South Staffs Burgee
South Staffordshire Sailing Club
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Racing for Beginners


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A Beginner's Guide to Dinghy Racing at South Staffs

The Club hosts racing throughout the year.  Details of each race series can be found by clicking the following links:

Icicle Series

Spring Series

Summer Series

Frostbite Series

What are the different types of races?

Pursuit races:  Boats will start according to their class/type with the slowest boats first and the fastest last.  The aim of the race is to overtake the slower boats and to prevent the fastest boats from overtaking you.  The starts bacasue they are straggered, are much easier for beginners.  Read more.


For more information how the handicap system works please click HERE

For more information about the different types of club fleets please click HERE