ABOUT SCARBOROUGH YACHT CLUB
For over 120 years, the Club has encouraged people of all ages to take part in “on water” and “on shore” activities associated with sailing and motor boating. If visitors are new to the area or have wanted to enjoy Scarborough’s marine heritage, Club members will introduce people with little or no experience to the joys of sailing. New experienced sailors are always welcome as crew and skippers alike.
Our Clubhouse is in the Lighthouse building at the end of the Vincent (middle) Pier of Scarborough harbour. The other two piers are the East or Far Pier, and West or ‘fish’ Pier. We have enviable views across the harbour and South Bay, especially from the balcony where guests can take in all the activities both on and off the water. We assure visitors of a friendly welcome at the bar with food being served on weekend lunch openings.
THE 2019 RACING PROGRAMME
The Yacht Club schedules numerous races throughout the year, including seasonal racing, holiday specials, regattas and Series racing, with prizes being awarded at a special Club ceremony at the Annual Dinner Dance. Full details of the races are on the Yacht Club Racing Programme & Tide Tables (the ‘Green Card’), available by emailing email@example.com
Races are weather dependent and sometimes get cancelled or deferred at short notice.
SAILING CLASSES EXPLAINED
Types of Racing Starts:
S – Single Start; all yachts start together. It can lead to a very crowded start line.
C – Class Start; yacht starts are phased, for example, the larger faster IRC yachts cross the line first, then five minutes later, the 707 & Sonata (same general construction) go, and finally SYC, starting five minutes later. Each class carries it’s own handicapping method.
P – Pursuit; each yacht is assigned a specific start time with the aim that under theoretically ideal conditions of skill, weather, and yacht characteristics, they would all cross the finish line together.
IRC – International Rating Certificate. IRC is a rating rule to handicap different designs of keelboats allowing them to race together. Ratings are based on the physical measurements of the boat.
SYC – Scarborough Yacht Club rating. The Club developed this to allow craft designed outside of IRC to race with competitive handicapping.
Sonata – A successful design of boat built by Hunter Boats leading to the development of one-design Sonata only racing and a system of handicapping unique to the class. Handicapping was created under the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC handicap system. At Scarborough, it is usual to race Sonata and 707 as a single class.
707 – Another successful boat design handicapped under the IRC racing rule.
Best way to contact is by phone/SMS