racing yachts

The Saturday series runs throughout the season and encourages sailors of all abilities to compete. The more you race the higher your position will be at the end of the seaon. The BP Cup is awarded to the winner.

Established: 2015

Course: Set on the day, according to conditions

Briefing: 1000 (unless trophy race takes precedence)

Start: 1100 (unless trophy race takes precedence)



Sailed: 1, Discards: 0, To count: 1, Rating system: PY, Entries: 4, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY 2019S01 Total Nett
1st   Freedom   228   R. Smith   1067 1.0 1.0 1.0
2nd   High Spirits   4405   D. Atkins   959 5.0 DNS 5.0 5.0
2nd   Hinemoa   35   M. James   1148 5.0 DNF 5.0 5.0
2nd   Solvik       M. Newman   1254 5.0 DNF 5.0 5.0

2019S01 - 04/05/19 at 1200

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Place
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName PY Elapsed Corrected Points
1   Freedom   228   R. Smith   1067 149.55 2.20.30 1.0
2   High Spirits   4405   D. Atkins   959 DNS   5.0
2   Hinemoa   35   M. James   1148 DNF   5.0
2   Solvik       M. Newman   1254 DNF   5.0






All TYC members are reminded that special byelaws apply on the tidal Thames. All vessels, including those under sail, are required stay to the right of the fairway. Please apply common sense:

  • Do not cross in front of large vessels
  • Keep a lookout astern as well as ahead.
  • If approaching a large vessel,  make a prompt turn to starboard and get to the right side of the fairway. If you have a loud horn, sound one short blast, but in any case be clear and concise in your manoeuvres.
  • If sailing in races or company, make other boats aware of large vessels on channel 37 (M).
  • Consider making short tacks and go about midway across the fairway.
  • Maintain a listening watch on London VTS

Complying with rules reduces the chance of over enforcement being applied, and learning to sail within the constraints will make you a better sailor. For more information please visit the PLA's Boating on the Thames website.