Draycote Water Sailing Club is just south of Rugby, close to M1, M4 and M40.
- Laser Radial Fleet Class racing. Laser 4.7 and Standard will sail in the Handicap Fleet.
- Topper Fleet Class racing. Toppers using the 4.2 rigs will sail in the Handicap Fleet.
- Handicap Fleet General Handicap racing (average laps). A class of more than ten boats within the Handicap Fleet will be scored separately.
- Rookie Fleet – novice sailors. Intention is a single start. There will be a separate course area and racing schedule for Rookies who will be competitors in their first season of racing who have never raced outside their own club. Classes will be restricted to a PY of 1220 and above and spinnakers may not be used (three sail PY’s will be adjusted). Outside assistance will be permitted from race officials and support boats (RRS 41 will not apply to this fleet). Entries for the Rookie fleet may be scaled down if the number and range of boats exceeds the safe control of racing areas and resources available.
- The warning signal for the first race on Saturday is 11.57. Six races are scheduled for the weekend.
The event will be hosted by Oxford Sail Training Trust (OSTT) at Farmoor Reservoir, Oxford, OX2 9NS. This is a central location for teams travelling from around the country, and are very experienced in organizing team racing.
Racing will be in fleets of fireflies, which are provided by the organizers. Teams of two double handed boats, means that you only need four sailors to make a team, which should make transporting sailors to the event easier. As this is a limited entry event, teams/counties/ clubs will initially be limited to two entries to enable us to offer the opportunity to as many different teams as possible to take part.
Congratulations to Oxford Team Racing Association who are now this years Match Racing Champions!
They were the highest placed NSSA team in the RYA schools Match Racing event last weekend.
Only three starts were achieved on the Saturday and these races were abandoned when the wind died completely. But on Sunday it was great match racing conditions and even some sunshine and so the full round robin was sailed.
Thanks to all the other NSSA member teams who entered to make it a great weekend.
Thank you to the RYA, umpires, race officials and everyone else who gave up their time.
As part of the RYA National Match Racing Series 2017, NSSA are invited to enter teams into the "Schools Championship" event on 2nd and 3rd December at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy.
The event will be sailed in Elliot 6M boats, with eight teams of three or four sailors, up to a maximum combined weight of 260kgs. Sailors must be over the age of 14 on the start date of the event and in full time secondary education.
The NSSA Single Handed Team Racing took place at Banbury Sailing Club on 7th and 8th October.
In the semi final, Cambridgeshire A beat Derbyshire A 2-0 and Lancashire B beat Watford A 2-1.
In a closely fought final Lancashire B beat Cambridgeshire A 2-1.
Well done to all of the competitiors and thanks to Banbury Sailing Club for putting on an excellent regatta.