For those sailors wishing to be competitive, optional races in the Hansa dinghies are held on The River Dart from our centre at Noss on Dart Marina. During a session we aim to run two or three short course races. We enter our two Paralympic class Sonar keelboats in the Royal Dart Yacht Club Wednesday evening race series. Both Sonars also compete over the four days of Dartmouth Sailing Week during Dartmouth Regatta.
Dartmouth Royal Regatta Sailing Week is four days of racing in Start Bay in August. There are normally two races per day.
The Royal Dart Yacht Club is highly
supportive of Dart Sailability and welcomes
our members to join them at the
Yacht Club for social visits at any time.
See their website here
RDYC Racing on Wednesday evenings
To see the full race results which are available on the RDYC website
The Royal Dart Yacht Club begins its Wednesday evening racing in April. We plan to enter the 'Sonar of The Dart' and 'Krak-On'.
The crews will be made up of a sailing instructor as skipper, an experienced volunteer and two other members. Thus, members do not have to have any more than basic sailing experience to join in. It is hoped that a lot more Dart Sailability members will have a go at racing this Summer. It is great fun!
For those sailors wishing to be competitive at Dart Sailability. During a season we compete for the following trophies:-
BMAD - single and double trophies.
A race from Noss on Dart Marina upriver to the Anchor Stone at Dittisham and return. If conditions are unfavourable the course may be shortened during the race. 2 to 3 races are planned each season.
Durston - single and double trophies.
2 - 4 short course races are held at Noss on Dart Marina during a race session. 3 - 4 race sessions are planned each season.
2 - 4 short course races are held at Noss during a single session. A more disabled sailor helms and is paired with a more able crew or Volunteer.
2 - 3 short course races are held at Noss on Dart Marina during a single session, usually in August. In the past sailors from other clubs have been invited. The winning single sailor is awarded the Flair Cup and the winning doubles pair the Sue Holman Trophy
RDYC Team Racing
2 - 4 short course races are held at Noss during a single session. 3 pairs from RDYC (juniors) race against 3 pairs from DSG
Awarded to the most improved sailor during the season.
Hansa racing results 2019
High point scoring system, see below for infomation on scoring system.
See the following link for a full explanation
Basically each double boat gets a point for each boat it beats (including single boats) plus 1 point for crossing the start line.
The single boats only score points for any single boats they beat. So if there was only one single in the race they would score 0+1 point for crossing the start line, even if they beat 5 double boats. They gain a point towards the Single Trophy but do not have an undue advantage over any double sailors who may be sailing single in future races.
Zero points are awarded for a no show and 1 point for non finish.
The sailor with the highest no of points wins the series and is rewarded for beating the highest number of boats in the series.
It's possible to have only 1 winner of the doubles even though it's a double series as the teams do not remain the same.
If you would like to sail or have more information please contact our
Chief Sailing Instructor - Anna Christie