Racing

Oppie racing

Situated as it is at the southern end of the Cowal Peninsula, Toward SC enjoys what is perhaps the best sailing water in the Clyde. Sheltered from the more extreme conditions, it nevertheless benefits from brisk but reasonably steady winds, not too much tidal influence and a large area of water, enabling good racing courses to be set.

Racing is organised twice a week in the season (May to September) on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons in April and October. Everyone is welcome – from Optimist Dinghies up to thirty-odd foot keelboats.

Keelboat Racing

The Oppies have their own class, but the rest all race together under the PY handicap system. There are a number of “special” races during the season such as the Round Cumbrae and Burnt Isles Races as well as a number of lighter-hearted Fun Races. A Frostbite Series is held in October and early November for the more hardy souls, open only to dinghies, but also welcoming visitors from other clubs in the area, or indeed out of the area.

The Annual Regatta is held on the first weekend of June each year.  Our Regatta is open to all and attracts entries from keelboats and asymmetric dinghies through to GP14s, Mirrors and  Toppers.  On the Saturday evening we have a social “do” in the club house.  There is a large area available for camping and hot food is available throughout the weekend from Saturday brunch to Sunday afternoon tea.

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