Classes and Fleets
We currently support five fleets that enjoy good racing:
Streaker Fleet - Fleet Contact: Chris Wright
The dominant Streaker class has its own Fleet status, so if you enjoy one on one racing this is the one for you
Fast Handicap Fleet (PY 1135 and lower) - Fleet Contact: Martin Barrett
There are four popular classes raced in the fast handicap fleet: RS200, Enterprise, Laser and Supernova,
with regular appearances from National 12, Phantom and Graduate.
Medium Handicap Fleet (PY 1136 to 1200) - Fleet Contact: Andy Cheetham
The primary class in this fleet is the Solo which attracts good entries and provides a good level of competition right across
the fleet . The Laser Radial, Europe and Firefly are also welcome within this fleet, as are any other boats within this PN range.
Slow Handicap Fleet (Above PY 1200 ) - Fleet Contact: Jamie Kerslake
There are three primary classes racing in this fleet, Mirror, Topper and RS Tera.
This is very much the fleet for encouraging youngsters to take part in racing
DF65 Yacht Fleet - Fleet Contact: Ian Smith
This is a one design yacht raced regularly at the club on Wednesdays throughout the year. For more details go to the DF65 page.
Handicap and Pursuit Racing:
The RSC Local Portsmouth Numbers and Fleet Splits; a sample of the RSC Pursuit race calculator (Topper start) and our Sailing Instructions can be found via the links at the bottom of this page.
What can I sail?
Our lease allows us to sail dinghies which are no longer than 15ft. We work hard to encourage members to join our existing fleets - the list of boats which are approved for use at Ripon SC is shown below. If you want to sail a different type of boat, which is not listed, you must apply for permission to do so, via email@example.com. Experience over many years has shown which boats are good for our water, and we are keen to encourage members to buy boats which will sail well on our water. Those shown in bold are the larger fleets in the club.
Enterprise, Firefly, GP14, Graduate, Laser (full, radial, 4.7), Laser 2000, Laser Pico, Merlin Rocket, Mirror, National 12, Optimist, Phantom, RS Feva, RS Tera, RS Quba, RS Vision, RS200, Solo, Streaker, Supernova, Topper.
- Fleet Splits V2 April 2021.pdf
- 60min Pursuit Race Start Times 2021 V1_TOPPER.pdf
- RSC SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 2021_24.pdf
Last updated 11:20 on 20 January 2022