Sailing at Upper Tamar


Times: the main club racing day is Sunday, when there are normally two races at midday and 2:30pm.  From mid-May until late September, there is also racing on a Wednesday afternoon. See the Sailing Programme page for more details.

Classes: the racing is on a Handicap basis, using the usual Portsmouth Yardstick. The commonest classes at the club are:

  • Laser – probably the most popular class in the club, with numbers in double figures.

  • Topper – a smaller single-hander, with many sailed at UTLSC, particularly popular with younger sailors, but very successfully sailed by club members of all ages

  • Bosun – a very stable and reassuring dinghy, heavier than most.  Designed as a double-hander but sometimes sailed single-handed at the club.

Other classes sailed include Solo, Enterprise, Graduate, Otter etc, but any dinghy with a PY (or even without) is very welcome.

Video of racing at Upper Tamar

A video of club racing, shot and edited by John Dabbs, which is available on YouTube, gives an excellent idea of what it is like to sail at Upper Tamar:

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A second YouTube video, also shot and edited by John Dabbs, shows how different sailing can be on a breezy day:

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