Start Racing Course

April 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Start Racing Course

RYA Start Racing Course

Would you like to learn to race at Shotwick in the 2018 season?

Racing is an exciting and sociable way to develop your sailing.

The aim of these sessions will be to introduce sailors who have already learned to sail and want attempt their first race, or perhaps want to boost their confidence to join in with club racing.

The course will cover fun racing to regattas – all you need to know to get off the start line and round the course.

This course is aimed at relatively new sailors* (adults and juniors) and less confident racers and will assume little or no previous racing experience. (* Sailing and knowledge to at least the standard of the RYA Level 2 course.)

Adult price £50/Junior price £25.

Price includes RYA Start to Race book.


  • Monday 16th April 6-9pm.
  • Wednesday 25th April 6-9pm.
  • Wednesday 2nd May 6-9pm.
  • Sunday 6th May 12-3pm.

Those who can attend every session will get the most out of the course, but even if you can’t attend every session you will gain the confidence to start racing.

Here are some videos showing how races are run at Shotwick Lake.

Start Sequence:

On Course Side (OCS):

Recording Lap Times:

Shorten Course / Finishing Boats