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Dinghy Racing in Lymington

Royal Lymington Yacht Club welcomes dinghy sailors of all ages. We organise active and competitive dinghy racing for all classes under Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) handicaps and big one-design fleets, including Lymington River Scows, Optimists, RS Teras, Lasers, RS Aeros, RS Fevas, 420s and 29ers.

The club has two dinghy parks and hoses for washing boats down after sailing; applications for a dinghy park permit can be made through the club office. We have a number of dinghies available for hire to members. 

Launching can be done at any state of the tide. Note that Lymington Harbour Commissioners (LHC) charge a fee for launching; an annual permit is available from LHC or through the club office with a dinghy park permit.

Regular dinghy racing with Royal Lymington Yacht Club

Monday Evening Dinghy Racing

Monday Evening Dinghy Racing takes place from April to September at 18:00, with five class starts. Lymington Town Sailing Club (LTSC) boats join us and reciprocate with their dinghy racing series on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.

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Annual Lymington Dinghy Regatta

The annual Lymington Dinghy Regatta is held jointly with LTSC, with racing on two courses in the Solent. Find here more information on the 2021 Lymington Dinghy Regatta, Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th July 2021.

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The PotterShip Race

The PotterShip Race for dinghies is a big handicap race, scored on average lap times. Find here more information on the 2021 PotterShip Race.

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The Peter Andreae Trophy

The Peter Andreae Trophy (for junior sailors) and the Penguin Trophy events normally take place just after Christmas in loaned Scows, so club members can just turn up (in warm kit!) and race. 

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Junior and Youth Dinghy Racing

Our Junior and Youth section runs various events for junior dinghy sailors including Friday Evening Junior Racing throughout the summer and the Junior and Youth Regatta in August. Our young sailors who are competent racers are also welcome to join in the other dinghy races (and often win!).

Find out more about our Junior and Youth section here.

Champion of Champions Race

The top dinghy sailors of the year are invited to compete in the Club Champion of Champions Race, held in loaned Scows in November.

Join our Dinghy Fleet!

Our dinghy fleet is keen to welcome new members of any age. New recruits to the fleet will be offered a warm welcome and will experience wonderful sailing. 

Captain of Dinghies: Luke McEwen (contact via the club office)