Yacht Racing (Inshore and
The club organises race crews competing throughout the
year in various club and open race events.. These races are run by national or
international organisations and include yachts with a wide variety of
performance characteristics and crew standards. Normally LCSC crews will be put
together for a series of races, or a campaign leading up to a major event such
as the Fastnet.
The yacht used for these races by LCSC is often a charter, but selected for its
racing attributes and the same yacht will ideally be used throughout. The crew
gets to know the boat and its features, improving their racing performance.
Races include both inshore &
regatta races, normally in the Solent, and offshore races.
In-shore racing allows crews to assemble at the boat in the morning and return
home the same evening, although race start times sometimes mean leaving London
very early! Off-shore races are often more than 24 hours long and require the
crew to spend one or more nights at sea on the boat. They therefore require a
higher level of commitment, particularly when weather conditions make it
difficult to predict how long a race will take. Be prepared to arrive a day or
The race crews may sometimes involve non-members or specialist race
trainers, but the majority are club members. Some events also include boats or
crews with a strong connection with the club but which are not directly
organised by LCSC. You will find information about these from time to time on
the web site or through the e-mail discussion group.
and information on LCSC events are available either from the events menu, or on
Some events are aimed specifically at beginners, whilst others suit the more
advanced racer and the club has an active programme, linked up with the
offshore and training programmes, with some race events specifically targeted with the right groups in mind to ensure maximum benefit
from racing with LCSC and member's racing development. If you want to talk to
someone about how to get involved in racing with the club, race training, or have suggestions about events the club may like to put on talk to:
Offshore Race Captain James Frampton
In 2008, an LCSC Crew were Selected for the Rolex
The club also organises a range of practical offshore training courses covering both
the RYA syllabus and other areas designed to broaden and deepen sailing
All these events are subject to our terms and conditions. E-mail the event
organiser or sign up at the clubhouse to confirm an event.