheets to access individual sets of results and see how you and your friends did!

Queries?

Drop us a line: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..