Sailing - Racing
The RMYC Toronto conducts yacht races most weeks during the year as follows:
Spring and Summer Saturdays
The Sailing Section conducts pointscore races on Saturdays during Spring and Summer in two divisions. Races typically starts around at 1.30pm.
Summer Wednesday Twilights
During daylight saving time the Sailing Section conducts a twilight race starting at 5.00pm every Wednesday. Spinnakers are not allowed and a course is set in view of the club house.
Winter racing is conducted on Saturdays starting at around 1:30pm. A pointscore event with a scratch start using spinnakers is run every second Saturday with a sweepstake event (non-spinnaker / handicap start) on alternate weeks.
During Winter, a Wednesday pointscore is conducted every week starting at 2.00pm. Spinnakers are not allowed and a handicap start is used. Races have a two hour time limit and finish when the leading yacht passes a course mark after 4.00pm. See the Sailing Instructions and Programme for more details.
R K Robertson Interclub Series
The R K Robertson Interclub races is a series held between The RMYC Toronto, The Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, The Wangi Amateur Sailing Club and Southlakes Sailing Club with the clubs competing against each other as a team.
Combined Windward Leeward Races
These races are held on three Saturdays during the season in cooperation with Lake Macquarie Yacht Club (LMYC) and Wangi Amateur Sailing Club (WASC). Three courses are used, each club hosting a division. Two short races are held on each day.
Combined Long Courses
Four combined long course events are held during the season in cooperation with Lake Macquarie Yacht Club (LMYC). Sailing is in three divisions.
30 Mile Race
This is a race – as the name implies, of 30 nautical miles covering the north end of the lake and as far south as Pulbah Island and Sunken Rock. It is generally held on the last week in October and caters for 3 Divisions. Participation is invited from all the clubs around the lake.
Heaven Can Wait Regatta
This is a charity event in support of the Hunter Branch of Cancer Council NSW and Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue.
The Heaven Can Wait (HCW) Charity Regatta is a unique event held in November with 3 handicap races in one made up of a One Lap Dash, a 12 Hour Race and a 24 Hour Race. Participation is invited from all clubs on the lake and intrastate and interstate entries.
Police and Emergency Services Regatta
The Police and Emergency Services regatta is usually held in November of each year and is made up of five races over 2 days with a complementary BBQ at the completion of each day. All races are non-spinnaker with two divisions – under 30 foot and over 30 foot.
The Northshore Championships are usually held over a weekend in August and as the name implies, is for all boats manufactured by Northshore yachts including Cole 19 and 23 and Santana 30.
For further information on Sailing and races please contact the Sailing office at: email@example.com